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Election U

Deputy Chief of Staff

Position location: Portland, OR

Annually: $0 to 0

Party: Others

Job Type: Full-time

Posted: 21-Mar-2019

Job Description.

Managing Mayor's Office staff, coordinating day-to-day operations of the Mayor's Office, and providing supervision to staff; Anticipate, identify, and troubleshoot issues; Develop and analyze policies by collaborating with staff and stakeholders; Representing that Mayor and the Mayor's Office in meetings; Interacting with a variety of elected officials, staff, and constituents; Ensuring that that the Mayor's Office is making progress on its goals and initiatives; Supporting the Mayor and Chief of Staff in setting the strategic direction for the Mayor's Office; Providing direction to bureaus in the Mayor's portfolio and ensuring appropriate action occurs, with a focus on equitable outcomes; Other duties as assigned. The work requires adherence to City and Mayor's Office policies and procedures and the ability to accurately perform time-sensitive work. The successful candidate will be highly organized and motivated. We are looking for a candidate who can think on their feet and works well in stressful situations. Knowledge of the City of Portland and/or community is a plus. This position is exempt from Civil Service and is an "At Will" position. It serves at the discretion of the hiring authority, subject to City of Portland Human Resources Administrative Rules and Portland City Charter and Code.

Required Qualifications.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
Understanding of and commitment to promoting equity and inclusion;
Experience working for an elected official and/or a deep understanding of political and legislative processes and working through them;
Experience working in a fast-paced and high-stress environment;
Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and problem solve in high-pressure situations;
Ability to come up with and implement creative solutions to difficult and intransigent problems;
Experience with negotiations;
Experience creating or implementing public policy; and
Ability to develop work plans for staff and provide clear, concise direction.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred but not required)

Minimum Experience
A track record of professional experience including managing and directly supervising a team of professional staff. 

Preferred Qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of leadership experience. Masters degree.

The Mayor's Office will evaluate each applicant's training and experience by reviewing their resume and cover letter, which should demonstrate the candidate's ability to meet the minimum qualifications and expectations outlined above in the "To Qualify" and "The Position." The most qualified candidates, as determined by evaluation of the applications, will be invited to interview. Additional evaluation may be required prior to final selection.
Additional Information
Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume at MayorJobs@portlandoregon.gov, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé 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 cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications and ability to meet the minimum requirements listed in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter 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.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted electronically to Kristin Dennis at MayorJobs@portlandoregon.gov no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, please make it clear on your cover letter or resume. Do not send a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter with your application materials. If you meet minimum qualifications, you will need to bring the documentation to your initial interview. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted at the initial interview if successfully passing the minimum qualification evaluation.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to Kristin Dennis no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Application Process.

Apply Here
Deputy Chief of Staff
Company Details
Company: City of Portland
Department: Government Affairs
Party Affiliation: Non Partisan
Link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov