Job Opening – Tech Assistance Provider – Indiana Geological & Water Survey

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana University, has a temporary position for a Technical Assistant Provider in Northern Indiana.

Temporary Position Rank: Hourly (3 days/week; will consider 2 days/week); Monday-Saturday, Starting January 2018 (negotiable).  Flexible schedules available.

Part-Time Salary: minimum $20/hour, higher based on experience

Work Period: January 2018 – May 31, 2018

Openings: 4 positions available

This temporary position is in support of a statewide program to test drinking water in Indiana schools for lead contamination. Lead contamination in drinking water is a fixture-specific (i.e., leaching from plumbing) rather than source-water problem, and we are seeking experienced water-resources professionals to conduct sampling using the highest standards. Program information can be found here:

This is a targeted recruiting effort for northwest (Gary, Michigan City), northern (South Bend, Elkhart), or northeastern (Ft. Wayne) Indiana, serving urban and rural public schools in northern Indiana.

The successful applicant will assist the Regional Coordinator as part of a two-person team in developing sample designs for schools and collecting water samples. Sampling work days will start in the early morning hours, prior to the start of the school day. The successful applicant will be trained and tested on water-sample collection procedures in accordance with standards set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Desired knowledge and skill set:

  • Experience with water-sample collection following established procedures
  • Experience with sample documentation (i.e., Chain of Custody)
  • Professional demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to comfortably and effectively interact with mobile technology
  • Willingness to travel (mostly day trips)
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply: Please send cover letter (e-mail is fine) including your geographic location, availability and work schedule requirements, and resume (or list of qualifications), to Sally Letsinger at If you do not live in northern Indiana and are willing to travel, paid travel from your home location 3 days/week is available. For more information, call Sally at 812-855-1356. The positions are open until filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.