Contract Equity Analyst (Analyst II) | City of Portland

Salary $66,872.00 – $111,238.00 Annually Location 1120 SW 5th Ave, ORJob Type Regular Bureau Portland Bureau of Transportation Job Number 2022-00452

Closing 4/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

The PositionWorkplaces across Portland, the United States and the world are making tough decisions about how to protect their employees and community from COVID-19. We, too, find ourselves in the middle of this complex situation at the City of Portland. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, all City employees are required to be fully vaccinated, effective October 18, 2021. Proof of full vaccination, or documentation of plans to become fully vaccinated (e.g., partially vaccinated however too soon for second dose, etc.) will be required prior to being hired by the City of Portland. The required vaccination is a minimum qualification requirement to be hired by the City of Portland. We understand that some are unable to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious/spiritual reasons. Should you be offered employment with the City of Portland, there is an exception process that provides for an exception and reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious/spiritual reason. Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine. (Exceptions only apply to candidate(s) offered a position; please do not submit at this time)

About the Position: The City of Portland seeks a Contract Equity Analyst within the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to advance and refine our bureau-wide approach to equity in procurement and contract administration. The Contract Equity Analyst researches and assesses opportunities to develop and institutionalize systems and practices that support and engage with Portland’s diverse business community members who are interested and available for our contracting opportunities. This requires critical investigative ability, judgment, and discretion in making recommendations and decisions that impact PBOT’s contract equity performance. This position will work in collaboration with the PBOT Contracts Supervisor, the City of Portland’s Inclusive Contracting Manager, and other key stakeholders to engage with community and to build alignment in vision, strategy, and implementation.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Plan, develop, implement, evaluate performance, and refine PBOT’s Contract Equity Program through analysis and interpretation of data, historical trends, policy, and legal precedent
  • Implement procurement, purchasing, and contract administration practices to advance PBOT projects in collaboration with the PBOT Contracts team and Central Procurement Services
  • Inform and advise bureau staff, project managers, and vendors on contracting opportunities and constraints associated with their projects
  • Prepare reports and share requested information with Portland’s diverse business community in collaboration with PBOT’s Contracts Supervisor and the citywide Inclusive Contractive Manager; engage with citywide contract equity initiatives and programming on behalf of PBOT
  • Analyze and interpret data to inform policy and programmatic decisions with PBOT leadership and the Commissioner’s office, as well as across all groups and divisions within PBOT

City of Portland Core Values

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 To learn more about the City’s core values, please click here

Why work at the City of Portland  The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.   The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here. 

Work Location  Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, or 3) revert to full-time at a city work location.
To Qualify

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Experience utilizing quantitative and qualitative tools to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations 
  2. Experience in procurement and contract administration that applies relevant policies, operations, procedures, administrative rules, laws, regulations, ordinances, and compliance guidelines.
  3. Experience and commitment working to advance anti-racism, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, particularly within the context of procurement and contract administration.
  4. Experience preparing and interpreting complex data-driven reports for non-technical audiences through written and verbal communication methods.
  5. Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as PBOT management and staff, Portland’s diverse business community, partners from other bureaus and agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.

Applicant Must Also Possess:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate. If unvaccinated, exception process must be completed by date of hire. Exception guidelines/process can be accessed here: Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine

Although not required: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in business or public administration, finance or a closely related field and/or being a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) is preferred.

The Recruitment ProcessAn evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment maybe used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline
Job Posting closes Monday 4/11
Applications Reviewed: Week of 4/11
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of 4/18
1st Round of InterviewsEarly May
Job Offer: Late May
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification. 
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement. 
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions. 
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above. 
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay AnalysisPlease note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application.  It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience. 

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process. Do not attach materials not requestedE-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.  

Veterans’ Preference: If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans’ Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.  

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.  

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Contact Information: TroyLynn Craft Senior Recruiter 
Agency City of Portland Address 1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204Phone503-823-4757