The Oregon Water Resources Department serves the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management in Oregon. This is accomplished through two key goals: to directly address Oregon’s water supply needs; and to restore and protect stream flows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon’s ecosystems, economy, and quality of life.
The vision of the Oregon Water Resources Department is to assure sufficient and sustainable water supplies are available to meet current and future needs.
This position is located in Pendleton.
The person in this position provides overall management and supervision of region personnel and programs. This person is responsible for hiring and training new personnel; assigning work; developing performance appraisals; discipline; managing the region operating budget; interpreting statutes, court decrees, rules and policies; working with water user groups, public interest groups and governmental agencies to solve water problems; providing reports to the Division Administrator, Director, and Commission regarding region problems and activities; participating in agency goal and objective setting processes; and translating approved objectives into region work plans. The region manager also develops administrative rules to implement statutes relating to field activities; recommends members to serve on rule advisory groups; and calling parties together and facilitating alternate dispute resolution when conflicts arise relating to water issues. It is important for the region manager to routinely schedule staff meetings to keep staff informed on current events; discuss law, rule and policy changes; and receive employee input on current issues.
Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications to be considered:
Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; OR
Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation: AND 45-48 quarter hours of graduate level coursework in management; OR
Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goal and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring or controlling or preparing a budget.
In the “Work History” section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
We are also looking for….
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage staff and projects related to natural resources management.
A Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, or other related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of three years’ experience in a natural resources field; a background in water resources, and knowledge of water laws and water management is preferred.
Demonstrated ability read, interpret, and use statutes, rules, and policies related to natural resources management.
Demonstrated ability to work with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders, legislators, and local government officials to solve complex issues around natural resources management.
Some overnight travel in the regional area and to Salem. Occasional overnight travel outside of region including out-of-state. Limited wading in streams. Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. Occasional exposure to noxious plants and insects, dogs and inclement weather.
NOTE: The salary listed on this job posting is the range for current PERS participating members. If you are not yet a PERS participating member, the salary range is $5828-$8581.
What’s in it for you
The opportunity to join a team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits with paid sick leave, vacation leave, 24 hours of personal business leave, and 10 paid holidays.
How to apply
To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above and complete all supplemental questions.
Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
If you have questions about this job posting, please contact Barb Mack, Human Resource Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-986-0931.
The Oregon Water Resources Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Veterans – If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans’ preference points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans’ preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.
The Oregon Water Resources Department is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.
Go to Oregonjobs.org and search for REQ-12818
Internal Number: REQ-12818
About Oregon Water Resources Department
This position is within the Field Services Division (FSD). The business of the FSD includes management of the field offices of the department. The field offices have primary responsibility for administration of the water laws of the state. This includes assisting in processing water right transfer applications and new water right applications, distribution and regulation of the waters of the State, conducting routine dam safety inspections, making streamflow measurements, inspecting well construction, providing and interpreting water right and well construction information, preparing administrative actions for violation of water laws and well construction requirements, and working with water users toward improving the health of our watersheds.