Job Title: Seasonal Field Technician Position – At Will, Exempt Position

30 to 40hrs/week from approximately May to October 2021 Location: Coquille, OR

Wages: $14-15/hour (depending on experience and licensing)

About the Coquille Watershed Association

The Coquille Watershed Association (CoqWA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with established restoration, monitoring, and educational programming that is valued and supported throughout the watershed. Our mission is to work collaboratively with landowners to develop and implement voluntary watershed restoration, enhancement, and engagement activities that promote healthy and resilient ecosystems and economies in the Coquille watershed. CoqWA is supported by a diverse volunteer Board of Directors representing landowners, business owners, and community members.

Here at CoqWA, we value our collaborative, supportive workplace culture that contributes to our success in accomplishing high value, high impact projects throughout the watershed. By applying to work with us, you have the opportunity to gain professional skills in natural resources and join a small but mighty staff team working cohesively to enhance our organization and our watershed.

CoqWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary

The CoqWA Seasonal Technician will work closely with CoqWA staff members to assist in surveys and fieldwork during the 2021 field season. Specifically, this position will be a crew member on noxious weed survey, inventory and treatment but may have the opportunity to support other programs within the Coquille Watershed Association. The work will largely occur outdoors in the field throughout the Coquille watershed. The technician will have the opportunity to work with Board members, volunteers, private landowners, agency partners, and others to accomplish projects and initiatives.

Principal Duties/Expectations:

  • Survey, inventory, and map noxious weed infestations; surveys may be done on foot, boat, or by vehicle. Perform treatments in the field as required and help with implementation of restoration projects.
  • Maintain mapping information, treatment records, and monitoring data using field data sheets (paper) and programs such as Collector and Survey123.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records, timesheets, spray records, field notes and information.


  • Preference given to applicants possessing a natural resources related degree or currently enrolled at a community college or university with a major related to natural resources
  • Noxious weed work requires knowledge of (or wiling to learn): plant identification, herbicide application and mixing herbicides.

General Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A positive attitude, strong work ethic, physical fitness, and interest in natural resources are essential!
  • Able to complete strenuous work in varying weather conditions including but not limited to: carrying a 40 lb. pack, hiking multiple miles, and working outside for long periods of
  • Paddling skills preferred but not required at a minimum must be comfortable in small water crafts for 8+hours/day (boating safety course will be completed with Association staff prior to boating).
  • Aptitude to learn new skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, ability to work with crew
  • Ability to: communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Ability to: establish and maintain records of work and data, make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures; use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; work effectively and cordially with landowners and the public.
  • Valid Oregon or other state driver’s license and a good driving record and auto insurance (use of personal vehicle may be required for field work)
  • Within 30 days of employment, must obtain Oregon Pesticide Apprentice

Application Instructions and Timeline

  • Submit application materials to Sherri Laier, Noxious Weed Program Coordinator at: with the subject line titled: “Seasonal Tech Position Application”
  • Application deadline – 4/9/21 or open until
  • Required application materials:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Two references with contact information provided
  • We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received, applicants are encouraged to apply early to be fully considered for the
  • We aim to start the position in May and have it run through October, we are flexible to accommodate school schedules as

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