Transportation Job: Safe Routes to School Coordinator

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DEADLINE: 4:30 pm, Monday, November 6, 2006

Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator Portland Office of Transportation – Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Recruitment No. 06-259 Approximate Monthly Salary: $4,534 – $6,047

The Position

The Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator will provide overall program coordination for the programs of the Community and School Traffic Safety Partnership, which address driver error, pedestrian and bike safety and safe routes to school. In fulfilling this role, this position will plan, organize, control, integrate and evaluative the work of the Safe Routes to School Program including developing and implementing work plans to achieve City goals and managing the program budget; developing and implement contracts for technical services and planning, organizing, evaluating and directing the performance of assigned staff. This position will work directly with Portland area school superintendents, traffic safety advocacy groups and neighborhood leaders to ensure the fair and effective allocation of Safe Route to School services and will coordinate and integrate Office of Transportation Services with the Portland Police Bureau to ensure effective traffic enforcement activity in school zones and perform legislative and policy analysis of complex traffic safety and school safety related issues.

To Qualify

Applicants must possess:

Knowledge of principles, practices, methods tools and techniques of program, administrative and organizational analysis and of program/project planning, budgeting and management.

Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including purchasing, contracting and maintenance of public records. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to traffic safety.

Knowledge of principles and practices of public outreach and involvement, including marketing principles and practices.

Ability to coordinate program activities with multiple stakeholders and facilitate development of agreement and consensus.

Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form and to present conclusions and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to both internal and external program/project stakeholders.

A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record (Click here for details).

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and résumé, weighted at 100%. Only the most qualified applicants passing the cover letter and résumé evaluation will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list.

Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal conviction statement before being considered for employment.

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