Employer: Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Expires: 03/30/2018

General Information


The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD)
helps Tualatin Basin landowners protect and improve natural resources. The TSWCD Board is a group of seven, locally
elected officials, with responsibilities to develop policy and direct TSWCD


The Education Assistant is a non-exempt, hourly, full-time
employee serving the TSWCD. The employee is directly responsible to the TSWCD
Board of Directors and is supervised by the Executive Director. The Education
Assistant will work both in the TSWCD office and outside the office at outreach
and education events. Most events will occur outside of standard business
hours, in the evenings and on weekends.





The TSWCD offers a competitive benefit package. Hourly wage is $17.30/hour with benefits
(medical, dental, vision, retirement).



Job Functions


Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


 Assist with preparation of press
releases for all TSWCD programs. Develop and write content for website and
newsletter. Assist with the production of education materials (e.g. fact
sheets, brochures, displays). Assist with maintenance of social media sites as
assigned. Take photographs throughout the Tualatin Basin for use in publications.


information. Attend and represent
the TSWCD at public events as assigned by supervisor and TSWCD staff. Assist
staff with presentations, workshops, on-site demonstrations, and field tours.


office work.  Assist TSWCD staff with
office work as needed. Office work may include filing, organizing outreach and
education materials, answering phones, entering data, and preparing materials
and displays for public events.


activities. Produce a detailed
monthly activity report to the TSWCD Board. Attend staff meetings and others as


relationship with partners.  Maintain
strong professional and positive working relationships with all partners
working with the TSWCD. Represent the TSWCD
in a professional manner at events, meetings, field tours, or wherever assigned
by the supervisor.


of TSWCD policy. Maintain TSWCD
files according to established policy and procedure. Maintain time and attendance reports
according to TSWCD policy.


employment opportunity and civil rights program compliance. Support and participate in equal
employment opportunity and civil rights program compliance activities. Perform all duties in a manner that
consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect toward co-workers,
office visitors, and all others in the performance of official business. Demonstrate an awareness of equal employment
opportunity and civil rights policies and responsibilities.


Other duties as assigned.



Position Qualifications


1.       A
bachelor's degree with major course work in marketing, advertising,
communications, or a related discipline.


2.        Minimum of one year’s professional experience
in an education or outreach position.


3.       Experience
interacting with the public at community events.  


4.       Experience
generating content for a variety of medias.  



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


1.       Ability
to generate content for a variety of medias.


2.       Ability
to speak publicly about a variety of topics.


3.       Ability
to organize multiple events simultaneously, create and adhere to timelines, and
meet deadlines.


4.       Strong
written and oral communication skills.  Spanish
language proficiency preferred but not required.


5.       Preference
may be given to applicants who have experience with education or outreach in a
natural resources environment.


6.       Ability
to work independently and as part of a team while performing essential job


7.       Strong
problem-solving skills, ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment
and ability to adaptively manage.


8.       Demonstrate
attention to detail.


9.       Experience
using Microsoft Office Suite, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.


10.   All
duties and actions taken by the incumbent while on official duty will be
performed in a safe and healthful manner and will reflect favorably upon the TSWCD.


11.   The
employee must have a valid Oregon motor vehicle driver's license.



Working Conditions and Physical Demands


The Education Assistant position involves both office and
outdoor work. This position requires attendance at evening and weekend events
throughout the Tualatin Basin and surrounding areas. Must be able to lift and
carry up to 30 pounds.


Office duties require operating office equipment such as a
computer and copier. This may require
sitting or standing at a desk for long periods, and staffing a booth at
outreach events while sitting or standing for long periods in inclement



EEO Statement


The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is an
equal opportunity employer, providing services to the public without regard to
race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.