Government Affairs Coordinator

Rockwood Water People's Utility District
19601 NE Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon
Job Type
Job Post Expires On


Salary Range:  $6,185 to $7,518 per month, ($74,220-$90,215 annually DOE) plus generous benefits. Position is offered at 40 hours per week.

Application Deadline:  January 26th, 2022, 5PM.

The Rockwood Water People’s Utility District is seeking a motivated and self-driven individual to join our team of public servants.  This position has a diverse set of duties that includes coordination of the Board of Directors, Public Outreach and Water Conservation programs for the District.

This summer, Senator Jeff Merkley helped the District to break ground on the largest public works project in the history of the District, the Cascade Groundwater Development Program.  Funded by a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Loan, the project, when completed, will change the way the District operates, by transitioning it from reselling water purchased wholesale from the City of Portland, into an organization that is a fully-independent water supplier that pumps, treats, and distributes high-quality groundwater from aquifers located deep underground.  This position will be in a key role to ensure that outreach and communications about the changes, Board interactions and decision making, and conservation of our precious groundwater resource, result in a successful future for the District.


This is a full time, exempt position.  Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Group medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and eligible dependents
  • State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) with 6% employer match
  • HRA VEBA account
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Access to deferred comp plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)


Application materials will be evaluated, and qualified candidates will be interviewed.  You must have verifiable references with current contact information.  If you wish modification of the selection process to accommodate a disability, please make your request in writing and submit it along with the required application materials.  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, physical exam, background investigation, and verifiable references.  Preference will be given to honorably discharged veterans and disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  To receive veterans’ preference, please complete the veterans’ preference form, including attachment of required materials, and submit with your application materials.


Complete and return a signed District application form along with your resume and cover letter to:

Rockwood Water People's Utility District, 19601 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR  97230-7430 or email signed and completed documents to:

Please direct questions about this position to Kari Duncan, General Manager, Rockwood Water People’s Utility District at 503-665-4170 or

Applications are available at the District office or visit