Metro Community Recycling/Reuse Center Program Dev. Mgr (Closes 7/17)

Development Project Manager


Salary $77,334.40 - $103,625.60 Annually

Location Portland, OR

Job Type Full Time

Department Property and Environmental Services

Job Number 2018-0477-PES-RO

Closing 7/17/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Position Summary

The greater Portland area is poised to build and operate a first-of-its-kind community recycling and reuse center in the region, and Metro is looking for a creative and experienced development professional to oversee the creation of this innovative community asset.

Are you someone who thrives leading teams and large scale development initiatives?  Do you enjoy working on projects that incorporate feedback and entail collaboration with community groups, agency staff, other public and private stakeholders, elected officials and the general public? If so, you might be a great candidate for a Development Project Manager position with Metro's Property and Environmental Services team. While the primary focus of this position will initially be the community recycling and reuse center, it is expected this person will manage  other projects.

Metro is seeking a professional experienced in public engagement and project management to manage the acquisition, design and construction of a new recycling center for existing customers of the Metro South transfer station in Oregon City. This new facility is intended to serve residential and small business customers seeking to dispose of garbage, recycling and hazardous waste.

The work performed by this position entails highly independent efforts, knowledge of property development, and experience managing complex development projects.  The person selected for this position will take this project from finding and acquiring the property, hiring design professionals, obtaining land use approvals, preparing design documents and ultimately constructing the facility.  This person's involvement in the development processes will gradually decrease as the project enters the construction phase, at which point staff from Metro's Construction project management office will take on a greater role.

The ideal candidate will have experience in managing the negotiation of property acquisition, working with the public and diverse sets of stakeholders in building public support for a new facility, and managing the design, finance and construction of public facilities.

This position will report directly to the Solid Waste Assets Program Director. 

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. 

Application requirements
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

Essential Job Duties

An employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

  • Manages multiple large scale public development projects, initiatives and related program activities that require a high level of proficiency in public/private development, have broad public impact, or may be perceived as controversial with the public or outside agencies.
  • Leads interdisciplinary teams to oversee feasibility studies, site acquisition and development strategies, planning, design, and construction projects; agreements; develop and track project budgets.
  • Facilitates project partnerships among private landowners, local government officials, architects, engineers and other contractors.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with the public.
  • Evaluates project program accomplishments against established goals and timetables; prepare reports to upper management, Metro Council and Auditor; and make recommendations concerning future plans.
  • Builds strong public-private stakeholder coalitions around the projects to leverage resources and support for shared outcomes.
  • Communicates courteously and effectively with other employees, staff, residents, community-based organizations, landowners, design professionals, real estate professionals, elected and appointed officials.
  • Develops and oversees RFP, RFQ or other processes to engage to design professionals, contractors, and other technical experts needed to complete projects.
  • Prepares materials and make presentations to the project advisory committees, partners, Metro Council, Metro committees, and other stakeholders as needed to further the project.
  • Meets with landowners, developers, investors, public officials and local communities, including attendance at evening meetings.
  • Initiates identifying, developing, and executing alternative procurement strategies for projects.
  • May assist with capital planning process for Metro departments.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3580 and is classified as a Construction Project Manager II (click to read the full classification). Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions.


Minimum Requirements


  • Four years of supervisory experience in public construction management, and
  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering or a related field, or
  • Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the classification duties and responsibilities
  • Current driver's license and driving record sufficient to be insured by Metro insurance carrier (is required)

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Coordination and leadership of projects in development stages that address the need for public services and a demonstrated record of success.
  • Knowledge of design and construction processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply local, regional and state governmental construction code requirements and regulations.
  • Demonstrated team leadership, communication and coordination skills.
  • Knowledge, skill and ability in project management tools and techniques and in developing, managing and tracking project timelines and budgets.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure funding mechanisms, including innovations in public-private partnerships.
  • Knowledge of solid waste management practices is desirable, but not required.
  • Knowledge and ability in developing partnerships with key stakeholder groups.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local regulations and resources.
  • Skill and ability in using computers and major business and specialized software programs.
  • Ability to organize and determine task priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  • Written and oral communication skills with individuals and groups including presenting in a public meeting.
  • Ability to independently organize and conduct pre-development work.
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively and courteously with other Metro staff, agencies, local governments, elected officials, the public.
  • Ability to compile and analyze complex data and develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to serve as lead over other professional staff.
  • Ability to fulfill Metro's employee values of public service, excellence, teamwork, respect, innovation and sustainability.


Additional Information

Online applications: Metro accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-797-1570.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Criminal background check: In order to protect the well being of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro may conduct criminal background checks on candidates selected for Metro positions. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude employment and will be considered on a case by case basis. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources prior to the initiation of a background check.

Equal employment opportunity:  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law.  Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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