We’re hiring

ORP is currently hiring for the following positions:


Primary Role and Functions:

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a full-time Shell Collection and Delivery Technician to support the organization’s Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA).
Each year millions of oyster shells are lost to landfills in the Mid-Atlantic region.  SRA works with restaurants, local municipalities, and a diverse range of partners to provide simple solutions to recycling oyster shells for restoration of Chesapeake Bay oyster populations.  Major responsibilities include daily collection and delivery of recycled oyster shells from around the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area, driving stake body trucks to transport shell, compiling and managing shell collection data, and interacting with the public.

Location:  The position will be based in Annapolis, MD.

Job Duties: At a minimum this position will support the following programmatic activities:

  1. Manage daily collection of oyster shells for the Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA):
    • Weekly trips to collect oyster and clam shell containers at metro region restaurants. Must be able to drive medium duty, Class 305, non CDL trucks.
    • Interact with restaurant and other partner personnel.
    • Communicate with hatchery staff to transport live oysters as part of the Marylanders Grow Oysters program (MGO).
  2. Maintain basic truck operations (fueling, checking fluid levels, applying lubricants, inspecting/reporting operational condition daily).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license; CDL license a plus
  • Participation in ORP drug testing program
  • Ability to provide evidence of clean driving record
  • Experience interacting and communicating with diverse groups
  • Ability to work independently and manage and schedule multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively communicate schedules and progress
  • Knowledge and understanding of job safety practices
  • Ability to cope in physically demanding work environment on a daily basis
  • Able to lift or move objects up to 60 pounds, climb into and out of vehicles 4’ high and travel over uneven terrain such as; Mud, Gravel, Sand, Rocks, Ice & Snow

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Detect and react to warning signals at work sites (full visual and hearing)
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite Software (Access Database a plus)
  • Completion or partial completion of post-secondary education; biology, environmental sciences, or logistics studies a plus

Position Status and Benefits:

The position is a full-time permanent (40 hours) with full benefits including health, 401K, and paid time off.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Travel in vehicles within MD and neighboring states is required for this position.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: Tommy Price, tprice@oysterrecovery.org

No phone calls please


Primary Role and Functions:

The Coastal Resource Scientist – Monitoring Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating surveys to monitor the status and health of restored oyster reefs, assess and identify areas suitable for oyster restoration, manage and analyze ecological data, and participate in research to identify and develop additional tools for assessing coastal restoration success. Extensive experience and confidence in leading and coordinating field-based research is required. We are seeking a candidate with excellent quantitative skills, a foundational understanding of oyster reef and estuarine ecology, and experience managing and analyzing ecological datasets.
The Coastal Resource Scientist will work closely with ORP’s Coastal Science team and will collaborate with government agencies, other NGO’s, and academics. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, self-directed, and possess the ability to make sound project decisions. The position requires strong communication, leadership, strategic/critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Specific job responsibilities include:

• Coordinate oyster reef monitoring, including leading survey design, field logistics, managing resources and data
• Manage and maintain ORP’s monitoring spatial databases
• Conduct analysis of ecological datasets, including biological, water quality, and other ecological data
• Write technical reports, contribute to proposals, contracts, and peer-reviewed publications
• Support ORP’s existing oyster restoration, sustainable fisheries, and oyster aquaculture programs

Essential Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science, Ecology, Fisheries Science, Biological Oceanography, or related discipline
• Master’s degree preferred
• Extensive experience coordinating and leading field-based sampling
• Comfortable operating and working from small boats and larger vessels
• Intermediate to advanced experience with GIS software (ArcGIS), conventional databases, and geodatabases
• Coordination of data collection tasks, data management, and quality control and assurance
• Demonstrated experience and competence with statistical analysis and data synthesis (coding expertise in R, Matlab, etc. is a plus)
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

Position Details and Benefits:

This position is full-time permanent (40 hours) with full benefits including health insurance, 401k, and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience. The primary work location is in Annapolis, Maryland. Regular in-state travel to meetings and project locations is required. During the COVID-19 pandemic, work operations are flexible and include a blend of field work, office work, and telework.

For consideration, please send a detailed cover letter and resume to:
Olivia Caretti
Attn: Job Opening: Coastal Resource Scientist – Monitoring Coordinator.
Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2022