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How to Apply

Submit all application materials below in hardcopy or electronic form:

  • Review the full Job Description here.
  • Download the BSWCD job application form linked below or obtain a paper copy by contacting Michael Ahr, Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager or 541-753-7208, extension 202.
  • Cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in the Operations Coordinator position. Please explain how you personally connect with the BSWCD mission, and the skills you would use to be successful in this job.
  • Resume (include your email address and phone number in the header).
  • At least two writing samples that demonstrate your professional writing style relevant to the position.
  • Three professional references, at least one of which is a past supervisor (please indicate which reference is/was a supervisor).

Send electronic submissions to: with the subject heading OC Application. Attach all application materials as a single PDF. Please do not include attachments in the body of your email.

Mail hard copy application materials to:
Attn: Holly Crosson, Executive Director
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
136 SW Washington Avenue; Suite 201
Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Finalists will be contacted for an interview. We will notify all qualified applicants when a decision has been made. Thank you for your interest in this position and for taking your valuable time to apply for a job with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who need reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the application process should call Linda Lovett at 541-753-7208. BSWCD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, marital status, parental status, or any other non-merit factor.

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Position Announcement

Operations Coordinator (OC)

Position Opens: September 2, 2022
Application Review: Position oopen until filled; application review begins October 3, 2022
Position Status: Full time (32-40 hrs/week), At-will, Non-exempt
Pay Range: Starting salary is $22-$26/hour, DOE
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, short term disability, life insurance, retirement contribution; paid vacation, paid wellness leave, 11 paid holidays per year.
Office Location: Corvallis, Oregon; potential for hybrid telework/office work option
Reports to: Executive Director
Desired Start Date: Interviews begin in October; anticipated start date late October-early November

Welcome to Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD)

BSWCD has been growing relationships between people and place since 1956! We are a Special District governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors and supported through a property tax levy, grants, and other local, state, federal, and private funds. Our talented staff (6 FTEs) engage Benton County residents in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources by providing educational, technical, and/or financial assistance. Overarching themes for our strategic direction through 2027 are climate, targeted community impact, equity, and collaborative leadership. The District’s annual operating budget is approximately $1.3 million dollars. We work with a diverse array of dedicated and enthusiastic partner organizations, land managers, and volunteers to achieve our mission and meet the needs of our community. Join our Team if you are passionate about sustainable agriculture, natural resource conservation, and making a difference in your community!

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ)

BSWCD is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. We strive to apply an equity focus to our policies, practices, procedures, and programs. We are working to identify and remove barriers to access our services and provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage in and benefit from the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Our EDIJ journey is continually evolving as we learn and grow together as individual staff and board members, and as an organization.

About the Operations Coordinator Position

The OC’s duties are central to the day-to-day smooth functioning and safe operation of the District. We seek a detail-oriented and collaborative team member with strong organizational and planning abilities to manage the office and provide administrative and fiscal support to the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors.  The OC must have exceptional communication and customer service skills, be innovative and highly motivated, proactively seek new solutions to challenges, and enjoy working with diverse community of members.

Click here for the full Job Description.

Application Deadline

Application review begins on Monday, October 3, 2022.  The position is open until filled so potential candidates may check our website to see if we are still accepting applications. Please submit all application materials requested.


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