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The City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking an Analyst II to lead the Systems Development Division's policy, code and rulemaking work. The Systems Development Division manages BES development-related activity in support of City-wide development goals and the BES strategic mission of protecting public health and the environment. Most of the division is co-located in the 1900 SW 4th Ave Building alongside other City bureaus who collectively participate in the development review process.
This Analyst II will support Systems Development regulatory needs, working in coordination with other Analysts in the bureau, to develop, update, and revise BES policy, code, and rules. In coordination with the Systems Development Management Team, the Analyst II will lead and support initiatives that transform core business processes in order to meet customer service levels and critical goals and outcomes of the bureau's Strategic Plan, particularly those related to service delivery, responsive systems and decision making. The position will analyze regulations relative to existing and future business processes and coordinate improvements through relevant City legislative approval processes.

About the Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Our assets include two wastewater treatment plants, 98 pump stations, 3000 miles of pipes, and thousands of ' green' assets. BES is committed to diversity and equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community. For more information about BES, please visit
About the City of Portland
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 680,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.
Why join the City of Portland?
The City of Portland offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.  The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Knowledge of and experience with principles, tools, and techniques for project planning and management.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures related to water quality and/or sewer infrastructure.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, ideally with experience writing code, rules, policies and/or legislation; ability to communicate complex analytical topics to non-technical audiences.
  4. Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines, as well as experience operating independently.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bureau/Office management and staff, representatives of other public agencies, and the public, and experience resolving differences and conflicts between various work groups.
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. 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.
Job Posting: 7/15/19 to 7/29/19
Applications Reviewed: week of 7/29/19
Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 8/5/19
1st Round of Interviews: week of 8/19/19
2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): 9/9/19
Job Offer: September 2019
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional résumé online and answer all required supplemental questions, 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 answers to supplemental question will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions 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 résumé should support the details described in the answers to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers to the supplemental questions any transferable 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 online no later than 11:59 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 11:59 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.
John DiGrazia, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer