Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights Program Manager (Closes March 3)

Office of Equity and Human Rights Program Manager

Salary $5,830.00 - $7,784.00 Monthly

Location OR 97204, OR

Job TypeFull Time

DepartmentOffice of Equity and Human Rights

Job Number2017-00084

Closing3/3/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

The Position


The City of Portland, Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) is seeking a Program Manager to assist leading the bureau's Race and Disability Equity work. OEHR provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity starting with Race and Disability.


The Program Manager makes high level policy and procedural decisions and recommendations related to all aspects of the work of the Bureau. This position will manage and oversee program staff to ensure fulfillment of OEHR's mission and goals.  The Program Manager will serve as an expert program resource; providing training and technical assistance to City and other agency staff; interpret program policies and associated regulations; and represent the bureau in meetings with outside agencies regarding program issues. Additionally, this position will be responsible for some Business Operations, e.g. overseeing hiring processes, assisting with budget preparation. This position will work closely, and often independently, with senior bureau staff, leadership, and Commissioner's offices, on policy, community engagement, or programs to better provide for equitable delivery of services as well as improved internal city organizational and cultural equity.

The Program Manager reports directly to the Director of OEHR and is a member of the Director's team. The type and manner of supervision received is daily to weekly depending on issues. The position is expected to be self-sufficient and operate with a great deal of autonomy, following the overall direction set by the Director.


To Qualify


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position.

  1. Knowledge and experience applying advanced principles, practices and methods of program, administrative and organizational analysis in areas of diversity, equity, affirmative action, racial and other types of discrimination.

  2. Knowledge and experience applying principles, practices and methods of budget development and management, public administration, including purchasing, contracting and maintenance of public records.

  3. Knowledge and experience applying advanced principles, practices, tools and techniques of program/project planning and management.

  4. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.

  5. Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with bureau managers and staff, staff of other bureaus, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

  6. Ability and experience presenting conclusions and recommendations clearly and persuasively to both internal and external stakeholders.


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


Applicant 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 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.


Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment.  All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   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, Sr. Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer