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Current Opportunities at The Environmental Center

There are no open positions with The Environmental Center at this time.

Local Environmental Jobs

Oregon Department of State Lands – Land Transaction Analyst

The Department of State Lands manages the lands that help fund our public schools and protects the state’s waterways and wetlands for the many benefits they provide. Our stewardship ensures vital natural and financial resources contribute to a vibrant, healthy Oregon now and forever. The DSL team makes a difference for Oregonians every day. As our Land Transaction Analyst, you will too.

The primary purpose of this position is to evaluate and execute land sales, exchanges, and acquisitions for state-owned lands.

Are you experienced in land sale contracts and property planning?  Apply to be our next Land Transaction Analyst (Planner 3) by June 17th, 2024! This position is eligible for a hybrid remote schedule.

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Oregon Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Specialist 3 / Water Quality Specialist

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking a Water Quality Specialist to help support the Agricultural Water Quality Program. If you are excited about working with farmers, ranchers, and other partners to improve water quality on agricultural lands in the John Day Basin, then look no further, and apply for the Natural Resource Specialist 3 (John Day Basin Water Quality Specialist) position.

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Integrated Water Resource Technician

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity available for an Integrated Water Resource Technician (Natural Resource Specialist 2) in Bend, Klamath Falls, Pendleton, or The Dalles, Oregon (finalist may choose work location). This position is in Eastern Region, however, it is expected to be a statewide resource related to the Integrated Water Resource Strategy (IWRS). The IWRS was developed to help Oregon meet its future water needs in terms of water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem functions. Numerous recommended actions identified in the strategy require improved alignment and integration of DEQ programs and activities with those of other state and federal agencies, tribe and local officials, community members, watershed councils, and others. DEQ’s IWRS Program will implement the IWRS. A key role of staff in this program will be to support and provide technical assistance for the development of place-based integrated water resource plans.

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Your Garden Companion – Multiple Positions

We are looking for new and experienced individuals to round out the Your Garden Companion team. We are committed to the education and implementation of sustainable landscaping practices, with both field and administrative positions available to help us reach our goals. We hire employees with the hope of training them into leadership positions. See the link(s) below for current openings.

Landscape Crew Manager

Landscape Design or Architect Assistant

Landscape Steward Crew Leader

Landscape Steward Crew Member

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Think Wild – Education and Volunteer Manager

Think Wild is seeking an Education and Volunteer Manager to oversee our diverse range of wildlife and environmental educational programming in Central and parts of Eastern Oregon. From diverse volunteer programs to field trips, summer camps, in-school and after school initiatives, this position will work to provide accessible opportunities for students to engage in inquiry-based, hands-on learning experiences focused on native wildlife and ecosystems.

The position will be full-time, exempt (40 hrs/week) and based in Bend, Oregon. The incumbent must be able and willing to work evenings, weekends, and extended hours when needed. Occasional travel throughout Central and parts of Eastern Oregon is required. The range for this position is set at $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

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Commute Options – Communications and Program Coordinator

The Communication & Program Coordinator is responsible for broadening the impact of Commute Options’ initiatives with communication to the community and forming new and supporting existing vanpools through our Vanpool Program. Vanpools are an element of the transit system that allow groups of people to share the ride similar to a carpool, but on a larger scale with concurrent savings in fuel and vehicle operating costs. The Coordinator will promote and market the vanpool program through outreach to employers and employees in the Commute Options service area to increase vanpool participation. The Coordinator will also manage communications platforms, including websites, social media accounts, email and other information dissemination tools. This position  will publish and promote marketing, editorial, and press releases. This position reports to the Vanpool Program Manager.  Essential job duties and functions can be performed with or without an accommodation. Allocation of time: 20 hours per week on Vanpool and 20  hours per week communications. Rate of Pay: Full-Time position, pay starting at $25/hour.

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Deschutes River Conservancy – Office Manager

The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks an Office Manager to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin. The Office Manager is responsible for providing general office and administrative support for Deschutes River Conservancy, as well as the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC). DRC and UDWC share office space, and the Office Manager supports both organizations in the functions of office management and IT support.
Salary range: $50,000 – $60,000, plus benefits
Full-time
DRC will begin reviewing applications on June 17th.
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Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory – Executive Director

This position is responsible for the oversight or direct supervision of all aspects of the operations of Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, including but not limited to organizational development, strategic planning, coordination and evaluation of programs, fiscal accountability, and fundraising capability. Through the authority of the Board of Directors, formulates and administers organizational policies, procedures, and protocols by performing the below-listed duties personally or through subordinate managers or staff.

This is a full-time position averaging 40 hours per week. This position qualifies for health insurance benefits, retirement, PTO accrual, and more. Salary: $100,000+, DOE.

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City of Bend – Management Analyst – Environment, Climate & Sustainability

The Environment, Climate & Sustainability Management Analyst is primarily assigned to the City’s Community Climate Action Plan and Strategic Energy Management Programs to reduce community and organizational greenhouse gas emissions. This position will build capacity in the City’s climate action programs by providing data analysis, project management, outreach and education, and other program coordination needs. The Management Analyst works across sectors including energy, buildings, transportation, and waste and materials. The primary role of the Management Analyst will be to analyze data and develop recommendations, lead outreach and education efforts, and manage projects in support of achieving the City’s climate action goals. This position will work cross-departmentally with city departments and also work with community members and stakeholders.

This position will reside in the City Managers Office and report to the Senior Management Analyst who leads the City’s environment and climate-related initiatives. Applications received by Wednesday, June 5, 2024 (06/05/2024) at 12:00 pm (noon) PDT will receive preference for initial review, but position shall remain Open Until Filled.

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Energy Trust of Oregon – Outreach Manager, Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Outreach Manager maintains a regular schedule of outreach activities in their designated region (Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties) and may also support other regions to ensure a high level of awareness and engagement of Energy Trust programs, services and impact among community members and leaders, customers, contractors, cities, counties and stakeholders with a particular focus on serving rural, environmental justice and small business interests .

As a regionally based position, the outreach manager engages with Energy Trust program and contractor resources assigned to serve the region, handing off leads generated through outreach activities, and establishing best practices for effective community engagement, coordination and relationship management on behalf of the organization. The outreach manager supports community engagement, marketing and public relations activities, launches new initiatives, maintains knowledge of local priorities, and ensures Energy Trust participation in events and forums in the region. This position broadly represents Energy Trust, including current customer offers, and organization priorities, mission, plans and budgets. The outreach manager is an important resource for gathering local input on community needs and Energy Trust services and helps shape and consult on program delivery and design in the region.

Full-Time. Starting Compensation: $77,000 – $96,000

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