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Johnson Creek Watershed Health Monitoring and Data Management Assistant


(Off-Campus/College Work Study Program)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Work Study Positions are open and available only for students with college Work Study grants approved by a college Financial Aid Office.
Federal Work Study is required

Job Title: Portland Watersheds Health Monitoring and Data Management Assistant

Agency: Bureau of Environmental Services, Science Division, Watershed Services

Contact Person: Kaitlin Lovell, Science Integration Division Manager

Phone:  503-823-7032


Address: 1120 SW 5th Ave., Room 1000 Portland, Oregon 97204

Pay: $12.00 per hour

Description of Duties:

  • Assist with restoration project effectiveness monitoring
  • Collect field data for watershed health monitoring including:

                In-stream habitat features
                Cross-sectional stream surveys
                Presence of amphibian egg-masses
                High-flow stream monitoring

  • Photo-monitoring of completed restoration projects
  • Data entry, organization, and presentation:

                Use Excel, and Word to enter data collected in the field (Access and ArcMap experience would be helpful but not essential)
                Use Excel to create graphs to present data

  • Organize electronic and printed files and literature

 Required Skills:

  • Applicants are required to be actively enrolled in college and have Federal Work-Study Aid awarded to them
  • Ability and willingness to navigate rough terrain and work outdoors, which sometimes may be in inclement weather
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Interest or studies in watershed restoration or environmental health.
  • Experience with data entry and basic computer skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization skills

 Work Schedule:

  • Flexible work hours: Between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, depending on school schedule
  • Expected to work an average of up to 20 hours per week, assuming fewer hours when school is in session and more during breaks

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