Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $14/hour
Deadline: Jul 31, 2023
Required Experience: 0 – 1 years
Reports To: Executive Director 
Status: Full time, Seasonal
Period of Work: June – September (Can work around school schedules)
Compensation: $14 per hour

Position summary
The South Fork John Day Watershed Council (SFJDWC), in Grant County, OR is looking for an energetic, hardworking and motivated individual to join our staff for seasonal employment in 2023. We are looking to fill one or two entry-level, temporary positions with negotiable spring/early summer start dates and an anticipated end date of August 31st. Successful candidates may receive training and experience in multiple restoration activities. This position will require an individual that is comfortable being on their own outdoors.

Watershed Technician Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect field data in accordance with standard procedures using standard and specialized data collection equipment. Record notes, check computations, prepare records for computer processing, enter data into computer files, and assemble and prepare field data for tabulation and publication.
  • Uses computers to store and analyze field data including spreadsheets, word processors, and databases.
  • Communication with a variety of individuals from various agencies as well as private landowners may be required.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Hike in varying elevations, and/or perform physical tasks required for restoration of habitats for durations lasting as long as ten hours under all weather extremes including extreme hot or cold, wet or dry conditions weather conditions.
  • Comfortable working, hiking, and driving in remote locations of Grant County, OR
  • Use Global Positioning System (GPS) software and equipment to track and record field data
  • Proper Scientific Data Collection Techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate and cooperate in a team.
  • Ability to work effectively alone.
  • Ability to quickly acquire skills and learn new techniques.


  • High School Diploma, with experience or education in agriculture, range, fisheries, hydrology, forestry, or natural resources. 

Special Requirements:

  • A valid Oregon State driver’s license.

Working Conditions (Field 80%, Office 20%)

Field work is performed outdoors in conditions that include steep and rough terrain, dense vegetation, heavy rains, and insects; to include wet, muddy, uneven or rocky surfaces. Positions require physical exertions, such as, hiking, crouching, and stooping, reaching, or similar activities.

To Apply
This position will remain open until filled.  Please send an electronic version of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references (5 pages or less) to Amy Stiner at  For questions please contact Amy Stiner,, 541-792-0435.