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ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Position opening at Office of Neighborhood Involvement

The City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites applications for the following position:

Public Involvement Best Practices Coordinator

Classification: Program Specialist

Salary: $4,753.00 - $6,335.00 Monthly

Closing Date: 02/10/14 

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The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Public Involvement Best Practices Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supporting the Public Involvement Best Practices Program. Responsibilities include supporting the Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC), a City commission of community leaders and City staff that develops guidelines and policy recommendations for citywide involvement of the public in government decision making; convening professional development forums and workshops (Citywide Public Involvement Network or CPIN) on public involvement skills and topics for City staff; and providing technical assistance to City agencies with a focus on equitable public involvement policy, strategies for engaging historically underrepresented communities, and online digital engagement tools. Duties include developing working relationships with a wide range of City staff, diverse community and neighborhood leaders, and elected officials in order to promote a culture in the City that is supportive of public involvement in government; recruiting, orienting and supporting a diverse membership in PIAC; providing strategic planning, facilitation, and logistical support for PIAC and CPIN; developing curriculum and support materials related to public involvement theory and practices; providing information and technical assistance and training to other City agencies; advocating citywide adoption of equitable public involvement policy and practices; and planning and conducting promotional activities with a focus on digital formats. ONI values establishing a climate of equality, respect and community empowerment, and embracing diversity, understanding and mutual learning. The Public Involvement Best Practices Coordinator is expected to serve as a representative of ONI, carrying out their individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and supporting these values.

Must apply online

Applications for City employment are only accepted online through the NEOGOV system links above.  DO NOT send resumes via email or US Postal Service.


Allan Messer, Senior Human Resources Analyst

Bureau of Human Resources (503) 823-6821

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