Employment Opportunities

On behalf of the Siuslaw Coho Partnership (SCP), the Siuslaw Watershed Council is seeking applications for three open opportunities: (1) staff Monitoring Coordinator, (2) DEI consultant, and (3) Theory of Change design consultant. Each of these opportunities are in support of the SCP's Strategic Action Plan. Please find more information for open positions below.
Monitoring Coordinator

As a component of the Siuslaw Coho Partnership’s (SCP) Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) initiative, the SCP plans to carry out implementation and effectiveness monitoring efforts directed by a Monitoring Plan. While the SCP has developed a thorough Monitoring Framework as a component of our Strategic Action Plan, there is a need for the development and finalization of a full Monitoring Plan to strategically guide our efforts throughout the duration of our FIP initiative and beyond. The Monitoring Plan is expected to be completed by April 2024, in time for pre-implementation monitoring of restoration projects in Summer 2024. Additionally, various SCP partners regularly collect pre- and post-treatment monitoring data, including Aquatic Habitat Inventory (AQI) and water quality, which will continue to be collected throughout the Monitoring Plan development phase. The Monitoring Plan will cover all restoration strategies in the SCP’s Strategic Action Plan, across the SCP’s priority geography. All monitoring efforts will be advised by OWEB, the SCP’s FIP Technical Review Team, and the SCP’s Monitoring Committee, which included representatives of the: SWC, Siuslaw Soil and Water Conservation District (SSWCD), Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI), McKenzie River Trust (MRT), and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (CTSI).

Full position description here.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant
We seek a consultant who can collaborate with the Siuslaw Coho Partnership to:
  • Program audit to identify knowledge, capacity, and systems gaps and opportunities for integrating DEI values/principles into current program work;
  • Develop a menu of strategic activities and a method to screen new opportunities so that program implementation results in just and equitable outcomes for the community of the Siuslaw Watershed
    • E.g. incorporate DEI language/protocols into governance documents and practice, systematize cultural consultation with local tribes before project implementation (including restoration, education/outreach, monitoring, etc., projects)
  • Summary document based on specific geography, partnership, and community describing outcomes from the above activities that provides program staff with a suite of prioritized recommendations for program changes and specific strategies, tasks, and timelines for implementing those changes.

Full RFP here.

Theory of Change Consultant
The SCP developed a Strategic Action Plan for Coho Recovery in the Siuslaw and Coastal Lakes (SAP) in 2018, without including a Theory of Change (TOC) section, and now wish to update the SAP to include a TOC section, in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. In 2021, the SCP developed draft components of a TOC (Appendix B) and are seeking a consultant to refine the draft into a final product that clearly articulates the connections between the SAP’s strategies, actions, outcomes, and goals. The SCP is working concurrently to strengthen the Partnership’s emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our work, and would like the TOC to incorporate relevant considerations.

Full RFP here.

Restoration Technician -- Closes May 31st at 5:00 PM PDT
Under the direction of a SWC Project Manager, the SWC Restoration Technician (Tech) will conduct, but is not limited to, the following activities:
  • Site prep and site clearing using equipment such as but not limited to hand tools,motorized brushers, and chainsaws.
  • Plant and maintain native tree & shrubs by clearing brush and grass away from seedlingsand young trees.
  • Protect trees by constructing fencing and installing wire cages.
  • Control invasive species by hand-pulling and brushing.
  • Conduct spawning, habitat, and vegetation surveys.
  • Track accomplishments using photos, data sheets, and occasionally in spreadsheets.
  • Communicate the mission of the Siuslaw Watershed Council to partners and landownersmet in the course of daily work
  • The Technician will primarily work outdoors, on USFS and BLM managed lands, and in riparian areas of non-industrial private properties, as part of a crew.

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Find a full position description and application instructions here.