Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Equity Prog Mgr (Closes Dec 18)

Equity Program Manager (Sr. Management Analyst)

Salary $5,959.00 - $7,956.00 Monthly

Location 1900 SW 4th Ave, OR

Job Type Full Time

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Job Number 2017-00964

Closing 12/18/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking an Equity Program Manager (Senior Management Analyst). This position will work proactively to provide expert technical guidance and leadership for equity, diversity and inclusion-based initiatives and programming, including addressing institutional racism and applying an equity lens to the work of community engagement, long-range and area planning, climate change, and sustainability policies and programing. Key activities to advance community engagement include maintaining and strengthening relationships with community-based organizations, community leaders and networks working on equity issues.
Duties and assignments will be broad in scope, strategic in nature and impact all BPS employees, operations, programs and service partnerships. The incumbent will work collaboratively with all BPS employees (ranging from program staff to executive leadership), use expert judgement in a wide variety of situations, and serve as an internal and external consultant and change agent. The position will lead the integration of the bureau's Equity Roadmap with the BPS Strategic Plan, including the development and implementation of an annual work plan and annual progress report. The position will manage the bureau's equity and affirmative action work plans, analyze metrics, and develop effective reporting tools.  The BPS Equity Program Manager will influence and collaborate with other managers, leadership and staff with efficiency and flexibility, and act as part of a cohort of Equity Program Managers from other City bureaus and works closely with the Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Ideal candidates will have working knowledge of outcome-based assessment and program evaluation techniques, and an ability to gather, analyze and interpret a variety of data to identify trends and draw valid conclusions. They will possess demonstrated skills in program and project development, management and evaluation in a complex organization with diverse audiences.  Experience working with social justice, environmental justice and other community-based advocacy organizations who serve the needs of marginalized communities is strongly desired, as is knowledge of institutional racism theory and its application to government policy and services.
The bureau has engaged in work to become a multicultural, anti-racist organization, and this position will continue transforming the culture through the Workplace Excellence Initiative (i.e. coordinate bureau-wide communication and engagement activities related to equity, diversity and inclusion) into one that supports meaningful and transformational employee experiences towards those ends.
BPS develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization, and 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 their resume.


To Qualify


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Ability and experience maintaining effective working relationships while managing change, resolving conflicts and building consensus at all levels of an organization and with diverse stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrated experience creating strategic plans, curriculum and professional development opportunities, preferably as they relate to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  3. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, laws and court decisions as it relates to Equal Employment Opportunity/Office of Civil Rights compliance.
  4. Knowledge of principles and practices of organizational systems and project planning and management, preferably as it pertains to training and development and human behavior. 
  5. Knowledge and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, and presenting conclusions and recommendations to diverse audiences.


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 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


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 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.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 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 11:59 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.

John DiGrazia, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034