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City looking to hire bike delivery people

Posted by on February 23rd, 2006 at 9:36 am

The City of Portland Office of Transportation is looking to fill three temporary bike delivery positions. Here are the details:


City of Portland Transportation Options, Portland, Oregon
Closes: 4:00pm, Monday, March 6, 2005

City of Portland Transportation Options is looking for three hearty bike riding individuals for 3 month positions to help us process and deliver hundreds of packages to northeast homes. Job includes data entry, computer mapping and bike delivery.

Must be motivated, able to work independently, work well in a team environment, and be good with the public. Knowledge of Portland’s bikeway network and transportation alternatives a plus. We supply the bike trailer; you provide the bike. 32 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, $14 per hour. Starting Thursday, April 6 through June 30, 2005.

To see more about Transportation Options go to:

Apply by March 6, 2006 with cover letter and resume to Linda Ginenthal,
Transportation Options, 1120 SW 5th Ave Suite 800, Portland, OR 97215 or
email me at Linda.Ginenthal@pdxtrans.org

Linda Ginenthal
Transportation Options
1120 SW 5th Avenue, 8th Floor
Portland OR 97204
(503) 823-5266
FAX (503) 823-7475

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  • David February 23, 2006 at 9:49 am

    Wow! Sounds fun!

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  • Dabby February 23, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    I got the impression from someone last year who did this job that, while somewhat fun, there is a lot more walking and stopping than there is cycling.
    Imagine delivering things to the whole neighborhood you are standing in

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  • Dabby February 23, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    I liken it to a postal person really, but, a little funner…

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  • el timito February 24, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Goin’ postal? Naw – it was the best job I’ve ever had. Ever. (Of course, I was a salary man for 17 years. But still.)
    You don’t know fun til you’re pulling a heavy-a** trailer up Mt Tabor trying to locate some squirrelly little street that ends about where you think your delivery address should be.
    The hardest part is when you’re off work, with no trailer, you have to keep using the brakes so you don’t dust your friends on that little cruise up Alameda Ridge.

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  • Dabby February 26, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    Yes, heavy ass trailer up Mt. Tabor, I have heard about that part too…..

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  • Caroline March 1, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    I know it’s temporary, but does the position offer insurance?!

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  • Janis March 2, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    No the jobs do not offer insurance. But you do get really strong legs.

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