State of Oregon Waterways Coordinator (Program Analyst 2) in Salem, Oregon

Waterways Coordinator (Program Analyst 2)



Waterways Coordinator (Program Analyst 2)


$50,088.00 - $73,152.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Marine Board

Job Number



5/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Do you know boats and boating? Can you tell a jet pump from an outdrive, an impeller from a propeller, and a buoy from a day marker? Are you good with spreadsheets for managing budgets and tracking projects? Do you like working with law enforcement officers and helping them succeed? Are you interested in being part of a team, managing diverse projects, and leaving your mark on waterways across the state of Oregon? If you have excellent organizational skills, can hold your ground while looking for solutions, work with diverse personality types, and like to solve complex problems, please apply for this opportunity to join the Oregon State Marine Board.

The Marine Board is dedicated to making the state's waterways safe and enjoyable for a wide range of recreationists and it's our mission to serve Oregon's recreational boating public through education, enforcement, access, and environmental stewardship for a safe and enjoyable experience.

We are funded by registration fees and marine fuel taxes paid by motorized boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support the agency or its programs. Boater-paid fees go back to boaters in the form of marine law enforcement services, boating safety education, environmental programs, and boating access facilities.

What you will do!

You will be responsible for managing a fleet of 90 law enforcement boats used by 32 county sheriffs' offices. This includes: ensuring these state-of-the-art watercraft receive proper maintenance and repairs following state purchasing guidelines; assisting county sheriff offices with boat purchases by developing specifications and monitoring construction; monitoring for appropriate use and adequate skill sets; and providing technical support to marine enforcement officers. You will also be responsible for managing waterway markers across the state by tracking, purchasing and coordinating placement of buoys and signs from the Columbia to the Chetco rivers, and the Snake River to the Pacific Ocean. You will also help coordinate special enforcement operations with marine law enforcement officers aimed at preventing injuries and accident on Oregon's waterways and improving compliance with various boating laws.

Unique working conditions

  • May work odd hours, irregular shifts, some nights and weekends.

  • May work alone, operating equipment in remote areas on adverse terrain, towing large boats, and may be required to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles with manual or automatic transmissions.

  • May require frequent out-of-town meetings and statewide travel with overnight stays and boat travel.

  • Works outside in inclement weather in cold, rain, on docks and boats. Must be able to work on boats with unstable footing and possible slippery surfaces with considerable travel in all types of weather.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for these positions please review the position description by clicking here.

What's in it for you!

Be part of a team. Have the opportunity to update and implement a statewide waterway management program that directly supports marine law enforcement officers as well as the boating public. You will work with law enforcement officers who are assigned marine law enforcement duties. While you are coordinating repairs and maintenance of boats, you will be spending time on boats in various locations throughout Oregon. You will travel throughout the state to inspect boats and ensure proper construction and repair. You will coordinate placement of waterway markers. You will plan, coordinate and help implement enforcement operations focused on impaired boat operators, unsafe boating or boaters who anchor in a commercial shipping channel and refuse to move. You will also work with the Marine Board's training, outfitter guide, and education coordinators as part of a diverse team focused solely on recreational boating. And another plus is our office in Salem has free parking for staff and visitors.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time position that is not represented by a union.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, recreation management, a marine-related degree, or other degree related to the duties and responsibilities of this position AND two years of experience coordinating or administering a program.


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating or administering a program.

Experience Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have paid or unpaid experience working in, on and around boats, which includes an above average understanding of boat mechanics, boat operation, marine safety requirements, nautical knowledge including navigation skills and waterway markers.

Driver License Note: This position requires the successful candidate to have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, license to drive issued by the state where the individual resides.

Requested Skills

The most competitive candidates will have the following:

  • Boat operation skills.

  • Marine mechanical skills.

  • Nautical skills.

  • Law enforcement experience.

  • Ability to make presentations to large groups and assist in trainings.

  • Project management experience.

  • Budgeting skills.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite products, especially Word and Excel.

Interview Selection Process

The interview selection process for this recruitment will consist of the following:

  • First round interviews will be conducted via a phone interview.

  • Second round in-person interviews will be offered to those who most closely meet the needs and requirements for this opening. Candidates offered an in-person interview will be notified via email with instructions for scheduling and attending the interview. This interview will also include the candidate preparing and presenting a training presentation.

  • The hiring manager may use additional screening tools and/or conduct additional rounds of interviews depending on the number of candidates and the needs and requirements of this position.

Additional Information

To Apply

  • Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.

  • Attach a current resume.

  • Attach a cover letter.

  • Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

  • Answer all the supplemental questions.

Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

Questions/Need Help?

Do you have questions about the recruitment and selection process (e.g., supplemental questions, clarification of job announcement information, etc.)? Contact Rebecca Wilson, Recruitment Analyst, at or call (503) 373-7655. If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Rebecca and be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

If you have computer related difficulties (such as login issues, attaching documents, web browser issues, get an error message during the application process, etc.), please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627 or e-mail NEOGOV at When submitting an applicant issue please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

Job Posting Reference Number: OSMB18-1063

The Oregon State Marine Board is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.