City of Portland BES (Sr Community Outreach) closes 8/15/2016

Job Title:Senior Community Outreach and Information Representative

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 08/15/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$5,551.00 - $7,403.00 Monthly

Job Type:Full Time

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

The Senior Community Outreach and Information Representative for the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) performs skilled, professional duties in the design, development, and implementation of bureau-wide communications, awareness and engagement, and media relations programs, with a focus on internal communications.  BES has over 600 employees located at multiple sites throughout the city.  This position will develop and implement a variety of communications programs and projects that align with and support BES priorities, including, but not limited to the bureau's strategic and equity plans; budget process; intra-bureau communications; and electronic and social media and videography.  The position will develop and implement innovative and creative strategies and tools to communicate information internally and externally to support bureau leadership and staff communications needs.   The position will present information to individuals and groups, represent the bureau in meetings with groups and individuals, and work with other staff to respond actively to identified issues and concerns. The position will also assist the Public Affairs Manager in supporting the communications needs of the Director, Assistant Director, and bureau leadership team.  The position will manage a wide variety of concurrent projects with conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines.  A valid driver's license may be required for certain assignments.

 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of and experience in planning, developing, and implementing communications, awareness and engagement initiatives, while working independently or as part of or leading a team.

  2. Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff at various levels of an organization, elected officials, representatives of other government agencies, business and community leaders and  members of the media.

  3. Ability and experience disseminating information and problem-solving complex and sensitive issues involving internal communications.

  4. Knowledge of the principles and practices of business communication with the ability to anticipate, evaluate, and analyze business communication needs and recommend and implement methods for effectively communicating to targeted audiences.

  5. Experience and ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with diverse audiences who have varying levels of comprehension, opposition, or indifference to the information being presented.

  6. Ability and experience implementing social media campaigns, including identifying target audiences and appropriate tools.


 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.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé 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 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. Do not attach materials not requested.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online. 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