ALLARM is Hiring

Dickinson College’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), located in the fantastic small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is hiring a new Community Science Specialist. The Community Science Specialist coordinates ALLARM’s monitoring programs and partnerships and works with volunteers in Pennsylvania and New York who are interested in evaluating watershed health. Responsibilities of the position are to:

  1. Manage ALLARM’s role as a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency-funded Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and integrate water quality data into the Chesapeake Data Explorer.
  2. Cultivate and maintain relationships with communities and volunteers participating in volunteer monitoring programs like ALLARM’s Susquehanna Stream Team.
  3. Help to prepare ALLARM students for community training and educational workshops.


Salary: $32,000 – $34,000, with amazing benefits. This position is funded by external grants, current funding in place supports this position through December 2021.

Job Announcement Here

Closing date: Open until filled (will begin reviewing applications July 15)


The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) is an aquatic community science center at Dickinson College.  Since its founding in 1986, ALLARM has become a nationally recognized technical and programmatic support center for community organizations interested in watershed assessment, protection, and restoration.  Through the work of four full time professional staff, 10-12 Dickinson College part-time students, and a part time science advisor, ALLARM offers comprehensive services to enable volunteers to use critical scientific tools to evaluate water quality and fully participate in community-based decision-making. For 34 years, ALLARM has carried out its mission to empower Pennsylvania and New York communities with scientific tools to assess stream health and help communities use those data to implement stream restoration and protection measures.

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

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