Program Coordinator (Transportation dept Portland) Closes Sept 21, 2015

invites applications for the position of: 
Program Specialist

SALARY:$4,983.00 - $6,643.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 09/07/15
CLOSING DATE: 09/21/15 04:30 PM



This recruitment will close when we have received 75 complete applications or on the posted closing date of September 21, 2015, whichever comes first. 

This Transportation Safety Program Specialist position will join the Portland Bureau of Transportation's safety team and assist in the implementation of the Bureau's Vision Zero effort. The Program Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and management of small capital projects and operational improvements related to the Transportation Bureau's safety efforts, with a particular focus on High Crash Corridors, Safe Routes to Schools, and Neighborhood Greenways. The position will coordinate with other Transportation bureau staff including Maintenance Operations, Project Management, and Planning on safety-related capital work. For assigned projects, this position will manage all aspects of project design, development, and implementation, including technical and cost analysis, scheduling, public involvement, project budgeting, and evaluation. This position will assist with the development and implementation of the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan, with public outreach on projects with a Vision Zero focus, and perform other related duties as assigned.  



The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 

    1. Knowledge and experience implementing transportation safety programs and projects.

    2. Experience with urban transportation project design and construction practices, particularly transportation safety projects.

    3. Knowledge of principals, practices and methods of program/project planning and management.

    4. Knowledge of public works project management principles, processes, systems, and techniques.

    5. Experience with the methods and techniques of community involvement, decision-making processes, and group processes. 



An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.



Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: 

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement. 

  • Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.

  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above. 

  • Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined.  

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted. 

If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran’s Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.  

Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment. 


Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. 


It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement. 

Regina Birch, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources 
(503) 823-7872


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer