Portland Public Parks (Equity and Inclusion Specialist) Closes 10/31

Job Title:Equity & Inclusion Program Specialist

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 10/31/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$5,033.00 - $6,709.00 Monthly

Job Type:Full Time

Location:Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Oregon


The City of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is seeking an Equity and Inclusion Program Specialist. Under general supervision from the Equity and Inclusion Manager this position will work as a member of the bureaus Equity and Inclusion team. The position will serve as a key resource in helping the bureau achieve its racial equity goals outlined in the adopted racial equity plan and other equity efforts.

The Equity and Inclusion Program Specialist will serve as the project lead and coordinate the implementation and tracking of the bureau's five-year racial equity plan and provide support to the team in community engagement of communities of color, Parks for New Portlander immigrant and refugee program, staff various bureau external equity advisory committees and organize internal work teams, committees.

Additional duties include performing research on equity best practices and provide technical assistance to bureau operating departments on the utilization of racial equity assessment tools, respond to requests for staff inquiries and maintain a database of various program and organizational metrics related to equity and will have the ability to develop policy recommendations and provide monthly reports for senior management and leadership on bureau's equity efforts.  In addition, this position will demonstrate initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and supporting these values.

The Equity and Inclusion Program Specialist will be required to attend community meetings in the evening and on weekends.


Additional Information

The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The City is offering an optional informational session for this recruitment. Please see the Optional Information Session section below for details and location.


 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1.  Knowledge and experience applying basic principles and practices of program/project planning and management.

  2. Ability and experience collecting, evaluating and interpreting appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative

  3. Ability and experience coordinating program activities with multiple stakeholders to ensure agreement and consensus.

  4. Ability and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.

  5. Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with bureau managers and staff, staff of other bureaus, representatives of other agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work.


 The Recruitment Process:

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested.  Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an 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. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment.


 Additional Information:

Applicant 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 resume 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 transferable 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.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment.  All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   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.



Cydney Khan, Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-6183


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:

The Portland Building
Forest Park Conference Room, 13th Floor
1120 SW 5th Ave.
Portland Or, 97204
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
4:00 to 5:00 pm