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 Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Job Announcement: Port Development Project Manager (6/19/2018) 
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay: Port Development Project Manager

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is seeking to hire a Port Development Project Manager to coordinate and complete capital improvement projects assigned by the Director of Port Development. This applicant must possess project management experience, and strong technical, writing, communication, and organizational skills. Please visit to view the job announcement and link to the applicant portal.

 Clackamas River Water Job Announcement: Senior Finance and Accounting Specialist (6/14/2018) 
Clackamas River Water: Senior Finance and Accounting Specialist

(Represented, Exempt Position: $60,403.20 -$79,934.40 DOQ)


Under supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, this position will perform a variety of accounting and financial functions that include preparation of financial statements, budget development and preparation, account reconciliation, preparing and posting journal entries, payroll administration, and other reporting as required. Duties also include assisting with the audit, analyzing and evaluating financial records and systems, internal controls, and training on use of accounting software systems and internal control procedures.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 3+ years’ professional accounting and finance experience
  • Proven ability to apply principles and practices of government finance, enterprise/fund accounting, municipal budgeting, auditing, GASB and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Understanding of Oregon Budget Law strongly preferred
  • 2+ years’ performing payroll administration
  • Proven aptitude for accounting software applications and related databases
  • Proficiency in personal computers and MS Office Suite
  • Extremely accurate and detailed, with excellent oral and written communications and customer service skills


Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


To Apply 

16770 SE 82nd Drive

Clackamas, OR 97015

Fax: 503-722-9259


Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check and, for safety-sensitive positions, a drug and alcohol screen as a condition of employment.

 West Multnomah SWCD Job Announcement: Communications & Outreach Manager (6/14/2018) 
West Multnomah SWCD: Communications & Outreach Manager

Application deadline: 7/6/2018 at 5:00 pm
Start Date: 8/20/2018
Status: At-Will, Exempt Employee, 25 hours per week
Pay Range: Minimum of $26 per hour or negotiable depending on qualifications or experience
Location: 2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 450, Portland, Oregon 97210
Questions: Email (preferred method):; Phone: 503.238.4775 (Randi at ext. 100)

The West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District serves West Multnomah County and Sauvie Island residents with information and assistance on conservation planning, invasive weeds, native plants, livestock management, funding, wildlife, healthy woods, habitat restoration, school gardens and other projects for which they need assistance. The District is comprised of welcoming individuals who enjoy sharing knowledge and learning, as well as collaborating on ideas, policies, and procedures to ensure all voices are heard. We are looking for someone to join our team that has a passion for communicating with diverse communities and enthusiasm for environmental conservation.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The District is committed to the ongoing process of making our programs and organizational culture more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our Staff and Board actively engage in education, discussion and action regarding systemic oppression and endeavor to identify and address disparities within our organization. The District has an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with dedicated funding to support this work. The Communications & Outreach Manager must be dedicated to the District’s diversity, equity and inclusion commitment. Applicants from communities impacted by systemic oppression are encouraged to apply. The District’s Statement of Non-Discrimination can be read here.

Summary of Duties: The Communications & Outreach Manager develops the communications strategy and messaging about the work of the District in terms of vision, mission, goals and conservation actions. The position manages media and public relations, publications, special events, and videos. The Communications & Outreach Manager is responsible for planning the District’s annual meeting, production and publication of the District’s annual report and facilitating the development of the District’s long-range strategic plan with Board and staff. The position is also responsible for coordinating outreach events through workshops, tabling and direct mail. The position manages the District’s website for both design and content and coordinates the District’s use of social media.

Minimum Requirements:
• Four years of qualifying experience in communications, marketing, outreach, journalism or a related field that demonstrates attainment of the core competencies for the position (see below).
• A degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field may be substituted for one year of the qualifying experience.
• A valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire as the position requires occasional driving during daylight hours and after dark.

Core Competencies:
• Excellent writing, editing and information management skills.
• Well versed in production media layout and design for oral, poster and video presentation. 
• Skilled in using a range of on-line marketing and media tools for managing a website, developing mailing lists, compiling and distributing electronic newsletters, blogging and the use of social media. Media tools include: WordPress (or similar Content Management System applications), MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
• Well versed in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and database applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent communication, marketing, outreach, or journalism skills demonstrating the ability to write and speak to a wide variety of audiences and cultures.
• Bilingual-bicultural translation skills.
• Passion for the District’s mission and willingness to develop and retain working knowledge about conservation and natural resource management.
• Ability to assist an organization’s development of a strategic plan for attaining its mission and goals.
• Experience in administering contracts for print design, website development, and videography.
• Experience in broadcast and print media relations including writing press releases, conducting interviews, developing and implementing earned media campaigns, as well as developing and implementing crisis communications plans when faced with unwanted media attention.
• Experience with developing and managing an annual work plan for a communications, marketing, outreach, journalism, or related program.
• Proven ability for innovation in the development of communication and outreach tools and strategies.

Desired Interpersonal and Professional Attributes:
• Flexibility and adaptability in performing job duties.
• Ability to conduct multiple tasks and actions at the same time.
• Ability to work collaboratively with external partner organizations.
• Maintains positive, collaborative relationships with co-workers and conducts work in a professional and courteous manner.
• Ability to plan and organize work to meet required deadlines.
• Takes initiative and has strong problem-solving skills, but also knows when to ask for help.

Job Conditions: The position works primarily in an office setting, working at a desk (with sitting and standing options); using a computer; working or standing at a table; bending and lifting boxes and equipment (up to 30lbs); unloading and loading a vehicle; using a dolly to move materials; and other activity typical of a professional work environment. Occasional work outdoors for events and other District needs will be required. Occasional work hours outside of regular schedule (4-5 times per year) on evenings or weekends to accommodate targeted events may be required and are eligible for compensatory time.

• Generous health care benefits are available after introductory period. The District pays employee benefits in full and covers partial payment for dependents.
• Monthly contributions to a Health Reimbursement Account.
• Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) cost-share pension plan after six months.
• Paid time off: approx. 50 vacation hours (increase after 2 years), 10 personal hours, 10 holidays, and 12 sick days.
• Parking pass or TriMet reimbursement. Ample bike parking available for cyclists.
• Professional Development plan created by employee with potential District funding for certain training.
• Build your own schedule. Majority of office hours should occur within regular office hours (M-F 9a-5p).

How to Apply: Submit on July 6th by 5:00pm, the documents listed below in PDF format, preferably as one file. Please title file(s) ‘’Last Name_First Name”. If you are unable to combine all three items into one document, please include the corresponding number from below after your first name in the applicable file’s title (e.g. “Last Name_First Name_1”).

1. Completed Minimum Requirements Form
2. Cover Letter (as an attachment, do not include in the body of the email)
3. Resume

Your application will not be considered without these three components. Please email your application materials to Alternatively, you may mail your materials to: West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, ATTN: Office Manager, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 450, Portland, OR 97210. Dropping off materials in person is discouraged as our hiring practices include redaction of personal information in an effort to eliminate unconscious bias.

Veteran’s Preference: Applicants are eligible to use Veteran’s Preference when applying with West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. For more information on required materials to submit, please see our Veteran’s Preference Policy

Interviews: Those who are contacted for an interview may be asked to submit professional references and supply work samples prior to their interview. Interviews will occur the fourth week of July. A background check that includes a driving record will be conducted and evaluated before employment can begin.

 Port of Morrow Job Announcement: Executive Director (6/11/2018) 

Invites applications for the position of:
Executive Director
$175,000 - $250,000 Plus Benefits

Opening Date: May 1, 2018
Closing Date: July 2, 2018

The Port of Morrow is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the Executive Director position. 
The Port of Morrow is located along the beautiful Columbia River near the city of Boardman in Morrow County, Oregon. The Port is governed by a five-member commission elected by the district’s voters.  The Port of Morrow is one of the state of Oregon’s and region’s most vibrant economic development agencies.  
Responsibility for management and administration of Port activities resides with the Executive Director who is appointed by the Port Commission.  The Port presently employs 113 full-time and 5 part-time employees.    
Qualifications for the successful applicant include:

1. Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a closely related field; and 
2. Experience with economic development, port operations or associated business.  
3.  Or a successful combination of education, training, and experience that clearly demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  
The Port of Morrow is looking to hire a person who will provide the leadership, management skills and administrative abilities to continue move the Port in the direction of its stated mission.
Mission: The Port of Morrow is the region’s economic development leader and works closely with businesses and organizations to create family wage jobs. The Port maintains a positive business environment; develops water sources; provides and expands utility services; provides surface, water and air transportation facilities and services; and continues to expand its role as a regional transportation hub. The Port is focused on fully developing industrial, commercial and community development potential while supporting the region’s quality of life.

The individual appointed to this position will possess well-developed operations, business management, administrative and leadership skills.  They will recognize that policy is set by the Commission and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of Port policies.
They will also:
• Be an excellent communicator and representative of the Port.
• Act as a catalyst and “front” person who can help the Commission, Port users, and the communities create a vision to build for the future.
• Promote ideas and concepts and sell them in the broader community.
• Maintain responsibility for establishing and nurturing successful press relations. 
• Help the Port grow and adapt to changing conditions and continue to be an economic development leader in the region and state.
• In relationships with staff, this person will be a good listener and mentor; and be accessible and open in dealings with people who work for the Port.  
Salary Range:  $175,000 – 250,000.  Excellent benefit package
Desirable Starting Date:  October 1, 2018
To be considered please submit a letter of introduction and resume by email or postal service to:
Port of Morrow Executive Director Selection Process
Special Districts Association of Oregon
PO Box 23879
Tigard, Oregon 97281
Application Deadline: July 2, 2018
Job Description

 Clackamas County/North Clackamas Parks & Recreation Disrict Job Announcement: Project Manager (6/11/2018) 

Clackamas County/North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District: Project Manager

Clackamas County’s Business and Community Services Department (BCS) is looking for an experienced Project Manager to strategically manage multiple project initiatives and related program activities for both the Oak Lodge Library (Library) and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD).


The Library and NCPRD, both divisions within BCS, are launching an exciting project to create a new library in the Oak Grove/Jennings Lodge area of unincorporated Clackamas County, as well as revitalize NCPRD’s newly acquired Concord property located on SE Concord Road near McLoughlin Boulevard.  These seemingly disparate goals have similar planning needs that can be efficiently tackled together as joint projects with a shared project manager. 


The Project Manager will:

  • Develop an overall project plan to include a scope, schedule, budget, and public participation plan with input from the Concord Property and Library Project Management Team (PMT) and Concord/Library Task Force (Task Force)
  • Help guide work of County staff to implement the Project Plan
  • Create and lead scopes of work for all necessary consultants, including community outreach, design and engineering consultants
  • Lead meetings and guide the work of the Task Force
  • Present the developed Project Plan to the Board and provide regular updates


For detailed information and to apply online please visit our website.


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