The Private For-Hire Transportation (PFHT) Advisory Committee provides input into the development and outcomes of policies, budget, regulations, and procedures that affect the City's Private For-Hire Transportation Program.
Total number of advisory seats: 19
Number of seats available: 5
Seats available include:
- Limited Passenger Transport (LPT) Driver Representative
- Public-At -Large representing the general public
- Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Driver
- Shuttle Driver
- Limousine or Party Bus Company
To be eligible for the advisory committee, members must live, play, worship, go to school, work or do business in the City of Portland. Company and driver representatives must be currently permitted to provide for hire services in Portland.
What We Look For
We want people from every part of Portland to share their voice on this committee, especially people who have not been involved before. If you want to serve your community and help the City make better choices, then we want to see your application. The attributes listed below are what will guide our selection process. It is helpful if you are specific in your answers. (We do not expect you to be or have everything listed below)
- ·You believe government is better when community is involved
- You are an advocate for racial equity: you want positive and long-lasting outcomes for racial and ethnic communities who have been left out in the past. You can bring discussion about racial and ethnic communities who need it the most.
- You have a perspective on navigating the community as a person with a disability.
- You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions (currently meetings are held virtually with an in-person option)
- Monthly meetings will take place on weekdays during the afternoon. You may attend virtually or in person.
- Members are involved for a duration of Two to Three-year terms, no more than 8 consecutive years.
- The anticipated time commitment per month is 3 to 4 hours. Additional hours may apply if you become a member of a subcommittee.
People who join this committee will become what we call “Public Officials,” which means that while you serve you must behave fair and ethically. We will provide training on this once you are accepted. Part of following Public Officials Ethics laws means you must tell the group when you or a relative may financially benefit (or avoid fees) by your recommendations. This is called a “Conflict of Interest.” If you tell us about potential Conflicts of Interest that does not mean you cannot serve, in fact, many committees have potential members with Conflicts of Interest. We appreciate your ethical inclusion of possible Conflicts of Interest on the form included in the application.Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 31, 2023
To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-7483.
Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information
The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Completing the demographic information on the application is voluntary, but we encourage you to provide that information. The City uses this information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov
For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov.
We Encourage You to Apply
We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau. www.transportationpermit.com
Do you have questions or need more information? Email Regulatory@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7483.
COVID – 19 Vaccine Requirement
The meeting location for this opportunity is hybrid (remote and onsite).
Workplaces across Portland, the United States and the world are making tough decisions about how to protect their employees and community from COVID-19. We, too, find ourselves in the middle of this complex situation at the City of Portland. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, all City employees are required to be fully vaccinated, effective October 18, 2021. Proof of full vaccination, or documentation of plans to become fully vaccinated (e.g., partially vaccinated however too soon for second dose, etc.) will be required prior to being hired by the City of Portland. The required vaccination is a minimum qualification requirement to be hired by the City of Portland. We understand that some are unable to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious/spiritual reasons. Should you be offered employment with the City of Portland, there is an exception process that provides for an exception and reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious/spiritual reason. Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine (Exceptions only apply to candidate(s) offered a position; please do not submit at this time).
Currently, many advisory bodies are meeting remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, meetings could: 1) be conducted fully remotely, or 2) be conducted remotely and in person (hybrid model). As the situation evolves, the exact meeting location may change based upon leadership direction and approval.