Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Portland Solid waste and recycling Assist. Prog. Specialist (Closes 5/9)

Job Title:Assistant Program Specialist
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 05/09/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$4,106.00 - $6,324.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Oregon

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The Position  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


The Assistant Program Specialist position in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will perform program administration tasks, engage with partners and undertake analysis in support of implementation of effective and equitable recycling, composting and public trash can programs. This position will assist with the citywide expansion of the public trash can program, evaluation of the public recycling depot program, tracking program data and costs, and other projects as needed. This employee will have direct daily contact with a variety of diverse community stakeholders, including residents, businesses, garbage haulers, and other bureaus and agencies. This position will prepare drafts of proposed contracts, reports, administrative rules and ordinances for solid waste, recycling and composting programs. The Assistant Program Specialist will work as part of a team and report to the Solid Waste & Recycling Program Manager.
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities. BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization.  BPS encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume.


 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Ability and skill communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of parties and ability to work effectively on a diverse collaborative team.

  2. Ability and skill understanding, interpreting, explaining and applying rules and policies in a regulated environment or public agency setting.

  3. Ability and skill collecting, evaluating and interpreting data, either in statistical or narrative form and maintaining files, records and documentation.

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

  5. Knowledge of and ability to use a computer and standard business software.


 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 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 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

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer