City of Portland Environmental Services Equity and Inclusion Officer (Closes 9/18)

Equity and Inclusion Manager 

Salary $7,061.00 - $9,406.00 Monthly

Location 1120 SW 5th Ave, OR

Job Type Full Time

Bureau Bureau of Environmental Services

Job Number 2017-00682

Closing 9/18/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

The Position

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking an Equity and Inclusion Manager (Principal Management Analyst). BES manages wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to protect public health and the environment and is a mission driven, high-performing organization leading the city in preserving and protecting the health of Portland's watersheds. BES is committed to becoming a diverse organization that models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, business systems, work force development, organizational culture, leadership in city government and community relationships.  For more information about the Bureau of Environmental Services, please visit

This new position will report to the Assistant Director and lead the bureau's efforts to combine equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion best practices with knowledge of the bureau's mission to initiate institutional change and achieve equitable outcomes.  The BES Equity and Inclusion Manager will work proactively to provide expert technical guidance and leadership to formulate and implement equitable policies, practices and actions that influence attitudes within the bureau and produce equitable authority, access, opportunities and outcomes for all BES employees and stakeholders. The position will work collaboratively with the Bureau Leadership Team (BLT) and the bureau's Committee for Equity and Diversity (CED) and have a high level of discretion in carrying out responsibilities. Duties and assignments will be broad in scope, strategic in nature and impact all BES employees, operations, programs and service partnerships. The incumbent will need to quickly function independently across all levels of BES and utilize expert judgement in a wide variety of circumstances and serve as an internal and external consultant and change agent. 

The position will lead the integration of the bureau's Equity Plan with the bureau's long-range Strategic Plan, including the development and implementation of an annual work plan, 5-year budget plan and annual progress report. The position will be responsible to convene the CED and coordinate bureau wide communication and engagement activities related to equity, diversity and inclusion. It will implement and monitor actions related to both employee recruitment, training, retention and service delivery and business practices.  It will be responsible to manage equity and affirmative action work plans, analyze metrics and develop effective reporting tools.

This position will work closely with and collaborate with the Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) as well as act as the principal equity liaison to other bureaus and external community groups to increase the organization's capacity to provide culturally appropriate services to all Portlanders, including underserved populations, communities of color and disadvantaged communities.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Ability and experience maintaining effective working relationships and communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public and diverse stakeholder groups.

  2. Knowledge and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, and presenting conclusions and recommendations to diverse audiences.

  3. Ability and experience exercising sound judgment, expert independent judgment and political acumen within established bureau guidelines.

  4. Ability and experience as well as demonstrated skills in program and project development, management and evaluation in a complex organization with diverse audiences.

  5. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions.  

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their 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 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

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for this optional session:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
Portland, OR 97204


Agency City of Portland

Address 1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204.

Phone 503-823-6821