Restoration Ecologist - Community Programs Team Application

Duration & Time Commitment: We expect this at will position to last at least 12-months. A longer duration is likely.   
Salary Range:  $46,500 – $66,500, Full Time Equivalent    
Job Classification:  Limited Duration  
Benefits:  After meeting eligibility requirements – competitive benefits including vacation, sick and holiday leave, participation in medical, dental, and retirement plans, and other benefits.  
Minimum Hours Required:  32 hours per week. 
Supervisor:  Community Programs Director 
Application Due Date:  4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021

Position Information 
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Restoration Ecologist for its Community Programs Team to identify, develop, and implement riparian restoration and revegetation projects in the lower Columbia River. Currently, the Community Programs Team is overseeing more than 20 acres of riparian revegetation at multiple sites in Oregon and Washington. Specifically, the work is focused on developing and implementing riparian revegetation projects that engage students and volunteers in native tree and shrub planting. The position works with landowners and other stakeholders to evaluate sites for restoration or revegetation; develops site prep, site maintenance, and planting plans; coordinates plant purchase and delivery; helps secure funding and permits; helps develop budgets and scopes of work; participates in planting events; and helps with post planting reporting and survival assessment. The Community Program Team’s Restoration Ecologist position requires three years’ experience scoping, developing, and implementing on-the-ground restoration and revegetation projects. Experience developing projects for students and volunteers is encouraged. For the full position description please visit this link

This position is normally based out of the Estuary Partnership Portland office, with a mixture of field work and traditional office hours, as well as occasional virtual and traditional meetings and events. Cue to COVID-19, most employees are currently working remotely though some limited field activities continue, particularly weekend volunteer planting events.  


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation 
The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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.   

Application Instructions 
To apply, compile a cover letter, detailed resume, professional references, and your answers to the questions below into a single PDF or Microsoft Word document and submit your materials here. If you have difficulty using the form, please contact

Applications are must be received by Monday, February 8 at 4:00 pm to be considered.   

  • 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 content, clarity, and style.  Each answer must be between 200 and 400 words: 
           1. Describe the types of riparian revegetation projects you have worked on and what your role was in identifying, designing, securing funding, and coordinating project implementation.  
           2. Describe the work have you done engaging community and diverse populations in riparian planting projects.  
           3. Describe your experience working to foster landowner, community, regulatory, and agency support for restoration and riparian revegetation projects.