Program Coordinator with the City of Portland

Applications for these positions will be accepted on-line until 100 applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018 .

Applications received after the 100 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

 
Bring your passion for outreach and public service to the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) as a Program Coordinator and develop your career with the City of Portland! We currently have TWO vacant Program Coordinator positions. These positions will plan, organize, manage and evaluate the following new programs for the Bureau of Development Services:

The Small Business Program

  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially people of color, women, immigrants, etc. have historically experienced a disproportionate number of barriers to starting and operating a small business.  This program is intended to provide the extra assistance in the areas of land use, permitting, and inspections that members of these communities may need to help them get started and be competitive in the business world.
  • This position will develop and oversee a program to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in the communities described above, in partnership with a Senior Community Outreach and Information Representative.  Part of the work is pro-active; helping small business owners gather information and avoid potential problems prior to opening a business, and part of the work is helping existing small business owners get the permits they need, and resolve problems they have encountered.  The program will also connect them to other resources available, for example, through Prosper Portland, and their partner agencies. 
  • There is also an "Arts Space" component to this program; providing assistance for artists interested in creative arts/performance spaces, who face challenges with permitting and building inspections.
  • The Program Coordinator plans, organizes, manages, evaluates, and participates in this new program, establishing program goals collaboratively, and monitoring performance.

The Permitting Solutions Program

  • People sometimes find themselves in a situation where there is a building code or zoning code violation on their property, or work was done without a permit.  People of color, women, immigrants, etc. have historically experienced multiple barriers to working with government, or sometimes lack the resources to successfully permit work and navigate the permitting process, etc.  This program is intended to provide the extra assistance (in the areas of land use, permitting, and inspections) that members of these communities may need, to help them resolve code compliance issues on their property.  
  • This position will develop and oversee a program to assist members of the communities described above, in partnership with a Senior Community Outreach and Information Representative. Part of the work is pro-active; helping small business owners gather information and avoid potential problems prior to opening a business, and part of the work is helping existing small business owners get the permits they need, and resolve problems they have encountered. 
  • The program will help customers navigate the process, and work with staff on problem-solving.  The program will improve the system for hand-offs from the Enforcement Program, to working with City staff to explore options to resolve the issue, and get the property back into compliance with applicable code requirements.

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