City of Portland Active Transportation Programs Manager (Closes 2/12)

Active Transportation Programs Manager (Program Manager)

Salary $5,959.20 - $7,956.00 Monthly

Location 5th Fl, OR

Job Type Regular

Bureau Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)

Job Number 2018-00104

Closing 2/12/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

The City of Portland is seeking an Active Transportation Programs Manager in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The Programs section conducts culturally responsive outreach and education programs that encourage individuals to bike, walk, take transit, carpool, and car share in order to increase Portland's transportation system efficiencies and community health.

The Active Transportation Programs Manager is responsible for leading the work of staff engaged in developing, implementing the Portland Sunday Parkways Open Streets (Sunday Parkways) program, SmartTrips individualized marketing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program, and a variety of other Livable Streets, outreach and equity programs. These programs are designed to further active transportation and safety goals of dramatically increasing the percentage of trips made by walking, bicycling, transit and carpooling.

The successful candidate will manage an innovative, collaborative team of TDM specialists developing strategies and techniques for changing transportation behaviors. The work requires strong communication and management skills developing sophisticated work and program plans in conjunction with their team of TDM professional staff. The Programs Section activities are often highly visible to City leadership and/or the general public. The position is responsible for significant partnership and sponsorship development as well as budget and resource acquisition and management. Candidates with experience working with diverse community partners and constituencies are desired. 

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city.  We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility.  We keep Portland moving.  For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit  The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience with transportation issues, methods and practices such as transportation demand management, planning, and sustainability
  2. Experience developing and operating program services that support active transportation such as: bicycling, walking, and encouraging transit use.
  3. Knowledge of the methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public information, public affairs, community outreach, promotion and/or marketing programs
  4. Experience applying effective management skills in program management including organizing, directing, motivating and evaluating represented or non-represented employees
  5. Experience monitoring and controlling budget and financial resources
  6. Ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders such as: City and peers in other governmental agencies, the media, community and business organizations such as health care providers, advocacy groups, and volunteer service organizations
  7. Ability to manage a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.


The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.  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 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 answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your answers to the supplemental questions 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 your answers to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers 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 is recommended to not exceed a total of two (2) pages combined.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than  the closing date and time 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 the closing date and time 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. 

Emily  Mavraganis
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer



City of Portland


1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204.