Construction and Demolition Waste Policy Coordinator (Coordinator II – CPPW)

City of Portland, Oregon
November 15, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

Job Appointment: Regular, Full time

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm. Alternate schedule may be available.

Work Location: Hybrid. In-person work to be conducted at The Vanport Building located at 1810 SW 5th Avenue.

Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position

Union Representation: This classification was recently recognized as represented by a new labor union, City of Portland Professional Workers (CPPW). Terms and Conditions are currently being negotiated as part of a new CPPW collective bargaining agreement. To view current labor agreements, please visit .

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to attach a cover letter and resume.

Position Summary
The Construction and Demolition Waste Policy Coordinator will primarily focus on implementing and evolving the city's construction, demolition, and deconstruction waste policies and programs. Through deconstruction plan review and management, policy development and research, grants, capacity building, and regulation, this position promotes reduction, recovery and reuse of waste building materials associated with new construction, renovations, and demolitions. The position works closely with industry partners, City bureaus, and other local, regional, and state agencies to coordinate efforts related to building material management.

As a Construction and Demolition Waste Policy Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide seamless and prompt review and approval of approximately 100 deconstruction projects per year, ensuring complete applications, verifying involvement of certified deconstruction contractors, reviewing documentation, and finalizing deconstruction reviews.
  • Develop and implement policies to increase diversion and recovery from construction, demolition, and deconstruction projects, and reduce the embodied carbon in buildings.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policy and policy implementation and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Foster relationships with building material reuse organizations, deconstruction contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Expand program participation by providing technical assistance to deconstruction contractors seeking certification and facilitating deconstruction, construction waste reduction, and waste diversion/reuse opportunities through program/process improvements.
  • Increase market demand for diverted and recovered materials by facilitating new, low-carbon uses and connecting contractors with customers, when opportunities arise.
  • Assist contractors through the deconstruction certification process, implement improvements to permitting process, aid Bureau/City staff in code enforcement, and review requested deconstruction exemptions, as needed.
  • Advance equity and city core values including by ensuring that benefits of the city's deconstruction and waste reduction work creates opportunities to support vulnerable community members. Support the Excess to Access program in BDS.

As a candidate, you are:

  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Someone who values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Knowledgeable: Familiar with construction, construction, and demolition waste, building materials, permitting, and waste collection systems.

About the Bureau:
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability develops creative and practical solutions enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities. In collaboration with community partners, we provide leadership in planning, climate/sustainability, and community technology. The Planning programs include comprehensive land use, neighborhood, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design. The Climate and Sustainability programs includes policy to address climate change and technical services to advance green building and a just transition to clean energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and administration of the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund. The Community Technology programs include regulation of private franchise utilities, administration of the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, digital equity and inclusion policy and projects, and Smart Cities PDX.

BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with abroad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume. BPS offers an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules and support for training and skills development in a positive, engaging, and creative work environment.

Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all the qualifications listed. BPS considers lived experience and transferrable skills as qualifying unless an item is labeled as required. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply.


Jaclyn Snyder, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

To Qualify
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of resource conservation, preferably around construction waste. Experience utilizing data analysis to author regulations, develop policies, and implement programs that engage businesses and public agencies in resource conservation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bureau/Office managers and staff, contractors, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work. Ability to collaborate with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making; facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities; communicate cross-culturally. Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing; prepare concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents. Ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures. Candidates must also possess:

  • Have a current/valid state driver's license. Applicants must meet City " good driver " requirements

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between Monday, November 13 , 2023 - Monday, November 27, 2023

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Answer to three (3) Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)

Application Tips:

  • 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 your 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.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of November 27, 2023

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. 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.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of December 4, 2023

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): December

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: January

Step 6: Start Date: January

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*

Additional Information
Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to

  • Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)
  • Carrot Fertility
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families.
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), includingcontributions to the PERS IAP plan paid by employer
  • Family Medical Leave
  • City Paid Parental Leave


Benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status. Click here to review the many different benefits the City of Portland offers .

Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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