Temporary Water Resources Project Manager

Essential Functions
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all essential functions.)

   1. Plans, oversees, and implements the Willamette Partnership’s ecosystem market operations, including acquisition of ecosystem credits for the Partnership’s reserve account, accreditation of project verifiers, certification of ecosystem credits, and development of software (e.g. the Ecosystem Crediting Platform) and other tools to achieve the Partnership’s mission.
   2. Ensures completion of projects within established time frames and budget guidelines. Manages project activities with governmental organizations, consultants, nonprofit organizations, and other partners. Manages contractor and consultant contracts, negotiates change orders and approves invoices.
   3. Ensures project compliance with Partnership and District policies and regulations and with Federal, State, and local laws. Resolves complaints and disputes concerning implementation requirements.
   4. Participates in capacity building projects with other watersheds throughout the Northwest that are building ecosystem service programs. Represents the Partnership at meetings and provides professional technical assistance to advisory committees and partner agencies.
   5. Leads integration of Partnership standards and tools with Eco-label and other similar programs.
   6. Assists Executive Director with fund and organizational development, including grant applications, events, business planning, preparing budgets, and allocating work assignments.
   7. Assists with the evaluation and development of Partnership policies and procedures.

Expected Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: principles and practices of project management; principles and practices of aquatic and upland conservation in both urban and rural environments; principles and practices of riparian and stream restoration; theory and principles of environmental policy and finance; principles and practices of nonprofit management; principles and practice of collaborative governance; principles and practices of project development, scheduling, and management; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; pertinent Federal, State and local policies, laws, codes, and regulations.

Skill in: managing and coordinating the work of professional and technical personnel; scheduling time, materials, staff, and consultants for efficiency, effectiveness, and safety; preparing and administering budgets; gathering, analyzing, and interpreting technical data pertaining to aquatic and upland habitats, water quality, and water quantity; analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals; managing software or other technology development; nonprofit fund development; negotiating innovative policy solutions; collaborating with a variety of stakeholders; use of computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and project scheduling and tracking applications.

Ability to: simultaneously coordinate and manage multiple projects to completion within scheduled deadlines and allocated budgets; understand and interpret pertinent policies, procedures, laws, and regulations pertaining to the program area; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of Partnership, government officials, landowners, community groups, and the general public; operate effectively in a team environment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The Candidate/Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Significant experience in the field of conservation policy or planning, environmental finance, or implementing restoration.

College-level coursework in environmental policy and planning, environmental science, ecology, natural resources management, conservation finance, conservation biology, land use planning, environmental law and water rights, or a related interdisciplinary field.
Certification and Licensure Requirements

Upon selection, candidates must posses a valid driver’s license.
The Organization

The Willamette Partnership is a nonprofit 501c3 serving the Northwest to expand the pace, scope, and effectiveness of conservation. We are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of ecosystem markets, but are broadly interested in the incentives, policies, and actions people can take to enhance clean water, clean air, and natural places to play—ecosystem services. On behalf of the Willamette Partnership, Clean Water Services acts as a fiscal sponsor, hosting this on other Partnership positions.

Clean Water Services is a public water resources management utility committed to protecting water resources in Oregon’s Tualatin River Watershed. With more than 520,000 customers mainly in urban Washington County, Clean Water Services operates four wastewater treatment facilities, constructs and maintains flood management and water quality projects, and manages flow in the Tualatin River to improve water quality and protect fish habitat.
Salary and Benefits

This is a temporary position with an estimated end date of September 2012. The pay for this full-time, temporary position is $63,256.00 – $86,977.00 per year ($30.41-$41.82 per hour). There are no benefits associated with this temporary position. Any offer of temporary employment will be conditioned on the successful completion of a driving record review, physical, drug/alcohol screen, and a criminal background check.
How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, specifically stating how your knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to this position and a resume by the closing date Friday, September 2, 2011. Please reference job #11-15. Submissions can be made two ways.

   1. Click the “Apply Now” link at the bottom of this page, or adjacent to the job listing on the Job Openings page. You will be transferred to a secure resume submission page. Online resume submissions must be received by 8 a.m. on the Monday following the job closing date.
   2. Via US mail. Resumes must be postmarked by the closing date. Send cover letter and resume to:

    Clean Water Services
    Attn: Human Resources Division
    2550 SW Hillsboro Hwy
    Hillsboro, OR 97123

Clean Water Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applicants who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should call the Human Resources Division at (503) 681-3600 or TDD at (503) 681-3601.