Local recruitment: Restoration Technician


Easton, MD, USA 🇺🇸

ShoreRivers seeks a Restoration Technician to assist in delivering restoration projects that support our efforts to achieve healthy waterways across Maryland’s Eastern Shore. What will set you apart from other candidates is a willingness to learn, an understanding of the natural and built environment, and an eagerness to work in the outdoors. This position offers a competitive benefits package and a salary range between $45,000 and $65,000, based on experience. Position begins as soon as possible.

The Restoration Technician is part of the Agriculture & Restoration department and reports directly to the Environmental Engineer. This position is open to entry level candidates willing to learn, or to experienced, trained candidates who would like to work in a dynamic, independent work environment. This position works primarily in person out of the Easton office, with a flexible schedule. This is a full-time position; the employee must be flexible to work weekends, evenings, and longer hours when necessary and to travel when necessary. The employee must live in, or be willing to relocate to, the communities where we work. The employee must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide a copy of their vaccination card.

To apply, send your resume and a one-page cover letter to Ann Frock, Office Manager, at afrock@shorerivers.org by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 with “Technician” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address the following question: What experience spurred you to want to work in the environmental sector? Applicant names and the names of educational institutions will be redacted in the first round of reviews for equity purposes.


  • Assist with topographic surveys in urban, suburban, forested, and agricultural settings using GIS, RTK, and Total Station survey equipment.
  • Conduct analysis and design of urban and/or agricultural restoration, including hydrologic analysis of watersheds, design stream restoration projects, wetland design, and sizing of agricultural conservation practices.
  • Produce construction and permitting drawings and plan sets using Civil 3D, create schedules of materials, and develop permit applications.
  • Manage small restoration projects, including coordinating with landowners and partners, developing projects from concept through construction in coordination with the environmental engineer, working with permitting agencies, and coordinating with staff to fund projects through grants or state/federal programs.
  • Develop grant proposals, including estimating costs for project design and construction, producing concept level designs, and developing the scope of new restoration projects.


The Restoration Technician must have a strong commitment to environmental protection and to ShoreRivers’ mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental science, geography, landscape design or similar field
  • 0 to 3+ year’s work experience in a relevant field
  • Experience with restoration-based design projects such as stream and wetland restoration is ideal but not required


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work as a team player and collaborate effectively
  • Knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and processes


Candidate must be willing to learn these programs/skills or be proficient already

  • Experience with Autodesk Civil 3D, ArcGIS Pro, and Hydrology/Storm Water Management Analysis packages
  • Experience with surveying techniques and equipment

ShoreRivers believes that swimmable, fishable, clean, and safe rivers are for everyone in our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants. This position uses a wide variety of skills; we encourage you to apply if you think you would be a good fit, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.


ShoreRivers seeks to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. We have a dedicated staff of Riverkeepers, educators, scientists, restoration specialists, and advocates focused on policies and projects that will improve the health of our rivers. Our staff are a strong, collective voice for Eastern Shore waterways.

ShoreRivers believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our staff, board, supporters, and programs is critical to achieving our mission of clean water. We believe that access to waterways fuels environmental stewardship; inclusion of diverse communities is essential to long term success; and diverse representation in our membership, staff, and board makes us stronger.


ShoreRivers offers an energetic and fast-paced work environment with bright, fun coworkers. We cultivate a supportive, regenerative work culture where hard work, innovation, and collaboration are valued; time off and balance are elevated; and teambuilding and professional development are priorities.


  • Medical coverage, with 100% of premiums for the employee covered by ShoreRivers.
  • Retirement plan, with ShoreRivers matching up to 3% of an employee’s salary.
  • 15 paid days off during first two years of employment; 25 paid days off for employment over two years.
  • 11 paid federal holidays, plus the week off between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. (17 paid holidays total.)
  • 5 weeks paid parental leave; option to add 7 weeks unpaid.
  • Professional development opportunities.





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