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OHAZ ALERTWildfire Project Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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OHAZ ALERTWildfire Project Manager

Job no: 530233
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Research/Scientific/Grants, Planning/Project Management

Department: Oregon Hazards Lab, Department of Earth Sciences
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins

September 21, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit:

1. the online application form;

2. a cover letter that describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position;

3. your resume or curriculum vitae.

Your materials should demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please describe how you meet the Professional Competencies of the position, including your strategy and fluency related to use of Project Management software.

Your application should also include contact information for three references. (We will not contact references unless you are a finalist for the position).
Department Summary

The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science. The Department includes approximately 30 faculty, many of whom have large research grants, 52 graduate students, 90 undergraduate majors, ten researchers, ten postdocs, two classified employees, eight student employees, emeritus faculty, and various visiting professors, courtesy professors, and career and pro tempore instructors.
Position Summary

The Oregon Hazards Lab (OHAZ) at the University of Oregon, Department of Earth Sciences seeks an experienced Project Manager to support OHAZ wildfire projects. The Project Manager will work closely with the Assistant Director of Wildfire Technology to support a broad portfolio of projects, including the creation and operation of a user facing service desk for incident commanders and first responders.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale, complex projects in collaboration with OHAZ leadership and stakeholders. The Project Manager will be responsible for using standardized project management methodologies, process, and tools to ensure these projects are completed successfully and on time.

This work will also require the incumbent to stay abreast of policies and procedures of various funding sources, operational partners, and applicable local, state, and federal regulations. The Project Manager will provide oversight and coordination with other project resources and personnel as appropriate.

This position requires the exercise of independent judgement, an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements, and an ability to foster positive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

During fire season, this position will be part of an on-call rotation to help ensure that fire camera's stay up and operational during large fire events.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors' degree or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.
  • Five years of project management experience in a complex environment.
    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer-focused mindset.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple, detail-oriented projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with project management frameworks and when to apply them.
  • Experience with project management software tools.
  • Flexibility in a team environment, and ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse environments.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with higher education environment or governmental environment (Local, State, Federal, Utility Districts, etc.) and/or grant-funded projects.
  • History of giving presentations and/or conducting trainings
  • Experience in construction projects with multiple funding sources and stakeholders.
  • Mastery of the following computer applications: Confluence, Jira, and MS Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Project Management certification from recognized professional organization.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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