This position will support two River and Environmental Team projects: Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project (Ezone Project) and Floodplain Management Project.
The Ezone Project has been underway for 2 ½ years. The project is correcting the location of the environmental overlay zone boundaries to align with existing natural resource features – streams, wetlands, steep slopes, forests and wildlife habitat. This work is needed to ensure that the resources are protected from additional development impacts and the functions of stormwater management, air quality/cooling and habitat are maintained. The project is currently before the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
The Floodplain Management Project is a multi-bureau collaborative effort to meet anticipated Federal floodplain requirements, maintain compliance with the Endangered Species Act and participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, and further City policy objectives for human and environmental health and safety, development, and equity. The Floodplain Management Project is preparing for the release of its first public draft this summer. Stakeholder engagement will occur through the summer in preparation for consideration of the changes by the Planning and Sustainability Commission later this year.
Major duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Compensation: $17.00 per hour
Temporary Position: ASAP – June 30, 2022 with a maximum of 1,400 hours in a calendar year.
Work Schedule: Up to 36 hours per two-week pay period
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About the Bureau
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. BPS encourages candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume.
Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and the candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. WE encourage you to apply.
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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.
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, positions currently 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 at City Hall (following COVID protocols) as well as virtual.
This position is not eligible for benefits.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to 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. Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Applicants must submit a professional résumé and answers to 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:
Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, you will 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.
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