Field Technician

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Portland, OR, US

Duration & Time Commitment:  May 17, 2021 – October 15, 2021 
Salary:  $20/hour   
Job Classification:  Limited Duration   
Supervisor:  Steigerwald Project Manager 
Application Due Date:  4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 

Position Information 
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Field Technician to provide support with the large Steigerwald Reconnection Project. The position runs from May 17, 2021 through October 15, 2021. All work takes place at an active construction site in Washougal, WA and will require being outdoors in all weather conditions, navigating difficult terrain on foot, wading in flowing water, operating off-road vehicles, and conducting physically demanding field work. This position offers a great opportunity to gain professional field experience to those pursuing a career in stream or wetland restoration. The Field Technician will collect and process turbidity samples, generate turbidity monitoring reports, assist with vegetation and photo monitoring, assist with fish salvage and relocation, oversee aspects of construction, assist with regulatory compliance and reporting, and perform other duties related to the construction of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project. See the Field Technician Position Description for more details.

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.  Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 31 at 4pm PST to be considered.

To apply compile a cover letter, detailed resume, professional references, and answers to the questions below into a single PDF or Microsoft Word document and submit your materials here. If you have difficulty using the form, please contact [email protected]

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

  • 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.  





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