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Employment Opportunities with Ecostudies

Restoration Positions

Ecostudies is hiring two full-time restoration positions.

Restoration Program ManagerPosition Description

The Restoration Program Manager will work to conserve the rare prairie, oak and aquatic habitats of the Pacific Northwest with an emphasis on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the South Puget Sound region. This position will focus primarily on managing lands that support regional conservation goals.  This integrated cooperative program will work closely with Ecostudies’s avian conservation, prescribed fire, partnerships and science programs as well as multiple partners in the regions (e.g., Department of Defense, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife).  Responsibilities include: developing, planning, implementing, and coordinating multiple ongoing restoration projects involving habitat enhancement, invasive species treatments and fire management.  This position will be based in Olympia, WA.  This position could be hired at the Project Manager level with opportunities to advance.

Boardman Project ManagerPosition Description

The Boardman Program Manager will work to conserve the native shrub-steppe habitats and species on the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman (NWSTF).  This facility is a 47,400-acre Naval installation located in north-central Oregon and supports one of the largest remaining parcels of native shrub-steppe vegetation in that part of the state.  Ecostudies recently entered a 5- year Cooperative Agreement with NWSTF to assist them with habitat enhancement and restoration to improve habitat quality with the goal of re-establishing native vegetation to support Washington Ground Squirrels and other native Columbia shrub-steppe species.  Funding is provided in 18 month periods.

This is a new project for Ecostudies in a new region and the Boardman Project Manager will help build, grow and support this effort. This is a cooperative program, requiring coordination with multiple partners (such as the Department of Defense and The Nature Conservancy), as well as staff, contractors and other entities.  Documents guiding this work include the NWSTF Boardman Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, Wildland Fire Management Plan and Washington Ground Squirrel Conference Opinion.  During an annual period, we expect most fieldwork to occur from October – June.  The position could be based in areas nearby to Boardman, OR (e.g., Tri-cities, Dalles, Walla Walla).

Primary project components include:

  • Habitat enhancement and invasive species control
  • Firebreak revegetation
  • Washington ground squirrel monitoring (camera trap methodology)
  • Vegetation and habitat enhancement monitoring.

To apply please send a detailed letter of interest, current résumé or curriculum vitae, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information only).  Application package should be combined into one file. All applications will be acknowledged.

Email these materials to: mmckinley@ecoinst.org, with the Job Position in the subject line.

 Administrative Positions

Ecostudies is hiring two administrative positions with flexibility for part- or full-time employment.  Remote work may be an option but the ability to meet with staff in Olympia on a regular basis will be required.

Office ManagerPosition Description

Financial and Grant ManagerPosition Description

To apply please send a detailed letter of interest, current résumé or curriculum vitae, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information only).  Application package should be combined into one file. All applications will be acknowledged.

Email these materials to: ecostudies@ecoinst.org, with the Job Position in the subject line.

Willamette Valley Fire Collaboration Program

Ecostudies is hiring interns on an