Job Opportunities

OISC Coordinator

Date: February 18, 2015

Deadline to Apply: 2:00 PT March 15, 2015

Agency: Private Forests Division, Oregon Department of Forestry

Job Summary: Are you passionate about protecting the resources and economy of one of the nation’s most diverse and scenic states from the threat of invasive species? The Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC), created in Oregon statute in 2001, is seeking a contractor to fill the prominent position of OISC Coordinator.

Salary: The OISC Coordinator is a contract position housed within the Oregon Department of Agriculture with a maximum monthly compensation of $6,250 plus compensation for approved travel expenses. Funding is in place for the current biennium ending in June. The Governor’s budget for 2015-2017 fully funds this position, pending approval by the Oregon State Legislature. Contract renewal is automatic given satisfactory performance.

More Information located on the OISC site here



GIS Intern and Water Resources Specialist

Date: February 20, 2015

Job Titles: GIS Intern and Water Resources Specialist

Agency:  Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon

Positions Close on: March 9, 2015

Job Summaries: Two openings in the Watershed Management Department at Clean Water Services in Hillsboro, OR (west of Portland). While these positions—GIS Intern and Water Resources Specialist—are not explicitly focused on upland prairie management, it could be a component of the work.  More information at:



 INTERDISCIPLINARY (Regulatory Project Manager)

Date: February 12, 2015

Job Title: Interdisciplinary (Regulatory Project Manager)

Department: Department of the Army

Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number: WTHE155270041306968

Salary Range: $61,737.00 to $80,259.00 / Per Year

Open Period: Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Thursday, February 26, 2015

Series & Grade: GS-0401/0408/0430/0470-09/11

Position Information: Full-Time – Permanent

Promotion Potential: 11

Duty Locations: 1 vacancy in the following location: Portland, OR

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: No

Job Summary:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This is a Project Manager position located within the Operations Division, Regulatory Branch in PORTLAND, OREGON.

The Regulatory mission is to provide protection of the nation’s aquatic environment (including wetlands), enhance the efficiency of the Corps’ Regulatory program and ensure the regulated public receives fair and reasonable decisions. We evaluate permit applications for proposed activities in waters of the United States (including wetlands) throughout Oregon, under the authorities of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1974, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

The Corps of Engineers, while a component of the U.S. Army, is mostly a civilian organization. The Corps works to reduce flood damage in communities across America; improve the environment for fish and wildlife and generate clean, renewable electricity, and recreational opportunities. The Portland District staff oversees the operation and maintenance of 19 multipurpose dams in Oregon and a sediment retention structure in southwestern Washington. We also maintain more than 720 miles of federal navigation channels and 33 channel and harbor projects through the use of two government-owned hopper dredges and three hydrographic survey vessels.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.


In this position you serve as Regulatory Project Manager with responsibilities across the northern portion of the State of Oregon. You will use your technical expertise to:

- Delineate and assess the functions and values of waterbodies and wetlands;
- Evaluate all levels and types of Department of the Army (DA) permit   applications for activities in waters of the United States and/or navigable waters within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act and/or the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899;
- Ensure compliance with issued permits and resolve instances of non-compliance; and,
- Investigate and resolve allegations of unauthorized activities.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position and for more information, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents go to: