Project JOB DESCRIPTIONS

LAKE STUDY - FIELD COMPONENT

 

1.     LAND USE ANALYSIS SUPERVISORS - Four People

Responsibilities:

1.       Have responsibility for digitizing maps for land use types in the watershed. Analysis will be done for the current and past land use patterns. Coordinate use and standardize techniques (and constants) used by members of the firm in GIS work.

Qualifications:

1.     These people should be willing to become very familiar with the use of the digitizing and image analysis equipment using Arc GIS and related editing tools.

2.     Attention to detail, good memory, and patience to teach others how to use the system is important.

 

2. WATERSHED ANALYSIS SUPERVISORS - Three People

Responsibilities:

1.       The Watershed Analysis Supervisors will be responsible for putting together the shape files for the watershed and creating models using the data layers. These supervisors must develop a clear understanding of the GIS application and its relevance to the project.

2. Have responsibility for gathering data and producing a bathymetry map for the lake. Coordinate data gathering as necessary using standard techniques (and constants).

Qualifications:

1.     Attention to detail, good memory, and patience to teach others how to use the system.

2.     These people should be willing to become very familiar with the use of ArcGIS and many of the extensions associated with the software.

 

3. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS SUPERVISORS FOR WATER CHEMISTRY - Three People

Responsibilities:

1.       Ultimate responsibility for analyzing the data obtained from the summer sampling period. Preparation of data for presentation.

2.       Decide which water quality tests will be performed and where they will be done.

3.       Coordinate the bottle preparation and labeling for water sampling. Responsible for assuring that the bottles are properly cleaned and prepared for use. These coordinators establish (in consultation with the faculty) and enforce the labeling protocol for the firm. Assures that all bottles are properly labeled before use. Perform water quality tests in the laboratory and analyze the data from water quality tests done in the field by class members.

4.       Design and coordinate stream sampling around the lake.

Qualifications:

1.     Willingness to learn about chemical analysis procedures and the interpretation of the results for various parameters.

2. Patience and careful attention to detail.

 

 

4. DEVELOPMENT SURVEY SUPERVISORS - Five People

Responsibilities:

1.       Ultimate responsibility for coordinating the septic system study of watershed. They are responsible for obtaining relevant information from town officials. They need to develop an understanding of the status of septic systems throughout the watershed and their potential impacts on lake water quality. Responsible for calculating the septic loading estimates for the watershed.

2.       Will coordinate the roads analysis and the results for house counts. Will also provide demographic projections for use in the phosphorus budget.

3.       Responsible for supervision of the shoreline survey and the analysis of the results.

4.       Responsible for the aquatic macrophyte survey and vulnerability study for invasive macrophytes.

Qualifications:

1.     Good organizational skills.

2.     Comfortable meeting new people and making telephone calls.

 

5. DATA ACQUISITION COORDINATORS - Two People

Responsibilities:

1.       Will develop the water and phosphorus budgets for the watershed. They will work with the Development Survey Supervisors in developing the phosphorus loading estimates for the watershed.

2.  Coordinate acquisition, use, and storage of written resources by the firm including maps of watershed, sampling sites, etc. Maintain organization of resources as the project progresses, especially in the resource drawers. They will also be responsible for organizing the various computer files that are produced by the firm and archiving the files no longer in use.

3.       Coordinate the collation and storage of the firmÕs data. Prepare field data sheets in appropriate format. Maintain a hard copy of all data gathered from water quality and land use investigations. Construct and maintain a computer listing of all data.

4.       Will plan field day sampling and road analysis. They will develop the assignment sheets for detailing the samples to be gathered and roads to be analyzed in each subwatershed will write up instruction sheets for each field team. They will need to keep track of the work accomplished in order to plan the next weekÕs activities.

5.    Ultimate responsibility for preparing equipment for the field including checking all batteries (and assuring extras are available), standardizing when necessary, and packaging for transportation. The equipment coordinator must be familiar with the use and maintenance of each piece of field equipment. He/she should be able to train others in the use of specific items of equipment.

Qualifications:

1. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

2. Familiarity with field equipment. Good organizational and problem solving skills.

Ability to take initiative, motivate, and provide leadership to in preparing for field

sampling.