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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GEOLOGICAL AND LAND MANAGEMENT DIVISION

WETLAND SPECIALIST POSITIONS

SEASONAL JOB OPENINGS
April 15, 2004 through January 31, 2005

Posting Date: February 1, 2004

Application Date: The deadline for submitting an application is March
1, 2004.

Job Title:  Contract Wetland Identification Specialist

Job Profile: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's
(MDEQ's) Geological and Land Management Division (GLMD) is looking for
qualified persons to fill up to five seasonal positions.  These
positions are being offered to fulfill the MDEQ's obligations to conduct
wetland assessments pursuant to Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as
amended.  

Location: One or more of the MDEQ field offices located throughout the
State.  Successful candidates will work within one or more of the
following regions of Michigan: Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower
Peninsula, Southwest Michigan, South-Central Michigan, and Southeast
Michigan. 

Educational Requirements:  Active enrollment in or completion of a BS
or MS degree program in Natural Resource Sciences. 

Desirable Qualifications: Training, education, and field experience in
identifying Michigan wetland plant species, soils, determining surficial
and near-surface hydrology, and map interpretation skills. Candidates
must have excellent organization, communication, and writing skills.
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and database entry.

Description: Selected candidates will attend a one-week intensive
training course outlining wetland regulation and identification
procedures in Michigan.  Candidates will be responsible for determining
the presence and location of wetlands and either flagging or verifying
wetland consultant flagged boundaries of Michigan's wetlands. Travel and
use of personal vehicle may be required to travel within the assigned
region(s) of the state.

Compensation: These are contract positions with wages ranging from $14
to $16 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  In
addition, personal vehicle mileage and reimbursement of meals will be
included per State of Michigan guidelines.  Please note that positions
are seasonal and offer no minimum guaranteed hours of work; however,
based upon previous seasons and anticipated workload, hours generally
ranged from 20 to 40 per week.

Additional:  The position offers an excellent opportunity to enhance
wetland delineation skills and work directly with wetland scientists in
the public and private sectors.  Many previous candidates who held these
positions have either returned for additional seasons or have found
permanent employment in state government and other environmental
organizations.

How to Apply:  Send college transcripts, a cover letter indicating your
preferred work region, and a resume demonstrating your qualifications
for the position to Wendy Veltman, Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality, Geological and Land Management Division, Wetlands and Submerged
Lands Unit.

U.S. MAIL: PO Box 30458 , Lansing MI 48909-7756	
Street Address: (OVERNIGHT EXPRESS ONLY) Constitution Hall, 525 West
Allegan,  	Lansing MI 48933-1502
Fax 517-335-3451 or Email veltmanw@michigan.gov
					

Contact Information:	Todd Losee,  517-335-3457, loseet@michigan.gov
	OR		Wendy Veltman, 517-241-8485,
veltmanw@michigan.gov


Todd Losee
Environmental Quality Specialist
Wetland Assessment Program Coordinator
Geological and Land Management Division
Department of Environmental Quality
Phone 517-335-3457
Fax 517-335-3451

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