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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Make PBOT an Employer of Choice

Employer of Choice

We know that in today’s competitive economy, workers have many choices and employment opportunities. PBOT is committed to becoming a workplace of choice where, despite having an abundance of options, employees choose to join and choose to stay for the challenging work and rewarding projects.

PBOT is a lean organization comprised of some of the most talented individuals in the industry. The staff routinely do a lot with a little to deliver a top-notch transportation system and services to the people of the Portland region.

Becoming an employer of choice means supporting both employees in myriad ways. We must provide staff with tools and training to work more efficiently, employing leading practices and technologies. We must demonstrate daily how deeply we value PBOT staff, recognize and retain the exceptionally skilled staff we have now, while concurrently attracting a diverse workforce to continue growing our knowledge base.

Measures of Success

  • Total investment in professional development and training
  • Average number of training/enrichment hours per employee
  • Staff satisfaction through employee staff survey

 Action Topic  Action  Lead Work Group

Employee Appreciation

Create new ways to celebrate and recognize employees. 

Business Services

Employee Capacity Building

Establish bureau-wide knowledge competencies and develop training plans to achieve them.

Business Services

Employee Capacity Building

Develop a formal new employee orientation program. 

Business Services

Employee Capacity Building

Develop the Transportation Academy fellows program. 

Business Services

Employee Capacity Building

Update Maintenance production guidelines to incorporate new common asset types and to prioritize maintenance activities that best support TSP mobility goals and the Vision Zero plan.

Maintenance Operations

Employee Capacity Building

Standardize performance review process. This should include the bureau-wide knowledge competencies.   

 

Business Services

Employee Capacity Building

To purchase, implement on projects, and train staff on software for digital scanner.

 Engineering

Safe and Efficient Workplace

Implement new methods to regulate and enforce parking in the City.

 Parking Services

Safe and Efficient Workplace

Implement Get Portland Moving pilot to achieve better interagency coordination of and communication about construction in the right-of-way.

Development, Permitting & Transit

 

Safe and Efficient Workplace

Develop an ongoing system for incorporating new efficient and cost effective materials and work processes in 3 Maintenance work units.

Maintenance Operations

Safe and Efficient Workplace

Rewrite safety manual for fieldworkers and conduct education and training.

Business Services

Safe and Efficient Workplace

Over the next two years, review readiness for certification for OSHA-SHARP Certifications (Voluntary state program) for Maintenance Operations to further enhance the safety culture.

Maintenance Operations