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Douglas County  6040
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Pay Range GC20


This classification performs professional administrative and long-range project management to support the development and maintenance of the Salmon Harbor Recreation Area. Manager performs professional planning duties including research, analysis, presentation of data; interpretation and enforcement of state and local land use regulations and master plan and capital improvement plan maintenance and updates. Incumbent directs camp host and work camper support staff and volunteers; serves as director in the absence of the harbor manager.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Administer land lease program which includes implementation of existing lease terms and conditions; serve as the Harbor’s primary contact for inquiries. Conduct meetings with tenants, prepare staff reports and default letters, meet with counsel and make recommendation to harbor manager for final determination. Advise management committee as required.

2. Supervise work activities of camp host and work camper program; offer technical assistance as needed. Ensure work is in compliance with federal and state regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within the program. Is involved in selection, training and performance evaluation of support staff and volunteers. Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

3. Coordinate advertising and marketing for the recreation area, marina RV resort and marina complex. This includes: research and analysis of market trends, update website, prepare advertising budget, prioritize areas of focus and participate in various trade shows and special events.

4. Assist harbor manager in a wide variety of projects; such as: preparation and coordination of technical studies, construction and design issues, customer relations research, development of policy and procedures, budget and cost estimates, coordination of special events and attendance at meetings.

5. Research grant opportunities, develop funding strategies and prepare grant applications as necessary for the design, engineering and construction of planned projects.

6. Prepare scope of services for a wide variety of projects and services. Such as: request for proposals, request for quotes, personal services, design and engineering. Participate in selection process and oversee bids and projects as assigned by harbor manager.

7. Coordinate the implementation and updating of the Salmon Harbor Master Plan. Administer all land use actions as necessary to address ongoing issues and to accommodate anticipated development. Attend pre-application conferences; coordinate with tenants, county, state and federal agencies.

8. Maintain Salmon Harbor Capital Improvement Plan. Involves annual identification and prioritization of capital improvement projects important for safe operation of harbor facilities. Research and prepare cost estimates for review by the Salmon Harbor Management Committee, Port of Umpqua and County Board of Commissioners.

9. Counsel the public, state agencies, special districts and cities in person or by phone with problems, questions and complaints regarding land use, land development and zoning and the statewide planning program. Interpret local ordinances.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of project management techniques and program development; considerable knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of public relations, marketing, personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of planning concepts, principles, practices and laws, codes, rules, regulations and ordinances applied to land use planning; considerable knowledge of research methodology and statistical techniques. Skill in: Writing clear and concise documents, reports, plans, etc.; analyzing and resolving problems in a logical manner; use of automated equipment and systems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms to present ideas, concepts, policies and recommendations; conduct research and to compile and analyze data; establish and maintain record keeping systems and reports; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; perform short and long-range financial planning; analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems; establish and maintain record keeping systems and reports; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; efficiently organize time and meet established deadlines; supervise, motivate and lead support staff and volunteers; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, Board of Commissioners, Port Commissioners, Salmon Harbor Management Committee, government officials, lessees, contractors, news media, merchants, vendors, recreational vehicle park users, community and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in planning or related field and three years experience in city, county or regional planning OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.


This classification works under the general direction of the harbor manager. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within department policy and procedures; federal, state, county and local statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; Intergovernmental agreement, Salmon Harbor Master Plan, Salmon Harbor Capital Improvement Plan. Professional planning expertise and seasoned judgment is used in applying guidelines. Employee recommends modification of guidelines or implementing new guidelines to achieve desired goals.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in office and harbor complex environments; may involve hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 14 pounds, sitting, standing and walking. During special events, work hours could extended. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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