Washington County Habitat Technician

Columbia Land Trust
Portland, OR
Job Category
Site visits (up to 150): $90/visit OR $95/visit (bilingual position). Training, meetings, outreach: $28/hr OR $29.50/hr (bilingual position).
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
SUMMARY The Habitat Technician will support our work throughout Washington County, with occasional work in Multnomah County. As a technician, your primary role would include 1) scheduling and meeting with participants at their property to talk about their interestes and how those overlap with the five elements of the program (removing priority weeds, planting native plants, managing rainwater on site, reducing the use of pesticides, and supporting wildlife), 2) making recommendations based on the needs of the property and participant, 3) entering site data into a database, and 4) writing and sending the participant a Site Report. As a technician, you would represent both Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust during all work associated with the program. This is an exciting position for somebody interested in being an essential part of an innovative program to transform urban landscapes, engage diverse communities in conservation, and become a part of two of the most effective conservation organizations in the region. This independent contractor position will be employed by Columbia Land Trust but will provide services on behalf of, and represent, both Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon in implementing the program. Essential Duties: • Schedule and provide site visits with participants • Create and submit written site reports with recommendations for creating habitat • Certify properties that meet program criteria as part of the site visit • Enter property data into the BHCP database • Ability to provide site visits, outreach, and written site reports in Spanish as well as English (Native Spanish speakers preferred) • Submit monthly invoice to Columbia Land Trust • Place follow-up phone calls to participants 6 months after site visit • Attend monthly BHCP technician meetings, as able • Support at outreach events, as agreed upon
Preferred Skills & Experience The following are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed to perform the duties of the job. Some experience with one or more of the following is preferred, with some training available to help build on existing skills to reach skill level needed. Accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Two or more years working in landscape design or maintenance, environmental education, restoration, conservation, or similar field (candidates are invited to demonstrate professional and related life experience) • Experience with some or all of the program components: native plants, noxious weeds, wildlife stewardship, stormwater management, pesticide reduction • Effective oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations, including communities of color, immigrants, and underserved communities • Highly organized, with ability to self-manage time and responsibilities • Ability to enter site data into database software and create site report in Word • Ability to schedule site visits via email or phone and track scheduled visits
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Mariah Jiang
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