City of Portland Environmental Services (Close 7/3)

Community Outreach and Information Assistant

Salary $4,147.00 - $6,387.00 Monthly

Location 1120 SW 5th Ave, OR

Job Type Full Time

Department Bureau of Environmental Services

Job Number 2017-00452

Closing 7/3/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

The Position

The City of Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a Community Outreach and Information Assistant to become part of a team providing public involvement, outreach, and information services to the Portland community regarding bureau projects, programs, and services. Responsibilities include drafting information for public outreach and communication materials; conducting field assessments and other research in order to develop an understanding of public issues relating to bureau activities; communicating with the public; and assisting with public events, such as open houses, advisory committee meetings, and public meetings. Additional responsibilities include working with representatives from other bureaus, neighborhood and business associations; and maintaining accurate records and files.
The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) serves the Portland community by protecting public health, water quality and the environment. BES provides sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services, protects surface and ground water quality, and works for clean rivers and healthy watersheds.  The Bureau's vision is to be recognized as a trusted service provider and innovative environmental leader through a demonstrated commitment to clean rivers, healthy watersheds, and our community.  More than 500 highly skilled employees work collaboratively throughout the bureau for overall success.


To Qualify


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of developing and implementing public involvement and communication plans that promote public awareness of and involvement in bureau projects, programs, and efforts.

  2. Ability to apply technical information and communicate it clearly and effectively to diverse audiences, in person, on-line, and in writing.

  3. Ability to interpret information and situations and make recommendations in accordance with applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines.

  4. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with representatives from other bureaus, community groups, the business community, and the media.

  5. Ability to operate a computer, especially using word processing, spreadsheets, and database management 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


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 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.

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