Watershed Operations and Maintenance Manager II

City of Portland, Oregon
Published
September 15, 2020
Location
Portland, OR
Job Type
 

Description

The Position

Watershed Operations and Maintenance Division is a new Division within the Bureau's Operations & Maintenance Group. This Division combines the Revegetation Section, the Stormwater Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment Section and the Surface Water Management Section to monitor, assess, evaluate, repair, restore and manage the built and natural stormwater and surface water systems within Portland's watersheds in order to improve watershed health, support sewer system needs, and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. This Division is supported by Bureau Strategy, Planning and Capital Project Groups in integrated teams to deliver quality projects and services to our ratepayers. The Watershed O&M Division cultivates partnerships with other organizations and agencies to leverage resources and to protect the Bureau's investments in green and grey infrastructure across the City.

The Position
This position has since evolved and moved under a new Division within the Bureau's Operations and Maintenance Group. This Division combines the Revegetation Section, the Stormwater Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment Section and the Surface Water Management Section to monitor, assess, evaluate, repair, restore and manage the built and natural stormwater / surface water systems within Portland's watersheds in order to improve watershed health, support sewer system needs, and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. This Division is supported by Bureau Strategy, Planning and Capital Project Groups in integrated teams to deliver quality projects and services to our ratepayers. The Watershed O&M Division cultivates partnerships with other organizations and agencies to leverage resources and to protect the Bureau's investments in green and grey infrastructure across the City.

The Watershed O&M Manager will have some or all of the following duties and responsibilities:

• Organizes the work units, staff and defines roles and responsibilities that may include cross-Bureau functions and processes.
• Plans, organizes, manages, and evaluates the programs of the Watershed Operations & Maintenance Division; integrates the work of the Division across bureau groups, divisions, and teams; with subordinate supervisors, develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve division goals and performance measures; manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of work programs, plans, processes, systems and procedures to achieve bureau goals; sets work priorities; initiate changes and updates to code, policy, and regulations to improve workflow and effectiveness; and attends O&M Group and BES management meetings.
• Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of assigned supervisors in the operation, monitoring, maintenance and surface water of the City's diffuse and interconnected stormwater systems; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; communicates job expectations; meets regularly with staff; approves time off requests and timesheets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvements and development; appraises job results and approves compensation to recognize performance; coordinates and enforces policies, procedures and productivity standards; makes disciplinary action recommendations to address performance deficiencies in accordance with City Code, human resources policies and labor contract agreements.
• Hires personnel and approves recommendations for hiring decisions made by subordinate supervisors.
• Participates on Bureau-wide governance teams (Stormwater Management Review Committee, Portfolio Management for Stormwater and Restoration, and Capital Project Delivery Stage-gates committees) to make decisions on bureau investments, including the bureau's estimated 5-year $1 billion capital improvement program.
• Coordinates policy and program development and implementation with other BES workgroups to ensure program goals are achieved; provides management direction and leadership for integration of work functions across Bureau workgroups.
• Cultivates relationships with other bureaus and local, state, and federal agencies to develop and coordinate natural resource goals, policies, procedures and assessments and practices.
• Represents the City on regional and statewide environmental issues; represents the Bureau and Division at public events and hearings.
• Provides leadership and works with supervisors and other bureau managers to hire, develop and retain highly competent, service-oriented staff through the selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices that support the bureau's mission and service expectations; seeks out and recommends training for staff development; provides leadership and mentoring and participates in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity, improved management skills, and a positive employee work environment.
• Directs development of Section budgets, manages the Watershed O&M Division budget; works with supervisors to define, request and justify program needs; reviews budget requests; monitors expenditures and budget remaining, and makes adjustments as necessary; assists subordinate supervisors with decisions regarding program budgets; reviews and approves purchase requisitions up to $50,000 and other financial requests as required.
• As part of Capital Project Delivery Stage-gate Committees, approve baseline conditions and baseline budget of capital projects for the Bureau's $150 million annual capital program.

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 clickhere.

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 inALLpeople 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 (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.). 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

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, operational and strategic planning, current business communication, public administration, program evaluation, budget preparation and administration, and fields related to the mission and purpose of the assigned organizational unit and Bureau/Office.
2. Thorough knowledge of principles of management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively in public settings.
4. 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.
5. Ability to manage a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, 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:

  • 9/14/2020: Announcement closes
  • 9/20/2020: Application materials reviewed (one week after closing)
  • 9//28/2020: Interviews conducted, and finalist identified (based on a 72 hour turn around from the end of the review period

**Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice**
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional résumé and a cover letter 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 letterwill 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.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your cover letter.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter 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 thanthe closing date and timeof this recruitment.
  • E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted .

Additional Information

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.

Questions?
Terrol Johnson, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Terrol.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov
(503) 823-3172

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 10/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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