MassDEP is Hiring Summer Seasonal Staff to Support our 2021 Water Quality Monitoring and NPS Programs

MassDEP’s Watershed Planning Program (WPP) has posted a requisition that will result in hiring seven (7) people to provide critical support to our Water Quality Monitoring and Nonpoint Source Management Programs for approximately 5 months in Summer 2021.

These staff will participate in water quality and ecological field surveys by calibrating sampling equipment, obtaining field samples, delivering samples to analytical laboratories, and processing biological samples; participate in the sampling and analysis of fish, macroinvertebrate, and algae populations and their habitat for the purpose of assessing the condition of lakes, rivers, and other water bodies in Massachusetts; participate in laboratory analysis of water quality samples for characteristics like color and turbidity; participate in selected biological laboratory activities such as chlorophyll-a analysis, sorting macroinvertebrate samples, algae identifications, and length-weight/condition factor in fish; assist in compiling and entering environmental monitoring data into electronic databases; assist with data analysis preparatory to writing reports on monitoring studies; and perform desktop analyses and tasks that support efforts to protect, restore, and study the Commonwealth’s surface water resources.

We greatly appreciate your help in passing along this announcement to qualified candidates, as well as to others who can help to get the word out. See the link below for a detailed job description and application information. While DEP requisitions remain open until filled, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting.


MassDEP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.