$35.11 - $50.10 Hourly
Mon-Fri. 8-5, alternate schedule may be available after probation
Hybrid/work location: The Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland OR 97204
Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
This classification was recently recognized as represented by a new labor union, City of Portland Professional Workers (CPPW). Terms and Conditions are currently being negotiated as part of a new CPPW collective bargaining agreement. To view labor agreements, current and future, please click here .
This is a Limited Term position available for an 18-month appointment and may be extended based on project needs and the bureau's budget.
Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume. Update application materials if needed.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking a motivated, dynamic Plaza Coordinator I
to join our Public Realm and Street Activation Section within the Planning Division. The Public Realm and Street Activation team is charged with creating and maintaining quality public spaces and developing the processes, policies, and community relationships to support these places. Section projects include policy and program development to support innovative pilots, the development and management of the Public Street Plaza program, tactical urbanism and public art programs, public space evaluation and data collection, street painting program, and provision of urban design and planning expertise to support private development and public capital projects.
The Public Realm Coordinator position will support the Public Street Plaza program though critical community partner relationship building, issue resolution and coordination, and by supporting planning and design efforts. This position will offer a mix of in office and field tasks on a community-focused team.
What You'll Get To Do
- Support the development of public space programs, programs, and projects.
- Lead site planning efforts for new and existing public plaza and other public realm projects.
- Use graphic design, mapping, and other visual communication methods to convey planning and urban design concepts.
- Direct public outreach efforts for plans and projects, including engaging diverse stakeholders, conducting, and analyzing surveys, creating engaging graphics and documents, and executing a public involvement plan.
- Execute deployment and management of on-site public space amenities.
- Coordinate and manage stakeholder relationships to ensure effective processes and programs (attend or present at public meetings, collaborate with Bureau partner agencies, City staff, and community members, etc.)
- Manage communications for the section including website updates, newsletter content, program guidelines and section-focused correspondence for community and stakeholders.
- Support preparation of plan documents, technical memoranda, and other written materials.
- Represent PBOT projects and programs with other City bureaus, partner agencies, and the public.
About The Bureau
The 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. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | Portland.gov. 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.
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The Following Minimum Qualifications Are Required For This Position
- Ability to explain program policies and regulations to a variety of individuals and groups.
- Experience and strong expertise creating written content and graphics for newsletters, social media, and other media.
- Ability to research and resolve program inquires and complaints, compiling information and materials, and responding to requests for information.
- Ability to apply effective conflict resolution techniques and the ability to remain calm and professional when answering questions.
- Experience designing print and digital materials.
- Experience managing multiple timelines and project schedules simultaneously.
The Recruitment Process
STEP 1: Apply online between September 4 and September 18, 2023
Required Application Materials
Optional Application Materials:
- Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis:
- Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)
Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any
transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
Do not attach any additional documents. Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested
. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of September 18, 2023
Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of September 25, 2023
- An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
- Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
- You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
- Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Early October
- Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
Step 5: Offer of Employment: Late October
- Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
- Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 6: Start Date:
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
- A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
Click here for additional information regarding the following:
- Veteran Preference
- ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
- Work Status
- Equal Employment Opportunity
Closing Date/Time: 9/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific