Job Announcement – Oyster Restoration Field Technician (Contractual)

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. This position is responsible for boarding and directing large fishing vessels contracted to plant oysters in various Maryland tributaries. The majority of the trips will originate from Horn Point Laboratory, but trips may originate in other tributaries and may require overnight travel or long hours to complete. Applicants must have prior boating experience and be comfortable spending long days, sometimes up to 12 hours on a vessel. Applicants should also have working knowledge of the geographic information systems (GIS) program ArcGIS at a basic level.

Specific duties will include:
• Documenting oyster restoration activities on large vessels in Maryland tributaries
• Using ArcGIS to document oyster restoration activities
• Maintaining and deploying water quality monitoring equipment
• Collecting representative spat on shell samples from oyster plantings
• Data management, analysis, and report writing
• Participating as a team member on oyster reef monitoring surveys

Essential Qualifications:
• Bachelor or pursuit of college degree
• Experience using ArcGIS software
• Documented boating experience
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
• Must possess reliable transportation
• Some overnight travel is required

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 to $20 per hour. A majority of the time will be outdoors and in the field. Periodic in-state travel to field locations and meetings 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 May 6, 2019.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Job Opening – Oyster Restoration Technician.

No phone calls, please.