Equity Coordinator (Coordinator II)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/19/2022
Description The Equity Coordinator will provide project and reporting support for PBOT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives under the direction of PBOT’s Internal Facing Equity & Inclusion Manager and PBOT Maintenance Operations Director. This position will support the bureau’s racial equity planning effort in the first six months and will eventually transition from bureau wide support to focus primarily on Maintenance Operations. This position will focus on creating an inclusive workplace, where people from all backgrounds and experiences can truly belong and do their best work. In addition, the position will coordinate DEI training programs with PBOT Equity and Inclusion Managers, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to increase diversity, and advance PBOT’s workforce equity and development goals at Maintenance Operations.

This position is eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.

What you’ll get to do:
  • Support PBOT Equity and Inclusion team to plan, execute, and close out the PBOT Racial Equity Plan Implementation Project
  • Coordinate with the Equity and Inclusion Team to conduct Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DEI) training assessments & coordinate DEI training and education initiatives for Maintenance Operations staff
  • Build an inclusive workplace culture and institutionalize equity in program and project management decisions at Maintenance Operations
  • Partner with human resources, outreach staff and PBOT Employee Management Committee to implement workforce recruitment programs and events with the goal of increasing workforce diversity at MO and improving equitable outcomes
  • Establish and manage equity committee at Maintenance Operations, schedule meetings, and track committee feedback and performance
  • Work collaboratively with the Equity and Inclusion team to identify, plan, and implement DEI programs, initiatives, and projects for Maintenance Operations
  • Develop equitable, diverse, and inclusive recruitment and hiring strategies for Maintenance Operations
  • Represent Maintenance Operations on PBOT’s Transportation Justice Steering Committee
  • Develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive personnel development plan/program focused on equity and inclusion
  • Assist managers and employees at MO in applying principles of equity and inclusion to their projects, programs, and daily work
Who you are:
  • Lived Experience: Direct experience working with marginalized communities, particularly communities of color and persons with disabilities. You understand the impacts of transportation on community outcomes of health, wellness, and safety.
  • Experienced Equity Practitioner: You have experience with equity analysis, an understanding of anti-racist principles, and an understanding of intersectional approaches.
  • Socially Intelligent: You can communicate with others in a way that creates ease. You understand how to navigate complex social environments. You can effectively communicate with field staff, office staff and management.
  • Strategic: You have experience dismantling structural and institutional racism as well as disrupting individual racism, sexism, and homophobia. You can turn concepts into practical applications for use in everyday decision making.
  • Collaborative and Inclusive: You share power with others. You build partnerships and work collaboratively with stakeholders. You triage work and leverage resources. You are comfortable with facilitation and navigating conflict.
  • Change agent: You have experience as an advocate and champion working toward strategic goals. You have a focus on finishing tasks while establishing progressive long-range goals.
  • Innovative: You are creative, adaptable, and can excel in change management.
About the Bureau:
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | Portland.gov. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed as a remote/onsite mix. In the future, these positions: 1) may remain as a remote/onsite mix or 2) revert to full-time at a city work location.Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Experience coordinating equity strategies inside a field-based organization with three years of project management experience.
  2. Experience navigating complex work environment and mediating diverse viewpoints while applying an equity lens to conflict resolution.
  3. Experience collaborating and communicating cross-culturally with Black, Indigenous, People of Color, refugees, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people experiencing poverty to facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities.
  4. Experience leading brave and difficult conversations in a unionized environment.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of DEI concepts such as anti-black racism, microaggressions, targeted universalism, intersectionality, implicit bias, trauma informed leadership, and equity mediation and conflict resolution strategies.
Applicants must also:
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to 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
Job Posting closes: Monday, October 10, 2022
Applications Reviewed: Week of October 10, 2022
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of October 17, 2022
Selection Process Begins: Late October
Job Offer: November
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions 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 responses 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 responses to the supplemental questions 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 responses 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.
  • 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.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.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 Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

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.

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.

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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Listing Type
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$59,072.00 - $109,512.00 Annually
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