Job Details

Transportation Safety Outreach Coordinator

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/21/2018

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.


Annually: $53,598 - $67,639

Hourly: $25.76 - $32.51


In addition to competitive wages, we offer an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions, including:
•Excellent time off package, including 3.6 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, and 1 paid floating holiday per year
•8 hours per month sick leave accrual
•Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

Plus all of the following benefits and incentives:
•Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
•A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
•Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
•A Choice of Dental Plans
•A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits section below)
•Longevity pay

This is a full time County position, represented by AFSCME.


•Do you believe that everyone deserves to get home safely to their families every night?
•Do you enjoy interacting with people from diverse populations, including people of all ages?
•Do you want to be a part of an innovative and enthusiastic team that works to make communities safer?
•Are you ready to serve as a Change Agent in a fast paced environment by effectively managing and leading change and innovation?
•Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and personal integrity?

If you answered "Yes" to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Transportation Safety Outreach Coordinator (classified as a Human Services Coordinator 2) to plan, operate and manage the safety outreach element of the County’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, which includes providing education in schools, community meetings, reviewing safety and health related data, articulating this data in an easy-to-understand manner, as well as applying for and managing safety-related grants. We are known for our innovative Transportation Safety Action Plan and Drive-to-Zero Program.

We are searching for a self-motivated, creative, team-oriented program coordinator and educator to lead the outreach efforts for a state-of-the-art Clackamas County Drive-to-Zero Program. This program is a key component of the County’s goal of "Zero fatal and serious injury crashes by 2035".

If selected for this position, you will be working and collaborating with traffic engineers, technicians, planners, public health professionals, law enforcement, emergency medical services staff, and others. You will play a critical role in educating children, youth and adults in a variety of settings, including schools, safety events and fairs about transportation safety. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the Drive-to-Zero program, including visioning, planning and executing projects and programs, justifying the need for funding and presenting safety and health data to a variety of stakeholders. Another essential function of this position is preparing grant applications and managing grants and budgets from different funding sources with varying reporting requirements.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•Knowledge of principles and practices related to youth and adult learning
•Experience developing, preparing and delivering presentations to various audiences, including school aged children as well as adults
•Public speaking experience
•Experience conducting outreach, training services and working collaboratively with schools, community partners, and/or other agencies
•Excellent customer service skills
•Experience preparing, organizing and maintaining accurate records
•Knowledge of principles and methodology of grant administration and management
•Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following: ◦effective problem solving skills
◦ability to work well independently, as well as having a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
◦ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally
◦exercising tact, good judgment, and diplomacy
◦ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally and to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations

•Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various level of technical knowledge and skill
•Must be able to push and pull objects, weighing up to 20 pounds. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
•Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•Experience working in transportation and/or public health sectors
•Experience conducting outreach and delivering presentations, specifically in the areas of transportation or public health
•Experience with grant administration and management
•Experience analyzing data sets in Excel, GIS or other relevant analysis or mapping software
•Experience developing media campaigns and working with media companies
•Understanding and use of social media principles and practices
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
1.Research and organize materials for presentations to school groups, Driver Education classes and community organizations about the Drive to Zero Program. Provide developed materials such as brochures, articles and press releases. Organize school assemblies with nationally recognized speakers.
2.Collaborate with public health, social services and early learning departments to create efficacy and provide support for overlapping projects such as car seat programs, alcohol/drug use by youth and public safety campaigns. Work with prevention coalitions and outside agencies on projects which support youth and traffic safety.
3.Coordinate the biennial Posters and Coasters campaign which is a countywide opportunity for youth to create safety messages. Outreach the campaign to schools, provide presentations as needed, ensure adequate screening/judging of entries and outreach the winning posters.
4.Work with communities as they promote traffic safety including attending meetings, providing supporting documents/brochures, assisting with media outreach and other tasks to assist them in capacity and outreach.
5.Plan and organize special events, such as "Safety Street" at the annual County Fair. Distribute materials to participants including promotional and educational brochures, fact sheets, and safety information. Organize volunteer and staff participation which numbers over I 00 from various county department and private citizens. Also outreach of the Safety Street trailer for safety fairs and community events.
6.Coordinate work of a project team on administrative assignments. Complete work on time and within budget. Provide support for the Transportation Safety Action plan up-dates and implementation which occur on a five-year cycle including preparing, organizing and recording meetings as needed, stakeholder support and coordination of county staff and contractors.
7.Provide staff support to the Drive to Zero Advisory and Work Group committees, as well as, the Traffic Safety Culture Workgroup. Coordinate meeting schedules, agendas and materials, record meeting minutes. Attend other meetings, which may include: Transportation Safety Commission meetings, Prevention Coalitions, CPO and citizen advisory meetings.
8.Coordinate, prepare and submit Safe Communities Program grant application. Ensure compliance with grant reporting requirements including reimbursement requests, quarterly reports, data tables and evaluations as needed. Act as liaison to granting agency (Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)). Prepare and analyze reports on accounting, financial and statistical issues, including financial operations, trends, costs, revenues and obligations. Advise management on best practices and most effective use of resources. Seek outside funding sources such as grants/awards. Manage applications for grants, generate grant reports and communicate to funders' information about program goals as they are met.
9.Provide support for law enforcement on activities such as Minor Decoy Operations which test vendors for compliance by not selling alcohol to minors. Also on enhanced enforcements for school zone, distracted driving and other traffic related operations.
10.Participate in developing policies and procedures for improving the Drive to Zero Program project processes; prepare recommendations for proposed changes including estimated fiscal and organizational impacts.
11.Prepare and implement Drive to Zero Program budget. Analyze budget requests and make recommendations. Monitor compliance for expenditures within the budget using state grant criteria and guidelines. Forecast future grant revenues from ODOT or other grant sources.
12.Develop bid specifications for Requests for Proposals or Qualifications (RFP or RFQ) for subcontracts. Solicit, review and recommend subcontractor bid awards. Prepare, negotiate and administer contracts. Monitor contract expenditures. Monitor contract compliance and agreements. Act as project manager and liaison as needed.
13.Perform outreach functions for the Drive to Zero Program to recruit new membership and increased participation. Provide positive media for the program. This may include writing press releases and news articles and assisting with social media messages. Act as spokesperson and media representative as needed.
14.Prepare and review press releases, reports and other documents.


Working conditions involve working about 60% in an office setting, about 35% at off-site locations, such as school classrooms, meeting rooms, and about 5% working at outdoor safety events, such as the County Fair, Danielsons Safety Fair and/or Kids Day at the Zoo.

Most physical activity will be participating in safety events in which safety tools such as booths, handouts, lights and other similar items will need to be set up and tom down. Physical work also includes moving around child pedal cars, loading and unloading them and other equipment to/from a trailer. In some instances, it could involve pulling a small trailer with a County vehicle. Physical demands include standing for extended periods of time.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.


The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development is to provide transportation maintenance and construction, land use planning, permitting, materials management and dog services to residents, property owners, businesses and the traveling public so they and future generations can experience and invest in a safe, well-designed and livable community.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD.

The Transportation Safety Program is within the Transportation Division of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD).

The Transportation Safety Program’s focus is to provide transportation engineering, maintenance, operations, commercial vehicle inspection and education services to the traveling public so they can safely arrive at their destination. The team is an innovative, collaborative group of employees, responsible for nearly all aspects of designing, building and maintaining the roadway system.

The Traffic Safety Program group is a nine-member group of dedicated professionals overseeing the safety and operations of the County’s 1,400 mile roadway network and 2,400 intersections. The group manages the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plan for the entire County working with the various cities within its borders.

The County’s award winning Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) and Drive-to-Zero ( is managed within this group. The goal of the TSAP is “To reduce fatal and serious injury crashes by 50 percent by 2022.” The Transportation Safety Program has strong working relationships with the Engineering Division, Transportation Maintenance, Transportation Planning, Public Health, Behavioral health and Children, Youth and Families.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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