About the position: The City Planner II - Parks reports to the Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) Parks Planning Manager and is part of a team of 5 planners who plan for the future of the Portland parks system, including parks, natural areas, trails, community centers, addressing climate change, urban tree canopy, and the provision of other parks and recreational experiences.
As the City Planner II - Parks, you may be responsible for the following:
As a person, you are:
- Performing advanced professional parks planning and project coordination;
- Applying advanced parks planning knowledge to the completion of assignments and coordination of projects from inception to completion;
- Exercising sound capability to analyze data and make recommendations;
- Coordinating multiple projects and/or a single complex project; providing advice and support to other work groups in the Bureau, and
- Performing related work as assigned.
The City Planner II – Parks (Planner II. City - Parks) classification is represented by PROTEC17 (Formerly COPPEA). To view this labor agreement, please go to: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements and click on the appropriate link.
- 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): Uses DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
- Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
- Service driven: Make decisions based on community need in combination with program mission and vision; Dedicated to the quality of the services you provide.
- Experienced: Strong background in city planning, parks planning, or related field.
About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged 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.
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.
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 April 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or worked/lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Applicants must also possess:
- Ability to coordinate complex planning projects with policies, and use sound independent judgement to make recommendations to solve long and short-term problems;
- Knowledge of land use principles, physical and environmental design, ecology and zoning theory and practices in complex planning development reviews or policy development issues;
- Ability to understand and apply City policy when formulating recommendations, resolving complex issues or recommending policy changes;
- Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials;
- Must 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 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 Updated:
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
- Job Posting closes: 2/20/23
- Applications Reviewed: 2/13/23- 2/24/23
- Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 2/27/23
- 1st Round of Interviews: early - mid March
- 2nd Round of Interviews (if necessary): late March
- Job Offer: early April
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time 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 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 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: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events
Anna Morgan, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION
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 session below:
Monday, February 13, 2023
12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 3958 9662