City of Portland Transportation Pedestrian Coordinator (closes March 14)

Job Title:Transportation Pedestrian Coordinator (Transportation Planning Coordinator)

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 03/14/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$5,496.00 - $7,330.00 Monthly

Job Type:Full Time

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


Portland, Oregon is routinely listed as one of the most livable cities in the world. Always on the leading edge of transportation and land use policy, the City of Portland has strong community and political support for continued innovation in sustainable transportation practices. As an organization, the Bureau of Transportation strives to model inclusivity and promote equity through its service delivery, internal operations and organizational culture.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for a dynamic planner to serve as Portland's Pedestrian Modal Coordinator within the Bureau's Policy, Planning and Projects Group to help guide the future use of Portland's right of way and the transportation choices of it citizens. 
The Position
The Pedestrian Coordinator serves as the overall expert, advocate and advisor for pedestrian needs to Bureau staff, Mayor and City Council, other City Bureaus and partner agencies.  The Pedestrian Coordinator works collaboratively with staff to ensure that planners and project managers are given consistent advice and direction so that project outcomes can best serve Portlanders no matter what transportation mode they choose. The Pedestrian Coordinator also plays an important role in advancing the bureau's outreach and engagement about pedestrian mobility with traditionally under-served and under-represented groups of Portlanders. Although not required, competitive candidates will have graduated from a 4-year college with a major in Planning, Transportation Planning, or related field i.e. Landscape Architecture and at least 3 year's experience in Transportation Pplanning or related field i.e. Engineering.
This position is responsible for implementing the recommended goals, actions, activities and capital projects identified in the Portland Pedestrian Master Plan by:

  • Monitoring pedestrian related transportation planning and capital projects and activities for the Bureau,

  • Reviewing and making recommendations on policy and city-wide planning efforts,

  • Reviewing design and construction plans for projects to optimize pedestrian accessibility and safety, while ensuring the essential movement of all modes,

  • Serving as the Bureau's staff person for the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee, including Committee membership recruitment, agenda coordination and ongoing support.

  • Responding to residents' inquiries on pedestrian-related community impact issues and developing appropriate courses of action,

  • Preparing grant applications and funding requests for implementing the identified activities and projects in the Pedestrian Master Plan and other directive plans,

  • Supporting the Bureau's efforts on compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and acting as a resource for ADA considerations related to pedestrian facilities in the Right of Way.


 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 

  1. Knowledge of transportation and urban planning and design principles, practices, current trends, regulations, standards and Federal laws including ADA Title II.

  2. Knowledge of project planning, budgeting, prioritizing, proposal composition, resource allocation and controls.

  3. Knowledge of project and/or program development and management best practices.

  4. Knowledge of effective public involvement policies, practices and procedures, and an understanding of best practices in community engagement with traditionally under-served and under-represented Portlanders.

  5. Ability to conduct research, analyze and prepare studies of developments and trends, legislative and regulatory initiatives and mandates, public attitudes and concerns relating to program area.

  6. Ability to prepare and interpret planning documents, code and policy proposals, regulations and complex technical documents.

  7. Ability to communicate complex technical matters to non-technical individuals, including making presentations to community organizations and elected officials.

  8. Ability to oversee the work of staff teams and/or consultants.

  9. Ability to facilitate effective public meetings including utilizing best practices for elevating all voices in an inclusive and respectful environment.


 The Recruitment Process:

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. 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.


 Additional Information:

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. Do not attach materials not requested.

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) 823-4034