Restoration Ecologist Application Form

Duration & Time Commitment:  August 2019 – August 2021
Salary Range:  $46,500 – $66,500, Full Time Equivalent 
Job Classification:  Limited Duration, Exempt 
Benefits:  Competitive Benefits Package Offered
Hours:  40 Hours Per Week
Supervisor:  Chief Scientist
Application Due Date:  4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019

Position Information
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Restoration Ecologist to identify, develop, and implement habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River. Specifically, the position works with land owners and other stakeholders to evaluate sites for restoration; collects and analyzes field data; identifies restoration alternatives; participates in engineering design; writes project proposals; secures funding and permits; develops project budgets and timelines; submits reports; oversees construction; and helps collect action effectiveness data. The Restoration Ecologist position requires three years’ experience scoping, developing, and implementing on-the-ground habitat restoration projects, including construction oversight and reforestation. This position is based at the Estuary Partnership with work regularly taking place in a field setting that requires regular travel throughout the Estuary Partnership study area. See the Restoration Ecologist Position Description for more details.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation
The Estuary Partnership is engaged in an on-going process to identify inequities and imbalances of power in our organization and our programs. We are committed to racial equity across the organization: in our programs, workforce, policies and organizational culture.  This is an on-going process and we recognize that we have far to go; please know that racial equity and environmental justice is a cornerstone of our commitment to all communities along the river.

Applicants from communities of color, Indigenous people and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environmental for all.  We value formal and lived experiences. 

Non-Discrimination Statement
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.

The Estuary Partnership will only accept online applications for this position. To apply, please follow the application instructions below, fill out the online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information. Applications must include the following, or they will not be accepted:

  • Cover Letter:  Your letter should discuss your specific experience relevant to the job description.
  • Detailed Resume:  Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment.
  • Professional References:  Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.
  • Question Response:  Submit your answers in business format to the following questions. Your answers will be evaluated for writing style, clarity, and content. Each answer must be not less than 200 words and not exceed 450 words.
  1. Tell us about the types of habitat restoration projects you have worked on and what your role was in identifying, designing, securing funding, and managing construction of them.  
  2. Describe how you have secured permits, compiled competitive construction bid packages, and overseen construction of restoration projects.
  3. What work have you done with diverse populations, specifically underserved communities and low-income communities?