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
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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
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.
Restoration: 1 year (Preferred)
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)
Project Specialist are essentially "Project Managers" who don't have a full portfolio yet. This position involves developing a portfolio, running projects, and working directly with clients.
Project Ecologists are a jack of all trades when it comes to ecology. They have the ability to take on any project and become an expert in it. Need a plant survival report? Got it. Need an amphibian survey? Got it.
Team Trainers are experienced individuals whose passion is education and training newer folks. This is a great role for someone with lots of ecological restoration experience, but does not want to deal with clients.