Water Quality - Field Technician

Miami Waterkeeper is seeking a part-time water quality field technician. This position will support Miami Waterkeeper's routine water quality monitoring program and will involve a 5-10 hour per week commitment, with the bulk of the work taking place on Mondays and Tuesdays weekly. This position pays $15/hour. 

Job Responsibilities 

Water Quality Monitoring

  • Collects samples, both routine and opportunistic, as part of the water quality monitoring program (Monday morning for Miami-Dade, Tuesday for Broward County, as well as possible resampling later in the week) -- must have personal transportation 
  • Completes Miami Waterkeeper's water quality training program

  • Abides by sampling schedules (all samples must be analyzed within 6 hours of collection) to ensure timely completion of sampling
  • Performs fieldwork across Miami Dade County and Broward County as needed

  • Coordinates with Water Quality Research Manager for sample collection and delivery

  • Collects data using apps in the field, records data on the field sheet, takes site pictures, sends site pictures to Water Quality Research Manager

  • Works 5-10 hours/week

  • Abides by water quality program procedures and processes

  • Proficient and adept in handling YSI meters
  • Notifies Water Quality Research Manager of equipment/supply needs

Boat Program

  • Comfortable operating a small vessel (13ft) with a tiller outboard motor in nearshore waters of Biscayne Bay and nearby waterways
  • Ability to perform safety checks on vessel
  • Ability to trailer and launch small vessel independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Personal vehicle and motor vehicle insurance (all mileage and tolls will be reimbursed)

  • Florida Boater Safety License and/or Captain's license
  • Motorboat Operators Certification (MOCC)

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in water quality monitoring and research
  • Ability to be routinely available to collect and process samples on a weekly basis

  • Attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records

  • Ability to follow sampling protocols and safety requirements 


Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "Field Technician Application." Applications will be accepted through January 24th. We will reach out to candidates for interviews beginning January 25th.


Water Quality - Field Technician
Water Quality - Field Technician
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