Analyst II

City of Portland, Oregon
July 21, 2021
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is seeking a qualified Analyst II to join their team.

The Analyst II serves as a source for policy and procedure management for the Portland Police Bureau. The incumbent supports PPB's primary objective of providing clear policy guidance and instruction, regarding member behavior and accountability, to all PPB members. The Analyst II also furthers PPB's community engagement efforts, particularly as it relates to PPB policies and procedures.

The Analyst II's responsibilities are as follows:

  • Research industry and best practice standards to inform the development of PPB policies, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and ordinances, as well as applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Write and revise PPB policies, giving due consideration to industry and best practice standards, community and stakeholder feedback, and other standards of ethics and professionalism.
  • Coordinate with internal and, as needed, external subject matter experts to develop PPB policies.
  • When developing PPB policies, coordinate with the Portland City Attorney's Office to perform risk assessments to determine potential legal liability and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Perform routine analysis of PPB policies to account for legal, administrative, and operational changes, and to ensure ongoing compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Work in conjunction with the Chief's Office, PPB Training Division, and relevant internal subject matter experts to ensure the practical application and operationalization of PPB policies and procedures.
  • As needed, consult with the PPB Equity and Inclusion Office to ensure policies are equitable and do not have disparate impact.
  • Facilitate PPB policy-related meetings with internal and, as needed, external audiences.
  • Contribute to the PPB's community engagement efforts as they pertain to PPB policies by working in conjunction with internal staff/divisions who routinely work closely with or engage community members and groups.
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of the administrative functions that support all division work, outputs, and activities.

The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive police background investigation in order to have their employment retained.

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, 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
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.). In the future, current positions classified as "full-time remote" could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, or 3) revert to full-time at a city work location.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position and your qualifications for each must be described in detail when responding to the attached Supplemental Questions.

  1. Well-honed written and oral communication skills to facilitate preparing and presenting clear, concise, and comprehensive recommendations to internal stakeholders, including executive staff.
  2. Strong research and project management skills.
  3. Ability to familiarize yourself with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement and public safety.
  4. Experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining, and applying relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  5. Experience establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with PPB staff, representatives from other city bureaus and government agencies, members of the public, and other essential partners.
  6. Experience being flexible and nimble to appropriately respond to and manage numerous requests and priorities that often have rigid deadlines.

Applicants must also:

  • Possess the ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the 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.

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

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting: 07/19/21 - 07/30/21
  • Applications Reviewed: Week of 08/02/21
  • Eligible List: Week of 08/09/21
  • Selection Phase Begins: Week of 08/23/21

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions 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 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.

  • Your responses 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 resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume 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.

Please note , all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date 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.

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 11:59 PM on the closing date 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.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers "How to Apply Classes" that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: Events | Career Center | .

Contact Information
Teresa Dahrens, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 7/30/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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