Field Technician

Virginia Tech University

Washington, DC, US

Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Location: Greater Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

To aid field staff in the collection of field data and samples from surface waters, sediments.
Collection of data through use of microcomputer equipment. Aid in the construction, calibration, and maintenance of sampling stations and technical equipment. Perform stream discharge measurements.

Required Qualifications

Ability to learn field stream flow measurement techniques, water quality sampling techniques, and operation of water quantity and quality measurement instrumentation.

Basic knowledge of water resources, field testing principles, procedures. Ability to operate and trouble-shoot field analytical equipment and to perform sample analyses for water quality testing. Ability to keep logical, complete, and accurate notes. Ability to collect and compile data for analytical reports. Ability to learn and apply basic computer applications. Ability to work with others. Ability to use simple carpentry tools.

Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in environmental studies, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, or one of the other natural sciences that would provide knowledge of water resources, or experience in surface water hydrology.

Basic knowledge of computer software programs, such as Basic, Excel, and Word.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Review Date

August 10

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Arthur Grocholski at [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Applications close: Open until filled




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