Overview

Job Responsibilities

Lead a team to restore native forests, prairies, and wetlands primarily in the northern Willamette Valley and Columbia River Gorge. The Bilingual Forestry Technician will be assisting with translating, training, and leading a group of 10 temporary landscaping staff from Central America as well as working with our current crew. The crew will speak Spanish and will need a team member who can effectively communicate with our Project Managers, other crew leaders, current English-speaking crew members, and new Spanish-speaking crew members. Days consist of herbicide application on invasive species, tree, and woody debris cutting, native species planting, and other tasks outdoors. We are looking for someone with a background in fieldwork who can motivate teams.

Specific job duties include:

● Creating and maintaining a positive team environment;

● Giving instructions, providing corrections, and motivating crew members while creating a positive work environment;

● Knowing the best techniques for managing non-native plants and directing others to efficiently and appropriately implement those management techniques;

● Knowing and utilizing the best techniques while using chainsaws, brushcutters, and augers;

● Overseeing and conducting the safe and effective application of herbicides to invasive species;

● Teaching and overseeing the correct methodology for installation of bare-root and containerized plants, trees, shrubs, plugs and bulbs;

● Able to identify most common native and invasive plants in the PNW;

● Being able to respectively communicate to large groups of individuals to conduct tasks;

● Ability to use and fix a diverse array of gas powered tools and vehicles;

● Careful tracking of crew time, herbicides and other materials used at project sites;

● Packing trucks, safely transporting crew members to and from sites, unpacking trucks;

● Effectively communicate with third party crews the needs of the projects that they are assigned;

● Able to switch roles from crew leader to crew member seamlessly;

● Finding the most efficient and effective way to utilize resources to accomplish assigned tasks.

Skills Requirements

● Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;

● Ability to regularly perform up to 10 hours of physically demanding and strenuous work per day;

● Excellent spatial awareness and ability to interpret maps while off trail and out of cell service;

● Ability to utilize ArcCollector, T-Sheets, Google Suite, Fulcrum, and necessary field software;

● Ability to make independent, well-reasoned decisions while knowing when to ask for instruction;

● Knowledge of the principles of operating and maintaining gas powered tools;

● Good driving record;

● Proficiency with speaking, reading, and writing in English and Spanish.

Schedule and Benefits:

● Work-Week: 40 hours per week (Scheduling to be determined based on weather and work needs.)

Overtime will be regularly required in order to complete record keeping and driving responsibilities.

● This is a year round position.

● Wage: $24-26/hour worked.

● Simple IRA upon enrollment

● Health Care reimbursement program upon enrollment

● Paid Time Off: 120 hours per calendar year.

● Six paid holidays ( New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,

Christmas Day)

Position Breakdown

● 40% Crew Leadership

● 50% Field work as Crew Member or Assistant Crew Leader

● 10% Monitoring, data keeping, mapping, and other technical duties related to client’s projects or

business management

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 – $26.00 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 40 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Experience:

  • Commercial driving: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • CDL (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Portland, OR 97220 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Portland, OR 97220: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person