Winter Restoration Crew Member

Coos Watershed Association

Coos Bay, Oregon

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $14.75/hr
Deadline Oct 27, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Coos Watershed Association is a 501(c3) nonprofit that was established in 1994 by a diverse group to stakeholders with a mission to; support environmental integrity and economic stability within the Coos watershed by increasing community capacity to develop, test, promote, and implement management practices in the interests of watershed health.

The Association is seeking a qualified professional to join our dynamic team and fill the Winter Restoration Crew Member position. This is an at will, temporary, hourly, non-exempt position. The Winter Restoration Crew Member will work up to 40 hours per week, primarily in the field (exact hours may vary seasonally). This is a seasonal position which will work primarily through the winter season, with the possibility of work extending into the spring season. The Coos Watershed Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) provider.

Essential Duties:

  • Plant riparian and wetland restorations
  • Conduct vegetation monitoring on established restorations
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of Matson Creek Native Plant Nursery
  • Construct and maintain fence lines
  • Implement erosion control on restoration sites
  • Collect GPS data on project sites
  • Safely operate power tools and off-road vehicles in the execution of the above duties
  • Communicate respectfully and effectively with other staff, supervisors, board and partners
  • Maintain a team player mentality and pitch in as needed to help ensure all aspects of the Association’s work is successful
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:  

  • Ability to safely operate, or strong willingness to learn, mechanical equipment (tractor, weed whacker, mower, hand tools)
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to maintain effective, professional, and collaborative relationships with staff and project partners
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to be productive in a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to work independently, execute tasks, and adhere to project timelines
  • Ability to adjust to a variable work schedule based on project needs (i.e., early mornings, long hours, seasonal fluctuations, etc.) and ability to work in varied work environments and conditions (i.e. cold temperatures, hot temperatures, windy, wet, dry, etc.)
  • Ability to work in the field in all types of weather (wind, rain, sun, heat, cold)
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Must have current driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable vehicle to use for work purposes
  • Must have reliable vehicle and ability to meet at varying job sites in the vicinity of Coos Bay

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in natural resource work
  • Strong knowledge of native and invasive plant species to the Pacific Northwest
  • Strong knowledge of riparian and wetland ecosystem and/or habitat restoration ecology
  • Computer skills including GIS, Microsoft Office, and GPS equipment

Submit cover letter (include start date availability), résumé, and contact information for three references to  Review of applications will begin as they are received.

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