Regional Infrastructure Fund Applications

Yesterday, Business Oregon and the Governor’s Regional Solutions Program officially opened a request for applications to the Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF). This fund is one of the tools used to support economic and community development by providing grants and loans to local governments for Regional Solutions capital construction projects. Business Oregon administers the fund.

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Legislature authorized the issuance of lottery bonds to produce $4 million in net proceeds for the RIF and requested that projects be approved by the Legislature or Emergency Board before the bonds are sold in spring of 2019. The $4 million is to be distributed statewide, with each of the 11 regions being allotted a minimum of $200,000. We are seeking applications for capital construction projects between $50,000 and $1 million.

Applications are due by April 30, 2018. Please visit the Regional Solutions website for the application and more information.

Craft 3 Hiring for an Indian Country Regional Strategist

Date: March 2018
Job Title: Indian Country Regional Strategist
Reports To: Chief Lending and Credit Officer
Location: All Craft3 Office Locations: WA and OR
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: 11 – 15

 

CRAFT3 BACKGROUND
Craft3 is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to
strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities. We do
this by providing loans and assistance to entrepreneurs, non-profits, individuals and others, including
those who don’t normally have access to financing. We then complement these financial resources
with our expertise, personal connections and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at
www.craft3.org and www.craft3.org/videos.

 

POSITION PURPOSE
Since inception, Craft3 has made investments in Indian Country. Craft3’s portfolio includes loans to
individually-owned Native businesses, Tribal Enterprises, Tribal Governments and nonprofit
organizations. A current objective is to deepen our relationships with Tribal governments in Oregon
and Washington and assist in the development of catalytic projects. To successfully achieve this we
seek to identify an individual with extensive experience at the Tribal government level who can build
trust and navigate the politics and interdepartmental coordination required to successfully complete
projects. This individual will also build relationships with partner groups to facilitate project
development and investment.

The Regional Strategist (RS) leads the execution of Craft3’s strategy in Indian Country throughout
Oregon and Washington. The RS is responsible for building regional networks, raising the visibility
of Craft3 products and services in Indian Country, generating leads for new mission-based business
and community loans, and finding and supporting the development of “catalytic” projects in which
Craft3 can invest. The RS will work with Craft3’s Commercial Lending Team to source, underwrite
and close 4 to 6 new loans and $4 million annually in Indian Country in Oregon and Washington that will ramp up over three years to approximately $8 million annually. The initial focus of lending will be community facilities projects under development by Tribal government or organizations. This
includes essential services such as healthcare, wellness and education facilities and other eligible
infrastructure projects. Additional focus includes continuing our work with Native CDFIs in the
region and small/medium Native businesses (not micro).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some or all of the following and
are not intended to be all-inclusive. Craft3 reserves the right to change, add or delete
responsibilities and duties as seen fit. An employee’s specific job duties, priorities and
performance expectations are detailed in his/her individual performance plan.
Strategy Execution
• Work with senior Craft3 staff to develop/amend, execute and evaluate a strategy on locating and
investing in “catalytic” opportunities in Indian Country of Oregon and Washington. Strategy
includes both place related and sector related tactics.
• Identify and collaborate with leaders and emerging leaders who are working on innovative
economic and community initiatives that align with Craft3’s strategy. Specific emphasis will be
placed on deploying USDA Community Facilities Relending Program resources

• Implement a targeted and sustained effort at building Tribal government relationships.

• Develop and strengthen relationships with leadership of Native CDFIs that support diverse small
businesses in Native communities.
• Develop and/or utilize local knowledge of the following sectors: food and agriculture, clean
energy and community facilities.
• Participate in local resource development and grant writing that supports strategy in Indian
Country in the region.
Commercial Lending Support
• Prospect for business and community loan opportunities from multiple sources within Indian
Country for both catalytic investments and small business loans. Determine the level of
complexity, mission and strategy fit, and prospect’s readiness to borrow. Meet prospective
borrowers and collect information. Work with Craft3 Commercial Lending staff to gather the
full application and support the evaluation of loan requests with emphasis on evaluating
character and management capacity of the application, and the negotiation of loan terms and
conditions. Manage any contractual relationships of Craft3 specific to consultants working on
pre-development activities regarding community facilities in Indian Country.
• Work with Craft3’s Commercial Lending Team to source, underwrite and close 4 to 6 new loans
and $4 million annually in Indian Country in Oregon and Washington that will ramp up over three
years to approximately $8 million annually.
• Provide informal consulting to clients regarding facilities project plans, business plans,
projections and business practices. Refer customers to effective technical assistance providers
who will help prospects with basic pre-application work such as community facilities feasibility
and pre-development and business plan review and feedback.
• Work with Native CDFIs and provide assistance that expands capacity for growth.
• Support monitoring outstanding borrowers for conformance with loan conditions, progress in
meeting business goals, and overall business performance. Reports all emerging problem loans
to management when weaknesses are detected.
Regional Visibility
• Work with Craft3’s Brand and Communications team and Senior Management to coordinate
strategy and elevate Craft3’s visibility in Indian Country and the broader region.
• Present at and participate in community events and specific regional Indian Country events that
provide outreach opportunities, as well as understanding of situations that may affect those
communities. This will necessitate regular travel throughout the region.
• Contributes to the body of knowledge, sharing best practices and suggesting process
improvement ideas.
Company Culture and Brand Management
• Support the organization’s All Team Performance Standards: Ownership, Respect and
Flexibility.
• Demonstrate stewardship for the Craft3 Brand.
• Participates fully with all members of the Craft3 team. Effectively uses technology tools to
perform required duties.
• Participates in cross-department/cross-functional teams as assigned to develop outreach strategy
teams around sectors.

AUTHORITIES
Portfolio Management
• Interact with a portfolio of clients and outstanding loans. This portfolio will include loan relationships initiated by the RS and also other relationships that are originated by other staff.

• Manage any contractual relationships of Craft3 specific to consultants working in Indian
Country.

• Represent Craft3 in Indian Country, community and regional events.

POSITION SCOPE – Direct Reports – None
POSITION SCOPE – Financial Impact – Position is essential to ensuring loan compliance and
payment performance on the part of all Craft3 borrowers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.

TYPICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Applies common sense understanding to carry out detailed and complicated written or oral
instructions. Deals with problems involving many variables in sometimes difficult and stressful
situations. Examples include: dealing with sometimes irate and impatient individuals, and managing
many simultaneous high priority projects.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND WORK REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor’s Degree, with a minimum of three years previous community development, community
development lending, financial, or similar experiences required; or equivalent combination of
education and experience. Previous experience working in Indian Country with Tribal government or corporations is highly desired. Experience in community facilities pre-development and development desired.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Facilitate partner profiling, prepare and deliver custom corporate materials to our customers’
communities;
• Fluency in a second language is desirable. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or
unexpected events;
• Attention to detail, ability to balance multiple work assignments;
• Organized work habits; ability to work independently;
• Proficiency with major software programs: e.g. Contact Management Systems, MS Office Suite.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None specified

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in
the work environment is usually low to moderate as found in typical office environments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Some travel to company events and branch offices will be required.

A level of travel is to be expected with job responsibilities covering a geographic area that
includes the States of Oregon and Washington.

How to Apply
Application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018
Complete the application online at www.Craft3.org/Careers/Jobs
Copy URL:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=craft3&jobId=125984&lang=en_US

&source=CC3

Craft3 is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is looking for an Environmental Education Intern

Intern Project Description: Summer Environmental Education Intern
March 2018

The Estuary Partnership internship program helps college students and recent graduates meet education objectives in their degree programs, bring new perspectives to our work, and gain hands-on knowledge and skills to advance their career goals. Interns work in a variety of locations throughout the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River to help deliver the Estuary Partnership’s summer on-water community education program. We place a priority on applications from students who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.

Education Objectives
1. Gain hands-on experience in environmental education and delivering programs to youth and community members in outdoor and on-water settings.
2. Gain knowledge and experience in on-water safety and canoe paddling.
3. Gain experience researching and developing science curricula for K – 6 students.
4. Gain knowledge about the local lower Columbia River system, including native plants, watershed ecology, natural history, wildlife, and water quality.

Description of Work
• Deliver Summer On-Water Community Education Program. The Education Intern will assist with the delivery of our summer on-water community education program to help youth and adults access the outdoors and learn about local ecology. The program focuses on serving diverse populations, including underserved communities, communities of color, and low-income communities, and this year through a Metro Central Enhancement Grant the Metro Central target area (see map). The Education Intern will help lead on-water canoe trips with a focus on plants, watershed ecology, natural history, sustainable development, wildlife, and water quality. Trips also include “Paddle and Pull” events that involve both an on-water paddle and a habitat restoration project at a local natural area.
• Water Safety Training. The Education Intern will participate in a one-day training on canoe safety and water rescue through Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe provided by the Estuary Partnership, free of charge.
• Partnership Development and Needs Assessment. The Education Intern will help identify potential partners serving communities of color and assess needs and barriers to accessing local natural areas and outdoor education opportunities.
• Develop Classroom and Field Programs. The Education Intern will help refine or develop school year science-based classroom and field programs for elementary and middle school students, with a focus on creating culturally relevant and responsive curricula.

Duration and Time Commitment: The internship will start June 25, 2018 and conclude by August 16, 2017, not to exceed 210 hours of work, including training. The average workweek is 21 hours per week and a typical work schedule is TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday, approximately 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekends.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Helpful Skills and Experience
• Experience or course work in education, experiential education, natural resource or watershed management, water quality, land use, marine sciences, biology, habitat conservation, or related field.
• Comfortable working with groups of people in a leadership role.
• Comfortable working as part of a team.
• Comfortable working outdoors, particularly on-water and in inclement weather.
• Experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities preferred.
• Fluency in Spanish desired.

Required Education
• Be a college student and have completed at least one year of college or a recent graduate.
• Have completed coursework in education or a science-related discipline, such as natural resource or watershed management, water quality, land use, marine sciences, biology, or habitat conservation.

Persons of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBT people are encouraged to apply. The Estuary Partnership values differences and a racially diverse and culturally inclusive organization.

The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status.

Geographic Priority: Funding for the Summer Environmental Education Intern comes from a Metro Community Enhancement Grant. These grants are designed to benefit the neighborhoods and residents of Forest Park, Cathedral Park and Linnton, the Northwest District Association and the Northwest Industrial Area, and an area directly adjacent to the St. Johns Bridge. Applicants who live within this geography, particularly people of color, will be prioritized during the hiring process.

To Apply
Please visit http://www.estuarypartnership.org/summer-education-interns-application-form to fill out the online application form and submit a single PDF file that contains a cover letter, resume, responses to application questions, and a letter of recommendation from at least one professor or instructor (current students) or two professional references (graduates).

The cover letter should describe your qualifications, your experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities, and why you want this internship.

Application Deadline: Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Washington County Job Opportunities

Job Search Results
Job Title  Job Type Department Closing 

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Full Time Support Services 04/08/18

Community Corrections Specialist I New

Full Time Community Corrections 04/15/18

Community Engagement Program Coordinator

Full Time County Administrative Office 04/08/18

Deputy County Administrator

Full Time County Administrative Office 04/08/18

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst New

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 04/22/18

Housing Services Controller

Full Time Housing Services 04/08/18

HRIS Administrator

Full Time Support Services 04/08/18

HRIS Analyst

Full Time Support Services 04/08/18

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) DPSST CERTIFIED ONLY

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

Plans Review Supervisor

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 04/22/18

Senior Database Administrator – SQL Server

Full Time Support Services 04/15/18

Sheriff’s Office Recruit and Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Positions)

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

Traffic & Signal Lighting Technician (Journey & Advanced Journey)

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 04/15/18

PSU is seeking proposals from qualified architects, engineers, and consultants

ORCPP Notice

ORCPP Bid/RFP

RFP #1559 On Call Program – Consultants

(Prod)

Only Manual Bids Allowed


Issued By
Portland State University (ORCPP)
Contracting and Procurement Services
PO 751 (FAST-CAPS)
Portland, Oregon
97207
Contact Paul Lloyd Thomas
Phone 1 (503) 725-9841
Fax
Email p​r​o​p​o​s​a​l​s​@​p​d​x​.​e​d​u​
Notice #
580900-1559-16
Addendum # 1
Publish Date & Time
05/18/2016 9:30 AM
Closing Date & Time
05/31/2018 5:00 PM

Issued For
Portland State University (ORCPP)
Contracting and Procurement Services
PO Box 751 (FAST-CAPS)
Portland, Oregon
97207-0751

Addendum #1 – MS Word Document version of Appendix 4.8, Optional Proposal Template for Proposer’s to utilize in preparation of their Proposal.
Notice Summary
PSU is seeking proposals (“Proposals”) from qualified architects, engineers, and consultants (“Proposer”) to enter into an On Call Agreement to provide professional services to PSU. Successful Proposers (each a “Consultant”) must be qualified to perform at least one of the types of services sought (“Service Categories”) as listed in the Request for Proposals (RFP) Appendix 4.6, Information Form (collectively, “Work”). Please see the attached RFP document for complete information.
Delivery Requirements

Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Scholarship: Extended Deadline

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 career and technical (CTE) field (i.e., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for scholarship

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Preference 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

How to Apply: Applications and instructions are available on OCF’s website at http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities

Click on Scholarships through OCF, and look for the Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Vocational Scholarship near the bottom (scholarships are in alphabetical order). Or, fill out the attached application.

Deadline: With the extended deadlinescholarship applications are due April 2, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Questions: Call OCF scholarship staff, Oleya Pearsall, at 503.227.6846 or email opearsall@oregoncf.org.

RFQ ODOT Right-of-way

Closing Date & Time
03/31/2020 5:00 PM
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT/Agency), Office of Procurement (OPO) is implementing a Right-of-Way (ROW) Appraisal Services Program for certified Appraisers desiring to do business with ODOT. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is intended to establish a list of pre-qualified Consultants to provide professional and technical appraisal services, prior to the actual need for services.
If your firm is interested in this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. First, read over the opportunity description. If it looks like something your firm can bid on, you can head to ORPIN to express interest and get the full set of bid documents. Here’s how you do that.
  1. First, log into ORPIN here. If you’re not already in ORPIN, you’ll need to register your firm.
  2. Once you’re logged into ORPIN, click the “Browse Opportunities” link, and click “Advanced Search”. Search for this opportunity number: 730-00074-13
  3. Use ORPIN to express interest in the opportunity. You’ll receive an email confirming your interest. You’ll also receive future notices about the opportunity.

City of Portland Recycling, Composting, and Garbage Hauling RFP

The City of Portland is seeking proposals from qualified firms or contractors who have demonstrated experience in providing recycling, composting and garbage hauling services. Contractor(s) shall collect and haul recycling, composting and garbage at City of Portland owned and operated facilities. Currently there are 129 facilities across the City that are owned and operated by six City bureaus.
To submit a bid, log into BuySpeed here. If you’re not already in BuySpeed, you’ll need to register your firm Once you’re logged into BuySpeed, click “Yes” to be added to the bidder list: RECYCLING, COMPOSTING AND GARBAGE HAULING SERVICES RFP. You’ll receive an email confirming your interest. You’ll also receive future notices about the opportunity.
Contact Cate Antisdel at cate.antisdel@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-6850 for more information.

Business Oregon Releases Five Year Strategic Plan

Business Oregon released a strategic plan that maps out priorities, strategies, and actions for the state of Oregon’s economic development agency over the next five years.

The plan identifies the most pressing economic development challenges confronting the state of Oregon, from both quantitative analysis and qualitative perspectives of stakeholders. The resulting priorities and strategies developed specifically address the shifting economic landscape, changing demographics, and unique strengths of Oregon’s industries, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Priorities identified in the plan are:

  1. Innovate Oregon’s Economy
  2. Grow Small- and Middle-market Companies
  3. Cultivate Rural Economic Stability
  4. Advance Economic Opportunity for Underrepresented People
  5. Ensure an Inclusive, Transparent, and Fiscally Healthy Agency

To read the full report click here.

Greater Portland’s Training and Scholarship Applications Due on 12/15/17

Growing Small Businesses Globally

Greater Portland Inc expects to offer 15 scholarships to help cover training and travel expenses for entrepreneurs who want to be well prepared for international sales. As part of this program, Greater Portland will work with each firm to develop a customized program that meets the needs of each potential exporter preparing for international sales.

Program FAQs

Who can apply for this training scholarship?

Entrepreneurs interested in reaching new customers through international sales with an existing business in the Greater Portland region should complete the scholarship form. Sign up here.

What will I learn from export training?

This customized spectrum of services will offer you a range of export focused trainings. You only need to take the trainings that are relevant to you.  Trainings themes include export finance, lead prospecting, exporting and shipping, and market analysis.

What happens if I don’t complete a training?

We will only cover 50% of the cost of the training and advising you complete. If you don’t complete a training, we can’t reimburse you.

What if I already export to other international markets?

That’s fine. We’d still love to help you access a new market. Sign up.

Can I substitute training or course work from another service provider?

Yes, but we can only cover training costs when you work with one of our partners (Global Trade Center, SBDC, SBA, Business Oregon or U.S. Commercial Service) listed in the training passport book we give you.

Do I have to do the full Export Pathways training (all seven steps)?

Probably not. It depends upon what the export readiness assessment says. The export readiness assessment is the first step in the process, after you are notified of your scholarship.

How long does each training last?

It depends. Several are 2 hour one-one-one meetings. One is a 30 hour class. And one training option varies based upon how many scholarships we award.

Where does the training scholarship money come from?

Greater Portland Inc was awarded grant funding from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for this program?

If you’re interested in reaching new customers in international markets, you’re a good candidate for this export training scholarship.

Why is Greater Portland Inc organizing this program?

Greater Portland Inc is a public-private partnership working as a regional economic development entity. We want to see firms in the Portland metro region succeed by accessing new overseas markets – it’s good for the economy.