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Environmental Science Professional : Clackamas River Basin Council


The Clackamas River Basin Council (CRBC) is taking applications for a full-time Environmental Science Professional.  CRBC is a state and county recognized watershed council participating in the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds.  The Council is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.


·         Engage streamside landowners and volunteers to enhance our river, streams and riparian forest while increasing awareness toward the benefits of a healthy watershed.

·         Plan and implement outreach activities to citizens, businesses, local schools, government agencies and community groups.

·         Plan and coordinate riparian work party events and solicit volunteer and community involvement in events, projects and meetings. 

·         Provide technical assistance in support of watershed planning, sustainable development, and stream restoration projects. 

·         Assist in the development of a long-term monitoring program for the watershed. 

·         Facilitate partnerships with agencies, landowners, school programs and community groups to implement Council priority projects.

·         Assist with development of and conduct public information regarding Council activities.

·         Assist CRBC staff with location, planning, implementation and monitoring of riparian enhancement projects

·         Assist in maintaining Council web site, publication library and photo library and produce Council newsletter twice annually, publications, and exhibits.

·         Attend Council and CRBC Executive Committee meetings.

·         Assist with database management, grant writing, and project tracking.



      The work involves a multiple task and teamwork approach supervised by the Executive Director.  It includes both office and community-based activities.  Work requires attendance at evening meetings and community events on some evenings and weekends.


      Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in community outreach and organizing with a preference for experience in watershed or natural resources education or planning; 3 years or more preferred.  Previous experience with non-profit groups especially watershed councils is helpful.  Computer software proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, PageMaker, Illustrator, web site development and web site maintenance program and advanced skills in written and oral communication required.  Knowledge of, and experience with, GIS ArcView desired.  Preference for 4-year degree related to environmental science, education, or communication.  Applicants must have a valid driver's license recognized by Oregon or Washington and a reliable motor vehicle.



      Compensation:  $30,000 - $40,000 dependent on experience. Compensation package includes employee health insurance.