Disability Coordinator (Coordinator II) – Extended

City of Portland, Oregon
March 24, 2021
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life is seeking a Disability Coordinator (Coordinator II) to join our Disability Program team.

The Disability Program builds the City government's capacity to meaningfully engage with Portland's disability communities and supports disabled Portlanders to effectively engage with the government.

This also includes:

  • Develop policy recommendations and provide guidance Citywide to eliminate systemic barriers in the community and civic engagement for disability communities.
  • Provide Citywide leadership on community engagement policies and practices that will further disability equity and accessibility.
  • Continue disability engagement and equity research in partnership with disability communities.
  • Continue tool development to support the implementation of accessible community engagement policies and practices.
  • Continue identifying resources that can be directed to disability community capacity building, and partner with communities to allocate resources to communities most impacted by systemic and institutional barriers.

This would mean that our ideal candidate would have a strong background in Race and Disability justice. The Disability program would also be working with our Adapt to Impact team, this team is comprised of 3 additional one-person programs that include Mental Health, Public Involvement, and Best Practices, and Advisory Bodies and Commissions.

Adapt to Impact works within the city to collectively offer tailored services to other bureaus to examine their fundamental assumptions. Their services to bureaus include, but are not limited to: Public policy review and development, capacity building, practice guidelines, multi-bureau partnerships, and short- and long-term consulting.

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.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as "full-time remote" could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training, and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of the principles of event planning and community outreach activities.
  2. Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines.
  3. Experience in customer service and conflict resolution.
  4. Ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bureau/Office 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 resume and answers 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 for required certifications may be required prior to the 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: 3/1/21 - 4/05/21
  • Applications Reviewed: Week of 4/05/21
  • Eligible List: Week of 4/12/21
  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 4/19/21

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional résumé online, as well as answer the 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 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 answers to each supplemental question should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications. You may want to prepare your answers offline and then cut and paste into the text box provided.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to your supplemental questions and résumé 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 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: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Terrol Johnson, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources
Terrol.Johnson@portlandoregon.govClosing Date/Time: 4/5/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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