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We are now accepting applications for two WeedWise Specialists

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates for two WeedWise Program Specialist positions to help protect local and regional working lands and natural areas. Our goal is to create a high-quality job experience for a conservation-minded leader.

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About the positions

The WeedWise Program Specialists are full-time, at-will positions that will assist with surveying and documenting priority invasive species, project planning and management, contacting landowners, and overseeing contracted weed control activities. The successful candidates will assist with WeedWise Program activities and initiatives as required.

The WeedWise Program Specialist- CWMA Coordinator is a permanent WeedWise position that serves as the coordinator for two Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) operating in the greater Portland metropolitan area (4-County CWMA) and in the Columbia River Gorge (Columbia Gorge CWMA) to support collaborative weed management partnerships. The CWMA Coordinator is responsible for the administration of each CWMA and will coordinate meetings, trainings, events, and outreach activities in addition to WeedWise program activities.

The WeedWise Program Specialist-Mt Hood is a 3-year TERM federally funded, WeedWise position that will help coordinate the implementation of WeedWise invasive weed management efforts on the Mt Hood National Forest in conjunction with planned infrastructure development projects following the Riverside fire.   This position will coordinate with other WeedWise and US Forest Service-Mt Hood National Forest personnel to implement management efforts within the project area.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the ecology and biology of native and invasive plant communities in western Oregon.
  • Knowledge of conservation practices applicable to natural resource conservation on rural and urban properties.
  • Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) control methods including but not limited to the use of manual, mechanical, cultural, and chemical control practices, as well as the safe and responsible operation of associated weed control equipment, herbicides, sprayers, and personal protection equipment (PPE);
  • Skill using computers and field-based technology for correspondence, data entry, data analysis and management using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skill using computers and field-based technology for GIS/GPS mapping, data collection, and management.
  • Skill in communicating and writing.
  • Skill in project management and coordination.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partners.
  • Skill in grant and project reporting
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark, and during inclement weather.

Additionally, successful applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, weed science, natural resource management, or a related science, and three years of comparable experience working for a natural resource organization, agency, or business; or five years of comparable experience working for a natural resource organization, agency, or business
  • Experience working with on-the-ground implementation of conservation practices associated with invasive species/native plant ecology and management.
  • Experience collecting field data and maintaining field notes.
  • Must have a current Public Pesticide Applicator’s License or secure a license within three months of hire date.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the physical functions of the job, both in the office and in the field.

How to Apply

A full position description and instructions about how to apply are available on the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District website at the links below.

WeedWise Specialist- CWMA Coordinator Announcement

WeedWise Specialist- Mt Hood Announcement

Closing Dates:

  • WeedWise Specialist-CWMA Coordinator:  All materials must be submitted to the District no later than 4:30 PM on November 17, 2023.
  • WeedWise Specialist-CRISP:  All materials must be submitted to the District no later than 4:30 PM on December 1, 2023.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the District. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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