Post Date: 10/21/2019
Close Date: 11/18/2019
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation 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. The Bureau of Transportation maintains $13 billion in investments in infrastructure facilities from streets and structures to traffic signals and street lights. As the state's largest urban area, protection of our way of life requires creativity to balance the competing uses, complexity, age, and size of the transportation system.
We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.
We are currently seeking a Deputy Director for the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ideal Candidate Profile is one with experience leading strategic planning (to continue the bureau's vision) and will possess the following characteristics:
Executive Level Management
Proven experience applying effective management skills in the areas of planning and project management including organizing, directing, motivating and evaluating both represented and non-represented employees; monitoring and controlling budget/financial resources; and providing good stewardship in the delivery of services to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization. Experience building and retaining diverse teams and managing a large workforce including union-represented employees. Broad understanding of municipal government, including policy development and implementation, budgeting, and asset and personnel management. Experience collaborating with other public-sector agencies.
Strategic Planning and Communication
Proven ability in guiding organizational progress by defining the critical issues, establishing a vision, setting measurable objectives and prioritizing strategies. Experience effectively and strategically representing a large, complex organization to public and private sector partners, community organizations, the public, and the media. Excellence in communication, including the ability to develop and implement an effective communication strategy addressing the needs of the public, diverse stakeholder groups, elected officials, bureau directors, and internal and external customers.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A demonstrated track record in building diverse teams and maintaining professional and respectful work environments. Proven experience leading equity in strategic and daily operations, serving diverse underserved communities and stakeholders. Executive-level experience leading organizational change and measuring success.
Collaboration: Demonstrate a track record of working collaboratively with leaders, community, and internal stakeholders.
Communication: Ability to develop a communication strategy and be able to translate complicated issues to all audiences. Ability to articulate and share PBOT's story/narrative and goals to residents and the community.
Ability to be transparent about projects, individuals/contractors working on projects, and timelines. Ability to provide updates and information on performance metrics, outcomes, and how public funds are being used. Experience ensuring transportation data is made publicly available to understand and address policy changes.
Efficient Operational Standards:
The Bureau is committed to high standards of operation, working to streamline business practices, enhance customer service, improve communication and community partnerships, promote strong organizational culture that builds community respect and rewards employees, and collect and maintain data to measure progress in carrying out PBOT's mission. The deputy director will support this work, and
Strong political acumen, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with complex, sensitive and confidential issues regarding multiple and conflicting agendas and positions.