EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON
Human Resources Division

Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Avenue Ste. 270

Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-846-8606

http://www.washcojobs.org

Employment Opportunities as of Monday, June 11, 2018

Associate Planner

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 06/24/18

Bilingual (Spanish) Mental Health Services Coordinator I/II

Full Time Health & Human Services 06/17/18

Community Engagement Manager

Full Time County Administrative Office 06/17/18

Engineering Associate I New

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 07/01/18

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

Full Time Community Development 06/17/18

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) DPSST CERTIFIED ONLY

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) Out-of-State

Full Time Sheriff’s Office 06/17/18

Park Ranger

Full Time Support Services 06/17/18

Recruit Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions)

Full Time Sheriff’s Office 06/17/18

Seasonal Mosquito Research Technician

Seasonal – 6 Month Maximum Duration Health & Human Services 06/17/18

 

Funding Opportunity: DOT, EDA, Road Runners and People for Bikes Grants

June 11, 2018

Dear Members, Partners and Friends:

It takes good roads and transportation for travelers to visit your destinations and it takes community resources and partnerships to build a strong tourism program. Here are two funding sources that can help you build your tribal economies. Also included are two funding sources for running and biking recreation programs.
Good luck!
PS: Not a member? Click here to find out how you can join.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.
BUILD Transportation grants replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. As the Administration looks to enhance America’s infrastructure, FY 2018 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.
Projects for BUILD will be evaluated based on merit criteria that include safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair, innovation, partnership, and additional non-Federal revenue for future transportation infrastructure investments.
To reflect the Administration’s Infrastructure Initiative, DOT intends to award a greater share of BUILD Transportation grant funding to projects located in rural areas that align well with the selection criteria than to such projects in urban areas.  The notice highlights rural needs in several of the evaluation criteria, including support for rural broadband deployment where it is part of an eligible transportation project.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 made available $1.5 billion for National Infrastructure Investments, otherwise known as BUILD Transportation Discretionary grants, through September 30, 2020.  For this round of BUILD Transportation grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $150 million can be awarded to a single State, as specified in the FY 2018 Appropriations Act. At least 30 percent of funds must be awarded to projects located in rural areas.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
To provide technical assistance to a broad array of stakeholders, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2018 BUILD grant application process. Details and registration information regarding these webinars will be made available at https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants/outreach.
The deadline to submit an application for the FY 2018 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants program is July 19, 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants.
2018 EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: August 28, 2018
In order to retain and increase global competitiveness and to realize job growth, regions must build public and private capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation to invent, improve, and bring to market new products and services. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.
Applicants must have multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations that draw upon the resources of community and regional public, corporate, university, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations foster dynamic, resilient regional economies, job growth, and globally competitive communities.
Regional innovation clusters are geographically bounded network[s] of similar, synergistic, or complementary entities that-
(A) are engaged in or with a particular industry sector and its related sectors;
(B) have active channels for business transactions and communication;
(C) share specialized infrastructure, labor markets, and services; and
(D) leverage the region’s unique competitive strengths to stimulate innovation and create jobs.
Proof-of-concept and commercialization programs can be physical or virtual, existing or new. Applicants must provide a matching share from non-Federal sources of at least 50 percent of the total project cost; i.e., applicants must match each Federal dollar requested with at least one dollar of local match.
Informational Webinar
EDA will conduct an informational webinar for this NOFO on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT. To register, click here. Link to a recording at http://www.eda.gov/oie/ris/.
To learn more and read more about how EDA supports innovation and entrepreneurship, please visit:  www.eda.gov/success-stories/innovation-entrepreneurship.
Road Runners Club of America Accepting Applications for Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Through the fund, grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to running clubs and other nonprofits organizations in support of structured youth running programs that utilize RRCA youth running materials. Program goals must include motivating kids to run regularly (at least once a week for multiple weeks), as opposed to participating in a single event, and the program may culminate in participation at a kids’ race.
Funds may be used to purchase marketing materials; host a program website; offset fees for permits or usage fees for a local park or running track; purchase hydration supplies; purchase  participation awards (ribbons, shirts, patches, etc); and/or purchase mileage logs or other written materials for the program.
For More Information
Contact 703-525-3890 or office@rrca.org, visit the RRCA website, click here.
People For Bikes Invites LOIs for Fall 2018 Community Grant Program
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. The program accepts applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Requests must support a specific project or program; we do not grant funds for general operating costs.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support bicycle infrastructure projects such as bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges; mountain bike facilities; bike parks and pump tracks; BMX facilities; and end-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, and bike storage. Grant requests in which PeopleForBikes funding would amount to 50 percent or more of the project budget will not be considered.
For More Information
Contact Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships, at 303-449-4893 x 106 or zoe@peopleforbikes.org

OEN Workshop: Is Your Startup Missing Out On Tax Credits?

Start:
June 6, 2018 11:30 AM
Telephone:
(503) 222-2270

Does the mention of taxes make your heart skip a beat? Do you know what the new tax reform bill means for your company? Are you sure you’re taking advantage of all applicable tax credit opportunities?

Join OEN and KPMG for a high-level update around tax reform aimed at the non-tax professional. This session will cover R&D Tax Credit opportunities, how companies are planning to tackle the implementation, and what’s new in the tax law.

How can the recent changes to the research and development tax credit benefit you? 
The R&D tax credit provides cash savings and a more immediate return on investment. A start-up company with annual gross receipts (revenue, interest income, royalties, etc.) of less than $5 million can now apply up to $250,000 of its R&D tax credit against its payroll tax. Furthermore, an eligible small business, a company with average gross receipts of $50 million, can use the credit to offset their alternative minimum tax.

What is the Research Tax Credit?
The research tax credit is an incentive to encourage investment in research and development of new or improved products or processes. The IRS’s definition of R&D activity is broad and applies to many industries. Eligible expenditures include in-house wages, supplies, and contract research/outside consulting. The credit benefit is equal to approximately 4-6% of eligible expenditures.

New ways to use the R&D tax credit
The new rules are particularly attractive for qualified small businesses that invest in new or improved products or processes, but were unable to obtain a tax benefit under the former R&D tax credit rules.

What changed?
Previously the R&D credit could only be used by companies generating a profit and regular tax liability .These changes are aimed at making it easier for start-ups and small businesses that may not be yet be profitable or paying alternative minimum tax to benefit from the credit.

Who is eligible for the payroll tax opportunity?
Start-ups with less than $5 million in gross receipts and no more than 5 years of revenue.

Who is eligible for the Alternative Minimum Tax Opportunity?
Business with average gross receipts over the last 3 years of $50 million or less.


Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with time for networking from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided. 

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Cost: Free for OEN members and $10 for non-members. If you prefer to tune into the webcast version, the cost is free for OEN members and $10 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds*

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Workshop Leaders

Tom Mahler

Tom Mahler

Tax Managing Director, Methods and Credits, KPMG
Tom oversees the Research Credit Services group for the Pacific Northwest, assisting clients with value-added research credit studies that drive cash tax savings and reduce effective tax rates. He works with all sizes of businesses from start-ups to large multi-national corporations.

 

Brett Ross

Brett Ross

Tax Managing Director, Business Tax Services, KPMG
Brett started his career with KPMG in 2001 and has broad experience in corporate and partnership tax matters. Prior to joining the Portland office, Brett worked in KPMG Spain’s Madrid office as the U.S. Tax Desk, and was previously part of KPMG’s Federal Tax practice.

 

Vinh Tran

Vinh Tran

Senior Tax Manager, State and Local Tax, KPMG
Vinh’s primary areas of practice are state income and indirect taxes. He serves a broad range of clients, including global leaders in the renewable energy and manufacturing industries, both publicly-traded corporations and private companies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY AT THE OREGON LOTTERY

Field Sales Manager – $66,720 – $107,172

 

The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’ programs and outdoor schools.  We are looking for a Field Sales Manager to build and lead a high performance sales team for an assigned geographical area of the state.  The ideal candidate will have skill in developing staff, and very strong customer service background.


The Field Sales Manager is responsible for building and leading high performance sales teams to efficiently and effectively meet sales goals.  The work includes, but is not limited to, supervising, training and coaching field sales staff, monitoring, analyzing, and making recommendations to improve sales performance in assigned area, working collaboratively with corporate account sales, product and marketing staff, representing the field in the development of agency wide initiatives and programs, actively participating in GO teams, and managing the area budget.


Under general direction from the Senior Manager Field Sales, this position requires the ability to work independently and with others, within specific and general guidelines, while making decisions based on Lottery policies, guidelines, and procedures.  The work is guided by Oregon Revised Statutes, the Oregon Administrative Rules, Personnel Rules, and other relevant policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a closely related field, and a minimum of three years professional experience in one or more of the following:  sales force management, business development, or retail sales management.  Management experience must include assigning and reviewing work of professional staff; developing goals and objective, data evaluation and analysis; budget development and management; OR

 

Six years of professional experience in one or more of the following:  sales force management, business development, or retail sales management.  Management experience must include assigning and reviewing work of professional staff; developing goals and objectives; data evaluation and analysis; budget development and management.

 

USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Economic Development and Job Creation Loans and Grants

USDA Rural Development, Oregon

USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Economic Development and Job Creation Loans and Grants

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for projects that promote economic development and job creation in rural areas.

Through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program, USDA provides zero-interest loans and some grant funds to rural utilities, which they in turn pass through to local businesses for projects that will retain or create new employment opportunities in their community. The funding may be used to assist with business start-up and expansion costs; business incubators; feasibility studies; advanced telecommunications and computer networks for medical, educational, and job training services; and community facilities that spur economic development.

New this year, the maximum loan amount has been increased to $2 million. The maximum grant amount is $300,000. Awards are made on a competitive basis to utilities that will relend the funds for local economic development efforts.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. PST on June 30, 2018. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Brandon Doyle
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


For questions, or to discuss a potential project, contact Brandon Doyle, Business and Cooperative Programs Specialist, (541) 699-3189. For details on the program and how to apply, see page 23625 of the May 22, 2018, Federal Register.

Say Hey Event Tomorrow May 17th!

Have You Heard of Partners in Diversity’s Say Hey?

Say Hey! convenes business and community leaders to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to Oregon and Southwest Washington. They help deepen their connection and engagement with the region’s multicultural community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.
Next Say Hey:
Thursday, May 17th, 5:30-8:30pm
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
501 N Graham St
Portland, OR 97227
For more info: http://www.partnersindiversity.org/programs/say-hey.html

Vendor Applications Now Open for The Taste of Parkrose

Vendor Applications Now Open for The Taste of Parkrose

Taste of Parkrose
June 23, 2018
10a-4p

Rossi Farms

3839 NE 122nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97230

Attend the OAME Annual Luncheon and Trade Show May 10th

May 10th  OAME Annual Luncheon and Trade Show

Date: 5/10/2018
Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:
Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Hall “D”
Portland, OR 97232


Phone:
503-249-7744

Event Description:

 The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is presenting its 30th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show.

 Over 130 small and large business exhibitors will be under one roof to help you network your business.

State, county and federal government agencies also attend the event to find opportunities with small business.

Luncheon runs from 12pm-1:30, individual luncheon tickets are $85.00

Tradeshow admission is free and runs 10am-12pm1:30-3pm

              https://www.oame.org/wp-content/uploads/Trade-Show-one-page-flyer-2018.pdf

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
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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.