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Stormwater Project Manager

Job Location

Portland, OR


Type of Job



$62,150 – $85,150, Full Time Equivalent

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Published Date

Nov 17, 2021

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Salary Range:  $62,150 – $85,150, Full Time Equivalent  
Job Classification:  Regular, Exempt   
Benefits:  After meeting eligibility requirements – competitive benefits including vacation, sick and holiday leave, participation in medical, dental, and retirement plans, and other benefits.  
Minimum Hours Required:  32 Hours Per Week 
Supervisor:  Community Programs Manager 
Application Due Date:   Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm  
Position Description

Position Information 
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Stormwater Project Manager for its Community Programs Team to manage multiple existing stormwater projects, and to identify, develop, and implement new stormwater projects that help reduce and improve the water quality of stormwater runoff in lower Columbia River communities. The primary initial focus of the position is managing a large stormwater retrofit project in Ilwaco, Washington. Work will include developing and managing contracts with engineering and design consultants; communicating and developing agreements with project partners (primarily the City of Ilwaco and Port of Ilwaco); managing the project’s funding contract; overseeing development of design reports, construction documents, quality insurance plans, and bid documents; providing on-site construction oversight; and managing project closeout and final grant reporting. The Stormwater Project Manager will simultaneously manage a number of smaller stormwater retrofit and stormwater related projects. The position requires five years’ experience managing the implementation of stormwater retrofit projects, a thorough understanding of current stormwater retrofit best management practices and stormwater management manuals (i.e. Ecology’s Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, the City of Portland Stormwater Management Manual), and an ability to work collaboratively with communities, consultants, and contractors.

The position is based at the Estuary Partnership’s new (in 2022) NE Portland office at 400 NE 11th Ave. The position requires regular travel throughout the Estuary Partnership study area and occasional early mornings, late nights, and/or weekend work. The position will require regular travel to Ilwaco in 2022-2023 and on-site construction oversight in Ilwaco during 2022/2023 construction.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation 
Our goal is to create and maintain an environment in which everyone feels respected and accepted. The Estuary Partnership embraces diverse points of view and backgrounds, treats all individuals fairly, justly, and impartially, and fosters an inclusive work culture.

The National Estuary Program is community-based; it is local people solving local problems in local waterbodies. We achieve this best by creating equity and honoring diversity by continually adapting our programs to be inclusive of, and responsive to, the needs of community members. Diverse perspectives expand our understanding of each other and our community; our work caring for the lower Columbia River is enriched by our different cultural backgrounds, experiences, and needs. The Estuary Partnership is engaged in an ongoing process to identify and address inequities in our organization and our programs. We build equity across our entire organization: in our programs, workforce, policies, partnerships, and organizational culture. It is important that our organizational ‘table’ include all voices of the lower river. The more and better we work together, the better the river will be for us and future generations.

All employees and members of the Board of Directors join in this commitment.

Non-Discrimination Statement:
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.

Application Instructions 
To apply compile a cover letter, detailed resume, professional references, and answers to the questions below into a single PDF or Microsoft Word document and submit your materials here. If you have difficulty using the form, please contact

Applications must be received by Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm to be considered.

  • Cover Letter:  Your letter should express interest in the Estuary Partnership, be well organized, clearly articulate how your experience meets the specific requirements of the position.
  • Detailed Resume:  Your resume should be concise and clearly define current and post duties and responsibilities, and the length of tenure in those positions.
  • Professional References:  Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references.  References will not be contacted without your prior permission.
  • Question Response:  Submit your answers to the following questions. Please use less than 400 words per question.
  1. Describe the types of stormwater retrofit projects you have worked on and what your role was in identifying, designing, securing funding, and managing project implementation.
  2. Describe the work have you done doing business and community outreach, and engaging community and diverse populations in stormwater management and stormwater retrofit projects.
  3. Describe your experience working to foster community, regulatory, and agency support for stormwater management and stormwater retrofit projects.
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