Invasive Species Outreach Assistant

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Invasive Species Outreach Assistant
 Invasive Species Outreach Assistant The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council (SRBWC) seeks a temporary, part-­‐time Invasive Species Outreach Assistant. This person will work directly with our Community Stewardship Coordinator to build relationships with landowners and survey properties for invasive species in the Upper Sandy Basin. The Invasive Species Outreach Assistant will contribute to restoration projects and increase community engagement to restore native vegetation in a high profile, socially diverse, regionally significant natural setting. The Invasive Species Outreach Assistant is a contracted temporary, part-­‐time position, reporting to our Community Stewardship Coordinator. This position is not to exceed 295 hours and will be compensated at $13/hour ($3835 total, expected to be 16-­‐20 hours per week for ~15 weeks). Applications are due by June 1st at 5pm, and the desired start date is June 10th. Responsibilities Internal Project Assistance Coordinate field schedule with the Community Stewardship Coordinator, and display a willingness to communicate with SRBWC staff and project partners in a collaborative effort. Invasive Species Surveys Survey private properties with granted permission for 12 Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) invasive species as identified with project partner Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District. Collect field data with Community Stewardship Coordinator using GPS-­‐
enabled mobile app technology (all technology will be provided). There is potential involvement in invasive species removal depending on time needed for outreach to gain property permissions. Landowner Outreach Assist Community Stewardship Coordinator in contacting landowners in the Upper Sandy Basin to receive permission to survey and treat EDRR weeds on their properties. This will primarily occur through site visits to individual landowners. Skills & Qualifications •
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Some college-­‐level coursework in ecology, environmental science, natural resources, botany, restoration, or related field Ability to identify invasive plant species Effective communication with landowners and colleagues Quick learning of field data recording methodology Ability to be outdoors for long periods of time, including walking in riparian areas Ability to patiently and efficiently work with partners in collaborative projects
Commitment to work in a fun environment
Location & Work Conditions Project sites are distributed throughout the Upper Sandy River basin, primarily focusing the tributary Salmon River. Summer conditions require physical labor in varying mountain weather and riparian areas. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, and may coordinate carpooling with SRBWC staff to project sites. Background The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council (SRBWC) is an independent non-­‐profit whose mission is to restore and protect the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Sandy River basin. We engage landowners, volunteers, community members, and agencies in collaborative efforts to enhance the health and vitality of the Sandy and its tributaries through on-­‐the-­‐ground restoration projects, education and stewardship. Additional information about the Council is available at www.sandyriver.org. SRBWC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter (not to exceed 3 pages total, PDF or Word preferred) by 5pm on June 1st detailing your experience with landowner outreach and identifying invasive species to: Corinne Handelman, Community Stewardship Coordinator [email protected] For questions, please call (503) 564-­‐8391 www.sandyriver.org 

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