Employment

If you are interested in a position not currently listed, you may send your resume by email to office@rwmwd.org or by regular mail: 2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117 . We will keep it on file for one year and consider you if openings become available during that period.

If you are interested in a position not currently listed, you may send your resume by email to office@rwmwd.org or by regular mail: 2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117 . We will keep it on file for one year and consider you if openings become available during that period.

Natural Resources Intern

Apply by February 24, 2023

HOURS:   Natural Resources interns are needed from mid-April (or as soon thereafter as possible) through late August (with option to work later into the fall)

Initial spring work hours are flexible, but must be full-time (40 hours per week, Monday through Friday) during the summer months. Workday is 7:30am – 4pm.

 

SALARY:   $17.00 per hour

 

APPLICATION:   Send resume and cover letter by email to matt.doneux@rwmwd.org
or by mail to Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117, by February 24, 2023.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  1. Restoration Ecology: (70%) The intern will be involved in seeding, planting and weed control in natural and created wetlands, uplands and shoreland areas. Throughout the growing season over twenty sites will be maintained, which includes invasive species control by hand weeding, herbicide application, bloom cutting, watering of new plantings, and the evaluation of plant establishment. The intern will occasionally work with students and others on planting and maintenance projects.
  2. Carp Management: (20%) The intern will assist with the implementation of field management techniques. Assistance will be provided to District common carp management project as needed.
  3. Biological Monitoring: (10%) The intern will assist in the collection of biological and physical/chemical data in selected District wetlands and lakes.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  1. Be able to identify common upland and wetland plant species.
  2. In the field, work in a group or alone controlling invasive plants, possibly under extreme conditions (e.g., cold, rain and heat)
  3. Monitor carp and assist with netting and removal with occasional weekend duties (1-2 hours)
  4. Monitor and collect plant specimens in the field and process data in the office.
  5. Work well in a team setting and be able to effectively communicate the concept of invasive plant control to the public.
  6. Be diligent in the collection of data, and be exact in sample processing and record keeping.
  7. Must be willing to use own vehicle periodically; the District will pay for mileage.

Requires frequent lifting of items weighing up to 50 pounds and walking in rough terrain. Individual must provide their own clothing, rain gear, boots, etc.

Water Quality Intern

Apply by March 6, 2023

SALARY: $17.00 per hour

APPLICATION: Send resume by email to emily.simmons@rwmwd.org
or by regular mail to Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117 by March 6, 2023.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Assist the Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator and the Water Quality Technicians with:
1. Lake and pond water quality monitoring
2. Stream storm and grab samples
3. Stream flow measurements
4. Site and equipment maintenance
5. Other routine fieldwork
6. Record keeping

NECESSARY SKILLS:
1. Able to work in the field, possibly under extreme conditions (e.g., cold, rain, and heat)
2. Work well alone as well as in a team setting
3. Be diligent in the collection of monitoring data
4. Must be willing to use own vehicle periodically; the District will reimburse for mileage
5. Requires frequent lifting of items weighing up to 50 pounds and walking in rough terrain. Individual must
provide their own clothing, rain gear, boots, etc.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
1. Experience with operating a motorboat
2. Ability to back up a boat trailer
3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

Best Management Practices (BMP) Inspector Intern

Apply by March 6th, 2023

HOURS: An intern is needed from April 10, 2023, (or as soon thereafter as possible) through
approximately November 10, 2023.

Initial work hours are flexible but must be full-time (40 hours per week) during June-August. The intern will be expected to report to the office most days, with the flexibility to work from home on occasion as approved.

SALARY: $17/hour

APPLICATION: Send resume in PDF format by email to mary.fitzgerald@rwmwd.org
Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District is seeking a full-time BMP Inspector Intern to join our staff in
preserving and improving water resources and related ecosystems in eastern Ramsey County and western
Washington County, Minnesota. As an intern, you will gain hands-on field experience in the natural resources
and stormwater management realm, with many learning and networking opportunities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Primary duty will be to assist District Permit Staff in the inspections of stormwater best management practices
(BMPs). The intern will be involved in BMP inspections post construction to ensure compliance and enforce
District requirements, writing inspection reports, and communicating findings to District Permit Staff as well as
BMP owners. Most work activities will be outside field work with some office report writing, record keeping duties, database management, and other duties as needed. The intern will also have opportunities to assist other
departments (Natural Resources, Water Quality, Communications, Stewardship Grant, Education) with various
field work and office tasks.

NECESSARY SKILLS:
1. Students with some civil/geological engineering, soils, natural resources management and/or
environmental studies experience preferred.
2. Work well independently and take initiative to complete tasks. Be able to communicate effectively.
Interact with homeowners, businesses, churches, schools, and any other BMP owners.
3. Be diligent in the collection of inspection data and record keeping.
4. Interns must have their own vehicle for daily use. Travel within the District is required. Mileage will be
reimbursed at the federal rate.
5. Must be comfortable working in various field conditions. Job requires occasional walking in rough terrain.
Job requires inspecting BMPs on private and public property.
6. Job requires working in all weather conditions (cold, rain, and heat). Individual will be responsible for
providing most of their own field clothing, rain gear, boots, etc. The District will provide composite-toe
boots and PPE as needed.
7. Must have proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook, and ability to quickly learn new databases and
software.

Thank you for your interest in working with us!

The RWMWD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, familial status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

The RWMWD does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to or treatment of or employment in, its programs or activities. It is the policy of the RWMWD to provide reasonable accommodations to known physical and mental limitations of qualified applicants and employees in order to perform the essential functions of the job in question.

The RWMWD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.