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Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Rehab Project Construction Update: August 28, 2015

Environmental Services is repairing or replacing about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Rehab Project Construction Update: August 28, 2015

Environmental Services is repairing or replacing about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sellwoodmoreland to learn more and see a project map.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Over the past few weeks, crews have been working to complete sewer repairs on five blocks around Llewellyn Elementary School. All the work on the blocks closest to the school was completed before school started. We appreciate your cooperation and patience with any school-commute inconvenience our work on SE Martins may have caused. After several more days of surface restoration, the work around Llewellyn should be complete.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
The anticipated construction schedule for the next three weeks is subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

  • Over the next several weeks, crews plan to pave the following streets: SE 11th between Bidwell and Nehalem, SE Milwaukie between Lambert and Bidwell, and SE Martins between 13th and Milwaukie
  • Sometime in the next three weeks, crews plan to pour manhole channels and stormdrains in various locations around the neighborhood

Week of August 31:

  • SE Nehalem Street (between 8th and 11th) – open trench construction to repair mainline (starting between 8th and 9th, and progressing to the stretch between 9th and 11th)
  • SE Glenwood (between 14th and 16th) – prepare for and conduct pipe bursting (bursting planned for Wednesday), install manhole and new branches to connect individual properties to mainline
  • SE 16th Ave (between Glenwood and Bybee) – prepare for pipe bursting

Week of September 7:

  • SE Nehalem Street (between 9th and 11th) – open trench construction to repair mainline
  • SE 16th Avenue (between Glenwood and Bybee) – conduct pipe bursting, install manhole and new branches to connect individual properties to mainline
  • SE 18th Avenue (just south of Claybourne) – prepare for pipe bursting

Week of September 14:

  • Pour manhole channels and stormdrains in various locations around the neighborhood
  • SE Nehalem Street (between 9th and 11th) - install branches to individual properties
  • SE 18th Avenue (just south of Claybourne) – conduct pipe bursting; install manhole and new branches to connect individual properties to mainline

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are generally 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, though pipe bursting also takes place on Fridays, and some other work may also occur on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases due to a variety of factors including weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary patch. They will return later for permanent paving.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. We’ll strive to provide a quick response, minimal disruption to your residence or business, and open and honest communication throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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Position opening: Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator

Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening. The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening.  The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY invites applications for:

Youth Development Coordinator

Job #: 6088-112
Opening Date: 08/21/15
Closing Date/Time: 09/07/15 11:59 PM
Salary: $30.43 - $37.46 Hourly $63,537.84 - $78,216.48 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Southeast Portland
Department: ND - Office of Diversity & Equity
 
OVERVIEW:
The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is hiring a Youth Development Coordinator position to assist with the Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC).  MYC is the official youth policy body for both Multnomah County  and the City of Portland, consists of a group of young people, ages  13-21, that strives to provide a voice for youth in the County &  City's work.  

The Youth  Development Coordinator will provide community coordination, planning  and policy analysis support, project development and implementation of  positive youth development policies and practices, including youth  engagement within the ODE and Multnomah County.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as Multnomah County Lead Staff to the Multnomah County Youth Commission (MYC): You will serve as a resident expert on youth development theory  and practice and coordinates intra- and inter-jurisdictional efforts to  increase the practice of positive youth development in the community.
  • Coordinate City/County Youth Engagement Partnership -  You will convene a  variety of County/City/Community stakeholders to launch initiatives and  projects around youth engagement in the community.
  • Provide  Linkage among staff and Committees:  You will assist in providing  staff support to ODE Board and committees related to positive youth  development; assist committees in finding and maintaining linkages  between their work and the community.
  • Effective Communication:  Your ability to communicate in a respectful manner and adapt your  communication style for diverse audiences will be key to working  effectively with clients, community partners and coworkers. Your writing skills and attention to detail will enable you to prepare accurate,  well-written reports and documents for grants, committees, department  directors and other stakeholders, often within tight timelines.
  • Community Presence: Your work takes place in the office and out in various  community settings. You must be able and willing to travel to locations  throughout the county and to work a variety of shifts, including  weekends.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and  support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO QUALIFY:

Directions:

We will consider any combination of relevant experience, education and  transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled  required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is  relevant.

Experience: Fully describe your paid or unpaid job duties and include the number of hours you have worked per week for each position on your application.  We give full credit for relevant part-time work experience 20 hours or  more per week. Any relevant experience less than 20 hours per week will  receive partial credit.

Education: Include information about any college and/or advanced degrees earned.  Include any quarter/semester credit hours earned if you have not  completed a degree. In general, we consider international education  equivalent to education obtained in the United States.

Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through  education, work experience (including the military) or life experience  that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any  transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they  apply to this position.

A typical way to qualify is as follows:

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible major program development and policy analysis experience.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with  major coursework in public administration, social work, statistics,  mathematics or a related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Your application materials must show that you meet all of the following requirements to qualify.

  • At least three years of increasingly responsible program development and  policy analysis experience related to youth development policy;
  • Minimum of one year experience working in partnership with youth on initiatives.
  • Ability to pass a criminal records check
  • Must be able to coordinate transportation to and from multiple work  locations with possession of a valid driver's license and access to  personal vehicle or utilizing a county vehicle, or arranging other means of transportation for attending work events.
SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

Application Requirements: The application packet consists of the following:

  1. Online application: Explain all related experience (paid or unpaid) and training in the education and work experience sections of the application.
  2. Responses to supplemental questions: Keep in mind we may use your responses to supplemental questions as a  screening tool, without reviewing the remainder of your application or  attachments. The quality and strength of your answers may determine if  you move forward in the process. Respond to each question completely and concisely. Refer to your relevant experience (paid or unpaid) and  training.

The Selection Process: We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:

  1. Application review: We will review the education and work experience sections of the  applications to identify the candidates who meet the minimum  qualifications as stated in this announcement. We may conduct a more  thorough review of all remaining applications to identify the most  qualified candidates.
  2. Supplemental question review: Your responses will be provided to a team of subject matter experts who will not have access to the remainder of your application. Respond to each  of the questions individually and completely, while explaining relevant  experience (paid or unpaid) and training related to each item. The  quality, complexity, and accomplishments that you provide will determine whether your application is advanced further in the recruitment  process.
  3. Phone screen.
  4. Oral exam: A scored interview.
  5. Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from  the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a  hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best  candidates for a position.
  6. Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough records and reference check.

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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What We Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, Rx, and dental).
  • Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up  the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject  wages).
  • Generous paid leave and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Option to participate in deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts.
  • Occasional telecommuting and flexible work schedules.
  • Limited travel, primarily local.
  • Access to a free bus pass for the Portland metropolitan area.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Wellness resources.

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans' preference website for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific  disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in  advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech  impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications  Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Tony Jenkins, Recruiter Department of County Assets/Non-Departmental 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Ste 400 tony.jenkins@multco.us 503-988-7552

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment  guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an  expressed or implied contract.

 

Youth Development Coordinator Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Indicate your level of education:
  Checkbox No College Checkbox Some college (less than 2 years) Checkbox Associate's degree (2 years) Checkbox Bachelor's degree (4 years) Checkbox Master's degree (5 years) Checkbox JD or PhD degree (6 or more years)
* 2. Indicate your level of increasingly responsible program development and policy analysis experience:
  Checkbox Less than 4 years Checkbox Four to less than 5 years Checkbox Five to less than 7 years Checkbox Seven to less than 9 years Checkbox Nine or more years Checkbox No related experience
* 3. Do you have at least three years of full-time youth related program development and policy analysis experience?
  Checkbox YES Checkbox NO
* 4. Do you have a minimum of one year full-time experience working in partnership with youth on initiatives?
  Checkbox YES Checkbox NO
* 5. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Please describe  your experience as a trainer in developing and implementing positive  youth development training.
 
* 6. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Describe one  project you have coordinated (from initial project conception to  implementation, evaluation and reporting) in partnership with youth.
 
* 7. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Please describe  your past experience reaching out to historically harder-to-engage  populations, (particularly youth of color and young men). Also share any experience you have had engaging youth living on a low-income and/or  youth engaged in the juvenile justice or homeless youth systems and, if  relevant, how your own life experiences have influenced your approach to this work.
 
* Required Question

Spirit of Portland Awards 2015 - nominations now accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards – Nominations now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

The City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards each year to individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community. Please nominate an individual, business, organization, neighborhood or business association that has created a project, service or event that has helped Portland shine! Nominations will be accepted in an individual’s native language. 

Save the Date! Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony       

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location TBD 

How do I nominate someone?

  • Step One: Complete the nomination form for the organization or individual you want to nominate. Find nomination forms here. Versions in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali.
  • Step Two: Submit a one to two page narrative describing how your nominee exemplifies any of the categories listed below and attach it to this nomination form. (See detailed descriptions on nomination form.) Use a 12-point font or greater. The Selection Committee will not review additional pages.
  • Step Three: Submit this form with your narrative to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, please see contact information below.

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards Category Descriptions

Outstanding Leadership Awards

  • Outstanding Community Leader
  • Outstanding Young Leader
  • Individual Making a Difference
  • Innovative City Leader Award

Outstanding Organization Awards

  • Business Community Partner of the Year
  • Community Group/Organization of the Year
  • Neighborhood Association of the Year
  • Organization Making a Difference

Awards for Outstanding Leadership or Organization

  • Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship
  • Equity in Practice

Note

  • Award winners in the past are less likely to win, unless involved in a new project.  Check here for past winners between 1985 and 2014. 

Deadline for submitting nominations

  • 4 pm, Friday, September 11, 2015 

 Send completed nomination forms to 

 ADA or ESL accommodations

 To help ensure equal access to programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities and/or for those for whom English is a Second Language. Call 503-823-3093 or TTY 503-823-6868 or email spiritofportland@portlandoregon.gov to request assistance with accommodations.

To nominate individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community

Questions

Juliette Muracchioli at 503-823-3093 or spiritofportland@portlandoregon.gov