Water Planning Coordinator

Barrett Business Services Published: 11/4/2019
Newport, Oregon
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Temporary Assignment

Newport, Oregon

 The Mid-Coast Water Planning Coordinator serves as core staff to coordinate activities of the Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership is a collaborative group of 70+ partners representing diverse water interests in the Mid-Coast region (from Cascade Head to Cape Perpetua) who are working together to better understand water resources and develop an Integrated Water Resources Plan that will help guide water management in the region over the next 50 years.

This role includes engaging and coordinating diverse partners, facilitating peer-to-peer learning opportunities, managing schedules and deliverables, overseeing essential communication, organizing public events, connecting partners to technical information and resources, and coordinating the work of consultants in overall support of the water planning process. The position requires strong organizational skills and experience reinforcing and building positive relationships between and among a wide range of partner organizations. The ideal candidate will be familiar with local and statewide water issues, have experience in collaborative partnerships, and be able to balance the demands of the essential job functions listed below.

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Coordinator will work directly with Statewide Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) Place-Based Planning Coordinators and engage closely with the Partnership’s Conveners, Coordinating Committee, and Support Resources, as well with Partnership as a whole. Applicants for this position should become familiar with the following:

  • Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy
  • OWRD’s Place-Based Integrated Water Resources Planning Program and Guidelines      The Mid-Coast Water Planning PartnershipExperience and educational requirements include at least 3 years of professional experience involving collaborative natural resources management, and/or a B.S. or advanced degree in a related field. Direct experience in natural resource planning and management desired.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Experience/skill in project planning and implementation, including grant and contract management.
  • Experience/skill planning, executing, and facilitating meetings.
  • Experience with community engagement/public participation and planning of public events.
  • Experience working across multiple sectors, including government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), volunteers, landowners, and funding partners.
  • Formal training in conflict resolution and/or facilitation is preferred.

Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.Must have the ability to pass a background check, reference checking, and a drug test. Individuals must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of the assignment with or without reasonable accommodation.The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • In addition to the above requirements, this position requires the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions and the ability to interact positively and professionally with members of the WPP and employees and members of the public.
  • Work with many diverse and passionate individuals, which can require emotional stamina
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle many competing assignments
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required
  • On occasion, work will be required outside of primary Mid-Coast region, including occasional work weekends or evenings
  • Must maintain a valid Oregon State driver's license
  • Depending on Partnership Field Tour Programming this person may also be required to perform field work on all terrains in all weather conditions
  • Assignment Details:
Hours: 20 to 30 hours per week. Duration: Anticipated to be a one-year temporary assignment with the potential to renew. Individuals are employees of Barrett Business Services (BBSI) and are on temporary assignment at the City of Newport. Assignment is for a specified period based on the

needs of the organization and is subject to change at any time.

Wage:                   $25/hour

If you meet the above requirements, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about you. For more information, visit us at www.barrettbusiness.com .

To apply: Please contact our local BBSI office located at 1610 North Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365 Phone - (541) 574-9892

Email- Kristin.Arment@bbsihq.com>