The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization engaged in oyster restoration, advancing oyster aquaculture, and promoting sustainable management of native oyster and fishery stocks. ORP is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and operates a shell recycling and processing center in Cambridge, where it supports oyster restoration and aquaculture activities in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory.

ORP has an immediate opening for a 6-month restoration field technician (contract position) at its Cambridge, MD location. Applicants must have boating experience and working knowledge of the geographic information systems (GIS) program ArcGIS at a basic level. This position will accompany vessel captains to record deployment of spat-on-shell in designated restoration areas throughout Maryland. While many plantings will take place in the Choptank river complex, originating from the Horn Point Laboratory, some restoration projects may involve significant travel to marinas on both the Eastern and Western shores.

Specific duties will include:

  • Documenting oyster restoration activities using ArcGIS
  • Maintaining and deploying water quality monitoring equipment
  • Data management, analysis, and report writing
  • Participating as a team member on oyster reef monitoring surveys
  • Supporting education and community outreach events

Essential Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • Documented boating experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must possess reliable transportation
  • Some overnight travel is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with oyster biology, restoration and/or aquaculture
  • Ability to work independently

Position Details and Benefits:

This contract position is a 6-month appointment that is full-time hourly (40 hours/week) without benefits. Compensation will be $15 per hour. The primary duty station for this position is Cambridge, Maryland. A majority of the time will be outdoors and in the field. Periodic in-

state travel to meetings and field locations is required. Employment beyond the original appointment is dependent upon individual performance and availability of funding.

This position is open until filled. Interviews of qualified applicants will be scheduled beginning March 15, 2020.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Job Opening- Oyster Restoration Technician. No phone calls please.