Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager (Manager II)

City of Portland, Oregon
May 10, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The City of Portland is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Portland's new Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager within the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Policy, Planning and Projects Group.

PBOT's Active Transportation and Safety (ATS) Division is responsible for coordinating the active transportation (bike, pedestrian, and access to transit) and traffic safety programs for the Bureau. The ATS Division's programs and projects are designed to promote, encourage, and build a safe and convenient system that serves the transportation needs of all Portlanders.

This position supports PBOT's effort to create safe and livable streets, while being a national leader in innovation in Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, Open Streets, Bike Share and Active Transportation.

What you'll get to do:

  • Represent the agency in the public and interface with other regional, state, and federal partners on a regular basis.
  • Lead funding strategies and fund management.
  • Contribute to transforming culture by creating a people centered organization, reviewing programs and processes through an equitable lens, and advocating for anti-racism.
  • Oversee performance management systems to improve program delivery and productivity with a focus on quality control and quality assurance. Ensure services are being delivered cost effectively, efficiently, and equitably.
  • Develop metrics and key performance indicators, conduct program evaluation and trend analysis, monitor program delivery.
  • Develop and implement multi-year strategic plans; ensuring proper resource allocation to achieve the Bureau's mission and goals.
  • Implement comprehensive personnel management strategies to optimize safety, professionalism, and development of the workforce with a focus on citywide goals.
  • Provide responsive customer service and communication to a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Who you are:

  • Experienced Supervisor: An experienced leader with a commitment to your position as well as your team/employees. Being an ethical, fair, and supportive leader is important to you along with embracing the City of Portland's Core Values of anti-racism, communication, collaboration, equity, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Innovative: You have an aptitude for continuous improvement and can excel in change management. You've demonstrated the ability to remain flexible, agile, and calm in a high paced environment that relies on quick and stable decision making.
  • Organized: Able to work on a multitude of tasks and understand/respond to various situations in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Collaborative: A professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Dedicated: Personally, you have a passion for transportation and improving transportation through public service; you hold a high level of pride in making sure that projects are effectively managed, and you are proud of the work delivered to the public.
  • DEI Leader: You will be an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion champion in the workplace, including building pathways for government careers in underrepresented communities. You will inspire and motivate employees and create a culture of safety, respect, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Government Leader: You will facilitate, negotiate, and build consensus among diverse customers and stakeholders, including elected officials. Additionally, you will lead large-scale change management, involving community input.
  • Excellent Communicator: You are an active listener and strong communicator to both technical and non-technical individuals, and proficient verbally and in writing.
  • Transparent: You lead with openness and honesty, keeping your team in the loop, sharing information freely, and invite open communication within the team.
  • Leader with Integrity: You have strong moral principles, stand by your words, and do the right thing. You demonstrate the City's values in your actions and help set expectations for acceptable behavior.

About the Division:
The Active Transportation and Safety Division includes three sections: Operations, Programs and Safety. Each Section has a section manager that is a direct report to this position. The Operations Section implements a diverse array of transportation demand management (TDM) programs including the Transportation Wallet, BIKETOWN, Adaptive BIKETOWN, E-Scooters, Bike Parking, the Portland Traffic and Transportation course, and TDM Policy implementation. The Programs section conducts culturally responsive outreach and education programs that encourage individuals to bike, walk, take transit, carpool, and car share in order to increase Portland's transportation system efficiencies and community health. This includes Sunday Parkways and Smart Trips. The Safety team leads the agency's efforts on Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School, ranging from data evaluation, project identification, education, and enforcement coordination.

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 | . 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.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, healthcare flexible and/or dependent care spending accounts, Carrot Fertility, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

Work Location (Use accordingly per positions)
Many positions within the City are designated as hybrid and currently the City requires you to work in-person one day per week. Beginning in May 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person. City Council approved a human resources administrative rule in January 2023, HRAR - 4.045, requiring employees, including those who are fully remote and hybrid, to perform work within Oregon or Washington. Employees have until May 4, 2023, to be in compliance with the new rule. For more information, click here.

To Qualify

Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications. Describe in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of transportation principles, practices, current trends, regulations, standards, and laws.
  2. Ability to develop policy and providing program services that support traffic safety and/or bicycling, walking, and encouraging transit use.
  3. Experience applying effective management skills in program management including organizing, directing, motivating, engaging, and evaluating both represented and non-represented employees; monitoring and controlling budget and financial resources.
  4. Ability to manage a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with cohorts within the City and peers in other governmental agencies and partnership relationships with media, community and business organizations including school districts, health care providers, advocacy groups, and volunteer service organizations.
  6. Experience developing and implementing effective communications and outreach strategies; and partnering with residents, community groups, developers, and contractors.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume, are 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.

**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline
Job Posting closes: Monday May 29, 2023
Applications Reviewed: Week of May 29, 2023
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of June 5, 2023
Selection Process Begins: Mid June
Job Offer: July
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

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.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis : 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.
  • 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.

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

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.

Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerClosing Date/Time: 5/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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