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FIELD TECHNICIAN

Employer
Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce
Location
Astoria, Oregon
Salary
$20.00-$25.00 per hour
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Discipline
Ecological restoration
Job Type
Other
Organization Type
Government

Job Details

To Apply
All applicants must submit a CREST Job Application form available on our website (https://www.columbiaestuary.org), a cover letter detailing why you want the position and how your background and experience meet the skills and qualification requirements, and resume to Paula Gerttula at pgerttula@columbiaestuary.org by
COB February 29, 2024.

The Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST) is hiring a Field Technician position for the 2024 field season (March – September). The Field Technician will work with CREST’s Habitat Restoration Biologist to implement effectiveness monitoring of juvenile salmon habitat restoration projects and is a key part of the restoration team that completes floodplain restoration projects in the Lower Columbia River estuary.
Job Description
Conduct scientific data collection for restoration projects including but not limited to: juvenile salmon fish sampling, vegetation monitoring, water quality monitoring, photopoints, sediment accretion, and other biological surveys. Accurately collect, record, and complete QA/QC of data.
Job Scope
This is a temporary, part-time (15-35 hours per week), non-exempt, hourly position. The field season will run from approximately March – September 2024, with the busiest weeks (working up to 35 hours) being in Summer 2024. Pay range is $20-25 per hour.
Needed Skills and Experience

Experience in fisheries biology fieldwork and identification of Pacific Northwest flora.

Excellent driving skills; must possess a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and provide proof of current vehicle insurance.

Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions, push up to 75 pounds, lift up to 40 pounds, and regularly carry up to 35 pounds throughout a normal workday.

Flexibility with schedule, including the ability to start early, end late, and frequent short notice schedule changes.

Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
Job Conditions
This is a physically demanding job that requires the ability to wear chest waders in knee to thigh-deep mud during hot weather, the ability to carry heavy equipment across difficult terrain, and work long days in adverse conditions. Working conditions entail collaboration within a small team, extensive driving, use of heavy sampling equipment, and working outside in varying weather conditions.
To Apply
All applicants must submit a CREST Job Application form available on our website, a cover letter detailing why you want the position and how your background and experience meet the skills and qualification requirements, and resume to Paula Gerttula at pgerttula@columbiaestuary.org by
COB February 29, 2024.

 

 

Company

For over 40 years, the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST) has been working with citizens, organizations and agencies along the Columbia River Estuary and the Oregon and Washington Coasts. CREST offers expertise in habitat restoration project design, funding, management, implementation and monitoring with the goal of improving and enhancing the natural resources that are essential to the vitality and resilience of the neighboring communities along the Columbia River Estuary.

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