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Benton County Job Listing – 3-20-2010

ACCOUNTABLE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

Invites applications for
QUALITY MANAGER
Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on experience
Application Deadline: April 2, 2010; Interviews to be held on April 9, 2010,
Position will remain open until filled

BUDGET/ACCOUNTING ANALYST
RECRUITMENT #: 10-017
DEPARTMENT: ASD – FINANCE
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
SALARY RANGE: $3,153 – $4,026/mo. (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)
POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides technical assistance and backup to the County Budget

Client Services Representative – Bilingual
RECRUITMENT #: 10-022
DEPARTMENT: Health
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time (Working 40 hr/wk)
WAGE RANGE: $2,559 – $3,266/mo.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 2, 2010, 5PM. (Postmarks not accepted)

Emergency Services Planner
RECRUITMENT #: 10-010
DEPARTMENT: SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,153 – $4,026/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan

HEALTH SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
RECRUITMENT #: 10-018
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH CENTER and HEALTH DEPARTMENT
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $4,536 – $5,797/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 3
RECRUITMENT #: 10-019
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (.5 FTE or higher)*
WAGE RANGE: $23.62 – 30.15/hr. (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)

Health Promotion Specialist 1
WIC NUTRITION EDUCATOR
RECRUITMENT #: 10-012
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (16 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $16.46 – $21.00/hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010, 5PM (postmarks not accepted).

CORRECTIONS DEPUTY
RECRUITMENT #: 10-020
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,655- $4,666/mo.
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
For initial consideration, apply by March 24, 2010,

CORRECTIONS DEPUTY – FEMALE
RECRUITMENT #: 10-016
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,655- $4,666/mo.
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
For initial consideration, apply by March 19, 2010, 5 PM. After initial consideration date, the
recruitment may be closed without further notice.
REQUIRED TESTING INFORMATION: All applicants must take the National Criminal Justice

ON – CALL CORRECTIONS DEPUTY
RECRUITMENT #: 00-082
DEPARTMENT: SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POSITION STATUS: ON-CALL (WORK IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS)
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
POSITION SUMMARY
Benton Community Health Center (BCHC) is seeking a Primary Care Physician to join the provider team.
BCHC is a growing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to clinical
practice, physicians provide consultation for NP and PA staff. Board certification or eligibility for certification is
required. The applicant must have a strong interest in working with diverse populations. Successful applicant is
required to pass a background investigation with hiring contingent on passing the investigation. Bilingual
English/Spanish applicants are encouraged to apply. Regular clinic hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday
and one day a week until 7 pm. Both full-time and part-time positions will be considered. This position is
open until filled. Recruiting for temporary and On-Call/intermittent positions.

Building Inspector 2
INTERNAL*
RECRUITMENT #: 10-021
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,407 – $4,348/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 2, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)

PROGRAM ASSISTANT
INTERNAL*
RECRUITMENT #: 10 – 015
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (30 hours/week)
WAGE RANGE: $15.54 – $19.85/hour
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 26, 2010, 5PM (Postmarks not accepted).
* THIS RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT BENTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

CLOSED JOB RECRUITMENTS*
Position Title Deadline Status
10-009 Parole & Probation Officer
03/15/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-014 Groundskeeper / Maintenance Worker
03/15/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-013 Training & Recruitment Sergeant
03/12/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-011 Corrections Deputy – Limted Duration
03/05/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
80-002 Parole & Probation Officer Student Intern Aid
02/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-008 Temporary Records Clerk
02/22/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-007 CLINICAL ASSISTANT 2
02/22/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-006 Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker
02/08/10 Recruitment Closed.
10-003 Patrol Deputy
02/04/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-004 Marine Patrol Deputy
02/04/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-005 Behaviorist
02/04/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
80-001 Health Impact Assessment Project Intern
01/22/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-002 Health Promotion Spec. 2 -Healthy Kids Coord.
01/22/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-001 Compliance Monitor
01/18/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
09-063 Controller – Health Services
01/15/10 Position Has Been Filled
09-075 Assoc. Mental Health Profess.- Alcohol & Drug
01/14/10 Position Has Been Filled
09-044 Public Health Nurse 3
01/07/10 Recruitment Closed.
09-067 Human Resource Manager
12/31/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-073 OHP Enrollment Worker – Bilingual
12/31/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-059 Program Assistant – Adult Mental Health
12/29/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-070 Temp. Flu Communications Coord – Prog. Asst.
12/29/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-072 Office Specialist 3
12/29/09 Applications Are Being Reviewed
90-004 Latino Health Outreach Internship
Application Period Closed. Currently Interviewing.

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

July 20, 2009
THE O&C LANDS: WHAT NOW?
(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
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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.

Benton County Government Should be Under One Roof

Save Administrative Dollars by Consolidating Office Space

Benton County’s home is its courthouse. Most of the courthouse is used by the State of Oregon for the purpose of running the courts. Lack of courthouse space makes it necessary for Benton County to rent a large amount of office space to house its departments. Benton County should join the State of Oregon and Federal Government in taking advantage of some of the best office space available in the county.

Hewlett-Packard has offered to allow the county to lease up to 84,000 square feet of Class A office space at a very reasonable rate. This facility has everything the county needs to bring down the cost of doing business. Fewer county employees would be needed to operate out of one building. The rate includes full service, which covers all maintenance and operating expenses. The county could reduce the facility department, allowing funds to be used for other budgetary items. There are conference rooms, an on-site exercise room (which would cost $10.00 per person monthly and could be part of the county’s health plan), abundant parking, athletic fields, and access to the building cafeteria. Hewlett-Packard has systems furniture in place that can be made available for Benton County’s use at no charge (except for moving costs).

Benton County Draft Prairie Habitat Plan

It is time to be very aware of the Power our County is trying to Obtain!

Benton County plans on using the authority of the Prairie Habitat Plan to put more restrictions on your property. This plan should be modified to be a guide only for the purpose of meeting the laws currently placed to protect endangered species. Benton Counties role should be to insure land owners consider endangered species when developing their land. They do not need to be in the business of regulation for the federal government. The county is spending a tremendous amount of money on this plan to include buying up property.  This county does not have the funds to waste on a regulatory plan.  Building permits will become very expensive if this plan is approved.  There are no safeguards to stop them from adding other species of their choosing when the plan is approved?

Click on the link below to read what others are saying about this plan.

http://www.co.benton.or.us/parks/hcp/documents/documents/CommentsonJan09DraftHCP.pdf

 Write to the Benton County Commissioners to stop this plan: bocinfo@co.benton.or.us