Data Governance Analyst (Analyst II) – Limited Duration

City of Portland, Oregon
May 17, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Data Governance Analyst position will be part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Strategy, Data, and Performance Team. This team is situated within PBOT's Office of the Director and is responsible for advising and setting bureau-wide standards around organizational strategy, data governance, performance measurement, and operationalization of adopted policy.

Every day, PBOT collects, analyzes, and uses data to support the work of 900+ employees, $19 billion in transportation assets, and Portland's dynamic, multimodal transportation system. In recent years, PBOT has established a data governance program and begun standardizing data policies, procedures, and tools under the leadership of PBOT's Data Strategist. The Data Governance Analyst will report to the Data Strategist, helping operationalize these standards bureau-wide, while also ensuring PBOT's data governance practices support the City's transition to a more unified administration model through charter reform.

The Data Governance Analyst will exercise research, facilitation, stakeholder coordination, project management, and communication skills to support PBOTs data governance program. They will also work closely with bureau data partners, including project teams, data analysts, data stewards, program managers, web developers, database administrators, software engineering architects, and information security specialists.

This position is being advertised as a Limited Term role to support critical and time sensitive governance-related efforts relevant to the City's charter change process.

Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.

What you'll get to do:

  • Champion and support the integration of data governance policies and standards across the bureau. This includes participating in monthly PBOT Data Governance Committee meetings and leading other work groups to formalize accountability and behavior around the definition, production, and usage of data.
  • Monitor and ensure PBOT compliance with policies, standards, and procedures that are developed and approved by the city-wide data governance committee and/or through other city-wide processes.
  • Coordinate data issue resolution projects at the direction of PBOT's Data Strategist, with the aim of advancing PBOT's data governance goals of Integration, Accessibility, Sharing, Value, Security, Privacy, and Equity.
  • Audit City and PBOT policy, code, and rules and create common standards, in collaboration with Code and Rule Analyst, to ensure consistent understanding and use of concepts and tools.
  • Support data privacy assessments and help draft policies and procedures to address privacy concerns.
  • Exercise research and analytical skills, facilitation and stakeholder convening, project management, and communication skills to support the creation and implementation of citywide data governance.
  • Answer questions and provide support to Bureau staff implementing best practices for data collection, management, analysis, and data sharing.
  • Optimize the ability of PBOT staff and stakeholders to use data to generate insights and support equitable outcomes.
  • Present data and insights for consumption by bureau leaders and stakeholders.

Who you are:

  • Analytical: You enjoy solving problems and using data to support objective, informed decision-making.
  • Strong Communicator: You have proven and effective oral and written communication skills. You can relay complex codes, policies, rules, and processes to diverse stakeholder groups (including different communication styles, community groups, cultures, languages, and professions).
  • Organized: You value efficient processes, transparency, and clearly documented standards. You use systems to keep your own work on track and enjoy establishing tools for teams to use to ensure progress and compliance.
  • Collaborative: You value partnerships. You can develop and maintain strong working relationships with people with different backgrounds and lived experiences and are comfortable leading or participating in group settings.
  • Solutions Oriented: You use strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills to perform research and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement and adjust projects and changes you are leading and managing.
  • Knowledge of History: You understand and acknowledge institutional and structural racism and biases and their impacts on underserved and underrepresented communities and the City of Portland's history.
  • Self-Starter: You are an ambitious self-starter who can work independently in addition to being excited about collaboration opportunities.

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
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 data governance practices and policies or other transferable knowledge of systems and change management within an organization.
  2. Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, about data governance and data management knowledge areas.
  3. Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines.
  4. Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of project management, process improvement, and business communication.
  5. Ability to analyze and identify data issues, evaluate alternatives, and provide sound, logical, fact-based conclusions, and recommendations.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.

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 June 5, 2023
Applications Reviewed: Week of June 5, 2023
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of June 12, 2023
Selection Process Begins: Late June
Job Offer: Early 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.

Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerClosing Date/Time: 6/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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