Full Time Community Outreach and Information Representative in Portland, Oregon at City of Portland, The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Community Outreach and Information Representative
City of Portland, The Bureau of Planning and Sustainabilityhttp://www.portlandoregon.gov/
Location: Portland, Oregon
Industry: Communications, Government, Jobs
Type: Full Time
The Community Outreach and Information Representative will support implementation of the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan Chapter 2 Community Involvement. They will work with city planning staff to maintain and improve best practices related to equitable community engagement on land use planning projects. The 2035 Comprehensive Plan calls for the City to expand efforts to engage individuals and groups who are not traditionally well represented in land use planning decisions, including people of color, people with disabilities, lower income households, immigrants, renters, and youth. The position will be responsible for:
- Staffing the Community Involvement Committee (CIC), which is a volunteer advisory body charged with overseeing equitable community engagement related to land use planning, and improving the bureau’s Community Engagement Manual;
- Leading projects to improve internal practices related to equitable community engagement;
- Assisting bureau staff to expand relationships with organizations that represent groups not traditionally involved in land use planning decisions.
- Coordinating the CIC’s work with the City’s Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC);
- Reviewing and editing project-specific equitable community engagement plans;
- Advising city planning staff as they implement equitable community engagement plans.
Although not required, knowledge of program management and institutional racism, bias, privilege, and power and its relationship to the practice of community engagement is strongly desired.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
- Knowledge of principles, methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public information, community outreach, community organizing, and promotional and marketing programs.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of writing accessibly for public information and involvement, advertising, marketing and public relations to diverse audiences
- Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.
- Knowledge of culturally competent facilitation techniques and meeting design practices.
- Ability to organize own work and carry out assignments reliably, independently, with appropriate attention to detail, and in a culturally competent manner, while managing multiple and changing priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of different social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and who speak different languages.
The Recruitment Process
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 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 and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined.
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 11:59 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
Salary: $5,144.00 - $6,857.00 Monthly
Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/1922253/community-outreach-and-information-representative?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs