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Apr 21, 2022

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Duration & Time Commitment:  June 2022 - September 2022
Salary:  $20/hour   
Job Classification:  Limited Duration   
Supervisor:  Senior Scientist 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Due Date:  5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022

Position Information

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Research Technician to support the Estuary Partnership’s ecosystem monitoring and habitat restoration action effectiveness monitoring programs. The position primarily collects monitoring data and assists with data quality assurance, management, and analyses activities. This position offers a great opportunity to gain professional field and lab experience to those pursuing a career in the natural resource conservation or related field. The intent of this position is to provide valuable experience in basic and advanced field data collection, processing, and management that will support future career goals. 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. The work will regularly take place in a field setting that requires regular travel throughout the Estuary Partnership study area between Bonneville Dam and the Pacific Ocean along both sides of the Columbia River. Fieldwork occurs in wetlands or on the river, in various weather conditions, and includes navigating difficult terrain on foot and carrying field gear to monitoring sites. The position requires a valid driver’s license.

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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 this online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information.

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.
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