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City of Portland Equity & Inclusion Manager (Analyst III) in Portland, Oregon

Equity & Inclusion Manager (Analyst III)

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Equity & Inclusion Manager (Analyst III)

Salary

$72,530.00 - $131,248.00 Annually

Location

1050 SW 6th Avenue, OR

Job Type

Regular

Bureau

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Job Number

2021-00230

Closing

4/19/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

The Position

About the position: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking an experienced Equity Manager to join their team within the office of the Director. The Equity Manager will support of the bureau mission, goals and objectives, by providing expert technical guidance and implementation leadership on equity and inclusion issues within bureau programs that impact the workforce and the communities we serve. This position will lead the bureau in proactively implementing equitable policies, practices, and actions, as well as helping influence attitudes within the bureau that will produce equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes for bureau workforce and the communities we serve. This position requires a high level of political acumen, the ability to work autonomously, and will report to the Director.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Contribute to the refinement of PBOT’s Strategic Plan which lays out a broad vision for the bureau.

  • Work with all bureau staff and community partners to create a shared understanding of the needs and opportunities to increase the understanding of equity in PBOT work.

  • Help to shape and influence the bureau's strategic and budget priorities to prioritize and center equity throughout the work.

  • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare policy and procedure documents to address identified needs and issues including metrics for tracking monitoring and reporting results of equity efforts.

  • Help empower each manager to think about equity and how it applies to their division/work

  • Represent PBOT for Citywide equity work and coordinating equity policies and strategies with the Office of Equity and Human Rights and other equity managers from other bureaus.

  • Supervise one direct report that coordinate internal and external equity work and Racial Equity Plan implementation.

  • Develop and manage Title II and Civil Rights Title VI compliance and improvements, providing guidance on meaningful access accommodations.

Who you are:

  • Experienced Equity Practitioner: You have a proven ability to perform advanced equity analysis and have an advanced understanding of intersectional approaches. You also have a general knowledge of how equity work within the Transportation sector is understood and achieved.

  • Hold political acumen: You have extensive political acumen and understand how to navigate political and otherwise sensitive environments.

  • Strategic: You demonstrate and understand tools and strategies necessary to dismantle structural and institutional racism as well as disrupt individual racism.

  • Public Speaker: You are comfortable with facilitation and navigating conflict through a trauma informed lens. You have experience and are comfortable presenting both technical and non-technical information to executive leadership.

  • Communicator: You can build trust and strong relationships through transparent and clear communication.

  • Results Driven: This position is high-paced, dynamic, and requires a candidate who can hit the ground running with a focus on finishing tasks in a timely, accurate and professional manner while establishing progressive longer range goals.

Who we are:

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

Work Location

Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval. It is anticipated training may be both in person (following COVID protocols) as well as virtual.

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 www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. 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:

  • Experience with equity analysis and inclusion program development including strategic direction on developing relationships with underserved/underrepresented communities.

  • Experience with political acumen and ability to present information to diverse stakeholders including executive leadership and City Council

  • Experience in conflict resolution and ability to manage discomfort and tension that may arise when addressing issues of race and other disparities.

  • Experience as a proven problem-solver, critical thinker, and change agent, adapting to new situations and challenges with determination and positive approaches.

  • Knowledge of the impacts of equity within Transportation

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%. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies

Recruitment Timeline (These dates are tentative - notification will not be sent if this timeline changes):

  • Posting: 3/29-4/19

  • Applications Reviewed: Week of 4/19

  • Eligible List: 4/29

  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively Early-Mid May

  • Job Offer: Tentatively Early June

Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice

IMPORTANT Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional résumé online and answer all required supplemental questions, 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 the answers to the supplemental questions.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers to the supplemental questions 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.

  • For important additional information regarding Veteran's Preference, Notification Periods, and Optional Information Sessions, please see below.

Application Deadline: All completed applications for this position must be submitted online, no later than 11:59 pm on the closing/application review date listed on this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Candidate Notifications: If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list, you do NOT need to reapply and will remain on the list.

Do not attach materials not requested.

Additional Information

Applicant Instructions

Work status: Non-citizen applications must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

Questions?/ Recruiter Contact Information:

Emily Mavraganis, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

emily.mavraganis@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-3314

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental) (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?&a=83299&c=27824)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.

  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.

  • For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.

  • The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=31516)

  • We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,

  • discounts to local fitness clubs,

  • smoking cessation benefits,

  • chronic care coaching programs,

  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28407)

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.

  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.

  • Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves

  • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.

  • up to $25,000 for dependent children.

  • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28408&a=14620)

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.

  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.

  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/article/728560)

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees

  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period, and can continue for 90 days.

  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan (http://www.cascadecenters.com/)

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28412&a=14677)

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)

  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

Retirement (http://www.oregon.gov/PERS/)

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=26734) .

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12413) each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.

  • Sick leave (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12414) typically accrues up to a maximim rate of 40 hours per calendar year

  • 10 paid holidays (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12412) each year

  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28409)

  • City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

    01

    Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step in the examination and selection process to assist us in determining if you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the posted vacancy.

A lack of a complete and thorough response to each of the supplemental questions in the space provided may result in disqualification from the examination. In addition, the selections you make and responses you provide in the questionnaire must accurately reflect what is documented in your work history.

All of the supplemental questions below that are specifically listed in the "To Qualify" section are required for this position. Please provide unique responses for each question that specifically address the qualification(s). Answering "No", "See resume", or entering "N/A" in the open text field to any of the minimum qualifications may result in elimination from further consideration.

If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to indicate that you are a veteran and also upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all of the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

    03

    The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate:

(Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.

    04

    Do you have experience with equity analysis and inclusion program development including strategic direction on developing relationships with underserved/underrepresented communities?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Please describe your experience with equity analysis and inclusion program development. Within your answer, please include your experience with strategic direction on developing relationships with underserved/underrepresented communities.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

06

Do you have experience with political acumen and ability to present information to diverse stakeholders including executive leadership and City Council?

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    Please describe your experience with political acumen and how your experience demonstrates your ability to present information to diverse stakeholders including executive leadership and City Council.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

08

Do you have experience in conflict resolution and the ability to manage discomfort and tension that may arise when addressing issues of race and other disparities?

  • Yes

  • No

    09

    Please describe your experience in conflict resolution and how your experience demonstrates your ability to manage discomfort and tension that may arise when addressing issues of race and other disparities.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

10

Do you have experience as a proven problem-solver, critical thinker, and change agent, adapting to new situations and challenges with determination and positive approaches?

  • Yes

  • No

    11

    Please describe your experience as a proven problem-solver, critical thinker, and change agent, adapting to new situations and challenges with determination and positive approaches.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

12

Do you have knowledge of the impacts of equity within Transportation?

  • Yes

  • No

    13

    Please describe how you obtained/applied your knowledge of the impacts of equity within Transportation.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

Required Question

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Portland, Oregon, 97204

Phone

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