The Oyster Recovery Partnership is hiring a Coastal Science Technician to support oyster restoration, monitoring, and sustainable fisheries activities in Chesapeake Bay.

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization committed to maximizing the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of healthy estuarine ecosystems with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to advance oyster restoration, oyster aquaculture, and the sustainable management of Chesapeake Bay fisheries resources. We adhere to the values of integrity, dedication, hard work, and respect for diversity, and are committed to putting these values into practice. We work with all stakeholders that have an interest in improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its oyster population.

The Coastal Science Technician will be primarily responsible for (1) documenting oyster restoration activities using GIS; (2) supporting ORP’s oyster monitoring program; and (3) supporting ORP’s fisheries management program. The Coastal Science Technician will work closely with ORP’s Coastal Science team. We are seeking a candidate with basic experience using ArcGIS, an understanding of estuarine ecology, and who is eager to apply science to conserve coastal resources. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on large vessels documenting daily oyster restoration activities using GIS. The position requires strong communication, the ability to adhere to schedules, strategic/critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

The technician will spend most of their time outdoors and in the field. Frequent in-state travel using the candidate’s personal vehicle is required.

Additional job details and qualifications are listed in the job posting:

This is a full-time hourly (40 hours/week) contract position without benefits. Compensation will be $18 per hour. The primary work location is in Annapolis, Maryland; however, frequent travel to remote field sites on the Eastern Shore of Maryland will be required between April and October. Reimbursement for mileage, meals, and other qualifying expenses are available for travel and field activities.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Olivia Caretti
Attn: Job Opening- Coastal Science Technician

Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2023.