Closing date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
The Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is recruiting for a full-time, seasonal Invasive plant technician to run from May-September. Based at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, the Invasive Plant Technician will be responsible for assisting Refuge staff in the formulation and refinement of an invasive plant mapping protocol and the treatment of invasive plants species where needed. The Refuge focuses on restoring habitat for a diversity of native fish and wildlife species, while continuing to provide a place where people can connect, enjoy and experience nature. The quick and drastic changes in the surrounding community as a result of development is compelling the refuge to ensure there is baseline data on invasive plant species, which will assist in maintaining and advancing the refuge’s restoration goals. The work will consist largely of collecting invasive species data in a field setting using GPS units. The technician will spend approximately 80% of their time outdoors walking grids and transects while identifying native and invasive plant cover.
The ideal candidate should possess a knowledge or background in the natural sciences and natural resources field and develop an enthusiasm for the mission, goals, and values of the Refuge and Friends Group. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people as well as independently in an outdoor setting.
How To Apply:
Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and three references via email to
Attn: Bonnie Anderson -Subject line Invasive Plant Tech