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ODFW seeks North Coast representative for the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Advisory Committee – Apply by Sept. 16

August 25, 2022

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW is seeking applicants for one position representing the North Coast on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee. Interested individuals should apply by Sept. 16, 2022.

To apply, go to the position listing on Workday at https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Boards?q=Salmon More information about state Boards and Commissions and how to apply is available at https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/board-list.aspx

ODFW is seeking someone who can represent the public and partner organizations involved with STEP. Desired applicants will have experience working with volunteers, community service organizations, or involvement in natural resource or angling education. Ideally candidates should have knowledge of the issues and activities performed by STEP biologists, volunteers, and partner organizations within their territory.

ODFW provides many opportunities for all Oregonians to be engaged with STEP and is looking for ways to expand our community outreach. Candidates that can connect with or represent young adults, women, families, or underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate for the North Coast will reside within and have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, STEP activities in a territory that includesClatsop County, Tillamook County, and the western portion of Columbia County and includes the communities of Astoria, Seaside, Vernonia, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Hebo, and Pacific City.

Candidates must have the appropriate technology to participate in virtual meetings and or be able to travel to committee meetings two to three times per year. The successful candidate will serve a four-year term, with the possibility of re-appointment for a total term of eight years. More details on STAC and this recruitment can be found at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/STAC.asp

STEP was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. Since the inception, thousands of volunteers have assisted ODFW through their involvement in STEP, by donating money, materials, equipment, and countless hours of time and labor.

The nine members of the Advisory Committee are appointed by the Governor and represent all regions of Oregon. The committee meets quarterly in various communities throughout the state to conduct STEP business and advise ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding STEP. Committee members are volunteers; however, business-related expenses are reimbursed.

More information on this announcement, STAC, and STEP can be found at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP or by contacting Marty Olson, ODFW Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Coordinator, at (503) 947-6232 or Martin.P.Olson@Odfw.Oregon.Gov

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