CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE 2020 RECRUITMENT

CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE 2020 RECRUITMENT

The Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) is responsible for the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is an advisory body to IPR and the Police Bureau. CRC members are appointed by Portland City Council to serve three-year terms. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners as well as be impartial and objective in regard to law enforcement. Application here.

CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

• Hold public meetings to hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations;

• Listen to community concerns regarding police conduct;

• Participate in trainings and activities to increase cultural awareness and responsiveness;

• Engage in training and other activities to learn about policing;

• Review Police Bureau policies and procedures;

• Advise IPR on complaint handling processes;

• Interact with elected officials; and

• Periodically serve on the Police Review Board, an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations as to findings and propose officer discipline of sworn members.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS

• Demonstrate ability to be impartial and objective;

• Possess sound communication and listening skills;

• Lead and function well in a group;

• Maintain high standards of confidentiality;

• Act as an appeal body member and become familiar with the relevant City Code and protocols in conducting appeal hearings and other duties; and

• Be willing to make a substantial time commitment—including trainings, monthly evening meetings, workgroup meetings, and independent review of complaint files.

Every effort is made to select qualified persons who represent the demographic and ethnic diversity of Portland. Applications are evaluated and scored by a selection committee and the most qualified applicants are asked to appear for an interview. Selected applicants are asked to submit to a background check (each applicant is reviewed individually and results of a background check do not necessarily preclude service on CRC), and are then submitted by the City Auditor for City Council appointment to a three-year term.

Ready to reopen? Here’s what you need to know – From SAIF

Keeping workplaces safe and healthy during the pandemic

Tips and resources for helping workers stay safe from COVID-19

Reopening your business?

Watch a webinar  from Barren Liebman Attorneys in Portland, as attorney Chris Morgan describes key considerations for your reopening.

Workplace safety and health

Employers are encouraged to follow guidelines from the Oregon Health AuthorityCenters for Disease Control, and World Health Organization, and to check these resources regularly since the situation is changing daily.

Resources for a safe reopening

Here’s a list of safety tips and resources for businesses that are reopening their doors after closing for coronavirus.

News

Read our latest news and tips on staying safe and healthy—whether you’re a frontline worker or working from home.

OSHA rules

Visit resources on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 and get current information on standards and rules during the pandemic.

SBA Economic Injury Assistance for COVID-19

The economic injury assistance program that Governor Brown may request from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is called the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. It can provide low-interest working capital loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private nonprofit organizations. Loans cannot be made to governmental entities, including Tribes. Further information can be found: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

 SBA declarations are done by county, and once declared, the assistance is made available in contiguous counties, even across state lines. For those of you receiving this who are not county employees, please work with your county on this.

I have attached the SBA “ESTIMATED DISASTER ECONOMIC INJURY WORKSHEET FOR BUSINESSES.” Most of the form entries are obvious, but business owners completing the form should be advised that:

  • Despite the May 2010 form date on the bottom right corner of the Worksheet, it is the current version.
  • Worksheets need to be fully completed, with all questions answered regarding business revenues, whether there was any business interruption insurance, as well as the comments section.  The comments section should indicate that the economic impacts are a direct result of COVID-19.
  • The SBA has determined that the incident start date is January 31, 2020; the end date can (and will) vary from one business to the next, and can be answered as “unknown” or “undetermined.”
  • The Worksheet is not an application for assistance.
  • Completing a Worksheet does not commit the business to later requesting the assistance, nor must a business complete a Worksheet in order to later request assistance. The Worksheets submitted merely give Governor Brown the evidence necessary to request an EIDL declaration from the U.S. SBA.

Please email completed worksheets to Joseph and Sonya as you receive them.

One option will be to scan them to PDF and email us the PDF.

 For confidentiality, the Worksheets should not otherwise be shared with anyone other than Sonya and me without the business owner’s permission.

The Worksheets help the SBA to measure lost revenue (lost sales), and employee lay-offs at economically impacted small businesses.

In order to request the assistance, Governor Brown will need a minimum of five Worksheets statewide that make a good case for economic injury, and at least one for each county that wants to be included in the declaration request.

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Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 53-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of our organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and we remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program is part of this commitment. This scholarship program strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this program as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Our former colleague, Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This program honors his work by providing selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year—one for a resident of each state in our primary service region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to:

  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
  • Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian tribe; or Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; or Native Hawaiian; or identify as a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s program in an accredited, public or private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and maintain a course load that ensures graduate degree completion within three years.
  • Pursue a field of study in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.
  • Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Complete an essay that answers the questions:
    • Why am I pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?
    • What are my post-graduation goals?
    • How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and his/her commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the master’s degree.
  • Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Application Procedures

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from November 30 to March 31. No applications will be considered after the March 31 deadline.

Recipients will be notified of conditional awards no later than June 30, for study beginning the following fall term. Final awards will be made directly to the institution of higher education once an awardee has provided proof of acceptance and/or registration in an institution that meets the scholarship program requirements.

The scholarship program will be administered at the sole discretion of Education Northwest. Award funds will be deposited in the financial aid office of the institution attended by the recipient.

Education Northwest reserves the right to change or discontinue the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program at any time and without notice.

Procedure for Continuing Awards

To maintain eligibility, a scholarship recipient must meet the following standards:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Demonstrate substantial progress toward the fulfillment of the graduate degree requirements
  • Fulfill all program reporting requirements
  • Maintain enrollment status during the academic year
  • Apply each year to request continued scholarship support until graduation (not to exceed three years)

Additional Benefits of the Program

  • Awardees will have the opportunity to work with an Education Northwest mentor both during and after the program.
  • Awardees may also pursue a paid internship with Education Northwest, either at our home office in Portland, Oregon, or in the awardees current residence/location.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Steven R. Nelson Scholarship Program! If you have any questions or would like additional information, we encourage you to reach out to us at:

Nelson Scholarship Administrator
c/o Human Resources, Education Northwest
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

2020/2021 Pence Diversity in Leadership Fund

Time is running out to fill out an application for the 2020/2021 Pence Diversity in Leadership Fund.

The scholarship will fund undergraduate education at Oregon State University and will specifically target underrepresented students of color who are interested in pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering Management.

If you have students that may be interested and need that extra push, please let them know that applications are due by March 1st, 2020.

Helpful links:

Pence Announcement: https://pence.net/news/pence-diversity-in-leadership-fund/

Scholarship Links: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships

Fillable Form: https://oregoncf.org/assets/PDFs-and-Docs/MS-Docs/pence_scholarship_application_2020-21.docx

Green Workforce Cohort for Black and Indigenous Youth 18-25

Learn about the Green Workforce Academy, a 5-week paid training in green jobs for Native Americans and African Americans ages 18-25. The next Academy cohort begins on April 13 and includes workforce readiness training, certificates of environmental literacy, career planning coaching, and job placement assistance.

Find more details on the Academy here: http://bit.ly/GWA-info

Reach out to Green Workforce Academy Program Manager Teresa Gaddy to learn more at tgaddy@ecotrust.org

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OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $10 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically for Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a trade or vocational study (e.g., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  Award amount varies, the award is automatically renewable for up to four years as long as the student meets criteria.

HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, computer science, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States.  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Preference is given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community

* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1st for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

How to Apply: Please fill out the attached application (including transcripts) and mail it to:

Oleya Pearsall

Oregon Community Foundation

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97205

The application can also be emailed to opearsall@oregoncf.org, faxed (503.274.2771) or hand-delivered to our downtown office. Applications and instructions are also available on OCF’s website at https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Questions: Contact Oleya Pearsall, program associate for scholarships, at opearsall@oregoncf.org or call 503.552.3515.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.

Job Opportunity with GCAP

Procurement Counselor

Open 08/27/2019

Resume/Cover Letter Due: Open until filled.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Position: Full Time, or Part-Time

Procurement Counselor with the Government Contract Assistance Program – GCAP (Oregon’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center – PTAC), managed by the Organization for Economic Initiatives, Inc. – OEI, Inc. PTAC is a nationwide program funded in part by the Department of Defense and administered through the Defense Logistics Agency. GCAP, Oregon’s PTAC is one of 90+ centers around the country that seeks to increase the number of businesses that are successful in the government marketplace. To learn more about our program and the PTAC program, please visit: www.gcap.org and www.aptac-us.org

The mission of GCAP, is to provide Procurement Technical Assistance to businesses in Oregon. Position Purpose: Federal, State and local agencies purchase a wide array of products and services each day, representing a significant opportunity for small businesses in our region. Navigating government contracting regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. The GCAP Counselor helps businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts so that they can diversify their customer base and create jobs. Last year, businesses that worked with GCAP won over $60 million in government contracts!

Experience: While experience in the government contracting marketplace is preferred, we welcome candidates with limited or no government contracting experience but possess a strong interest and aptitude for learning government contracting regulations and procedures and then teaching them to businesses. The learning curve is steep, but training opportunities and other resources and peer support are available. We’ve found that some of our best counselors are those who’ve had to learn the information on-the-job!

Position Responsibilities: • Conduct outreach to businesses throughout Oregon about government contracting opportunities with federal, state and local governments as well as prime contractors. Outreach to small, women owned, minority owned, and veteran owned businesses is a critical part of our work plan. • Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and subcontracts • Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting • Assess firms’ training and technical assistance needs and develop a service plan outlining recommendations for how that client can most efficiently meet their strategic objectives for succeeding in the government marketplace • Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e. www.sam.gov) and certifications (SBA’s HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, etc.) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or by email • Coordinate workshops and events that increase knowledge of government contracting • Attend outreach events to ensure awareness of GCAP services • Enroll businesses in the GCAP’s electronic bid-match service • Review and disseminate bid opportunities and subcontracting opportunities to clients • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors • Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region. • Meet or exceed program goals for the number of counseling sessions, events, etc. Keep counseling reporting database up to date at least weekly. • Collaborate with other GCAP counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices • Complete training courses that are relevant to the needs of clients and attend the Association of PTAC training events as budget allows. • Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision • Other duties as assigned Required Skills and

Experience: • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn business and government contracting principles. • Strong computer skills to research government marketplace and navigate registrations and online government systems. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects • Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems • Strong, professional written communication skills • Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking in front of large and diverse audiences • Ability to take complicated material and create concise curriculum for adult learners • Resourcefulness – you will frequently have to research answers to clients’ questions with little direction • Work well within a team environment and collaborative approach to work • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel •Continuous learner – wants to continuously gain new knowledge, approaches and experience

Preferred Experience: • Experience providing assistance to small businesses • Experience working within a business that sells to the government • Experience as a contracting officer for a federal or state government agency Working Conditions: Professional office environment – Daily use of computer required. Some travel by automobile is required throughout the service area and there are potentially two training events held out of state by the Association of PTACs. GCAP embraces a strong team-oriented, and collaborative approach to our mission of assisting our clients, as well as in our ongoing training. The successful candidate should be comfortable with this type of collaborative working environment.

To Apply: Email the following to info@gcap.org

Please include “GCAP Procurement Counselor” in the subject line of the email.

1. Cover letter that includes a brief description of your: a. Experience with government contracting or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps b. Experience providing assistance to small businesses or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps

2. Resume Questions are welcomed, please email to info@gcap.org .

Starting compensation (based on hour worked, knowledge, and experience): $19,00 – 32.00 per hour with negotiated benefits (medical, dental, retirement) includes paid vacation and holidays.

OEI, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an employee or client on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability

Native Vendors Wanted!

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Metro Employment Opportunities

There are some great positions open at Metro right now, including the Tribal Affairs Advisor, and some internships!!

 The following positions are open for internal and general recruitment.

General job opportunities

Tribal Affairs Advisor

(Policy Advisor III)

Office of the COO

One full-time position

Pay range/rate: $90,865 – $129,056 annually

Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Council Office Support Intern

(Intern)

Council Office

Two paid internship opportunities available

Pay range/rate: $15.00 hourly

Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Construction Project Management Internship

$15.50 Hourly

Internship

Department

Asset Management Capital Planning

Job Number

2019-2109-AMCP

Max Number of Applicants

100

Closing

10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Parks and Nature Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager

$77,396.80 – $103,708.80 Annually

Full Time

Parks and Nature

Job Number

2019-0356-PN-REDI

Closing

10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific