Landscape professional/educators needed for additional workshops throughout the Portland Metro Region. This is a contract, not a staff position.
Description of work:
- Present Sustainable Landscape Workshops. (Workshops could include, but are not limited to: Naturescaping, Site Planning, Site Planning Feedback, Rain Gardens, Native Plants, Simple Drip Irrigation etc.)
- Additional activities may include: Outreach events, tours, field trips and mini-workshops.
- In consultation with program partners, evaluate program components (such as workshops, outreach events, follow-up educational activities and community projects) to determine whether goals of the District and its partners are being met.
- Work is not guaranteed – will be on an "as needed" basis.
- Workshops are held evenings and weekends.
- Mileage for travel is billable at federal GSA rates. Other expenses not reimbursed. Some program materials may be provided by EMSWCD.
The unit price for this Contract is as follows:
Workshops and Presentations
Naturescaping Basics: $325.00
Rain Gardens 101: $250.00 (3hr workshop) - $300.00 (4hr workshop)
Site Planning I: $300.00
Site Planning II: $150.00
Presentations at events: $50/hr (actual presentation + 0.5hr for set up & break down)
Other workshops preauthorized by SUL Program Supervisor
Outreach events (information table): $30/hr (Time at actual event plus ½ hr. set up and ½ hr. break down)
Team Meetings: $30/hr
Other Tasks deemed appropriate and pre-authorized by SUL Supervisor: $30/hr
- Firm must have an up-to-date business license.
- Firms must maintain General Liability and Automobile Liability Insurance at levels consistent with EMSWCD requirements.
- Presenter(s) must have Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape construction or equivalent education/experience.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of practical techniques for low-impact gardening, water conservation, homeowner surface water management, water pollution reduction and landscaping with local native plant species.
- Knowledge of watershed dynamics, urban water quality issues, native vegetation and ecosystems, invasive species, erosion prevention and sediment control is desirable.
- Demonstrated abilities in workshop facilitation, public presentations, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with diverse groups and individuals.
- Skilled in the use of computers and software programs to present workshop materials, produce reports and promotional materials and correspond with team members and the public.
In addition to consideration of qualifications and references, an "audition" may be required to verify presentation skills and fit with the organization's needs.
This opportunity closed August 17, 2012