Job: Equity and Inclusion Manager – City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

Job Title
Equity and Inclusion Manager

City of Portland – Bureau of Transportation

Job Description
This recruitment will close after 75 applications have been received or on the posted closing date of March 13, 2015, whichever comes first.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) vision is to be a diverse organization that models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

The Equity and Inclusion Manager is essential to help ensure that this bureau of 750 FTE proactively implements equitable policies, practices, and actions, as well as to help influence attitudes within the Bureau that will produce equitable authority, access, opportunities, treatment impacts and outcomes for all PBOT employees and stakeholders.

This is a newly created position reporting directly to the Bureau Director. The position has a high level of discretion in carrying out duties and assignments and the position’s responsibilities are broad in scope, strategic in nature, and impact all of the Bureau’s employees, operations, programs, and service partnerships.

The Equity and Inclusion Manager combines knowledge of the Bureau’s mission and operations with best practices in equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion to develop and manage initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of the Bureau’s and City’s strategic equity goals.

This positon works with internal Bureau staff on a daily basis and works closely with the Bureau’s Equity Committee, the Citywide Equity Committee, and City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights. It also acts as the principle liaison to other City bureaus and external groups on City policy initiatives designed to increase the organization’s capacity to provide culturally appropriate services to all Portlanders, including underserved populations, communities of color, and disabled communities.

The Equity and Inclusion Manager provides expert technical guidance and implementation leadership to PBOT management on equity, inclusion, and social justice issues within Bureau programs that impact the public.

In addition, this position provides assistance and support to the Bureau in designing and transparently implementing goals, policies, training, tools, change strategies, metrics, data collection standards, and accountability reporting for Bureau functions.

Further, this position provides overall management and coordination in the implementation of the Bureau’s new Equity and Inclusion program, including development and implementation of the annual work plan and an annual program report to the Bureau Director and Equity Committee.

The incumbent will need to quickly function independently across all levels of the PBOT organization, utilize expert judgment in a wide variety of circumstances, and serve as both internal consultant and change agent. This position will assume a high profile within the Bureau and will make decisions impacting all areas and functions of the organization.

Candidates will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities as identified in the “To Qualify” section below.

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, and institutional racism; ability and experience developing and implementing strategies to identify and define complex equity and inclusion issues.

Knowledge and experience of appropriate communication strategies to reach diverse audiences.

Ability and experience communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public, and diverse stakeholder groups.

Ability and experience developing and providing direction on developing relationships with underserved or underrepresented communities, communities of color and differently able communities.

Knowledge and experience applying mediation practices and experience leading difficult conversations.

Ability and experience exercising sound, expert independent judgment and political acumen within general policy guidelines.

Ability and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials, as well as demonstrated skills in project and program design, implementation, management, and evaluation in a complex organization with a diverse workforce.

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list to complete and/or final selection.

How to Apply
Application Instructions

Please go to and click on the “Equity and Inclusion Manager” position for more application details.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé 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 in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.

If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter 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.

Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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 no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

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 accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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