Senior Project and Grants Manager
Regional economic development organization in the Columbia River Gorge is seeking a full-time Senior Project and Grants Manager. This person works with local governments to provide professional economic development, grants management, and project management services with an infrastructure focus. The role includes supervisory duties. Experience with preparing competitive grant funding requests, grant administration and employee supervision are a plus. MCEDD’s work balances short-term actions with longer-term strategies to meet regional economic development goals that support strong communities and economy. This approach creates opportunities for employees that are constantly evolving, professionally challenging and rewarding.
A successful candidate will possess strong communication and relationship building skills, be able to work with private partners and within a local government context, have strong budgeting and project management experience and possess a positive “can do” attitude. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economic development, or related field and three years of directly related experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.
MCEDD’s workplace supports professional growth and a positive culture, and values strong relationships within the organization and with partners. We provide a flexible schedule and some remote work opportunities to support a work life balance for our employees. MCEDD has an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental and life insurance, retirement plan contributions, and generous paid time off.
Full-time Combination Bus Driver/ Dispatcher Position for the Link
The Link Public Transportation is now accepting applications for a full-time Dispatcher and Driver position. The pay range begins $19.11/ hour to $20.46. This position offers fully paid health and vacation benefits. Bi-lingual (Spanish-English), Computer Software, and large vehicle operations experience are preferred but not required. Must be able to work evenings until 7:00 pm, weekends and some holidays in rotation. Pay scale has opportunities for a raise at 6-months, 1-year, and every year thereafter. Pre-Employment Drug testing required. Open until filled. EOE. Return applications in person to The Dalles Transit Center at 802 Chenowith Loop Rd., or email to email@example.com.
Full-time Bus Driver for the Link
The Link Public Transportation is now accepting applications for a full-time Bus Driver. This position offers fully paid health and vacation benefits. Bi-lingual (Spanish-English) and large vehicle operations experience are preferred but not required. Must be able to work evenings until 7:00 pm, weekends and some holidays in rotation. Pay scale has opportunities for a raise at 6-months, 1-year, and every year thereafter. Pre-Employment Drug testing required. Open until filled. EOE. Return applications in person to The Dalles Transit Center at 802 Chenowith Loop Rd., or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
***MCEDD Position Information***
Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply for a job at MCEDD even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications for this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.
***MCEDD Benefit Information***
MCEDD provides a competitive benefits package for eligible full-time employees, including coverage of employee medical expenses and 50% of dependent costs, employee life insurance, 457(b) plan contribution (8.75% of gross salary paid to plan), access to flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, flexible hours, and some remote work dependent on position.
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Wasco County Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) – 2 seats
Wasco County and MCEDD have two open seats on our Public Transportation Advisory Committee. The PTAC meets once per quarter and committee members provide Wasco County with information about the community’s special transportation needs, particularly related to how projects will benefit seniors and persons with disabilities. The PTAC provides direction on how county transportation funds should be spent. Currently seeking one rep from South County and one from The Dalles area. Questions and completed applications can be emailed to Jesus Mendoza, The Link’s Transportation Operations Manager.