Job Details

Job Corps Project Manager

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/28/2019

Deadline to apply: May 28, 2019
Salary: $75,504.00 - $101,171.20 annually

Are you skilled in developing, implementing and managing programs that are trauma informed and provide opportunities for individuals facing barriers to success? Do you have a passion for serving the public and enjoy collaborating with diverse communities to develop and promote inclusive and equitable programs and services? Do you have a foundational understanding of the region's solid waste system and a strong desire to improve the environmental impacts and racial equity challenges inherent in that system?

If so, you might be the perfect fit for Metro's Solid Waste Information, Compliance and Cleanup division. As the Job Corps Project Manager, you will lead the design and implementation of a new workforce development program providing public land stewardship and cleanup services across the Metro region. Through this program, adults experiencing barriers to employment will gain access to training and paid work as they perform projects that benefit the region, projects such as cleaning up dumped garbage; removing graffiti; recycling materials; cleaning and restoring parks and natural areas; performing light building maintenance and more.

This new program will be an expansion of Metro's existing Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Patrol program and will work collaboratively with other programs and departments across the agency. Core program goals include partnering with and increasing the capacity of local community-based organizations already engaged in this type of work; improving the livability of the region's urban environment and green spaces; and furthering the implementation of Metro's diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

In this position, you will research and investigate best practices with similar programs across the nation; work collaboratively with Metro Council, management and other staff to solidify the program's vision and mission; develop a strategic plan for program development; cultivate and establish authentic partnerships with other agencies and nonprofits; and play a major role in program launch and execution. After launch, you will serve as a project manager, overseeing the continued growth and success of the program.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Three years of experience in solid waste, project management, community engagement, human services or public policy and a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, public administration, human services or any related field; OR any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience developing and launching new programs or program services.
• Ability, understanding and capacity to incorporate racial equity, diversity and inclusion in everyday work tasks and program development.
• Knowledge and experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals and people experiencing homelessness.
• Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practices.
• Ability to speak and write Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese or another languages is preferred.
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Application requirements:
(1) Electronic application; (2) answers to supplemental questions; (3) resume; and (4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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