Post Date: 11/14/2019
Close Date: 12/05/2019
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is seeking an experienced professional to work as our Rocky Shores Coordinator (Planner 2). There is one (1), full- time, limited duration position represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union and located in Salem, Oregon (635 Capitol St NE).
This limited duration position is funded by federal grant funds for 12 months.
Limited duration positions receive all of the benefits of regular positions during the term, including medical insurance, retirement benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, personal business leave, and paid holidays.
What you will be doing!
You will be responsible for:
Coordinating the amendment of Oregon's Rocky Shores Management Strategy of the Territorial Sea Plan.
Coordinating technical meetings and formulating project plans.
Providing technical assistance to coastal program staff and other state agencies in support of planning and conservation of marine and coastal resources.
Developing and overseeing grants that support program goals.
What's in it for you!
You will join a team of talented individuals charged with helping communities and citizens plan for, protect and improve the built and natural systems that provide a high quality of life for all Oregonians. In partnership with citizens and local governments, we foster sustainable and vibrant communities and protect our natural resources legacy. You can more about us by clicking this link: http://www.oregon.gov/LCD
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position exists within an 11-member staff with one manager of the Ocean/Coastal Services Division (OCSD) which contains two programs: 1) the federally approved Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) (see federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended); and, 2) the Oregon Ocean Resources Management Program (ORS 196.405 to ORS 196.515.) The program addresses land and water resources and uses in the geographic area of the Oregon coastal zone, the area west of the crest of the Coast Range to the seaward extent (3 nautical miles) of the state's territorial sea. The program affects the activities and decisions of coastal planners, city, county and special district elected officials, state and federal environmental and regulatory staff, and private individuals who may be affected by land-use actions. Particular issues and actions may affect the media, interest groups, and interested citizens. Management decisions affecting Oregon's coastal and ocean resources can ultimately affect all Oregonians. The mission of the OCMP is to promote the long term ecological, economic, and social viability of the Oregon coast through protection, conservation, and development of Oregon's coastal natural resources. To carry out this mission, the OCSD develops, implements, and continuously improves programs that preserve, conserve, develop and restore the natural resources of Oregon's coastal zone. In doing so the OCSD seeks to create a balance between conservation and development and to resolve conflicting private and public interests. The OCMP mission is consistent with the agency's statewide mission to direct and encourage sound land use planning to protect Oregon's outstanding quality of life.
The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the lead project coordinator for the amendment to Oregon's Rocky Shores Management Strategy of the Territorial Sea Plan.
MAJOR DUTIES INCLUDE:
Planning Process Coordination: Organizes and leads technical meetings to gather input, provide information, discuss issues, explain the planning process, or develop solutions. Formulates project plans, including the scope of work, schedule, and budget, to support the conservation of rocky shores resources. Lead the outreach and communication efforts associated with conducting the plan amendment process. Consults and collaborates with other state agencies and project partners to develop and carry out projects.
Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to coastal program staff and other state agencies with respect to planning and conservation of marine and coastal resources by performing GIS analysis and developing data products. Provides technical assistance to coastal program staff and other state agencies with respect to developing and maintaining website content necessary for process coordination.
Education and Outreach: Develops and oversees grants or contracts to carry out projects to achieve program goals; troubleshoots as necessary and requests advice and assistance of the Program Manager as appropriate. Coordinates projects with other program activities within the department.
QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED & REQUESTED SKILLS:
A Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field; AND One year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
Note: A Master's Degree in Community, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
NOTE: Course work in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the progressively responsible experience.
In addition to the minimum qualifications for the Planner 2 classification outlined above, we are looking for the candidate who has:
Experience with coastal natural resource issues and processes.
Experience with geographic information analysis and data management.
Experience with ocean planning, especially within Oregon.
DLCD is charged with helping communities and citizens plan for, protect, and improve the built and natural systems that provide a high quality of life for all Oregonians. In partnership with citizens and local governments, we foster sustainable and vibrant communities and protect our natural resources legacy. Please visit http://www.oregon.gov/LCD to learn more about the exciting and rewarding work we do!
How to apply:
To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above and attach a resume and cover letter, and answer the additional supplemental questions. For external candidates, please make sure to attach all required documents in the section titled Resume/CV. Internal candidates attach your documents in the section titled Resume/Cover Letter. Failure to attach a cover letter and resume may result in the disqualification of your application.
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Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the fantastic skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and who attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).
This position makes visits to local government planning offices, state and federal agency offices and community and interest groups, and involves evening meetings or occasional overnight travel. The job requires face-to-face, written, and phone contacts with individuals and organizations who may be opposed to or hostile toward the department or positions that are taken by the department. You must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record, or you must be able to provide an acceptable alternative means of transportation.
We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to workforce diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled and talented individuals across all departments and programs.
As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate based on a protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants based on their current or past compensation. We determine the salary from relevant professional experience and education. Please visit http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx for more information.
We do not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
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