Wetland Technician (Community Service Aide II) with City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (GIS focus)Read Now
Wetland Technician (Community Service Aide II) with City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Support BES's Wetland lnventory Project (WlP) by conducting wetland determinations and functional assessments in Portland, Oregon. Primary duties require the ability to identify, record, and properly analyze dominant plant species, hydric soil indicators, and wetland hydrology indicators per the Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Western Mountains, Valleys and Coast Region. Additional duties include classifying wetlands, noting wetland habitat features, and identifying areas for investigation using aerial maps, soil surveys, the National Wetland inventory and other resources.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with environmental professionals within the city of Portland and accrue professional experience applicable to a Professional Wetland Scientist certification.
* Temporary Full Time ( 40 hours/week)
* Start Date: As soon as possible
* End Date: June 2020
* Compensation range: $18.00 to $24.00 depending on experience
* This position is not benefit eligible.
Desired Skills and Experience:
* Trained in wetland determination methodology by attending a 38-hour wetland delineation training course.
* Experience conducting off-site wetland determinations and remote/desktop surveys.
* Knowledge of wetland plants and plant communities found west of the Cascades.
* Ability to key out unfamiliar plants to species.
* Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, specifically ArcMap.
* Familiarity with ESRI Collector.
* Familiarity with iPads/iOS and Tablets running Android OS.
* Familiarity with Microsoft OneDrive and cloud computing.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access to complete data management and analysis.
* Strong sense of organization and responsibility.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1. One or more years of professional experience conducting on-site wetland determinations using U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocols.
2. Ability to sight-identify common native and non-native plant species found in Portland.
3. Ability to carry a backpack and shovel over rough terrain during inclement weather.
Applicant must also:
1. Possess a current/valid driver's license. Applicants must meet City "good driver<https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/12184>" requirements
The Recruitment Process
Applicant must submit the following for consideration:
1. Professional Resume
2. Cover Letter
* Your resume and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification
* Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
* Note your level of experience or knowledge relative to wetland determination/delineation field or office work
* Note training or experience you have related to soils, hydrology, and vegetation
* Describe your knowledge and experience with native and non-native plants.
* Your resume should support the details described in your cover letter.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above
All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted with your application materials.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting an accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Loan Tran, Recruiter