Transportation Demand Management Assistant - Closes 1/7

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking a Transportation Demand Management Assistant in the Active Transportation and Safety division. 

About the Position: The Transportation Demand Management Assistant will support the Programs section within Active Transportation and Safety, working on a variety of outreach and community engagement programs, most significantly the award-winning SmartTrips and Sunday Parkways programs.   

Duties include:

  • Coordinating the SmartTrips Production Center activities such as processing, packing and delivering orders for active transportation materials and incentives as requested by residents

  • Delivering SmartTrips materials by bicycle to residential and commercial addresses throughout the city; processing mail-out orders when needed

  • Assist in planning, organizing and staffing outreach activities and information campaigns that encourage walking, bicycling, transit use, car sharing and carpooling in Portland

  • Assist and organize events including bike rides, walks and active transportation related workshops and clinics

  • Assist with coordination of the SmartTrips Ambassador volunteer program

  • Research transportation related topics and create content for ATS blog, newsletter and social media channels

  • Conduct data entry, materials inventory and routine equipment maintenance

  • Provide administrative support to the Sunday Parkways program, including data input and processing, invoice creation and tracking, and on-site support at each event

  • Providing general team assistance through meeting scheduling and note taking, support in coordinating bureau participation in national organizations and other duties as assigned. 

About the Team: The Active Transportation and Safety Programs team works within the Policy, Planning and Projects group with the goal of changing travel behavior through individualized marketing and various outreach strategies. The team is responsible for developing, implementing and analyzing programs that facilitate and encourage the use of active transportation modes and reducing the use of single occupancy vehicles.

An ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, including written, in-person, visual, and public presentation skills. Candidates should also have strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple priorities, and manage their time with a moderate level of supervision. Experience with data collection and analysis is desired.
 This classification is represented by PTE 17 (Formerly COPPEA) To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link
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. Knowledge of the terminology, methods and techniques used in implementing transportation demand management programs. 

  2. Experience with community outreach and promotional efforts such as promotions to help change travel behavior

  3. Experience researching information, analyzing data, identifying trends and summarizing findings

  4. Experience organizing and prioritizing work effectively

  5. Experience with standard computer software such as excel, and other databases

  6. Experience communicating effectively and exercising tact when dealing with difficult and sensitive people and/or situations

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.  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.


Tentative Recruitment Timeline:
Job Closes: 1/7
Minimum Qualification Review: Week of 1/7
Eligible List is Established: Week of 1/14
Interviews: Mid- Late January
Offer: Late January-Early February

Additional Information

Applicant 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 resume 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 resume 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 resume 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
Sr. Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer