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WHPacific Environmental Technician in Salem, Oregon

Description/Job Summary


Provide technical support within a multi-disciplined team of scientific and environmental professionals. Contribute to environmental investigation and remediation projects, biological resource surveys and sampling, assist with Mazama Pocket Gopher surveys, data analysis, and report writing. This is an entry level position that will work field locations with minor office support responsibilities.


  • Strictly adhere to health and safety policies as a number one priority.

  • Participate in a variety of scientific and environmental projects under supervision as assigned;

  • Assist with preparation of investigation and work plans and remedial action plans.

  • Record field observations in a concise, accurate, and legible manner;

  • Deliver scientific data that is complete and meets quality objectives and complies with SOP's.

  • Share lessons learned and strive for continual program and personal improvement.

  • Provide team communication.

  • Assist in the completion of wildlife and wildlife habitat surveys in a variety of field locations


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be willing and able to adhere to health, safety, and quality assurance protocols.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Willing to work in both urban and remote site locations.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize, work well under stress, and meet deadlines.

  • Must have the physical ability to conduct field operations safely in adverse weather conditions

  • Must be competent with various software programs (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Must have good problem resolution abilities.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to work out in the field and in an office.


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Demonstrated knowledge in regional (WA) flora and fauna desirable

  • Valid U.S driver's license required; must be able to meet company insurance requirements


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, squat, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, key, answer telephones, discuss issues with fellow employees, lift and carry 50 pounds frequently as needed.