Oregon Department of Forestry Seeking Community Engagement Coordinator

  • October 30, 2020 3:02 PM
    Message # 9336470

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    Initial Posting Date: 10/28/2020

    Application Deadline: 12/01/2020

    Agency: Forestry Department

    Salary Range: $5,106 - $7,847

    Position Type: Full Time / Permanent


    Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) (Salem or Forest Grove)

    Job Description:

    Do you naturally love to connect with people? Are you a collaborative and visionary leader with expertise in the areas of community engagement, volunteer program development, marketing, funding & development? Are you highly motivated to work with others to create positive partnerships between private and public entities? If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team at the Oregon Department of Forestry.

    The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

    To see what it's like to be part of ODF's respectful, inclusive, and professional team, click here.

    We have one permanent, full-time, Operation and Policy Analyst 3 position available in the State Forests Recreation Division within the Oregon Department of Forestry. The OPA3 Community Engagement Coordinator position is based out of Northwest Oregon Area (NWOA), with the option of duty station located in Forest Grove or Salem District Offices.  For specific questions regarding these positions please contact Laura Fredrickson, REI Manager, at (971) 294-1185

    What You Will Do

    As the Community Engagement Coordinator, you will connect the State Forest Division REI Program to the larger communities of Oregon. This position works in close collaboration with ODF leadership, the REI Leadership team, the Executive Director and volunteer board of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust to develop and grow external relationships, partnerships, and programs to promote the State Forest Division goals in the REI Program.  You will develop and implement a comprehensive REI Funding and Development Plan that will build and diversify funding sources for the social benefits derived from the recreational, educational & interpretive activities on State Forests.  This may include legislative appropriations, timber revenue, corporate and business sponsorships, leveraging capacity through organizations of interest, foundations, individual donors as well as the Trust. You will develop a comprehensive Volunteer Management Plan that builds upon current volunteer efforts so as to provide additional capacity to increase the long-term viability and sustainability of all aspects of the recreation, education and interpretation units of the REI Program.

    For a complete list of duties and working conditions for the OPA3 Community Engagement Coordinator opportunity, please click here.

    Because the Department's highest priority work is a forest fire emergency, this position may be utilized during those emergencies to provide assistance in a variety of ways.  That assistance may be directly aiding the emergency effort in the field or at the Salem headquarters.  It also may be in providing backup to fill in for another position that is being used in direct aid to the emergency, or it may be in performing an essential function in some capacity either within this Program or elsewhere in Salem or in the field.

    What We Are Looking For

    • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Community Resources & Development, Community Relations, Fundraising & Philanthropic Studies, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills required for this position; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
      Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

    Candidates who are the most competitive will also reflect the following:

    • Experience in specific field(s): public policy administration; community development/outreach; volunteer management; communications & marketing
    • Grant administration
    • Project development
    • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
    • Public Policy understanding
    • Collaboration
    • Relationship/Capacity building

    How to Apply

    Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

    • Click on the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.
    • Answer all the supplemental questions.
    • Attach a cover letter and resume.

    Important Things to Know

    • This announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for this position and may be used to fill future vacancies. 
    • The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.
    • If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may call ODF Human Resources at (503) 945-7646.

    Required Driving Record Check

    This position requires the operation of a State vehicle for the purpose of conducting official State business. An Oregon driving record check will be conducted on the top applicants to ensure a valid license and acceptable driving record.  If your license is from outside Oregon, you must submit at least a three year court/DMV printout at the time of interview.  An unacceptable driving record includes:

    • Conviction of a major traffic offense within the previous 24 months which includes reckless driving, driving under the influence, failing to perform the duties of a driver, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, felony hit and run, etc.;
    • Felony revocation of driving privileges or felony or misdemeanor license suspension within the previous 24 months;
    • More than 3 moving traffic violations in the previous 12 months;
    • A careless driving conviction in the previous 12 months;
    • A Class A moving traffic violation in the previous 12 months.


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    The Oregon Department of Forestry does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

    ODF seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity and values of Oregonians and provides a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. ODF promotes and supports the value of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA), and diversity.

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