City of Portland Safe Routes to School Organizer (Closes Feb 2, 2016)

City of Portland Safe Routes to School Organizer

The Bureau of Transportation is seeking to hire a Safe Routes to School Organizer within the bureau's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. SRTS is a community-based program that works to increase the number of school-aged children walking and biking to school. This position will work in schools throughout Portland with parents, students, school staff, and partner organizations to develop and implement encouragement activities, education programs, and events that promote safe, active transportation to school. Experience working with schools and/or school-aged children (grades K-12) is highly desired. Experience organizing within diverse communities is preferred. The ability to speak bilingually is preferred.
This position is classified as a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Specialist I. The list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification.

To Qualify

  • Provide specific examples that demonstrate your experience working with and/or developing programs for school-age youth.

  • Provide specific examples that demonstrate your ability to organize volunteers and engage in community outreach to plan and implement events to encourage biking, walking and transit use.

  • Provide specific examples that demonstrate your ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, including making presentations, to a variety of audiences.

  • Provide specific examples of your training and/or experience working with diverse communities and community organizations.

Recruitment process

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.