Bull Run Watershed Protection Manager (Environmental Regulatory Coordinator)

  • Portland OR
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Feb 16, 2021
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

The Position

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a qualified Bull Run Watershed Protection Manager to join their Resource Protection and Planning Group.

The Portland Water Bureau’s Resource Protection and Planning Group is seeking an Environmental Regulatory Coordinator to serve in the role of Bull Run Watershed Protection Manager.  This position is responsible for managing the watershed protection program for the Bull Run watershed, the primary source of drinking water supply for the City of Portland.  This position will report to the Source Protection Division Manager.  
This position is the city’s primary operational liaison with state and federal agencies responsible for land management, fire protection and related environmental permitting, including the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Oregon Department of Forestry.   The Watershed Protection Manager will lead review, permitting, and on-site inspection of environmental design standards for maintenance and repair of forest roads on both city and USFS lands.  The Watershed Protection Manager will serve as the Bureau’s primary resource advisor and onsite liaison during wildfire suppression incidents, including deployment to a USFS/ODF Incident Command site and/or PWB Emergency Operation Center.
The Watershed Protection Manager will work closely with bureau staff responsible for water supply system engineering, watershed hydrology and water quality, watershed security, and fish and wildlife protection.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and coordination skills, and an ability to problem solve in emergency situations.  Experience with forest fire incident response and the National Incident Command System is desirable.  

City of Portland Core Values:Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal ResponsibilityThese values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here. 

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge and experience applying the principles, theories, methods and techniques of watershed sciences, natural resource management, and environmental protection.
  2. Ability and experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining, and applying relevant environmental laws, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures.
  3. Ability and experience analyzing complex environmental issues and problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending policies, procedures, strategies or other effective courses of action.
  4. Ability and experience exercising independent judgment, problem-solving, taking initiative within general policy guidelines, and gaining cooperation through collaboration, especially during emergency situations.
  5. Ability and experience working with a multicultural workforce, promoting an equitable workplace environment, and applying equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.

A typical way of obtaining the above knowledge and experience would include any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following:

  • Education/Training:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in environmental, natural resources or water resources science or management or a closely related field;  
  • Experience:  Five (5) years of increasingly responsible natural resources and environmental protection and management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A master’s degree in an applicable field and experience in a public agency is preferred although not required.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting:   02/15/21 - 03/05/21
  • Applications Reviewed:   week of 03/08/21
  • Eligible List:   week of 03/15/21
  • Selection Phase Begins:   Tentatively the week of 03/29/21

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

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