November 15th, 2011


Watershed Opportunity in West Virginia: need GIS skills

Friends of the Cheat, Inc., a non-profit watershed group based in Kingwood, West Virginia is seeking a Project Manager (PM) to coordinate water quality monitoring and associated database in our service area. The PM will be responsible for identifying acid mine drainage (AMD) discharges, water sample collection and analytical data interpretation, stream monitoring (flow, pH, etc.), data analyses for remediation system design, implementation of AMD treatment systems, and evaluating project performance. Additional responsibilities include: working with landowners, collaboratively developing engineering/construction bid documents, contract procurement, and construction oversight.

The position requires, at minimum, a BS degree with a science focus and two years of experience in a related field, preferably watershed focused. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and intermediate GIS skills are ideal. Experience with benthic macroinvertebrate collection and identification is preferred, but not required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must as the PM will work with the Executive Director to research and draft grant applications and complete reports to satisfy funding requirements.

The position requires intermediate GIS skills to map pollutant sources and spatially analyze water quality data; as well as water sampling, stream flow measurements. The successful candidate will enjoy being outside and working in a team atmosphere, but also have the ability to work independently and make informed decisions.

This is a full-time salaried position with a pay range of $32,500 to $35,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance, and a flexible work schedule.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Friends of the Cheat by December 2, 2011. E-mail submissions are preferred and can be sent to Amanda at Cheat dot org. Hard copy applications can be mailed or dropped off to: Amanda Pitzer, Executive Director, Friends of the Cheat, 119 South Price Street, Suite 206, Kingwood, WV 26537.