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Policy, Planning, and Projects CSA (Community Service Aide II)

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/18/2019

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is hiring temporary positions to assist efforts related to the bureau's planning, policy and project development.

Responsibilities are broad and may include:

Assist with project management, including performing and summarizing research and supporting public involvement activities such as scheduling meetings, preparing meeting packets and materials and assisting with event planning and staffing, outreach and communication. Perform research, providing analysis utilizing principles, concepts and practices applicable to transportation/land use planning. Map making and related graphic production and analytical activities including site assessment, mapping, data collection and summary and working with databases.

PBOT is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about PBOT, please visit

PBOT embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

Work Schedule: Flexible hours between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM and some evening and weekend meetings; 20-32 hours per week

Time Commitment: This is a temporary Community Service Aide (CSA) II position with a maximum of 1,400 hours in a calendar year.

Pay: $14.56 - $26.52 per hour based on experience and education; no benefits.

Why join 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. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

This position is not benefits eligible.


Applicants must possess: 1.Knowledge of transportation planning policies and principles
2.Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public information, public affairs, community outreach, public involvement and participation and promotion and marketing programs.
3.Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices used in deploying communication to disseminate public information and conduct public outreach and market public programs.
4.Excellent writing skills.
5.Excellent research, organizational, and communication skills.
6.Ability to work independently and as a team member.
7.Ability & experience working with diverse populations while having diversity, equity and inclusion competencies.

Additional desired qualifications (not required): •Knowledge of urban and regional planning principles.
•Knowledge of and experience working with graphic design software, such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop, to produce reports and public engagement materials; website design and management.
•Knowledge of and experience in applying the principles, methods and practices applied to the drafting and production of effective press releases, news blogs and advisories.
•Knowledge of and experience applying the principles, methods and practices related to advancing transportation equity in various forms of public communications and marketing.


Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

•Your resume and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items #1-7 in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement. Please include your education and experience for the position you are applying for. Your resume should support the details described in your cover letter.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than September 18, 2019 at 11:59pm.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted with your application materials.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting an accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Halima Abdirizak

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