Equitable Development Analyst (Analyst II)

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


The Position

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking an Equitable Development Analyst (Analyst II). Within BPS, the position is a resource on current national and international best practices for equitable real estate development. The position provides support to city planning, housing, community/economic development, transportation professionals. The position helps operationalize the Portland Plan Equity Framework and the equity-related policies in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The position works on projects with a focus on advancing racial justice and equitable development by designing, leading or staffing multi-agency project teams with public agencies and community organizations.

With a high degree of autonomy and self-direction, this position develops and manages complex project budgets, negotiates and drafts contracts and intergovernmental and inter-agency agreements, monitors contract compliance, and oversees and reviews work of project staff and consultants. The position exercises a broad range of creative and critical investigative skills, judgment, and discretion in formulating policy recommendations. The position applies various quantitative and qualitative research and analysis tools and methods. The position typically oversees the day-to-day work of 1-2 project staff, including community service aides (interns), associate or assistant city planners, and community outreach professionals.

This position is within the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Comprehensive Planning Team. The Comprehensive Plan, which is required by Oregon law, is the City's core tool for manage growth, development, and transportation systems to best meet long-range goals. Through development and implementation of the plan, Portland reaches climate, housing, economic development, and equity outcomes that meet community-defined objectives. The program's work falls into four areas:
Comprehensive Planning
Transportation/Transit-Land Use Coordination
Age-Friendly City
Spatial Justice

Responsibilities include l eading or supporting equitable development projects; Strategy, policy, and program development and evaluation; Community partner engagement and capacity building; Projects involving multiple agencies and organizations related to the following:

  • Equity in complex implementation plans and agreements
  • Implementation strategies for catalytic development projects - financing, infrastructure coordination, and private-public agreements.

What you'll also get to do:

  • Provide support for local transit agencies to advance transit-oriented development.
  • Participate in staff teams assigned to respond to gentrification pressures, and public policy responses to the history of racism in zoning practice
  • Research, analysis and design: Provide analysis and advice to other planning teams. Apply real estate and financial expertise, economic research and data analysis to urban development problems.
  • Contract and grant administration
  • Day-to-day direction of an entry level assistant (develop work plan, review work)

Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of public-private partnership agreements desired but not required; Experience with community and stakeholder engagement and knowledge of the local community-based organization landscape is desired but not required.

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; comprehensive land use, neighborhood, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; policy and technical services to advance green building and a just transition to clean energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; policy to address climate change; policy, projects and outreach related to the Smart City PDX program and are responsible for administering the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund. https:// www.portland.gov/bps

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 a broad 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 every one of 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 candidate for the job, and the candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background, WE encourage you to apply.

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. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status. 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

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. Education/training in public policy, public administration, community development, economics, finance, or related field.
  2. Experience or training in housing finance and real estate economics and development, housing-related quantitative data analysis.
  3. Ability to collect and analyze complex financial and development-related data, use quantitative and qualitative analysis tools and models, evaluate alternatives, provide sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
  4. Knowledge of principles, tools, and techniques for project management and sound business communication.
  5. Knowledge of the principals, practices, and methods of change management - with specific experience related to promoting racial equity.

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 to 08/02/21
  • Applications Reviewed: week of 08/02/21
  • Eligible List: week of 08/09/21
  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively week of 08/16/21
  • Offer Date: Tentatively September 2021
  • *Timeline is approximate and subject to change

  • Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and answer all 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 supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your supplemental question answers 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 answers 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.
  • 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 .

Questions about the application process?
John DiGrazia, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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