Become the Ultimate Transportation Insider

From City Hall:

Mayor Sam Adams, Portland’s commissioner in charge of transportation, seeks a Transportation Policy Advisor. The advisor will help us develop innovative and cost-effective programs and projects in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation; other transportation jurisdictions like TriMet, Metro, the four Greater Portland counties, and the Oregon Department of Transportation; neighborhood associations; business districts; bicycle, pedestrian, and freight advocates, and others.

This unique position is full-time, begins on October 12, 2009 and comes with a maximum annual salary of $50,000 plus generous benefits package. If you are selected for the position you likely have a graduate level degree in a relevant field such as transportation planning, urban planning, or law, multiple years of relevant workplace experience, excellent written and verbal skills, and a capacity to work effectively on short timelines. You have a demonstrated ability to work independently and problem solve. And, of course, you have a clear passion for working to make Portland’s transportation system safer, more reliable, and more sustainable than ever before.

To apply, please submit one electronic application and one hard copy application. Each should include a maximum one-page cover letter, resume, minimum three references, and maximum three-page writing sample.

Send the electronic application to: with the subject line: ‘Transportation Policy Advisor Application’.

Send the hard copy application to:

Tom Miller
Chief of Staff
Re: Transportation Policy Advisor Application
Office of Mayor Sam Adams
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340
Portland, OR 97204

Applications must be received by Friday, September 25th at 5:00pm.

Due to the high volume of applications, please no in-person, phone, or email inquiries.

The Office of Mayor Sam Adams is an equal opportunity employer.

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