Field Crew Technician

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Friends of Trees / Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
position summary:

Friends of Trees (FoT) is a local non-profit dedicated to greening Portland area streets and open urban spaces and Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (Portland OIC) is a non-profit dedicated to the education and employment training of young adults. With support from the Portland Development Commission and Work Systems, these organizations are seeking to hire and manage a weekday field crew to plant trees in eligible Urban Renewal Areas in Portland along Portland’s Multi-Use Path from January 2010 through early April 2010.

The Field Crew Technician (FCT) will be part of a team of five other FCTs who will be planting trees and shrubs, mulching and watering newly installed plants, and potentially helping to direct volunteers.

Field Crew Technicians will be working outside in varying weather conditions, in potentially challenging terrain for multiple hours. FCTs will be provided all the training, tools, and rain gear required for this position. This is a job training program ideal for motivated individuals wanting to get practical, hands on work experience and training in a natural resources, horticulture, or landscaping field.

This is a part-time, temporary position reporting to the Friends of Trees Green Spaces Manager and Field Crew Supervisor. There will be 6 to 7 weeks of work, approximately 24 hours a week starting in January and ending by the first week of April. The exact schedule will be determined in early January.

Salary / Pay Rate:$8.40/hour - plus a set of rain gear and work boots
Required Skills and Abilities:Successful FCT applicants should be available Monday – Friday during January through early April, have the ability to receive instructions and direction in English, have a positive attitude, the ability to work with a diverse group of fellow program participants, enjoy working outdoors, and the ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs on uneven terrain. Past planting or other horticultural experience and a valid drivers license are a plus, but not a requirement. All participants will be trained in plant ID, proper installation, and safety.
Qualifications:This position is funded by the Portland Development Commission which requires participants to be between the ages of 18 and 24 and qualify as low income. Contact information for applications: Leigh Rappaport-Program Manager Portland OIC, 717 N. Killingsworth Ct. Portland OR 97217 503-797-7224 [email protected]
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer