Landscape Restoration Crew Lead

HENDERSON LLC, a progressive aquatic science and native habitat restoration leader in the Pacific Northwest, seeks a Crew Lead (Foreman) for work managed out of our Lake Oswego, Oregon office. Successful candidates will possess personal and professional interests that integrate into our team’s natural systems field restoration efforts. This is a non-exempt, full-time seasonal (7-9 months) position with the possibility of extension/annual renewal. HENDERSON, LLC is an EEO employer.

Job Summary: The Landscape Restoration Crew Lead performs highly physical and demanding work in variable PNW weather conditions and often in difficult terrain and/or remote locations (with occasional overnight stays). This lead position is responsible for the direct field oversight of 4 to 6 crew laborers while participating as part of the team. This position will report directly to HENDERSON project managers. The right candidate will have experience and skills in landscape restoration techniques, tools, and equipment as well as past experience as a crew lead and a positive attitude.

Responsibilities and Duties
1. Reliably and safely implement and maintain upland and wetland habitat restoration projects including but not limited to such tasks as native tree and shrub plantings, seeding and mulching, irrigation installation and maintenance, mechanical and chemical invasive weed management, vegetation management, and erosion control.
2. Maintain, repair and organize field equipment (pumps, chainsaws, weed trimmers, sprayers etc.), and at times safely tow and position work/equipment trailers.
3. Safely lift 30+ lbs. as a consistent part of the work day in performance of project duties.
4. Occasionally operate specialized equipment used in restoration tasks such as tractors, skid-steers, seeders, etc.
5. Clearly communicate with HENDERSON Project Managers regarding the status of projects, schedule, labor and equipment needs, and potential project issues, etc.

Qualifications and Skills
1. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
2. Must be able to travel and stay overnight within northwest Oregon and southwest Washington for limited durations.
3. Must have demonstrated ability to safely lead crews in proper restoration techniques.
4. Must be able to regularly and effectively communicate with HENDERSON project managers, delegate tasks, and at times positively interact with site visitors.
5. Must have the ability to recognize or be trained on recognizing native and invasive plants.
6. Possession of or ability to obtain a pesticide applicator license is preferred (not required).

Compensation
Starting compensation is commensurate with experience and ranges from $21.00 to $23.00 hourly. Compensation may be subject to state/federal prevailing wage rules if applicable to individual projects.

Interested candidates should email (put position in subject) Greg Benge, Client Services Manager: gbenge@hendersondesign-build.com

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