Local recruitment: Principal Restoration Ecologist

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Portland, OR, USA 🇺🇸

Salary Range:  $56,500 – $79,500, Full Time Equivalent

Job Classification:  Regular, Exempt

Benefits:  Competitive Benefits Package Offered

Minimum Hours:  32 Hours Per Week

Supervisor:  Chief Scientist

Position Information
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Principal Restoration Ecologist to identify, develop, and implement habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River. Specifically, this is a full-time position that works with landowners and other stakeholders to evaluate sites for restoration; collects and analyzes field data; identifies restoration alternatives; participates in engineering design; secures funding and permits; develops project budgets and timelines; submits reports; oversees construction; and helps collect action effectiveness data. The position has several large, complicated projects scheduled for construction in 2024 and 2025, so a large focus of this position will be on assisting with the competitive bid process and providing oversight of construction and revegetation at the restoration sites. The Principal Restoration Ecologist position requires five years’ experience scoping, developing, and implementing on-the-ground habitat restoration projects, including construction oversight and reforestation. We place a priority on applications from candidates who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.

This position is based out of our Portland, Oregon office with hybrid remote work opportunities and work regularly taking place in a field setting that requires regular travel throughout the study area. It requires occasional early morning starts and some weekend availability. Field work occurs in wetlands or on the river, in various weather conditions, and includes navigating difficult terrain on foot and carrying field gear to sites.

Please find our complete position description here: https://www.estuarypartnership.org/sites/default/files/2022-12/PosDesc%20Principal%20Restoration%20Ecologist%202022.docx.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation

The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. We place a priority on applications from people who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.

Application Instructions

The Estuary Partnership will only accept online applications for this position.

To apply, please follow the application instructions below, fill out the online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2023.

Applications must include the following, or they will not be accepted as responsive:

Cover Letter: Your letter should discuss your specific experience relevant to the job description.

Detailed Resume: Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment.

Professional References: Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.

Question Response: Submit your answers to the following three questions.  Your answers will be evaluated for writing style, clarity, and content. Use no more than 500 words per answer.

Please tell us how your background has prepared you for this position. Please talk about a project where you were involved in project development, design, permitting, and construction oversight.

This position involves periods of working independently and collaborating with different restoration practitioners, regulatory staff, subcontractors, and stakeholders. Please describe your skill at self-managing deadlines, deliverables, stakeholder outreach, and provide an example.

What is your philosophy on diversity, equity, and inclusion? Tell us about your experience working with diverse groups of people and/or communities.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development