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Water Quality Assistant


(Off-Campus/College Work Study Program)


Equal Opportunity Employer

Work Study Positions are open and available only for students with college Work Study grants approved by a college Financial Aid Office.

Job Title: Water Quality Assistant

Agency: Water Bureau

Contact Person: Kim Gupta

Phone: (503) 823-7642  Address: 1900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR 97227

Pay: $11.00 per hour

Description of Duties:

  • Assist in conducting research to understand impact of bureau operations on drinking water quality
  • Assist in use of data management tools to provide water quality statistics and reports for the public and drinking water regulators.
  • Routine duties including data entry and checking, copying and faxing, driving a city vehicle, and fulfilling ad hoc requests for data, graphs, and information.


  • Technical background in one or more of these areas; environmental science, engineering, chemistry, biology, microbiology or geology.
  • Basic computer skills including using MS Excel for graphs.
  • Good writing ability.
  • Ability to learn and ability to work independently.
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record.

Work Schedule: Flexible hours between 8am-6pm. Hours are typically about 10 hours a week during the school year.

Location: About two blocks north of the Broadway Brids on the east side of the river. Within a half mile of the location there are 5 bus lines (4, 17, 35, 44, and 85), the CL Streetcar Line, an dthe MAX Yellow Line.

# of positions: 1

Last Updated: July 2014