7 December, 2022

Construction Community Liaison Sought for Santiam Canyon Fire Recovery

The Community Construction Liaison/Consultant is responsible to function as the primary point of contact between the Santiam Canyon Long-Term Recovery Group (SCLTRG), Disaster Case Manager, and individual survivor working on a home build construction project within the Santiam Canyon as projects are identified as having a problem, then assisting in resolving these issues as well as providing regular updates or advisories.

The mission of the SCLTRG is to support the recovery efforts of residents, property owners, organizations and businesses affected by the Lionshead and Beachie Creek Wildfires in the Santiam Canyon region of Marion County and Linn County.


  • Represent the SCLTRG as a liaison/consultant between the homeowner, acting in support of the homeowner as they work with intergovernmental agencies and utilities, to ensure the progress of the project.
  • As projects are completed, conduct an exit interview with the homeowners to build lessons learned and best practices, which will be logged into the Recovery Manager database.
  • Provide effective communication between the SCLTRG, DCM and survivors.
  • Work with homeowners that may not have a general contractor to anticipate and address compatibility of build planning.When issues arise in a build process that may be unanticipated, this person will assist in resolving the issue.
  • When consulting, maintain a log of hours worked, community outreach efforts conducted and related activities.
  • Assist in the distribution and posting of notices related to assigned home build construction projects.
  • All other duties as assigned by the SCLTRG Executive Committee.


  • Experience in managing single family home builds. Working with contractors and local authorities.
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented, with the ability to maintain accuracy while handling multiple requests.
  • Strong communication and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to be involved with the community and understand and issues or concerns.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with homeowners, contractors and the public.
  • Understanding of notices, agency services, safe zone procedures.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


This position requires travel (less than 50%) within the Santiam Canyon Region that was impacted by the 2020 Lionshead and Beachie Creek Fire.  This includes the communities of Mehama, Lyons, Elkhorn, Gates, Mill City, Detroit, Idanha, Brietenbush and adjacent affected Marion and Linn County areas where homes are being rebuilt.


The contractor in this position can typically expect to sit and use their hands for more than 2/3 of the day.  They can expect to stand or walk for more than 2/3 of the day. Talking and listening is also expected for more than 2/3 of the day.  The ability to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; or reach with arms will be needed for less than 2/3 of the day.

This position requires that the contractor be able to lift items up to 30 pounds on an infrequent basis.

The contractor in this position should have clear vision at 20 inches or less.  They should be able to view various reports and forms as well as information displayed on a computer monitor and have the ability to distinguish between different colors.  Depth perception, peripheral vision, the ability to focus and the ability to see for a distance are also necessary.


The contractor will be expected to provide these resources to do the job:

  • Reliable vehicle, fuel and maintenance. Reimbursement for mileage will be considered.
  • Desk space will be provided at Anthony Hall Disaster Resource Center, as needed.
  • Computer, printer and consumables
  • Cell phone
  • Hard hat and safety vest for worksite visits
  • Appropriate work attire (environment dependent)

Details of Contract

  • The SCLTRG will be contracting with an individual to work on an as needed basis on select home construction issues that need focused problem resolution
  • The billing rate for work completed will be negotiated at the time of acceptance by the SCLTRG
  • Time spent on each construction project will be billed monthly by the contractor submitting a billing statement to the SCLRTG by the 5th day of the month after that work was completed.
  • Time will be tracked by project, based off assigned survivor case number.
  • Contracted individual will keep a mileage log which will be submitted monthly for reimbursement by the SCLTRG.
  • Confidentiality Agreement will be required to ensure confidentiality of the survivors.

Application deadline is January 12, 2023.  Resumes, with two references, should be send to [email protected].  CCB license preferred (past or current).

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