Date Available: 08/11/2022
Contact: Shelonda Simpson
Phone: (503) 758-2030

(closes 8/22)

  1. Overseeing the development of the departmental mission, methodologies, and work practices, including the identification of missing functions and/or positions within the department’s initial design.
  2. Developing and establishing performance requirements and development targets for the team and its staff; overseeing team/staff performance; providing coaching and support for staff alignment and development.
  3. Overseeing the development and/or refinement of departmental deliverables, such as facility condition assessments and facility risk assessments; bureau- and building-level space plans; business cases, the real estate portfolio itself, and OMF Facility Services’ long-range capital plans.
  4. Collaborating with other facility-owning bureaus at the City on topics such as facility condition standards and monitoring, facility risk assessments; space type, square footage, and locational planning; short- and long-range capital planning; fund development; and out-leasing.
  5. Ensuring the department develops a reputation for capable, honest, and prudent leadership of its work within OMF and the City at-large.

  1. Conducting routine supervisory tasks for the team; e.g., performance reviews, hiring/firing, etc.
  2. Personally leading the development and maintenance of a viable, long-range strategic real estate and capital plan for OMF’s real estate and facility portfolio.
  3. Working with City financial partners (e.g., the City’s debt manager; the City Budget Office, etc.) to help shape the City’s spending strategy in support of Facility investments.
  4. Identifying and pursuing sources of external funding including bonds, grants, and real estate partnerships; along with this, developing and maintaining relationships with potential external financial partners.
  5. Recommending real estate investment strategies and actions to executive leadership at the City, such as facility refurbishment, recapitalization, divestment, and acquisition, and leasing.
  6. Representing OMF to City Council, other City stakeholders, and/or the public on topics pertinent to the department.

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their resume and cover letter how their education, training, and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Thorough knowledge of principles of management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  2. Ability to build viable, long-range strategic funding plans that satisfy complex municipal requirements, including real estate portfolio plans and large, multi-year capital plans.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience; and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively in public settings.
  5. Ability to manage a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services; as this department might, at some point, be responsible for geographically locating future City facilities, this includes an ability to collaborate with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making.


An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and cover letter 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 may. be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting: 8/1/22
  • Applications Reviewed:8/15/22
  • Eligible Lists: 8/22/22
  • Selection Phase Begins: 9/5/22
  • Hire Date: Tentatively: End of September

  • Your resume and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation  of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your resume and cover letter 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 cover letter.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s  Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter 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 Analysis Please 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.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted  no later than the   closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

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.

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.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates:

Questions about the application process? 
Shelonda Simpson, 
Senior Recruiter 
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 758-2030