Employment Opportunities

Operations Manager

Thank you for your interest in the Operations Manager position with the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation (District). We are seeking a motivated and qualified candidate to join our dedicated conservation team here in Yamhill County.

Formed in 1953, the District has provided leadership in natural resources conservation for more than six decades. The District’s mission is to conserve, restore, and protect Yamhill County’s natural resources by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance to citizens, landowners, and businesses.

In 1986, Yamhill County voters recognized the importance of local conservation and approved a district tax levy, dedicating annual revenue to District programs and services. The levy allows the District to secure and leverage grants and other sources of conservation funding.

District Approach
Our approach is one of collaboration. We rely on and value the relationships and partnerships we maintain with our “conservation partners”, which includes industry and conservation groups, non-profits, tribal partners, private and public organizations, community groups, various local, state and federal agencies, and of course landowners and managers.

Scope of Position
The Operations Manager position includes some responsibilities unique to conservation districts and grant-funded organizations. Candidates may have limited experience with Local Budget Law or other specific disciplines. We hope the diversity of the position is viewed as an opportunity to expand an employee’s knowledge and skills. The District recognizes the scope of this position and will provide the successful candidate with training and support as needed.

If you are team-oriented and have a genuine desire to develop new skills, solve problems, and contribute to an effective locally-led conservation organization, I encourage you to review the application materials and qualifications, and consider this exciting position.

Wishing you the best.

Larry Ojua, Executive Director

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Operations Manager Position Description

Application Requirements

Qualified applicants are required to submit:

1. A cover letter describing interest, skills, and experience relating to the position
2. Completed District Application Form 
3. A resume that depicts the candidate’s qualifications relating to the position.
Note: Incomplete packets will not be considered.

References: Candidates considered for the position are required to provide contact information of three references (not related to the candidate). These may be listed on your application or resume.

Application Deadline: Applications (by email, U.S. Mail, or Delivered in Person) must be received by 4:30 PM, May 27, 2020. No Exceptions.

Options to Submit Application Materials:

1. By email

Applicants may email application materials to: admin@yamhillswcd.org
Please use OPERATIONS MANAGER in the subject line.
Applicants must send all required information in one PDF.

2. By U.S. Mail

Applicants may mail application materials to:

Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District
Attn: Operations Manager
2200 SW 2nd St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

3. In Person

Applicants may submit application materials in person Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM to:

Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District
2200 SW 2nd St.
McMinnville, OR 97128


Please contact Larry Ojua, Executive Director at the Yamhill SWCD at 503-376-7609, or by email at: larry@yamhillswcd.org


Yamhill SWCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Yamhill SWCD is prepared to make necessary arrangements and/or accommodations for persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication. Please call the Yamhill SWCD office at 503-472-6403 at least two (2) working days (48 hours) in advance for assistance.