Environmental Restoration Technician (Seasonal)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Blue Water Baltimore's mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore's rivers, streams and

Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accomplishes a wide range of work and partners with diverse organizations and community stakeholders to reach its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals.

Our team is small, close-knit, and committed to the wellbeing and happiness of one another. Our workplace is flexible, casual, and fun. As an organization and individually, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment. Read more at www.BlueWaterBaltimore.org. 

Job Description

Position Description

The Seasonal Restoration Technician supports restoration project implementation to improve water quality/health. The seasonal restoration technician will focus on tree plantings during the spring and fall, and tree care and maintenance through the summer. The technician will also support projects that range from pavement removal, cistern installation, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) implementation and maintenance. Tree and GSI care and maintenance responsibilities encompass regular watering, mulching, stake removal, tree surveys, and more. This position works closely with three team members to complete projects.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Spring and fall tree plantings, adhering to the proper methods of tree installation.
  • Maintain trees through watering, stake removal, pruning, etc. (Summer).
  • Weekend volunteer events are required work days.
    •  Hours can be reduced “flexed” during the week when weekend work is completed.
  • Work with volunteers on restoration projects.
  • Support green stormwater infrastructure projects.
  • Weekend volunteer events are required work days.
  • Operate work trucks.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, pry bars, pick-axes, and stake drivers.  


Minimum Qualifications 

  • High school diploma required.
  • Attention to detail, consistency and punctuality are required .
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  •  Applicant should be willing to work in potentially harsh conditions (i.e. hot weather, inclement weather). 
  • Must have a driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Preferred Experience:  Previous landscaping or construction experience, plant knowledge, volunteer experience. 

Competencies & Success Factors 

  • Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving
  • Oral/ Written Communication
  • Teamwork/ Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/ Strong Work Ethic
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

This role will pay $15 per hour, operating on a 35 hour work week.

Duration: 10 months - (March through November)

Additional Information

A Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.