The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is seeking a Public Information Manager to oversee internal and external communications, as well as other community outreach functions for the bureau. This position will work closely with the bureau's director, the senior management team, assigned staff, bureau employees, the office of the Commissioner in charge and the community to develop appropriate and consistent messaging about the bureau. This includes communications about: the bureau's strategic plan; equity plan; and regulatory requirements to promote the bureau's mission of safety; livability; and economic vitality through the efficient and collaborative application of building, development and property maintenance codes.
Management responsibilities of the Public Information Manager include supervision and assignment of duties of assigned staff members; communications and outreach program evaluation; and budget development and monitoring for the communications and outreach workgroup. Direct duties are focused on the development and implementation of long term communication and outreach strategies in close coordination with bureau leadership and staff who conduct internal and external outreach and communications. The position will also perform short term communication duties as needed, as well as act as one of the principal spokesperson for the bureau in response to media or public inquiries. This position will be trusted to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of local community issues and sensitivities.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in the cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications. Responses to request for specific information (in parenthesis) is considered as part of the selection process, if not provided, applications may not be considered further in the process.
Describe your knowledge and experience applying principles, practices and techniques of public information, public relations and community outreach programs. (In your response, discuss the type of journalism, media, communications or public affairs work you provided, and total number of staff in the organization(s).)
Ability and experience planning and directing a broad range of programs and services directed to building and maintaining the City's and bureau's image in the community and with key stakeholders. (In your response, describe how you think new media will affect the City's and bureau's image for this job in the next few years and how you would plan for that.)
Experience applying industry trends and media practices as they apply to developing and carrying out public information/public affairs programs. (In your response, discuss the strategies or key components of a communications plan.)
Ability and experience analyzing and making sound recommendations on complex community and intergovernmental relations, media relations, community outreach and public affairs issues and strategies. Experience in journalistic writing and proactive communications is a plus. (Explain your writing or media experience as it relates to effective communications with an organization, the public and the news media. In your response, discuss your criteria for effective writing and communications.)
Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management, elected officials, representatives of other governmental agencies, business and community leaders, employees, media representatives, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
Describe your experience applying principles and practices of effective management, supervision and leadership. (In your response, include the type of program, number of staff, the setting, and size of the program.)
For certain assignments, applicants must also possess:
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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
About City of Portland Oregon Bureau of Development Services
The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
To meet the needs of our community, we pursue the following goals:
Support community vitality and protect life, property, and natural resources by promoting compliance with applicable codes and regulations
P...rovide cooperative and responsive internal and external customer service
Process all Bureau functions efficiently
Create a collaborative workplace that promotes mutual respect through trust, fairness and open communication
Support continual professional growth of the workforce and organization through education, technology and diversity
Dedication to serving the public
Pride in our work
Care for the long-term viability of our community
Recognition of worth, quality and importance of each employee and member of the community
Support of continual learning, education and innovation