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OMSI Outdoors supports life-long learning, inclusive communities, and fostering positive relationships with the environment. We live, work and play all over the state. From Portland to the Oregon Coast, to the Blue Mountains of Oregon—there's something for everyone.
About Our Locations
Hancock Field Station
Uniquely located within the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Hancock Field Station has access to one of the world’s most significant fossil sites, nearby canyons, archaeology sites, and the John Day River.
On-site shared housing, including weekends (available for most positions)
Nine month season (February - October for most positions)
Health benefits, sick time, holiday pay, and paid time off (available for most positions)
Free OMSI membership
What can I expect when I live and work in the same place?
What's the deal with certifications?
All of our full-season instructors have Wilderness First Responder and Class B Commercial Driver License certifications. Since we require them for the health and safety of our participants, we offer opportunities for instructors to acquire these certifications. We provide room and board during these trainings, and some associated fees are reimbursed.
Wilderness First Responder
This is a 10-day, 80 hour course that covers first aid skills in situations that occur more than an hour away from advanced medical care.
Annually, OMSI residential camps host a WFR course taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Approximate cost is between $650 and $750.
Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL)
During the summer, we rent buses and use them to charter our students from Portland to the Summer Science Camp program locations.
There are multiple steps to completing the CDL license and each has an associated fee. Total approximate cost is $500, which is reimbursable upon successful completion of the process.
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