Native Freshwater Mussel Survey, Propagation and Monitoring

24 March 2021

Interns (up to 2) will assist in implementing mussel surveys and monitoring in selected streams, rivers and lakes in Minnesota, to provide dive safety support, assist with laboratory propagation and life history studies, and to assist with data entry resulting from mussel data collection and research as part of the statewide mussel survey, monitoring, and restoration program.

Anticipated work season will last 3-5 months depending on hired intern availability. Work schedule could vary depending on weather and river conditions. Minimum and preferred qualifications are listed in the official posting. Open water SCUBA certification and unrestricted Class D Driver’s License is required

Job ID: 44698

Job Class: Intern

Working Title: Mussel Survey, Propagation and Monitoring Intern

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted:  03/20/2021

Closing Date:  04/02/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit:  Ecological and Water Resources

Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift

Days of Work:  Monday – Friday

Work Location:  Lake City

Travel Required:  Statewide intern position, some overnight travel required to accomplish the work efficiently

Salary Range: $15.00/hour

Classified Status:  Non-Status

Bargaining Unit/Union:  223 – Non-Employee

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Anticipated Start Date:  May 2021

Anticipated End Date:  October 2021

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  No


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  3. Select Mussel Survey, Propagation