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Housing Sr. Administrative Specialist

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 11/18/2019

The Portland Housing Bureau is seeking a Housing Senior Administrative Specialist. The Senior Administrative Specialist works independently and performs specialized administrative support functions for programs, with a significant degree of accountability for results. Duties include assisting program staff in the development of correspondence, front desk coverage, payroll and timekeeping; facilities coordination and support; providing staffing support to standing bureau committees; data collection, input and coordination; preparation meeting notices, agendas and minutes; and completing other special projects and assignments as needed. This position will maintain highly sensitive and confidential information, while exercising a high degree of tact, discretion, and diplomacy in sensitive situations. Preparing and maintaining accurate, concise, and confidential records is a responsibility of this position. This work includes frequent communication with vulnerable populations, diverse communities, program partners and program staff.

The Senior Administrative Specialist is expected to carry out individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and confidentiality, while exercising sound problem-solving skills and professional judgment. The Portland Housing Bureau is achieving our mission by actively implementing our Strategic Plan that includes a commitment to Equity in the work we do for our city. More information about the Portland Housing Bureau is available at

This position is represented by District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at

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.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

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