Are you an experienced public relations, marketing and media professional looking for an opportunity to oversee a department-wide communications program in a small agency?

This full-time management service position is with the Department of State Lands in Salem.  This position is part of the Director’s office.

The Department of State Lands (DSL) is the administrative arm of the State Land Board.  The agency’s mission is to ensure a Common School Fund legacy through sound management of our trust responsibilities and the protection of waters of the state.

DSL manages real property and its mineral and natural resources to generate revenue for the Common School Fund.  The agency also manages navigable waterways, including rivers, lakes, estuaries and the territorial sea, for public use.  DSL administers Oregon’s removal-fill and wetlands conservation laws, and the state’s unclaimed property and estates programs.  The agency is the state host for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR).  All agency revenues are deposited in the state’s Common School Fund, which provides earnings distributions to Oregon school districts twice a year.

The Director’s Office is supervised by the Agency Director, who reports to the State Land Board.  The Director’s Office performs a variety of high level, statewide functions for the overall management of the Department’s resources, responsibilities and authorities.  These include developing and implementing policies and legislative strategies that govern management of constitutional and statutory land resources; management of Oregon’s unclaimed assets (estates and property); protection of Oregon’s waterways and wetlands; and state participation in the national estuarine research reserve network.  These programs affect public and private agencies, industries, and companies in addition to landowners and persons who use waters of the state, or uplands managed by DSL or are concerned about their use.Duties & Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to develop, implement and oversee department-wide internal and external communications, media programs and marketing strategies. This position also assists with legislative relations primarily in the development of legislative informational materials and bill tracking.

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Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree AND five (5) years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs;
Eight years (8) experience directly related to Public Relations; five (5) of the eight years must have been at the professional level.

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas and policies into plain language;
  • Skilled in project management; and
  • Organization and coordination skills.

*Please submit a cover letter of sufficient length and detail that addresses each of the desired skills listed above.Additional Information

Important Notice

Selection Process:  The selection process consists of a review of your application and an evaluation of your education, experience and training. Resumes will not be reviewed unless we request them. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview.

Communication:  All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.  To insure clear communication, please unfilter emails from and

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The Department of State Lands is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to a diverse workforce with equal opportunity programs.
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