Oregon Department of Transportation .
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. Join the Oregon Business Development Department
team in the Economic Development Division
There is one permanent, full-time position located in Salem, Oregon.
This is a management service position in a non-supervisory capacity.
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacant position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
OBDD employs approximately 135 employees who carry out the agency mission, to invest in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy.
The Economic Development Division works with local governments to support the planning, funding and construction of community infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer systems, telecommunications systems, and other projects that meet community economic development plans, and health and safety needs. The Department uses Federal and State funds including lottery funding as provided to the agency by the Oregon Legislature to assist local communities with a variety of community and business development projects. The Department is required to periodically track and report the status and results of these investments.
Department programs for funding infrastructure projects include the federal Community Development Block Grant program, the Federal Safe Drinking Water program, the Department's Water/Wastewater and Special Public Works programs, Seismic Grants, Industrial Lands certification, Brownfields remediation, Broadband, the Ports Revolving Loan Fund, the Ports Marketing and Planning program, and the Marine Navigation Improvement program.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and administer the Oregon Industrial Site Certification and Industrial Site Readiness programs, and promote Industrial Lands Readiness on a statewide basis. The position will work closely with other Department staff to coordinate statewide Industrial Land strategies, inventories, traded-sector job creation, and public/private investments.
Coordinate and administer the Oregon Industrial Site Certification Program to maintain a ready supply of industrial sites for business expansion and recruitment. Coordinate with state agencies, including DEQ, ODOT, DSL, DLCD, cities, counties, ports, tribes and private landowners to help determine infrastructure needs such as roads, utilities, waste clean-up, or environmental mitigation to achieve certification of sites. Provide technical expertise and guidance in areas of threatened and endangered species, land-use, tribal relations, and infrastructure development.
Develop, coordinate and administer the Oregon Industrial Site Readiness Programs (SB246 & SB253) commensurate with resources available to maintain a ready supply of industrial sites for business expansion and recruitment. Provide technical expertise and guidance in areas of threatened and endangered species, land-use, tribal relations, and infrastructure development.
Make presentations and develop printed materials to explain programs and analysis to individuals and groups, including members of the Legislature, local government and Commissions. Report on statewide needs for infrastructure and related development needs of Priority Sites. Review with legislature as requested.
For the full list of specific duties and working conditions, see the Position Description
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Your work experience must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications below in the WORK HISTORY
section of your application. A resume' WILL NOT
substitute. All answers to the supplemental questions will be verified using the work history section of your application to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications. Failure to provide this information will result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
To be considered for this position you must have the following:
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to economic and community development, urban planning, real estate development, land use planning, process mapping, industrial land certification, or strategic development planning.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to economic and community development, urban planning, real estate development, land use planning, process mapping, industrial land certification, or strategic development planning.
The candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position may be invited to interview. We are looking for qualified applicants whose work experience most closely demonstrates the following:
Working knowledge of economic and community development, planning, process mapping and political decision making throughout the land use strategic development and industrial lands certification processes.
Knowledge about state agency land use policies and practices, and commercial real estate.
Skill in communicating well with people and in helping lead and influence people with diverse backgrounds and interests toward a common purpose or objective.
Demonstrated skills in building community or business alliances and partnerships to leverage resources.
Skill in viewing and addressing comprehensive economic development principles, while understanding how regional strategies relate to all of the other parts of economic development in the state.
Skill that demonstrates creative and strategic thinking.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience of the state's land use planning goals.
follow the Apply
link above to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted on this announcement. This announcement has supplemental information required for submission. Please see the Supplemental Questions
section of this announcement. Only complete applications will be considered.
***SUBMISSION OF THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED***
Cover Letter -
Your Cover Letter must be limited to no more than two-pages and clearly explains how you possess the requested skills.
is based on a 40 hour work week. When answering questions regarding work history, credit for work that is less than full-time should be pro-rated based on a 40-hour week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)
NOTE: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications.
Transcripts must clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and date conferred; 4) required coursed completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable however official or original documents may be requested to validate education. Transcripts must be attached to your application and WILL NOT be accepted as verification of education after the announcement has closed.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST
attach appropriate documentation. See additional information link below for more details.
Criminal Records Check
The hiring of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the results of a Criminal Background Check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Driving is an essential function of this position. This position requires you to possess and maintain a current valid driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
The Oregon Business Development Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Business Development Department.
All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
For more information, see the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's located in the Information Links resource section listed below.
The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice.
OBDD18-0002 INFORMATION LINKS
Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's
Veteran's Preference Information
Oregon Business Development Department Career Opportunities
The Oregon Business Development Department is An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Medical, vision and dental insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
$5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs
**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Ten paid holidays a year
The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Flexible spending accounts
Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.
Oregon Department of Transportation .
Website : http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/