Hello, we're Metro
Across greater Portland in 24 cities and three counties, there's one local government that brings us all together. Led by an elected council, Metro helps Oregonians shape the future and provides services that make life better today. Metro's work spans parks and nature, land and transportation, garbage and recycling, and arts and events. We help make greater Portland a great place to call home.
Are you interested in using your technical and problem solving skills to build analytics systems that improve program services and help people make better decisions? Are you motivated to support community stewardship and cleanup efforts, with a focus on equity? Do you want to center the voices of historically marginalized communities in understanding the social, economic, and environmental impacts of waste reduction and cleanup programs? Do you enjoy organizing and sharing data to build stronger relationships between government and the public? If this sounds like you, come be a part of our team!
Metro is looking for a creative, experienced, team-oriented person to design and build tools that support and monitor community clean-up programs and other priorities in the 2030 Regional Waste Plan through data collection, management and analysis. The Regional Waste Plan is the region’s vision and blueprint for reducing waste, protecting the environment and human health, and providing excellent garbage and recycling services for everyone. Metro is committed to advancing racial equity and implementing the Regional Waste Plan and monitoring progress toward its goals. We work with local communities, residents and businesses to ensure safe and equitable regional outcomes.
About the work
As a Data Analytics and Systems Developer on our team, you'll apply your skills in application design and development, data modeling and visualization, GIS, and business intelligence. You’ll work with an outstanding network of staff, partners, and consultants. You will be the lead developer for a suite of applications, systems, and databases that support community cleanup and other programs aimed at improving social, economic, environmental and health impacts of the regional solid waste system.
This position works under the supervision of the Waste Prevention and Environmental Services Analytics Manager and is responsible for executing the priorities of the Community Stewardship Manager and lead staff. It will coordinate tightly with other Metro teams including GIS, Information Services, and Communications.
The Community Stewardship team cleans up dumped and abandoned garbage from public spaces and provides other cleanup services across the greater Portland area. Data is essential for the Community Stewardship program to capture and measure operations and services as well as to share information about the cleanup services and status of cleanup requests with the public through the program’s data dashboard. The position will support the Community Stewardship team with development of effective data collection tools, and with data analytics, management and reporting.
Are you the right person for the job? We’re looking for a creative problem solver with leadership potential and a proven track record of supporting existing programs, implementing new solutions and completing projects. We're looking for someone with expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying web-based applications and automation routines. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in using data to inform and make sound, equitable decisions. We are looking for a person who builds relationships through open, culturally responsive communication. We are looking for someone who can describe complex concepts in simple terms and design intuitive, interactive tools for Metro staff and the public.
What you will do:
An employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation. This list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.
Education and Experience
We want your application to count, so be sure it's complete and that you provide all the required materials.
1) Electronic application 2) Cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position 3) Answer supplemental questions.
This position is represented by AFSCME union and will be classified as a Systems Analyst IV (Download PDF reader) (click to read the full classifications). Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. The base salary target for this recruitment would bring in candidates at a salary at $84,739.20 - 98,092.80 per year.
Work location: In response to COVID-19, work will generally be performed off-site (remote/telework) until it is deemed safe for Metro staff to return to the Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave. Some work will be also performed onsite at the RID facility near SE 8th and Clay.
Working conditions: Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, while sitting at a desk or computer terminal, but will involve occasional to frequent visits to solid waste facilities in all weather conditions, sometimes after hours. Personal protective equipment is required for all site visits. After-hours meeting attendance is not the norm, but may be required occasionally.