MESO Saturday Business Building Classes

MESO Saturday Business Building Classes
(Scholarships may be available)
The Business Building Series is designed to provide the basic foundations of running a small business.  By the end of the class, you will have the basic information to run a business with topics covered such as legal foundations, marketing, products and services, sales, and financial foundations.

Saturday, March 24 & March 31, 2018: Rockwood Library
Please plan on attending both sessions to receive all the classes in this series.
Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breakfast treats and lunch will be served.

Classes are $150.00  for the entire series.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY invites applications for: Portland Harbor Fish Advisory Health Educator

Job #: 6352-47
Opening Date: 02/28/18
Closing Date/Time: 03/14/18 11:59 PM
Salary: $24.92 – $30.52 Hourly
$4,336.08 – $5,310.48 Monthly
$52,032.96 – $63,725.76 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Limited Duration
Location: Northeast Portland
Department: Health Department
THIS WORK MATTERS!This is a Limited Duration position expected to end no later than 2 years from date of hire.
Portland Harbor Superfund is a contaminated 10 mile stretch of the Willamette River stretching from Kelly Point Park to the Broadway Bridge. More than a century of industrial uses left areas of Portland Harbor contaminated with hazardous substances. They include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxin/furans, and pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a record of decision about the cleanup of that stretch of the river in January 2017, and cleanup will begin in the next two-three years.

Eating Portland Harbor resident fish such as bass, catfish, and carp is a health risk, especially for people who regularly eat these fish, and for infants breastfed by people who eat resident fish.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is responsible for determining how much fish (if any) is safe to eat, and releases fish advisories as needed. This Multnomah County position is responsible for ensuring that people who eat fish from the river understand the risks and ways to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

As the Health Educator you will work with colleagues in the County, other agencies, community-based organizations, and community members to create culturally-specific communication packages to help people impacted by these fish advisories understand the risks. You will be creating new communication materials in close collaboration with impacted and vulnerable communities.  You will sometimes work on restricted sites and must follow all proper protocols. This position may be required to respond to public health emergencies.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or a related field
  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience involving the development, delivery, and administration of health education programs
  • Candidates must have demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information to lay audiences in multiple formats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification/passage of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., is desirable;
  • The project has an explicit focus on environmental justice; personal and/or professional expertise with EJ principles is highly desirable
  • Expertise with populations most at risk as a result of fish consumption in Portland Harbor is highly desirable.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position

Application Requirements: The application packet consists of the following:

  • A resume. Include month and year for each listed work experience.
  • A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity with us and how your qualifications and experiences make you the ideal candidate for this position. The cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement.

The Selection Process: We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:

  • Cover Letter and Resume review: We will review your cover letter and resume determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement.
  • Phone screen
  • Oral exam: A scored interview.
  • Background check and reference checks: All finalists may be required to pass a thorough background and reference check.

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtimeVeterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans’ preference website for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Keri Caffreys, SHRM-SCP, Recruiter
Health Department
421 SW Oak St, Rm 210, Portland, OR 97204

Bid Opportunities with the City of Portland

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00000860 Manh Saechao DATA LOSS PREVENTION AUDIT Open Market 03/06/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000848 Jin Huang PARKER HANNIFIN COMPONENTS Open Market 02/21/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000844 Manh Saechao TIMBER APPRAISAL SERVICES Open Market 02/14/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000840 Manh Saechao HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVICES Open Market 02/20/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000839 Emmanuel Amunga FOSTER ROAD STREETSCAPE-SE 50TH AVE – SE 92ND AVE Open Market 02/27/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000838 Mahn Saechao FREMONT PUMP STATION UPGRADES Open Market 02/22/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000831 Rachel Beane COUNCIL CREST ROOF REPLACEMENT Open Market 03/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000829 Scott Schneider COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT SYSTEM Open Market 02/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000826 Rachel Beane NW INDUSTRIAL ST. AND NW 28TH AVE. SEWER REHABILITATION Open Market 02/22/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000818 122302 Theresa Green HEAT PUMP REPLACEMENT 1ST & JEFFERSON SMARTPARK GARAGE Open Market 02/14/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000734 Mahn Saechao SE 122ND AVE: JOHNSON CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Open Market 02/20/2018 02:00:00 PM List

CRITFC Job announcement: Fishery Technician

Open/close date: Jan.24–Mar. 16, 2018; Classification: full-time, temp. (no benefits); Salary: (DOQ) Comparable to a GS 6/7;

Duration: 4 mos.; Start: June 4, 2018

Location: La Grande, Oregon

Primary responsibilities: monitoring status/trends in habitat conditions for ESA-listed spring Chinook Salmon in upper Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek basins in Northeast Oregon. Collect stream habitat data using remote sensing methods and standardized instream habitat monitoring protocols. Primary objectives, collect data necessary to assess current status, trends, and key limiting factors in fish habitat characteristics (e.g.water temperature, pool habitats, streamflow, fine sediment) to the viability of spring Chinook Salmon populations, evaluate effectiveness of stream restoration actions aimed at improving key limiting habitat factors; Essential Job Functions: specific duties may include, but not limited to: conducting stream habitat surveys using standardized protocols including mapping stream channel topography, measuring fish habitat characteristics such as channel unit classification, large woody debris, substrate size, discharge, stream temp., riparian vegetation; recording stream habitat and biological data using electronic data loggers and/or paper datasheets, transfer/enter data into database; using ArcGIS or other geospatial software to post-process topographic stream habitat data; collecting benthic and drift macroinvertebrate samples using standard methods; conducting snorkel surveys to estimate fish abundance and size classes.

Required Qualifications: dependable individuals interested in environmental and fisheries sciences with qualifications of: minimum 3 months relevant work experience and 2 years undergraduate education leading towards bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science or related field; bachelor’s degree substitutes for work experience; familiarity with collecting scientific data in lab and field settings using specialized equipment (e.g., data loggers, GPS, water quality probes, macroinvertebrate samplers, discharge velocity meters), ability to execute detailed technical procedures; experience with computer applications and data management, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word; must be well organized – attention to detail, accurate record keeping; ability to work effectively and positively in team environment or independently in field, office, lab settings; ability to communicate effectively orally and writing with people from variety of agencies and cultures about project objectives and methods; willingness to work under field conditions such as hiking with gear to remote locations; hot, cold, wet conditions involving up to 12-hour workdays wading in streams; valid driver’s license, good driving record, ability to lift and carry objects weighing at least 50 pounds; must be available for work between June 4, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

Desired Qualifications: General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology, aquatic or plant ecology, fish habitat requirements, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology. Experience conducting stream habitat surveys, surveying methods using Total Station or other survey equipment. Basic experience using ArcGIS.

Hiring preference given to qualified enrolled members of federally recognized tribes & Alaska natives, especially the four CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, Nez Perce). Qualified individuals, including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be given fair and equitable consideration. No incomplete applications considered. Complete applications include: cover letter, CV/resume, completed job application (available on our website: or by calling 503.238.0667), three professional references.

Submit to:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Attn: Human Resources, 700 NE, Multnomah Street,
Suite 1200, Portland, Oregon 97232, Email:, Fax: 503.235.4228, For full job description
and application procedure visit: ii-iii/

Job Opening at CRITFC -Senior Fishery Scientist – Habitat/Watershed Program Leader;

Classification: Regular, Full time, Exempt position

Recruitment dates: 1/26/18 – 3/16/18;

Salary: $85,794-$111,530 (Equivalent to CRITFC Grade 13, steps 1-10)

Location: Portland, OR

Responsibilities; oversees a team of scientists, biologists, and technicians developing tools
and methods to monitor aquatic ecosystem recovery; develops, leads research projects evaluating
threats, factors limiting salmonid populations, such as impairment to habitat quantity/quality,
land use, climate change, other anthropogenic factors.

Required: Ph.D. in fisheries, biology, aquatic ecology, or closely related field. A M.S. degree plus minimum 5 yrs. relevant experience. May substitute for Ph.D. Extensive field experience monitoring ecosystem health and changing habitat conditions; ability to supervise technical teams at all skill levels; communicate effectively with CRITFC/tribal staff, consultants, federal/state staff, landowners; superior written, oral communication skills including demonstrable publication record; proficiency with computer
programs: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, various statistical packages (e.g. SAS, R),
and GIS software; familiarity with tribal restoration plans and objectives; thorough knowledge of
aquatic habitat evaluation, monitoring techniques, including Columbia Habitat Monitoring
Program (CHaMP), Action Effectiveness Monitoring Program (AEM), Aquatic Inventories
Program (AIP); familiarity with techniques to evaluate biotic (snorkeling benthic and drift
sampling) and abiotic habitat factors (flow, temperature, substrate) including remote sensing
applications; competency with statistical modeling including general linear modeling (e.g.,
multiple linear regression, ANOVA, logistic regression), multivariate modeling (e.g. cluster
analysis, principle components analysis, multidimensional scaling), structural equation modeling,
spatial statistical modeling, and familiarity with life cycle modeling; valid driver’s license.
Supervision Received/Given: reports directly to Fishery Science Dept. Manager; incumbent acts
as primary supervisor for up to 4 full-time staff and occasional seasonal technicians, interns,
biologists, or fishery scientists; incumbent is responsible for coordinating team schedules, work
assignments, performance management, time-sheet approval, annual evaluations.


For full job requirements visit: scientist-habitatwatershed-program-leader/

Application procedure: qualified individuals including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. Hiring preference given to qualified enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Natives, especially to enrolled members of CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla and Nez Perce).

CRITFC will consider non-U.S. citizen applicants authorized to work in U.S. If not authorized to
work in U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to candidate to
obtain a U.S. work authorization. With exception of certain employer-required costs, CRITFC
will not pay for costs related to applicant's legal representation, filings for work
authorization/immigration, or fees/costs related to obtaining work authorization/immigration
status from the U.S. Please contact Human Resources if accommodations are needed during
application process.

Note: Incomplete applications not considered. Complete application

includes: cover letter, CV/resume, completed job application (available at our website: “employment opportunities” on bottom left corner, or call 503-238- 0667), a copy
of relevant certifications and three professional references.

Submit to: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Attn: Human Resources, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97232, Email: , Fax: 503-235- 4228.

Washington County Museum- Marketing Coordinator

Are you a person who likes challenges and developing new ideas?  Are you connected to and ready to promote to a broad audience, especially to people of color and historically underserved communities? As the Washington County Museum marketing professional, you’ll be working with a team of passionate (non-marketing) professionals who generate a number of services/programs for the community.  To that end, you’ll need to be hands-on, flexible, collaborative and innovative.  No two days will be alike! You will play a critical role in aligning your creative direction with the organization’s strategic plan.

  1. Develop strategies and tactics (marketing plan) to get the word out about our organization and drive qualified traffic to our programs and to our museum.
  2. Deploy successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation from ideation to execution.
  3. Write, produce and distribute press releases, newsletters and other promotional material.
  4. Maintain a robust social media presence by producing valuable and engaging posts that attracts and engages our target groups.
  5. Work with contractors and manage projects that may include professionals such as website developer, photographers and graphic designers.
  6. Develop and staff promotional “trade show” booths for family events, festivals and fairs.
  7. Build strategic relationships with the press, community organizations and other mutually beneficial partners.
  8. Measure, report, and evaluate performance of marketing campaigns, and progress towards goals.
  9. Experiment with leveraging marketing/advertising dollars for greater return on investment.

Professional communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Strong time management skills. Excellent attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office.  Ability to work independently as well as in teams. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

Education & Work Experience 
Working knowledge of marketing strategies. Experience with Google Analytics, Constant Contact (or other email marketing platform.) Minimum two years of marketing experience coupled with the demonstrated ability to create and manage multiple projects.

Bilingual – Spanish/English.  Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, computer science or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.  Basic HTML or web development skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Publisher.

Washington County Museum is engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our programming and organizational culture. We are creating a socially just environment in which all people are welcomed, appreciated and valued. Applicants from historically underserved and/or under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position is located at Washington County Museum, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus.

$16.00 to $21.00/hr; 32-40 hours per week

Please send resume and a cover letter that addresses:

  • Experience working with/reaching underserved communities and;
  • Any other relevant experience, projects, and/or training.

Application review will begin February 13.

Please email materials to:

USDA is Seeking Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

Applications will be accepted between March 1 and April 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications to support businesses and help create jobs in rural Oregon.

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program can be used to support targeted technical assistance, training, feasibility studies, and other activities leading to the development or expansion in rural areas of small and emerging private businesses with fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.

Approximately $300,000 may be made available in Oregon under the RBDG Program in 2018, pending the availability of federal funds. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Public bodies, government entities, Indian tribes, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. A Native American set aside that is funded through a national competition is also available.

Complete applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018, and applications must be received no later than April 30, 2018. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Brandon Doyle
625 SE Salmon Avenue
Suite 5
Redmond, OR 97756

Prior to developing an application, interested applicants are encouraged to contact our office to discuss the proposed project and application requirements with Brandon Doyle, Business and Cooperative Programs Specialist, (541) 699-3189.

3 Food Innovation Center specific opportunities

Introduction to FSMA for Small & Very Small Businesses – March 2 nd
Session 7 of Fridays @the FIC – on March 2 nd at 2:00 PM (at the FIC)
There are still seats available. Session cost is $110. Send an email to Catherine Haye to register.

Mark June 14th on Your Calendar!! 
5th Annual Time to Market Showcase Happens on Thursday, June 14th 

Portland Science on Tap – Shaping the World’s Food Scene
February 28, 2018 at the Oregon Historical Society

Learn how three of the finest @the FIC contribute to Portland’s reputation as an international foodie destination!!

Discover how Jason Ball, research chef and Sarah Masoni, product development manager, use food and beverage R&D to cultivate food tastes, trends ad products.
Join in taste tests with sensory scientist Ann Colonna who validates how shoppers feel about the food hitting the store shelves.

Doors open at 5:30 pm ~ see this Portland science on tap flyer for full details.

Pre-registration for this event by February 26 th:


TriMet cares about equity in purchasing and contracting. We are committed to working with State Certified Firms and encourage Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB), Service Disabled Veteran (SDV) firms and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) to compete for our contracting opportunities.

If you’d like to know more about our DBE outreach programs, please visit

You can find the authoritative listing for procurement opportunities on our eBidding portal, eBid eXchange. If you don’t already have an account on eBid Exchange, you can set one up here.

If your firm is interested in an opportunity posted on our webpage, we’d love to hear from you. Here’s how:

  1. First, read over the opportunity description.
  2. Next, go to the eBid eXchange page for this specific solicitation here.
  3. Please review all of our solicitation documents carefully, to ensure that the opportunity is is a good fit for your firm!
  4. Follow the specific instructions on submitting your proposal.
  5. Questions?

Solicitation – Description
Number: BC180129KN
Bids Due: 2/08/2018 2:00:00 PM Pacific
Status: Open

General Information:
Number: BC180129KN
Bids Due Date/Time: 2/08/2018 2:00:00 PM Pacific

Contact Kim Neal
Tel (503) 962-4829
Fax (503) 962-2298

Solicitation Type: Invitation to Bid
Description: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (“TriMet”) is soliciting sealed bids from qualified firms for construction services for BACKUP OPERATIONS COMMAND CENTER at RUBY JUNCTION.


Event Information

Event Title: Pre-Bid Meeting
Event Date/Time: 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM Pacific
Event Location: See Description
Event Description: A pre-bid conference will be held on January 22, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM (local time), Ruby Junction Rail Operations Facility, 2222 NW Eleven Mile Ave, Gresham, OR 97030, North, 3rd floor. Note: There are two buildings at this location, we will be meeting at the North building which is to the left once you enter the parking lot. We will meet at the front entrance of the building before proceeding to the work area. Safety vests and boots are required. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.