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Research Technician, Limited Duration
Company: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Location: Portland, OR
Employment Type: Temporary
Date Posted: 04/23/2024
Expire Date: 06/23/2024
Salary: 0-100+
Job Categories: Environmental
Job Description
Research Technician, Limited Duration
Salary Range: $23-25/hour, depending on experience
Job Classification: Limited Duration
Duration & Time Commitment: June 2024 – September 2024

Supervisor: Chief Scientist

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Due Date: 4:00 p.m. Monday May 13th, 2024

Position Information

The Estuary Partnership seeks a Research Technician for a seasonal position to work with the Monitoring and Research Team to collect monitoring data and assist with data quality assurance and analysis.

The Research Technician works with the Estuary Partnership’s Ecosystem, Action Effectiveness and Restoration Monitoring programs, and the carbon methane flux study. The position primarily collects monitoring data and assists with data quality assurance, management, and analyses. This position offers a great opportunity to gain professional field and lab experience to those pursuing a career in natural resource conservation or related fields. This position provides 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.

Work Environment

This position is based with the Estuary Partnership 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 the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River. It often requires early morning starts and occasional weekends. 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. This position also involves spending a considerable amount of time in a laboratory setting processing field samples and calibrating equipment. This position also includes data entry and data analysis using excel as well as the potential to expand into processing UAV imagery and rectification in ArcSuite. The position requires a valid driver’s license.

Please find the full job description here: https://www.estuarypartnership.org/sites/default/files/2024-04/Research%20Technician%20JD_April%202024.pdf.

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. 
Qualifications & Requirements
• Recent graduate or currently pursuing a degree related to natural resource or watershed
management, including hydrology, water quality, marine sciences, biology, habitat conservation,
statistics, data analysis, UAV, or related field.
• One year or more experience (which can be a combination of student course and/or work
experience) collecting and analyzing field data and applying analytical approaches to evaluate
ecosystem conditions, fish use, and site conditions.
• One year or more experience (which can be a combination of student course and/or work
experience) adhering to established data processing protocols and using Excel for basic data
entry and management; using and manipulating statistics software; sample design; and
collecting, managing, and analyzing data; reporting results and methodologies.
• Experience with mapping software Pix4D, ArcMap, and/or ArcPro (can be a combina�on of
student course and/or work experience).
• Interest and willingness to work outdoors and in inclement weather. Comfort working in and
around water; carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs) while navigating difficult terrain,
including mudflats and tall grass; and collecting monitoring data in a variety of conditions
ranging from cold and wet to hot and humid weather.
• Flexibility and availability for early morning starts, overnight stays, and occasional weekend
work schedules.
• Working individually and collaboratively both when remote and in-person.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate and interact in a
positive, professional manner with diverse populations, project partners, staff, volunteers,
youth, and the general public.
• A valid driver’s license.
Contact Information
Company Name: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Website: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7816...
Company Description:
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is a non-profit, a National Estuary Program, and a collection of dedicated scientists, educators, and community members who are passionate about the Columbia River. We focus on the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River, from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean, including the tidally influenced portions of tributaries in that area. The watershed includes 28 cities, nine counties, and 45 school districts within the states of Oregon and Washington.
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