Weedwise Specialist (CRISP) Position Announcement
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates for a WeedWise Program Specialist position. This position supports the Clackamas River Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) 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.
All application materials must be submitted to the District no later than 4:30 p.m. January 23, 2023.
Weedwise Program Specialist – CRISP
The WeedWise Program Specialist is a permanent full-time, at-will position that will assist with surveying and documenting priority invasive species, project planning and management, contacting landowners, and overseeing contracted weed control activities. The successful candidate will assist with WeedWise Program activities and initiatives as required.
The WeedWise Program Specialist will also help coordinate the Clackamas River Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) operating in the Clackamas River Sub-basin in Clackamas County to support collaborative weed management activities. The WeedWise Specialist will be responsible for the administration of CRISP and will assist in coordinating meetings, trainings, and other CRISP-related activities.
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.
- A current Public Pesticide Applicator’s License or must 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.
Join the Clackamas SWCD Team!
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is a regional leader in conserving natural resources in Oregon. The District offers a competitive wage schedule and an excellent benefits package. The office is located in the Hamlet of Beavercreek, Oregon which is just 5 miles southeast of Oregon City.
Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County. It is an area rich in history as the end of the Oregon Trail and the state’s original capital. We are located near the southern limits of metropolitan Portland. This area is home to a wide diversity of high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities. We also enjoy top-rated dining and shopping, as well as being the hub of world-class microbreweries and wineries.
Apply Today! Application Deadline is January 23, 2023.
The full WeedWise program specialist -CRISP position description and an application form are available below. To apply, please send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to District Manager Christopher Lapp, 22055 S. Beavercreek Road, Suite 1, Beavercreek, OR 97004. You may also provide it electronically to Christopher Lapp at
Source includes links to the application form: https://conservationdistrict.org/2022/weedwise-specialist-crisp-position-announcment.html