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Quality Control Chemist

Job Description

Freshwater Future is working to ensure the healthy future of our waters in the Great Lakes region. We do this by encouraging policy enforcement and accountability through community action; developing tactical responses to community needs and emerging issues; and synthesizing common concerns into strategic policy solutions. Through these efforts we work with over 2,000 grassroots watershed groups and 15,000 residents to protect and restore the drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes and wetlands in their communities. The Quality Control Chemist plays a vital role in the achievement of these goals.

Role of the Quality Control Chemist Coordinator:

Implement lab analysis and documentation for our PFAS and lead in water testing programs and help to ensure communications to clients are accurate and understandable.


  • Execute EPA Method 537 Rev. 1.1 for PFAS- and EPA Method 200.7 for metals quantitationMaintain proficiency in EPA Method 537 Rev 1.1, EPA Method 200.7
  • Assist in non-radioactive and biological testing, prepare and maintain QC records and summaries,
    participate in proficiency testing
  • Modify and validate analytical procedures to meet project needs and performance goals (e.g.,
    LOD, analyte list)
  • Support design and development of experimental protocols, SOP’s, etc., consistent with
  • Adapt, maintain and operate analytical instrumentation
  • Execute special projects on analytical and instrument problem solving
  • Direct procedure review and propose modifications and updates
  • Ensure work environment is clean and safe complying with safety regulation
  • Report monthly on supplies for lab orders involving devices, reagents, and QC/PT materials
  • Represent the organization at events, which may include some travel throughout the Great Lakes
  • Skills and Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or environmental chemistry, students pursuing graduate degrees are encouraged to apply
  • Experience managing all parts of lab process
  • Familiarity with LC/MS and ICP-MS, preferred

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: The University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan, (

Housing may be available at the UM Biological Station during summer months.

Salary:$32,000 to $36,000, negotiable based on experience, plus generous benefits. Please apply on Indeed by submitting a resume and cover letter

Observing Technology Manager

The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is searching for a self-motivated individual to lead coordination of its observing system programs and to engage with organizations throughout the region as an advisor on water monitoring technology and observing system assets. This is a full-time position based at the GLOS office in Ann Arbor, MI. The Observing Technology Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other GLOS staff to facilitate connections between observing networks and data management and outreach activities. GLOS is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to support data collection, data management, and data sharing in the Great Lakes. GLOS is one of 11 regional nodes of a U.S. federal program, the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). IOOS is managed through NOAA, but made up of a partnership of 17 federal agencies with a mission to coordinate data on the oceans, coasts and Great Lakes.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to Rebecca Pearson at by COB February 10, 2020. Annual salary is anticipated to fall with GS-9 and GS-11 grades consistent with the General Schedule for Ann Arbor, MI commensurate with education and experience. 

View the full job description here.

Environmental Specialist

To apply or view additional information please visit the CSS website.

Mott Foundation

Full-Time Position
Application deadline(s): Open until filled

It is an exciting time for us at the Mott Foundation, as the Environment team is building up our capacity and preparing for the future. We are seeking to fill three important roles:

  • Associate Program Officer, Addressing the Freshwater Challenge. Click here to learn more.
  • Program Officer, Transforming Development Finance.  Click here to learn more.
  • Associate Program Officer, Advancing Climate Change Solutions. Click here to learn more.

All of these positions provide important leadership and growth opportunities and will join the team based in Flint, MI.

Contact Cassie Scarano ( at Koya Leadership Partners for any questions.

HOW Coalition Director

The Healing Our Waters Director is responsible for directing a multi-million dollar ($1.5 million annual), multi-organization campaign to advocate for federal programs and policies that protect and restore the Great Lakes. The director’s responsibilities include designing a campaign strategy; building and maintaining a broad coalition; coordinating and following the directives of a Governance Board; coordinating media, field, and policy activities by dozens of organizations; fostering relationships with key funders and decision makers; managing campaign staff; and managing a multi-organizational budget. See the job posting here.

Environmental Technologist

Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS)

Learn more and apply here.

Prairie Rivers Network

Executive Director

The organization seeks an Executive Director to lead, mentor, and empower a qualified and committed staff to achieve the conservation goals of the organization; communicate an inspirational vision for river conservation; develop and foster strong organizational partnerships; develop and implement a fundraising plan that cultivates and builds strong relationships with donors and foundations; and work effectively with and leverage the skills of a dedicated board.

Learn more and apply here.

Wisconsin Sea Grant

Outreach Program Manager – Lake Superior Field Office

The University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center is hiring an outreach program manager at its Sea Grant Field Office based in Superior, Wisconsin. The Center administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute, which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources. This academic staff position will be responsible for providing coastal stakeholders with outreach and applied research related to the Wisconsin Sea Grant mission. Emphasis in a discipline relevant to coastal engineering, ecosystem management or environmental economics is preferred.

Link to full job listing:

Clean Water for All Coalition


For more information and how to apply, click here.

Great Lakes Commission 

Help Desk Specialist, Part-Time
Application deadline(s): Open until filled

The Great Lakes Commission is looking for a customer service-oriented Help Desk Specialist to work up to 20 hours per week providing technical and troubleshooting assistance related to computer hardware and software, mobile devices and other tech tools and products. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates with an interest in pursuing a technical career to gain practical experience in a business environment. In this position, you will grow your knowledge of help desk procedures, and the use of Microsoft products and services. There will be an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with network software and hardware.

Read Description here.


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