Portland Environmental Services (Environmental Prog. mgr) Closes 10/10/2016

Job Title:Environmental Program Manager

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

Salary:$6,127.00 - $8,196.00 Monthly

Job Type:Full Time

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

The Eastside Watersheds Program Manager, working within the Watershed Services Group of the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the activities and personnel responsible for Eastside Watersheds projects and programs.

Projects include floodplain restoration, which is guided by the Johnson Creek Restoration Plan, to mitigate impacts from flooding and protect and restore riparian and shallow water habitat; and stormwater management, which is guided by combined- and stormwater system planning, to reduce flooding and improve water quality. Programs include Willing Seller Land Acquisition, participation in the FEMA Community Rating System and related NFIP issues, and working with partner organizations on watershed and floodplain outreach and education.  This position requires independent judgment concerning issues that are complex, interpretive, and evaluative in nature. To learn more about the position please see the position description below.


 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of and experience with program and personnel management including preparing budgets, administering programs, supervising and coaching staff, and maintaining effective and positive working relationships with staff and partners.

  2. Knowledge of and experience with projects and programs related to water resources, stormwater management including green infrastructure, floodplain restoration, and environmental protection.

  3. Knowledge of and experience applying local, state and federal guidance related to water resources and natural resource restoration and protection – e.g. FEMA, ESA, Clean Water Act and NPDES .

  4. Ability and experience with principles and practices of community outreach including implementing complex, multi-year, multi-stakeholder programs and projects with demonstrated success; ability to engage in problem solving and team building and facilitate and maintain partnerships.

  5. Ability and experience in developing policies and procedures to achieve program goals and objectives by working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.

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


 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.

Tamara Larison, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position DescriptionThis position requires initiative in scheduling and assigning work and coordinating with other work units to achieve goals, objectives and work standards. This position provides leadership and works with staff to create a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the City's and bureau's missions, objectives, and service expectations and promotes workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment. This position reports to the Watershed Programs Division Manager.

Specifically, the Eastside Watersheds Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing the Eastside Watersheds Team, including developing staff work plans, mentoring and coaching staff, preparing annual operating budgets and other project budget responsibilities as necessary.

  • Creating and supporting a cohesive and high-functioning team that produces quality work products.

  • Developing and implementing stormwater management and watershed restoration plans, projects and programs.

  • Providing programmatic support, strategic development, policy recommendations, and coordinating activities with the other sections of the Watershed Services Group and Groups within BES including Engineering Services, Wastewater Services, Pollution Prevention and the Director's Office.

  • Coordinating with local and regional partners including other city bureaus, upstream jurisdictions, federal and state agencies, and other external stakeholders including, neighborhood interest groups and ratepayers at large.

  • Preparing RFPs, hiring consultants and managing and directing their work, reviewing work products, and approving payment requests.

  • Making presentations, including briefing public officials, managers, and staff regarding major issues, findings or concerns, and making recommendations regarding watershed programs and projects, environmental issues, and funding requirements.

  • Initiating and maintaining broad and frequent contact with public and other organizations with the perspective that a collaborative approach is essential.