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Job Announcement – Oyster Restoration Field Specialist (Contractual)

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The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization engaged in oyster restoration, advancing oyster aquaculture, and promoting sustainable management of native oyster and fishery stocks.  ORP is headquartered in Annapolis Maryland, and operates a shell recycling and processing center in Cambridge, where it supports oyster restoration and aquaculture activities in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point laboratory. ORP is looking to fill an open oyster restoration field specialist contract position at its Cambridge, MD location. Applicants must have boating experience and working knowledge of the geographic information systems (GIS) program ArcGIS at a basic level.

Specific duties will include:

  • Documenting oyster restoration activities using ArcGIS
  • Maintaining and deploying water quality monitoring equipment
  • Data management, analysis and report writing
  • Supporting oyster reef surveys
  • Supporting oyster disease testing studies
  • Periodically supporting education and community events
  • Aquaculture support activities
  • Coordinating with industry, state and non-profit groups

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • Documented boating experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must possess reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with oyster biology, restoration and/or aquaculture
  • Captain’s license or ability to obtain it
  • Experience with R programming language

Position Details and Benefits:

This contract position is for one year and will be full-time hourly (40 hours/week) without benefits.  Compensation per hour will range from $14 to $17 per hour depending on qualifications. The primary duty station for this position is Cambridge, Maryland. A majority of the time will be outdoors and in the field. Periodic in-state travel to meetings and field locations is required. After one year the position may become permanent depending on individual performance and availability of funding. This position is open until filled. Interviews of qualified applicants will be scheduled starting March 1st 2017.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Job Opening- Oyster Restoration Field Specialist. No phone calls please.