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organization:Bonneville Environmental Foundation
position summary:

BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program is inspiring a new generation of clean energy leaders with the insight and innovative thinking necessary to solve today’s most pressing energy challenges. To get there, we’re transforming solar technology into a complete system of hands-on, STEM-based education and teacher training. Our vision is to integrate engaging renewable energy education into every science classroom in the nation.

Scope of Position
The Program Manager, Energy Education position is a hands-on role responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Solar 4R Schools program, including designing and delivering renewable energy training to k-12 educators; leading the development of new educational resources such as classroom activities, website content and teacher training materials; working with the Program Director to develop strategies for gleaning teacher feedback and improving program offerings; serving as a key point of contact to educators, school districts and funding partners; serving as BEF’s renewable energy education expert.

Required Experience and Knowledge
• 3+ years delivering and managing professional trainings on renewable energy, energy-efficiency or other STEM subjects
• Undergraduate degree in education, environmental science, or related topic
• Experience working with k-12 teachers and an understanding of teaching energy, renewable energy, electricity topics or other STEM subjects
• Demonstrable success leading professional-level group workshops for diverse adult audiences

Required Skills
• Self motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit, able to lead projects and inspire others
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive collaborative relationships among staff, funders, key clients and stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey both verbally and in writing complex technical ideas to diverse audiences with varying degrees of background knowledge
• Ability to embrace new challenges in a rapidly growing and changing work environment
• Comfortable with using technology, updating web content and willingness to learn new technologies for program management and implementation
• Ability to manage and organize multiple projects with varying timelines, utilize information management systems and create and adhere to project completion timelines and budgets
• Advanced computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions
• Deliver in-person and remote teacher-training sessions, modifying both as needed to provide exceptional learning opportunities for Solar 4R Schools participants
• Perform day-to-day management of the Solar 4R Schools program, including:
o Track and maintain inventory of science classroom materials
o Manage shipping of Solar 4R Schools science classroom materials
o Process and track project invoices and contracts
o Process and track Solar 4R Schools applications and manage application database
• Develop Solar 4R Schools renewable energy education curricula, revising as necessary to maintain BEF’s best-in-class solar schools program
• Develop Solar 4R Schools renewable energy education science kits, revising as necessary to provide cutting edge, hands-on opportunities for teachers and students working with renewable energy
• Provide content review and work with subject matter experts as appropriate to perform technical review of subject matter on all Solar 4R Schools materials relating to renewable energy technology and electrical engineering topics
• Maintain and develop the Solar 4R Schools STEM teacher network, including maintaining and moderating the web-based educator community and learning center
• Conduct or facilitate STEM renewable energy engineering challenges with schools and funding partners
• Monitor national and regional trends in STEM education and incorporate these trends appropriately into the Solar 4R Schools curricula—specifically renewable energy education, NGSS and Common Core State Standards and best practices in teacher professional development
• Provide timely and responsive support to teachers during the development of STEM renewable energy classroom activities and renewable energy education programming nationwide
• Assist with program evaluation and obtain teacher feedback in order to develop informed strategies to deepen the quality and usefulness of the program to educators
• Support the development of grants to grow and expand the Solar 4R Schools program
• Represent BEF and the Solar 4R Schools program to external audiences
• Utilize cross-functional services, such as marketing, contracts and administration in an effective manner
• Able to lift 35 pounds repeatedly and up/down stairs, load and unload vehicles, receive and send shipments, drive multiple hours or travel by plane to training sites and use tools to manipulate/work with wires and small component parts in science kits
• Able to travel 20-25%time; valid driver’s license required
• Complete other tasks as assigned by the Program Director, Solar 4R Schools

Send cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to jobs@b-e-f.org
Deadline: September 12, 2014
Subject line must include the position title

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends on experience
Apply by:September 10, 2014

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organization:Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
position summary:

This member would help us achieve our primary goal of raising funds for HFH by working to increase the amount of projects for our Building Material Recovery program BMR. BMR is a deconstruction program to save building materials from going to the landfill either by diverting them for sale at the ReStore or for reuse in a Habitat home. It is essential that we spend the time and energy needed to develop relationships with new potential donors and bring more stock into our stores. This position would work directly with our BMR Manager to upgrade our systems, outreach for new sources of projects, and collaborate with the city and county to assess new sources through their new online deconstruction platform. This affects the community on a few levels: one is that by providing more income for the building of HFH homes we help provide low income housing opportunities for families in need. We also divert over 8 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year; saving valuable resources, and energy. We also are able to provide low cost materials to families that may otherwise lack the resources to improve their homes.

Responsibilities:

• Work with BMR Manager to identify new target projects through online research, city and county agencies, connections, and mining existing donors for connections.
• Contact new businesses and build new relationships.
• Attend area association and business events to create new contacts and follow up as needed.
• Work with BMR Manager to identify greatest needs and opportunities for development. Develop, implement, and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies designed to increase unrestricted revenue as a result of increased numbers of projects and volunteers.
• Coordinate and/or implement public speaking engagements to recruit volunteers and increase community and donor awareness of BMR.
• Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
• Arrive on time and ready to serve, and promote the mission, goals and values of the AmeriCorps program.
• Share in Habitat for Humanity Mission and advocate positively.
• Become familiar with Habitat store products to maximize on-site recovery of sellable items.

Salary / Pay Rate:• Living allowance - $927 per month • Education award - $5,550 upon successful completion of service or end-of-service stipend of $1,500 after the successful completion of service
Apply by:September 1, 2014

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organization:Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
position summary:

As our affiliate grows and continues to create new homeowners and new Habitat communities every year, there is a need to put systems in place that allow us to connect with current homeowners, maintain stable and well-functioning homeowner’s associations, and access our impact on partner families. This position will work with Habitat homeowner’s associations to improve their processes for annual meeting and elections and will develop a new homeowner’s association in a new Habitat community. They will also work to improve the livability of existing Habitat communities by instituting crime prevention strategies. Another goal of the position is to allow us to better serve partner families through evaluation of our impact via an in depth homeowner survey.

Responsibilities:

• Work with Habitat homeowners association to put systems in place for holding annual meetings and board member elections
• Develop and facilitate peer support group of Habitat homeowner’s association board members from various Habitat communities throughout the metro area
• Develop quarterly newsletter that includes seasonal home maintenance suggestions for Habitat homeowners; create template for ongoing use by affiliate
• Facilitate the Development of a Condo Association at the Trillium Court Habitat development
• Work with homeowners in Habitat communities to set up neighborhood watch programs and other crime prevention strategies
• Research simultaneous translation resources available in Multnomah County and develop system for use by affiliate homeownership staff
• Develop and implement homeowner impact survey for new homeowner and home repair participants
• Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner

Salary / Pay Rate:• Living allowance - $927 per month • Education award - $5,550 upon successful completion of service or end-of-service stipend of $1,500 after the successful completion of service
Apply by:September 1, 2014

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organization:Hacienda CDC
position summary:

Bridge the gap between property management and residents while addressing barriers to maintaining/obtaining housing while supporting the mission of Hacienda CDC.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.55 - $16.00 per hour
Apply by:September 3, 2014

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organization:Birthingway College of Midwifery
position summary:

Birthingway College of Midwifery

Birthingway College of Midwifery is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit college for midwifery arts and sciences located in SE Portland. We are seeking a 30 hours per week Financial Aid Officer. Our ideal candidate will be patient, resourceful, and self-motivated. This is a multi-faceted job requiring strong attention to detail, ability to read and interpret complex regulations, flexibility in integrating regular rule changes into preexisting processes, and ability to learn complex computer programs. This position works closely with our Finance Coordinator and our Administrative Programs Coordinator to facilitate disbursements, reconcile payments, and maintain compliance with Title IV requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Previous financial aid experience preferred. Depending on experience, an extended period of intensive on-the-job training may be required. Computer, internet, and phone literacy required. This position relies upon many forms of interactions with staff, students, and the public; we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is also willing to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Position is permanent, with benefits after 90 days. Responsibilities include financial aid counseling to prospective and current students, full-service financial aid processing to include verifying eligibility, awarding, disbursing aid in all aid programs, and reporting.

Birthingway does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status in employment decisions, admissions or other college activities.

Before applying, please view the complete job description on our website, www.birthingway.edu.

HOW TO APPLY: Read the complete job description on our website. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@birthingway.edu. Your e-mail must have the subject “Applicant for Financial Aid Officer.” In your cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting, why you think Birthingway is a good fit for you, and how this position fits with your career goals.

The application deadline is September 7th. We plan to schedule initial interviews for the following week, with work starting as soon as possible.

Apply by: September 7, 2014.

TITLE: Financial Aid Officer
INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEB SITE: www.birthingway.edu
HOURS: 30 hours/week, Monday through Thursdays, business hours. (Attendance at special events outside these hours will be required 3-4 times per year)

SALARY: Starting at $12/hour, DOE

BENEFITS: Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hour, DOE
Apply by:September 5, 2014

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organization:Birthingway College of Midwifery
position summary:

Birthingway College of Midwifery is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit college for direct-entry midwives located in SE Portland. We are seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator for our busy campus. This position has two primary areas of responsibility: facilities management and reception. As the welcoming face of Birthingway, our ideal candidate will have a warm, outgoing manner and will be patient, organized, and self-motivated. This is a multi-faceted job requiring strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to perform diverse physical tasks such as light cleaning, climbing ladders, etc. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer, internet, and phone literacy required; applicants should be able to type 40 wpm. This position relies upon many forms of interactions with staff, students, and the public; we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is also willing to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Position is permanent, full-time (40 hrs a week), with benefits after 90 days. Job duties include general upkeep of campus buildings, covering the front office during business hours, responding to inquiries, coordinating sustainability practices, and other logistical support of the school.

Before applying, please view the complete job description on our website, www.birthingway.edu.

HOW TO APPLY: Read the complete job description on our website. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@birthingway.edu. Your e-mail must have the subject “Applicant for Operations Coordinator.” In your e-mail, please address what drew you to this posting, what you see as making Birthingway a good fit for you, and how this position fits with your career goals.

The application deadline is September 7th. We plan to schedule initial interviews the week of September 8th, with work starting as soon as possible.

Apply by: September 7, 2014

TITLE: Operations Coordinator
INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEB SITE: www.birthingway.edu
HOURS: 40 hours/week, Monday-Thursday

SALARY: Starting at $10/hour, DOE

BENEFITS: Paid Time Off, Health Insurance
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

Salary / Pay Rate:$10/hour
Apply by:September 5, 2014

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organization:Impact NW
position summary:

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Urban Opportunities serves the most at-risk youth in the community: those that are from homeless and low-income families, in foster care, adjudicated, or attending high schools with high drop-out rates and large minority populations. Our three-month curriculum focuses on job skills such as resume-writing, creating employment opportunities through partnerships with local businesses and college and career exploration. We currently work closely with students at Jefferson, Roosevelt, Madison, Parkrose, Gresham, Centennial, Franklin, David Douglas, and Reynolds High Schools and the Metropolitan Learning Center.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Urban Opportunities Program Specialist will support individuals of all genders, race, ethnicity and backgrounds and implement job-readiness and career development programs to high school students. This individual will be responsible for class instruction, outreach, recruitment, student tracking, reporting, outcome attainment, administering client stipends, creating community partnerships and contract compliance.

Entry Wage: $13.77/hr
32 hours a week
Location: Dancing Tree Family Center in East Portland, OR 97216

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a human services field
-At least two years of experience in human services, social work, education, or related field; preference given to those with experience working with low-income, youth ages 5-18 and their families
-Ability to engage and collaborate with a broad spectrum of community members
-Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles, socioeconomic levels, and cultures
-Work effectively within a strength-based service delivery model
-Strong computer skills including familiarity with contemporary software
-Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional weekends
-Possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

HOW TO APPLY:
Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

To learn more about this position and apply online, please visit our website by clicking on the link below
Urban Opportunities Program Specialist Application

To learn more about our different programs and services please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.77/hour

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organization:Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon
position summary:

Serve as a lead customer service professional to represent Boys & Girls Aid programs, AdoptUSKids, agency trainings and DHS foster care and adoption. Agency programs include: Infant Adoption and Foster Care Adoption; and Foster Family recruitment. Incoming calls are routed by the general program information phone line, the program phone numbers and the 1-800 phone for statewide DHS service.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.15-$11.98/hr

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organization:Children's Trust Fund of Oregon
position summary:

Scope of Responsibility: This position is responsible for the effective execution of development strategies, including individual, corporate and organizational fundraising. In addition, the position will be responsible for the planning and implementation of 1-2 events per year. The position will also be responsible for implementing a communications plan to increase public awareness related to child abuse prevention and to support fund development efforts. The emphasis of the position is on cultivating and expanding the donor base and increasing community visibility for the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon.

Primary Development Responsibilities:
• Work with Executive Director, Board members and Development Associate to:
o Develop fundraising plan and priorities, and analyze cost/benefit of each strategy.
o Manage the execution of fundraising and communications plan strategies.
o Cultivate new and existing major donors.
o Manage major annual fundraising event and up to one to two additional small events.
o Plan corporate sponsorship strategy and support Fund Development Committee and Executive Director in recruiting sponsors.
• Manage organizational fund development direct mail appeals as well as process for acknowledging all gifts to CTFO.

Primary Communications Responsibilities:
• Work with Executive Director and Development Associate to:
o Refine and update overall communications plan including collateral and marketing materials to support outreach and development goals (electronic newsletter, social media, annual report, brochures, appeals, thank you letters and other promotional documents).
o Articulate the case for support of CTFO and convey it with consistent communication efforts and strategies (including talking points).
o Manage media outreach including print, television, and radio news outlets.
o Produce financial reports as needed by the Fund Development Committee and Executive Director, representing the “dashboard” of important indicators.
o Maintain and update website with current information, resources, successes, and positive grantee information.
o Plan and implement marketing strategies to promote Child Abuse Prevention charitable tax check-off.
• Supervise Development Associate and development/communications volunteers.
• Work as an effective team member with the ED and the financial manager to contribute to strategic and business planning (responding to the Board leadership’s plans and vision).

Proposed Performance Accountability:
• Measure strategic fund raising activity or achievement of benchmarks for the year;
• Evaluate the results in monetary terms over a 2- or even 3-year period, (factor in external conditions);
• With the ED, set fund raising goals and then hold the Director responsible for meeting goals each year with a small permissible variance below the goal.

Qualifications and Education:

Required:
 Bachelor’s degree plus minimum of five years’ experience of demonstrated successful development experience.
 Experience with individual major donor development and giving programs, grant writing, and corporate sponsorship solicitation.
 Demonstrated creative ability in developing successful fundraising programs and events.
 Familiarity and demonstrated ability to utilize Social Media platforms.
 Strong initiative; strategic and innovative thinking.
 Must be willing to perform a variety of administrative tasks as needed.
 Must be willing to make public presentations in wide variety of settings.
 Ability to cultivate and sustain donor relationships and work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies, including Board, staff, and donors.
 Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, facilitate interaction between multiple constituents, and meet deadlines.
 Self-motivated, creative, energetic team player able to energize others.
 Ability to work independently with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
 Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
 Must be willing to work flexible hours, especially at specific times during the year.

Desirable Skills:
 Current relationships in the corporate and individual donor community.
 Strong sense of humor and positive attitude
 Understanding of child abuse and neglect prevention or related fields
 Experience working in both corporate and private companies
 Experience with Google Analytics

To Apply
Submit your resume, cover letter, one writing sample (can include grant proposal, communications/marketing materials, an appeal or acknowledgement letter, etc.) and two references to Barbara Bailey – barbara@ctfo.org.

Timeline
Accepting applications until position is filled. We will review resumes as we receive them.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE based on experience

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organization:Transition Projects. Inc.
position summary:

FULL TIME JOB DESCRIPTION
August 20, 2014
TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This full-time position works at the Bud Clark Commons in downtown Portland. APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209.

Position: Outreach Specialist
Supervisor: Support Services Director
Hours: Monday through Friday
May Include Some Evenings and/or Weekends
Wage: $15.53 Hourly
Eligible for Linguist Differential
Benefits: Full Benefits Package

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

In a manner consistent with Transition Projects’ values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, provide or broker for services that reduce or eliminate barriers to housing, for example: substance abuse and/or mental health assessments and services; domestic violence and/or sexual violence; criminality; socialization; basic needs. Provide group facilitation, and counseling for people experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless individuals. Assist participants referred to Community Court in exploring and accessing available services. Develop and coordinate resources to help clients establish stable and interdependent lives.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Complete assessments and evaluations identifying barriers to housing, and perform interventions with people experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless individuals. Encourage clients, as they are ready and able, to access services that will help them transition out of homelessness and maintain housing stability.
2. Develop specific support plans and refer clients to appropriate mental health or addictions services or other supportive services.
3. Develop comprehensive knowledge of community physical/ mental health resources and alcohol and drug resources, and maintain effective relationships with these resources to assure service availability to clients. Provide clients with referrals to services at other agencies. Maintain knowledge of available resources for low-income/homeless population.
4. Facilitate appropriate individual counseling and group facilitation for clients.
5. Participate in and assist with referrals of individuals as part of Community Court activities.
6. Coordinate with case managers, life skills coordinators, program and residential services managers and staff to ensure services are client-focused, effective, and efficient.
7. Enter client data into data collection systems.
8. Ensure that facilities are a safe, welcoming and respectful space for all clients, and that clients follow behavior rules.
9. Attend meetings as requested and other duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Each Transition Projects employee must:
1. Represent the organization professionally at all times.
2. Provide positive role models to residents, tenants and clients.
3. Maintain positive relations with clients, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public.
4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.
5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions when clarification is needed.
6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
7. Exercise necessary cost control measures.
8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames.
9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment.
11. Demonstrate initiative.
12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and relationships.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with clients, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public.
2. Hearing adequate for telephone work. Vision adequate for close work.
3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment.
4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, squat, and climb stairs.
5. Sitting at a desk completing paperwork and working on a computer for lengthy periods.
6. Mobility to allow responsive traveling to client residences located around the metro area.
7. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. The right individual for this position has a passion for helping others, in non-judgmental, and is able to deal with difficult situation in positive and constructive ways.
2. Applicant must possess:
a. A Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) with 1 year experience providing groups or education to homeless persons -or-
b. 3 years’ experience working with homeless populations with at least one of those years providing groups or education to that population.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of chemical dependency and mental health issues and appropriate treatment resources. Candidates possessing CADC or similar certification will receive priority consideration.
4. Applicants who are themselves veterans will receive priority consideration. Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
5. Demonstrated ability act as a broker with other agencies in developing and providing services to clients; including ability to advocate on behalf of clients for services with other agencies.
6. Ability to identify and work effectively with property and building managers, developing positive long-term relationships.
7. Ability to provide mediation between agencies, clients, and property and building managers.
8. Up-to-date familiarity of community resources and services available to assist the homeless.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues and resources.
10. Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist the homeless.
11. Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist veterans.
12. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in the delivery of services to clients.
13. Computer literacy. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs.
14. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive client files.
15. Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive statistical and narrative reports.
16. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
17. Valid driver’s license, liability insurability and possession of reliable transportation, or otherwise capable of responsive off-premises mobility.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or FAX to 503280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, ATTN: HR, 665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland OR 97209.
Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Salary / Pay Rate:$15.53 per Hour (eligible for linguist differential)