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Portland General Electric Natural Resources Technician in Madras, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: decarbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

This is a temporary position that may last up to 6 months .

The Natural Resources Technician at Portland General Electric provides support to programs that ensure compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and support implementation of fish, wildlife and water quality programs and activities at generation and other company projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs routine aspects of assignments related to environmental studies, projects and programs. Assists with field surveys, such as data collection, soil sampling, fish collection, field monitoring and water-quality sampling. Become familiar with and maintain related field equipment and inventories. Enters data from various field studies into electronic spreadsheets and databases. Assists Environmental Services employees in other department activities as needed.

  • Coordinates communication for fieldwork and related fieldwork schedules. Coordinates and assembles equipment.

  • Adheres to PGE standards, safety objectives and regulatory requirements.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Related college course work preferred in designated specialty, such as fisheries or aquatic science.

  • Typically two or fewer years in related field.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Basic knowledge and skill in the application of assigned technical area’s processes and procedures

  • Basic ability to interpret related technical content

  • Basic knowledge of department policies and procedures

  • Basic knowledge of safety requirements

  • Basic knowledge of office computer applications, including MS Word, Excel, etc.

  • Basic knowledge of related company and department-specific systems and tools

General Competencies

  • Basic knowledge of company

  • Basic knowledge of utility industry

  • Basic problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail

Physical and Cognitive Demands

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

  • Demonstrates sound memory

  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date.

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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.