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April 16, 2018 – Join our passionate team and help us lead the way in enhancing community safety and supporting the region’s vitality.

LEVEE READY COLUMBIA PROJECT MANAGER OR SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Posting Date: April 18, 2018
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled; First review, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience.
Job Type: Exempt, Full Time, Limited duration position through June 30, 2019. May be extended or made permanent by District Board decision.
Annual Salary: Project Manager $64,297 – $102,875; Senior Project Manager $74,167 – $118,667

This position is responsible for a portfolio of projects within Levee Ready Columbia (LRC) along with a host of inter-agency coordination and capacity building with project partners. The Levee Ready Columbia Project Manager’s portfolio of projects will include capital project planning including project alternative development, coordination and development of alternatives with a technical advisory committee, and communications and public affairs activities with other program staff. The ideal candidate for this position will be nimble and self-directing as they will need to direct individual workplans on multiple projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in project planning with demonstrable results. The Project Manager reports to the Levee Ready Columbia Program Manager.

LRC Project Manager Full Position Description 


LEVEE READY COLUMBIA PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Posting Date: April 18, 2018
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled; First review, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience
Job Type: Exempt, Full Time; Limited Duration through June 30th, 2019. May be extended or made permanent pending District Board decision
Annual Salary: $64,297 – $102,875 (DOE)

This position is responsible for a diverse portfolio of communications projects and actions. Levee Ready Columbia (LRC) is a complex, multifaceted organization with communications needs on many levels and topics. The Public Affairs and Communications Manager will be responsible for leading efforts to focus and guide external communications with stakeholders and the public. In their role, they will ensure consistent messaging, timely dissemination of information, and proactive engagement with decision-makers and agency staff at a variety of levels. The primary responsibilities of the Public Affairs and Communications Manager will be to lead a host of outreach activities to promote communications program goals and ensure continued collaboration and partnership with stakeholders. This multi-layered communications effort will reach target audiences using a variety of in-person, online, phone, and printed communication tools. The ideal candidate for this position will be nimble and self-directing. The Public Affairs and Communications Manager reports to the Levee Ready Columbia Program Manager.

LRC Public Affairs and Communications Manager


Levee Accreditation Program

To help ensure public safety and economic stability for the Columbia Corridor, Levee Ready Columbia is working to maintain accreditation within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This means Levee Ready Columbia must compile existing information and gather new data on the current condition of the levee system. This information will be used to identify risk areas, repair them, and achieve FEMA accreditation, to ensure that the levees will perform as expected during floods.

Additionally, the Levee Ready Columbia partners will use this information, to identify what kinds of work may need to be done to reduce flood risk for the future and evaluate a variety of cost effective ways to reduce risk for the community. These include looking at built solutions, like higher levees and non-structural solutions, like emergency preparedness and evacuation plans. Ultimately, Levee Ready Columbia will work with its partners and the community to determine what level of flood risk is acceptable, and how best to prepare for future high water events.

More Information

See the Levee Evaluation and Drilling page for the most recent information about NE Marine Drive levee evaluations.

See the Governance page for the most recent information about Levee Ready Columbia’s work to determine the best option for funding and managing the levees in the future.