City of North Bend Job Announcement (10/17/2017) 
City of North Bend: Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Salary: $59,553 - $75,932


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.


Situated on the beautiful southern Oregon coast, the City of North Bend, pop. 9,710, is surrounded on three sides by Coos Bay, an S-shaped inlet and estuary where the bay enters the Pacific Ocean.


The North Bend Waste Water Treatment Plant operates on a 2017-2018 division budget of $7.5 million, and serves the community with 6 full-time employees, and 2 part-time summer helpers. Under general supervision of the Public Works Director, the Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent organizes and directs the operation and maintenance functions at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.


Associate of Science degree in Water/Wastewater Treatment required. At least 10 years of municipal wastewater treatment experience with 5 or more years in a supervisory position. Broad knowledge of wastewater treatment science, practices and procedures, hazardous materials, biological treatment analysis techniques, emergency management operations, personnel supervision and practices, federal, state and local laws affecting areas of responsibility, and safety precautions. Must have a valid Oregon Class IV Wastewater Operator Certificate with at least 3 years of experience, a Class II Wastewater Collection Certificate, and a valid Oregon State driver license, or the ability to obtain one within 3 months of employment.


The City of North Bend is an equal opportunity employer. First review:  November 19, 2017 (open until filled). 

 River Road Park & Recreation District Job Announcement (10/13/2017) 
River Road Park & Recreation District: Assistant Superintendent


Full time exempt/ 40 hour work week/ Paid Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance/ Retirement/Vacation

Salary Range:  Commensurate experience within step salary range   $53,724 - $75,588


JOB FUNCTION DESCRIPTION:  Provides direct administrative and supervisory support to the Superintendent.  Assists with the management of District operations including budget development, short and long term financial forecasting; personnel management and departmental planning.  Administrates and manages human resource policies and procedures. Directly oversees personnel management of all full and part-time employees (performance evaluation, disciplinary, grievance and termination procedures).  Works collaboratively with the Aquatics Director and Administration Services Director to oversee the management of these departments. Oversees District wide media and IT operations.  


OVERVIEW OF DUTIES:  Receives supervision and direction form the Superintendent. 

  • Assists with developing the District’s operating budget including short and long term fiscal planning. 
  • Prepares and presents reports to the District Board of Directors as assigned by the Superintendent.
  • Develops, manages, and coordinates human resource programs, policies and employee benefits while ensuring legal compliance.
  • Oversees staff training and development of OSHA training and safety instruction.  Actively supports safety and loss control measures, while ensuring employees are held to District safety and loss control standards. 
  • Implements, monitors, recommends and reviews District employee/employer policies.  
  • Works collaboratively with all departments to exercise full supervision over all employees.  Prepares and administers performance evaluations.  Recommends and administers disciplinary actions.  
  • Manages and facilitates all facets of daily IT and social media operations.  Evaluates program performance and improvements. 
  • Plans, organizes, and evaluates information systems and electronic data processing for the District.  Monitors, analyzes and implements technical solutions.    
  • Supervises departmental staff to ensure District goals and objectives are met.
  • Researches, prepares, and monitor grants, contracts and partnership agreements to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Acts as a liaison between the District and local community organizations, news agencies, school officials and others regarding issues, programs and services relevant to our service area. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have applicable experience or knowledge in the following areas:

  • Principles and practices of public fiscal budgetary preparation and controls
  • Safety management applicable to supervising participants and staff in diverse leisure activities
  • Community resources and potential funding/sponsorship sources
  • Public relations practices and techniques
  • Federal, state, local laws, codes and regulations pertinent to a special service district
  • Expertise in IT management in relation to park and recreation implementation


Must have professional competence in the following areas:

  • Set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within District guidelines
  • Prepare clear concise and complete documents, reports and correspondence
  • Problem solve, organize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Maintain a neat, professional appearance
  • Exercise diplomacy in confronting and resolving conflicts and sensitive issues
  • Communicate courteously and cooperatively with other staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Parks and Recreation, Recreation Administration, Public Administration or closely related field – Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in public accounting and/or budget management
  • 3-5 years of experience in recreation facility operation and management
  • 4 years of strategic leadership and long range planning
  • 3-5 years in the principles and practices of administration, supervision and training
  • Ability to acquire an Oregon driver’s license



  • Alcohol and drug testing, as well as background check.


     Oregon Association of Conservation Districts Job Announcement (10/11/2017) 
    Oregon Association of Conservation Districts: Executive Director

    Closing Date: 11/8/2017; Interviews will begin the week of 10/23/2017.

    Full-time and exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The position is an at will employee of the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts.

    Scope and Supervision

    This position serves as the leader, manager and representative of the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), reporting to the OACD Board. Part-time support staff currently provide financial and administrative assistance as needed.

    The Association
    Founded in 1948, OACD is a non-profit association representing 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) throughout Oregon. OACD is governed by a board of 15 directors: 6 executive officers, the President of the Oregon Conservation Education & Assistance Network (OCEAN, the SWCD employees’ association) and 8 regional representatives. Funding currently comes from SWCD member dues and grants from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). OACD is a member of a Core Partnership funded by OWEB that provides training, outreach, and other services. Other Core Partnership members are the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils (NOWC), OCEAN, and the Coalition of Land Trusts (COLT). OACD also works with federal and state agencies and other associations with similar interests to promote conservation through rule making, legislation, and other cooperative efforts. (Refer to for more detailed information, including mission, members, and partners.)

    Core Responsibilities

    Organizational Leadership
    ● Assure that the Association is compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
    ● Develop a rapport with individual SWCDs and Basin Teams to further the needs of OACD member districts and the conservation community.
    ● Lead the development, implementation, and regular updating of OACD’s strategic plan.
    ● Collaborate with OACD’s board to assess the Association’s strategic position, and design and implement a strategic direction.

    Communication and Representation
    ● Provide support for meetings and functions of the board and its committees.
    ● Conduct effective and transparent communications with SWCDs and OACD partners, utilizing input and assistance from OACD Board, personnel and consultants.
    ● Provide day-to-day representation for OACD and its interests with partners, including NRCS, OWEB, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the nonprofit community, and other relevant federal and state agencies or other entities necessary to maximize the success of OACD’s programs.
    ● Represent OACD’s interests and fulfill responsibilities of the OWEB-funded Core Partnership (OACD, NOWC, OCEAN and COLT). See description above.
    ● Develop a rapport with Oregon legislators and lobby to further the needs of OACD’s member districts and the conservation community.
    ● Coordinate with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) to assist in federal rule making and federal legislative efforts on behalf of OACD.

    Other Program Implementation

    ● Organize and implement annual meeting or conference serving SWCDs
    ● Oversee major OACD projects, e.g. the Sage Grouse program for eastern Oregon SWCDs
    ● Organize or connect SWCDs with training events and other learning opportunities
    ● Perform additional tasks as may be identified in the strategic plan

    Staff Management
    ● Cultivate a professional, positive work environment where all feel empowered to participate and excel, while holding themselves and others accountable.
    ● Provide day-to-day supervision of staff and contractors, including, but not limited to, timely job performance reviews and daily personnel management.
    Fundraising and Financial Management
    ● Provide prudent financial management of OACD in coordination with the OACD treasurer and fiscal staff by: developing and implementing systems and protocols, developing and analyzing the budget, and acting in accordance with budgetary analysis.
    ● Manage grant funding and seek funds as needed from government agencies, private foundations, individual donors, and other revenue sources.


    The following educational and experiential qualifications are required:
    ●  Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Preference for Natural Resources, Public or Business Administration, Communications or a closely related field; AND
    ●  Experience: Five or more years of management or program leadership experience as a manager of an SWCD or a natural-resource based non-profit or governmental entity OR two or three years of natural resources management combined with two or more years of other management experience.

    Also required are:
    ●  Ability and willingness to travel to conferences, workshops, site visits, and training sessions away from the office. These events are usually in Oregon, sometimes overnight, and sometimes over evenings and weekends.
    ●  Provision of valid motor vehicle driver’s license, which must be maintained satisfactorily during employment
    ●  Ability to conduct and participate in field visits on agricultural land such as farms, forests, and dairies where uncertain footing is common
    ●  Proficiency in office-related skills, such as use of a computer and Microsoft Office software programs, copier, extensive telephone and email communications skills and willingness to learn and use video conferencing and webinar technology

    The following proven skills are important to the position, and candidates will be rated on their experience and education related to the qualifications listed:
    ● Strong interpersonal and relationship skills, including teambuilding and establishing and maintaining harmonious and effective working relationships with staff, board members, member personnel, conservation partners, public officials, and the general public
    ● Strong written communication skills and demonstrated skill in public speaking and proficiency in the use of social media
    ● Ability to work independently in a leadership role without direct supervision
    ● Ability to plan, organize, define tasks and meet deadlines, providing proven ability to direct organizational efforts to accomplish objectives, programs, and projects within established time frames and budgets
    ● Sound fiscal management skills, defined by education and/or relevant experience
    ● Ability to seek grants to further OACD’s goals
    ● Previous responsibility in personnel management and program management
    ● Strong experience in team planning and implementation of training, conferences, or other events to educate members and others
    ● Previous conservation/natural resource leadership desirable

    Compensation and Benefits

    Salary and Benefits: Starting salary, dependent upon experience and qualifications: $60,000 - $70,000. Benefit package that may include scheduling flexibility and a stipend.

    Performance Reviews: At six months and twelve months; compensation increases may be considered based on review and successful fundraising.

    Application Process

    Submit the following documents as one, merged pdf to
    ● A two-page cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and why you are a good fit for this position.
    ● A resume detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
    ● References – at least 3 professional references with contact information.

    Please do not call the OACD office. If you have questions, please address them to; answers will be shared at our website for the benefit of all applicants.

    OACD does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of ability, age, color, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteer and vendors, and provision of services. OACD is an AA/EEO employer.

     West Slope Water District Job Announcement (10/9/2017) 
    West Slope Water District: Utility Worker

    Open until filled. 

    West Slope Water District currently has an immediate opening for a Utility Worker I or II. The position will be part of a three-person field crew working under the direct supervision of the District’s Operations Manager. Specific tasks include but are not limited to reading water meters both manually and electronically, being on-call after hours as per rotating one week shifts, repairing water mains, locating underground services, installing new water services and meters, performing water shut-off’s for nonpayment and communicating district policies face to face with customers in the field. 

    Experience and knowledge in at least two of the following areas is preferred; construction environment, utility repair and maintenance, drinking water system infrastructure, landscape, and street repair, combined with customer service skills. High school diploma or GED and valid Oregon driver’s license is required.


    Utility Worker 1: $3,638 - $4,813 per month
    Utility Worker 2: $4,245 - $5,688 per month

    Open Until Filled


    Please visit the District’s website or the District’s offices at 3105 SW 89th Avenue, Portland, OR, to obtain a job application form and full job description. To be considered for this position, a signed application form must be submitted by e-mail or by mail to:  West Slope Water District – Attn: Employment, P.O. Box 25140 Portland, OR 97298.

     South Suburban Sanitary District Job Announcement (10/3/2017) 
    South Suburban Sanitary District: Wastewater Treatment Operator I

    Application Deadline:  October 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

    (Applications received after this date & time will not be considered.)


    The District is seeking a hard working candidate with good analytical skills and wastewater system knowledge. Under the supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, the successful candidate will perform the daily operation and maintenance of the District wastewater treatment facility, including laboratory analysis, responding to District after-hours emergencies, and periodically assisting the wastewater collections department as needed. The position requires performing basic mathematics, using appropriate safety procedures, logging and documenting operations daily, reading meters and gauges, making process adjustments, operating pumps and other wastewater equipment, keeping equipment and buildings clean, and performing standby, holiday/weekend duty when rotation dictates.


    Minimum qualifications:  A high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, Oregon class B commercial driver’s license with tank endorsement within 6 months of hire, Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Grade I within 18 months of hire, Oregon Wastewater Collections System Operator Certification Grade I within 18 months of hire. This is a safety sensitive position; successful candidate must pass a reference check, criminal background screen, pre-employment drug screen and medical exam.


    Salary/Wage Range:  $17.64 – $24.46 per hour.  $17.73 – $25.04 if currently certified between grades 1-3 in wastewater collection systems depending on grade level, and $18.75 - $26.51 if currently certified between grades 1-3 in Wastewater Treatment depending on grade level. Successful candidate will be eligible for employment benefits (such as paid time off, health insurance, retirement, and other benefits) as outlined in District policies and subject to the terms of applicable benefit plans.


    Applicants have two options to apply for this position:  (We DO NOT accept resumes in lieu of an application.)


    1. Pick up an application packet (8am – 4 pm, M-F) from the Receptionist at the District Office at 2201 Laverne Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR  97603, or
    2. Download the application packet from the District web page at, or


    Application may be submitted by:

    Mailing or delivering the application materials to:


    Director of Administrative Services

    2201 Laverne Avenue

    Klamath Falls, OR  97603


    Fax application materials to:  Director of Administrative Services at 541.882.5013


    E-mail application materials to:


    If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Cindy Oden at 541-882-5744.


    The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. 


    Veteran’s preference available



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