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Come work with us!

Ash Creek seeks to make the world a better place – for our employees, our community and the ecosystems where we work.   

We invest in our employees with extensive on-the-job training and classes that improve employees’ marketability and potential advancement both within and outside of our business. Our staff receive professional training in plant identification, re-establishment and stewardship; we emphasize and insist upon safety in all of our restoration practices.  

 

All full-time employees receive: 

Paid leave for vacation and health, personal, and family time 

Health insurance 

Raises based on performance and certifications

Current Job Opening:

Position: Habitat Restoration Specialist

Job Type: Full-time (90-day introductory probation period)

Pay Starting at $16.50 per hour

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Location: Tigard, Oregon 

Transportation: Provide own transportation to work sites, Tigard facility or other planned locations

 

Summary: Execute habitat restoration treatments while maintaining measurable safety, quality, and output requirements

 

Primary Duties:

· Control noxious weeds through careful, precise application of herbicides using backpack sprayers

· Plant bare-root trees and shrubs

· Install container plants, plugs and bulbs

· Prepare and install native plant pole cuttings

· Maintain native tree and shrub plantings using hand-tools and power tools

· Perform site preparation using a variety of power equipment

· Repair, clean, and maintain all hand and power tools in operating condition

· Operate and maintain company tractors, ATVs and trucks

· Load and unload vehicles and trailers with all required equipment

· Collect native plant seed

· Other duties as requested

 

Job Expectations (Required)

Team Membership Requirements: Ash Creek Forest Management is a team environment. It is the responsibility of each team member to adhere to these requirements.

· Treat your team member’s, field support staff, clients, and others with respect

· Role model positive communication and behavior while in the field, meetings, or when dealing with others

· Take initiative to make things better for your team

· Maintain the self-confidence and self-esteem of others

· Focus on the situation, issue, or behavior, not on the person

· Lead by example

Safety

· Adhere to all documented safety policies and protocols

· Practice safe operation with all equipment and vehicles

· Inspect and maintain all required equipment and submit documented forms on time

· Always maintain a safety 1st mindset

Quality

· Utilize quality control methods for all treatments and document results

· Communicate quality control methods and results to project managers and field operations manager

· Maintain a level of quality designated by clients and project managers

· Fix quality issues immediately upon finding them

 

Output

· Must reach documented output goals that are set on a per project basis

· Maintain a minimum of 40 billable hours per week

· Be available for mandatory overtime

 

Qualifications (Required):

· Ability, motivation and endurance for eight to ten hours of productive manual labor

· Ability to work outdoors across uneven terrain during inclement weather

· Ability to work collaboratively with a team

· Experience using hand and power tools (Chainsaw, shovel, hoedad, etc.)

· Ability to safely lift 60 lbs.

· Valid driver’s license

 

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our field teams safe during the pandemic we have adjusted operations out in the field to make sure all employees stay 6 feet apart, provide masks, and routinely clean trucks and equipment.

 

Experience:

  • Restoration: 1 year (Preferred)

 

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

 

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

 

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

(we aren't actively seeking to fill, but it never hurts to reach out if you're qualified)

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