Operations Administrative Assistant

We are currently seeking an Operations Administrative Assistant to join our team. This is a full-time position regularly based in our North Williams neighborhood offices in Portland, Oregon. Work is currently conducted remotely, due to COVID-19 considerations.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for three major areas: administrative support to the CFO, senior management, and general administrative support to all staff including front office. This position requires a mix of strong communications skills, exercising good judgement in a variety of situations, and the ability to maintain balance among multiple and shifting priorities. The work of this position supports EMSWCD’s conservation mission by providing administrative support to the work related to Finance and Operations.

Download a full job description and qualification requirements for this position here (PDF).

Studies have shown that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role.

We offer a generous benefits package. Please click here for a comprehensive list of EMSWCD’s benefits and eligibility criteria.

Wage Range: $19.72 to $25.62 per hour

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@emswcd.org. Please specify the position title in your submission.

Are you a “Veteran” as defined under Oregon law (ORS 408.225(f)) or a “Disabled Veteran” as defined under Oregon law (ORS 408.225(c))? EMSWCD complies with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference law. Applicants must identify their eligibility for veteran’s preference when submitting their resume and cover letter for consideration, and supply supporting documents if they wish to receive preference.

Please click here for information on our current COVID-19 related protocols.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on November 29th, 2021.

Organization Overview

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is a non-regulatory unit of local government that serves Multnomah County east of the Willamette River centerline. The mission of EMSWCD is to help people care for land and water. The vision is that our lands and waters are healthy and sustain farms, forests, wildlife and communities.

EMSWCD works with private landowners, community organizations, and government agencies to provide education, grant funding, technical assistance, and other resources that support conservation practices and stewardship within our district. EMSWCD is funded by a property tax base and is organized into four programmatic areas: Rural Lands Program, Urban Lands Program, Conservation Legacy Program, and Finance and Operations.

EMSWCD recognizes that communities and workplaces are strengthened by diversity and that more inclusive conservation efforts are necessary to ensure lasting and equitable outcomes. We acknowledge the historical and ongoing disparities that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities disproportionally experience in income, education and health in our communities. We also understand that these disparities can impact who has access to healthy land and water. For these reasons, our staff and board are committed to making meaningful changes in the work we do so that all communities can benefit from our programs.

EMSWCD prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities based on race, color, gender identity national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual and romantic orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisals, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. EMSWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information should contact the EMSWCD Office at (503) 222-7645 or jobs@emswcd.org. Veterans are encouraged to apply for positions at EMSWCD.