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WAGE RANGE: $2,853 – $3,641/month (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan

Health Promotion Specialist 1– Bilingual**
WAGE RANGE: $2,945-$3,759/month (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2010, 5PM (Postmarks not accepted).

DEPARTMENT: Health (Benton County Health Clinic)
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time (Working 40 hrs/wk)
WAGE RANGE: $3,714 – $4,741/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled For initial consideration, apply by April 20, 2010, 5 PM. After initial
consideration date, the recruitment may be closed without further notice.

WAGE RANGE: $13.65 – $18.29/hr. (not eligible for benefits)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. For initial consideration apply by March 19, 2010, 5pm. (Postmarks not accepted).

Primary Care Physician

On-Call Temporary* Flagger—Laborer
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
POSITION STATUS: 20-40 hours/week, crews work 10 hour days
WAGE RANGE: $13.67 – $17.44/ hour (depending on experience), non–benefited.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 9, 2010, 5pm (postmarks not accepted).

10-052 Public Health Program Assistant 07/02/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-053 Health Prom. Spec. 2 – Chronic Disease Spec. 07/02/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-029 Public Health Nurse 3 06/30/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-049 Human Resources Analyst 06/28/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-039 Health Navigation Program Manager 06/25/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-050 Qual.Mental Health Prof.- Adult Mental Health 06/24/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-051 District Attorney’s Office Administrator 06/24/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-034 Clinical Services Manager – Extended 06/22/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-048 Dental Site Coordinator 06/18/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-016 Corrections Deputy Female 06/17/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-047 Fairgrounds Crew 06/17/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-046 Administrative Aide 3 06/04/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-045 Records Clerk 05/28/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-044 Human Resources Analyst 05/25/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-041 North Albany Park Weekend Groundskeeper 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-042 Adair Park Weekend Groundskeepr 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-043 Bellfountain Park Weekend Groundskeeper 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-038 Associate Mental Health Professional 05/20/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-040 Office Assistant A 05/20/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-036 Corrections Facility Registered Nurse 05/14/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-035 Clinical Assistant Trainee 05/14/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-037 Program Assistant 05/13/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-022 Client Services Rep. – Bilingual 05/12/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-032 Assistant Finance Manager 05/11/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-026 Public Health Preparedness Planner 05/10/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-033 Patrol Deputy 05/07/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-020 Corrections Deputy 05/03/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-031 Programmer/Analyst 04/30/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-030 Compliance Monitor – Female 04/29/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-027 Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker 04/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-028 Compliance Monitor 04/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-024 Senior Deputy Clerk 04/16/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-018 Health Systems Improvement Manager 04/16/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-023 Corrections Facility Paramedic 04/16/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
90-004 Latino Health Outreach Internship Application Period Closed. Currently Interviewing.



Benton County Job Openings Week of April 11th

Corrections Facility Paramedic

Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker

Health Systems Improvement Manager

Senior Deputy Clerk


Client Services Rep. – Bilingual
• Deadline Extended • Revised 04/09/2010

Corrections Deputy

Corrections Deputy Female

On Call Corrections Deputy

Primary Care Physician

Benton County Commissioners Opposition to the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) Could Hurt the Economy

July 20, 2009
(Response to Announcement of WOPR Decision by the Department of Interior)
By Commissioner Doug Robertson, President of the Association of O&C Counties

Last week’s decision by the Department of Interior to withdraw the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) drew high praise from many in the environmental community and bitter disappointment from those who were hopeful a compromise could be reached on management of the O&C lands.
While the decision has been made not to implement the new plan, there are a few issues that need clarification. First of all, there is no group of people who worked harder or with more commitment and integrity than the State Office of the BLM. Remember they were given the task by the Department of Justice, in 2003, to create a new plan that provided protection for endangered species, watersheds, and other sensitive areas. At the same time, the plan had to fit within the legal requirements of the O&C Act. The O&C lands are very different than the national forests, which are managed by the Forest Service. The national forests are managed under the principle of multiple use, while the O&C lands are managed for timber production under the principle of sustained yield. Sustained yield management requires that harvest levels cannot exceed the amount of wood fiber that grows on a specific land base in any one year. Every year, on the 2.4 million acres of O&C land, the new timber volume that grows is approximately 1.2 billion board feet. The new plans set a harvest level of 502 million board feet per year. In other words, the timber volume on the O&C lands would increase by over one-half billion feet per year under the new BLM plans.
There have been accusations leveled at high ranking officials in the U.S. fish & Wildlife Service suggesting that information pertaining to the spotted owl recovery plan was mismanaged and/or not interpreted correctly. Whether or not that occurred is far above our pay grade, however, what we can say with absolute certainty is that the State BLM Director and his staff worked diligently with all of the federal resource agencies and at least five state resource agencies to accomplish the task they were given in 2003.
It appears that the decision to withdraw the plan is based largely on the fact that the BLM did not formally consult with USF&WS prior to the adoption of the record of decision (ROD). There are at least two rational arguments supporting the action the BLM took. First, the BLM worked collaboratively with every major resource management agency in the federal government to develop this plan over the course of 4-1/2 years. In addition to that, BLM included in their collaborative effort at least five state resource agencies, the Governor, tribal representatives and the
counties. For 4-1/2 years these agencies worked together on research, modeling, biological impacts, hydrology, and impacts on endangered fish and wildlife. Clearly, even for the casual observer, that would constitute informal consultation. In American Forest Resource Council vs. James Caswell, Director of the BLM, the courts found that even if the endangered species act consultation duties were triggered, the defendants may have satisfied them “informally” by ongoing communication with USF&WS and NOAA. In addition to that, it was clearly recognized by BLM from the beginning that before any activity (timber sale that was the result of the plan) was carried out, consultation with the federal agencies would take place. So, we have informal consultation for 4-1/2 years, formal consultation before any activity occurs, but that’s not sufficient? It’s unclear exactly how the agencies would proceed with consultation on a plan that has no effect on any species until it is implemented through specific actions. This is just one example of the bureaucratic maze of duplicative regulations that has expanded over the years.
So what do we, the Association of O&C Counties, do now? First, we must make every effort to ensure that the tens of thousands of hours, millions of taxpayers dollars and the state of the art forest modeling that was done over the last five years is not lost or ignored. Tom Strickland, Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks stated “we don’t want that work to be lost; it will form the foundation of our efforts to revise and put in place a plan that is sustainable legally, and based on sound science”. That is encouraging, but we will need to keep a close eye on the Department of Interior to make sure that is exactly what they do, and that it is done within the timeframe that makes sense. Second, we must work even harder for passage of a safety net reauthorization bill by the end of 2010. That means using every means at our disposal to reach out to other states and counties that are impacted like the O&C Counties. In addition, we must do everything possible to support our Oregon congressional delegation in re-doubling their efforts to achieve reauthorization. The third area we must concentrate on will involve management options on the O&C lands. We need to explore all other options and “think outside the box”. The Association of O&C Counties has proposed several different management scenarios in the past, and it’s time to do it again. We must do everything possible, as elected officials, to propose and support management solutions that will allow us to continue to provide basic county services, at acceptable levels, to those we represent. That will mean broadening our vision of management and doing so within the legal mandates and congressional intent of these very unique lands.

Written by Commissioner Doug Robertson, President of the Association of O&C Counties.