Senior Housing Construction Coordinator

City of Portland, Oregon
May 10, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

About the position: The Housing Senior Construction Coordinator (HSCC) is part of PHB's Housing Development and Construction Services (HDCS) team which implements the City's affordable, multifamily housing strategy and the deployment of its resources by providing support to developers through public-private partnerships. The HSCC works with a team of peers and a Capital Projects Manager to evaluate the construction feasibility of projects proposed through PHB funding solicitations and planned development goals; advise and monitor projects for timely and cost-effective delivery of housing units; and coordinate with other departments and/or Bureaus on initiatives and policies affecting affordable housing development and construction.

HSCCs productively collaborate with other PHB teams including Housing Investment and Portfolio Preservation, Policy, Risk Analysis and Compliance, and Finance and Accounting. The HSCC team is the PHB liaison to the Bureau of Development Services and works closely with other bureaus (such as PBOT and BES) and project partners (such as utilities and DEQ) assisting to keep projects on budget and on schedule. As such, the HSCC is expected to have technical expertise in multifamily real estate development and construction and be able to communicate clearly and professionally with others.

As a Housing Senior Construction Coordinator, you will:

  • Flag and problem solve issues related to permitting, building costs, funding compliance or requirements, building constructability, site suitability planning and zoning, and development /construction team qualifications.
  • Conduct Environmental Reviews and other site assessments to meet PHB funding source requirements.
  • Monitor/process pre-development and construction draws and closing out projects.
  • Participate on committees and initiatives including policy and outreach.
  • Monitor and report on outcomes for PHB's development policies and funding source requirements, as requested.
  • Contribute to PHB's Guiding Principles of Equity and Social Justice.

Although not required, you may have one or both of these desirable skills:

  • 5+ year experience as a project architect and/or
  • Leading/managing activities related to complex multifamily real estate planning/architecture, housing development and/or construction management.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done;
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions;
  • Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work;
  • An Equitable Team Member: Experience promoting and maintaining an inclusive, respectful and culturally responsive workplace;
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.

This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please click here. Applicants start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

About the Bureau:Since 2009, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has worked toward a vision that "all Portlanders can find affordable homes...and have equitable access to housing." To that end, we are charged with developing citywide housing policy, delivering programs that increase the supply of affordable housing and promote stable homeownership, and administering a broad range of federal and local resources. Through our policies, plans, and funding, PHB works to stabilize families in their current homes, provide new affordable housing opportunities, and foster equitable, integrated, and diverse communities.
The mission of the Portland Housing Bureau is to solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland. The bureau accomplishes its mission by building and preserving quality, affordable rental and owner-occupied housing; supporting and sponsoring programs that help low-income Portlanders find, rent, buy, retain and repair their homes; bringing together partners and leading them to assess the city's housing needs, choose sustainable solutions to efficiently meet them, and identify how best to pay for them; and reaching out to Communities of Color to ensure their participation in the economic opportunities that quality housing investments create.
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, fertility counseling and resources, 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), including contributions to the PERS IAP plan paid by employer . For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

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 .
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.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

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 and experience managing activities related to complex real estate development, design and construction, including integration of housing policies and strategies
  2. Ability to successfully manage multiple small to large, complex projects simultaneously.
  3. Experience working independently and collaboratively to problem solve while incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion considerations.
  4. Experience exhibiting effective project management, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  5. Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as diverse, under-represented communities, all levels of staff, staff of other agencies, business leaders, and others encountered in the course of work.

Applicants must also possess:

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé 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 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 Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting Closes: 5/30/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: 5/17/2023 - 6/05/2023
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 6/5/23
  • Selection Process Begins: Mid-June 2023
  • Job Offer: July 2023

*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 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 skills 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 or you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.
Contact Information
Tami Larison, Sr. Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional information session below:

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
12:30 to 1:30 PM (PST, Pacific Standard Time)

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 864 2893 4775
Find your local number: Date/Time: 5/30/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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