Training on being a CMGC for the City of Portland – Open to Everyone

Wednesday, January 15:

City of Portland’s CM/GC Learn about CMGC for BES Projects Training
at PBDG Training Center from 3-5 pm – with Tiffani Penson along with City of Portland Bureau of
Environmental Services will hold CM/GC Training for the Downtown/Old Town SW Main/Taylor
Sewer Rehabilitation Project. This project is just one of a small series of sewer projects that will be
delivered as a CM/GC.

Quickbooks Resource starting in February 2020!


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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

American Indian Day Celebration in Pioneer Square – 9/27/2019

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Michelle Singer 971-282-4001
Chelsea Jensen 503-416-3275
Friday, September 27, 2019 – 12 PM to 7 PM
Pioneer Square – Downtown Portland, Oregon
701 SW 6th Avenue

Making the Invisible Visible

Portland’s Living Room to showcase Native American resilience through

community engagement

At the crossroads of downtown Portland where transit lines mix tourists and
local commuters on any given day, Pioneer Square will capture the attention
of hundreds of occasional onlookers at the 14th Annual “Dancing in the
Square” American Indian Day Celebration.

The event will draw a diverse background of Native
people who reside in urban and reservation
communities from across Oregon and SW
Washington with the Portland area home to a
rapidly growing native population – 16% in the last
10 years (US Census 2010) — tribal citizens
comprised from over 380 tribal affiliations.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
(NPAIHB) hosts the free, open to the public event
to provide an educational opportunity primarily to
the general public who may have an interest about
Native Americans, but may not have the direct
access to engage the culture. This is one
opportunity.
The Celebration also serves as a native social
networking opportunity to promote Native cultural
pride, provide resource education, allow for arts &
craft entrepreneurship sales, and to highlight
community organizational partnerships.

12 pm Booths/Vendors Open
12 pm Guest Performance: Hueca Omeyocan Dancers
3 pm Opening Ceremonies
4-6 pm Inter-tribal & Tiny Tots (children)
Social (Round, Owl, Rabbit Dances)
Exhibition Dancing (Men/Women Traditional & Fancy)
630 pm Retire the Colors
Background
The NPAIHB is a regional non-profit tribal organization serving the 43 federally
recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington with a mission to eliminate health
disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians/Alaska Natives by
supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality
healthcare.

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ONAC’s 15th Annual Fall Gathering

On Thursday, October 3rd 2019, the Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) invites you to join us as we hold our 15th Annual Gathering event, “GUIDE. GATHER. GROW” at the Exchange Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The Annual Gathering, ONAC’s signature event, is a unique opportunity for members, partners, and the Native business community to network, celebrate, and support the work of ONAC and its scholarship program.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
ONAC is excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker for The Gathering. Dr. Jessica Metcalfe is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe. She is also owner ofBeyond Buckskin, an online boutique where Native fashion designers and artist can showcase and sell their products.
While earning her Ph.D in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, Jessica launched Beyond Buckskin in 2009. She and her team currently work with over 40 individual artists and small businesses in an effort to promote their incredible and unique work to a broader audience. The talented designers they work with all advance traditional Indigenous artistic practices by bringing ancient designs, natural materials, and cultural stories to modern fashion.
Jessica opened a brick-and-mortar version of her online shop in Belcourt, North Dakota, home of Turtle Mountain’s tribal offices.
“It’s really rare to have a business, especially a fashion business, last that long on the rez in the middle of nowhere. But that’s where these businesses need to be—on our reservations—so we can promote economic development there” – Jessica
Come to see Jessica and learn more about her inspirational story. This year’s Gathering will be our best ever – experience the community energy that makes this event so special.
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank You to Our Sponsors

Metro is recruiting for our Committee on Racial Equity

Positions open on the Metro Committee on Racial Equity

Do you have lived or professional experience breaking down barriers that keep people of color from thriving in greater Portland?

 

If so, we need you. Metro is recruiting multiple seats for the Committee on Racial Equity. The committee helps Metro decision-makers center communities of color in the development of new policies, programs, and investments. Its members advise on issues spanning housing, transportation, land use, waste management, and other areas.

 

The committee’s goals are to increase the access that people of color have to Metro’s spaces and services and to keep Metro accountable to its Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Adopted in 2016, the Strategic Plan seeks to address obstacles that keep people of color from achieving equitable outcomes in areas where Metro has control and influence.

 

There are many benefits to being a CORE member. For example, you’ll receive a stipend for doing work that makes a real difference for people of color, and free childcare and catering are provided at all committee meetings. But perhaps most significantly, you’ll have the chance to forge relationships with other community leaders, like co-chairs Dele Oyemaja, from the Training Partnership at SEIU 503, and Accessibility Specialist Patricia Kepler from Portland Community College.

Diverse voices will make our region strong. Add yours.

 

Applications deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019

Learn more and apply: Visit: http://bit.ly/joinCORE. For disability accommodation for the application process call 503-797-1774, or 503-797-1804 TDD. To request the information in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian or Chinese call 503-797-1888.

Application contact: Sebrina Owens-Wilson, 503797-1774, sebrina.owens-wilson@oregonmetro.gov

OHCS Career Opportunity: Workforce Engagement and Development Analyst

REQ-20791

Workforce Engagement and Development Analyst

Closes: 09/16/2019

 

For external applicants, please share this link: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/North-Mall-Office-Building—OHCS/Workforce-Engagement—Development-Analyst_REQ-20791

 

For internal (statewide) applicants, you may apply by: logging in to your Workday profile > Click the “Career” icon > Under the ‘View’ column, click on “Internal – Find Jobs”

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

This role is an active HR Generalist, and you will focus on employee development, engagement, retention and Workday administration. You will provide innovative solutions and create momentum by acting as a credible coach to establish and implement engagement activities through committees, workgroups and councils. As a contributing member to the HR solutions team you will have the opportunity to support the attraction, development, and retention of a diverse and competent workforce at OHCS.

 

Specific Duties:

  • On Boarding, Engagement, and Development
  • Human Resources Solutions Coordination
  • Support Strategic Workforce and Human Resources Business Planning

What we are looking for:

At Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), our HR team is aspiring to be the most customer-centric Human Resource division in the state. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven HR professionals. If you’d like to help us build the best place to work and be a part of building a stronger Oregon by working to provide stable housing for low-income Oregonians, please consider joining our team!

 

We are looking for someone who has a strong commitment to excellent customer service; enjoys using their analytic skills to make recommendations for change and/or to demonstrate progress through reports or dashboards using data from HRIS systems; has a high level of interpersonal and organizational skills; is process and detail orientated; and has the ability to work with multiple and changing priorities. Experience with Workday is a plus! You must be a Human Resource professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

 

 

Job Posting: Business Oregon

Business Oregon is now recruiting for a Contract and Procurement Officer (Procurement & Contract Specialist 3) in the Contract Services Section in the Operations & Finance Division and I am hoping you can assist me in getting this recruitment added to ONAC’s Job Board.

This is a permanent full-time position located in Salem.  The recruitment opened August 8, 2019 and will close at 11:59 PM on August 22nd, 2019.

The recruitment can be viewed and applied for at the following link: Contract and Procurement Officer (Procurement & Contract Specialist 3) – Under-fill Option- External

 For those who are interested in applying and need to create an online applicant account, please go to the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ’s. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:  (503) 986-0008.

Thank you,

Ranei Gattenby

Human Resources Assistant

Business Oregon | www.oregon4biz.com

503-986-0008 office