Water Resources Technician - Intern

Job Closing: Apr 24, 2019

Division: Environment

Job Code: 19-4091

Salary Range: $31,241.60 to 51,355.20 ($15.02 to 24.69)

Status: Full-time, non-exempt, Intern


The Water Resources Technician-Intern (or Intern) will carry out studies and participate in activities related to the protection and restoration of Tribal fish and water resources. The Intern will assist with the collection of data under the guidance of a Technician. The Intern will contribute to projects related to water quality, wetlands and fisheries. The Intern must take all necessary steps to maintain a safe work environment, ensure accuracy of information and be responsible for the short and long-term storage of data.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following:

  • Use various gear types to collect fish: e.g. seine, gillnet, electro-fishing, etc.
  • Collection of data for fish population assessment
  • Collection of water, soil, sediment and biological samples
  • Keep accurate and detailed field notes
  • Maintain sample chain of custody
  • Use of water quality monitoring instruments
  • Cleaning, care and maintenance program supplies and equipment
  • Comply with Quality Assurance Project Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Attend meetings with non-tribal entities related to water resources
  • Other tasks pertaining to the Water Resources Program mission

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires physical exertion including the ability to carry equipment over uneven terrain and lifting or pulling nets. The ability to swim preferred and a boater’s safety certificate is preferred.

Education And/Or Experience: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university in the field of natural resources.

Language Skills: Ability to read, understand and synthesize scientific information in reports and sampling plans.

Mathematical Skills: The ability to perform basic statistical tests and analyze data is required; ability to format for storage and display data in tables or charts.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve problems to effectively complete work plan objectives; anticipate and mitigate sources of uncertainty in the field.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.