Built Environment, Climate and Health Analyst

$76,071 - $96,313 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Built Environment, Climate and Health Analyst

Job ID: 106537

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.


Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be November 21st and every week thereafter. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $76,070.68 - $96,312.56

Hourly Pay Range: $36.572443 - $46.304116

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The County currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.




Clackamas County seeks to hire a Built Environment, Climate and Health Analyst (classified as a Policy, Performance & Research Analyst). This position is equally funded through the Public Health Division and the Department of Transportation and Development. The unique collaboration includes the incumbent working directly with transportation planners and traffic engineers related to the intersection of transportation, health and equity specifically related to transportation policies, planning, project prioritization, project studies and infrastructure projects. Within this work, there is the opportunity to create transportation policies and project elements that better serve communities through a balanced approach including health and equity. In addition, the position will assist in other cross sector planning projects to identity ways to improve overall health and well-being.

The Built Environment, Climate and Health Analyst will lead, identify, develop, and implement policy, environmental, and systems-based change strategies to improve the overall health and well-being of the residents of Clackamas County.

Candidates with a combination of professional, civic engagement, training or experiences at the intersection of climate change, health equity, land use, zoning, transportation, urban planning and community development are encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Four (4) years of experience leading, developing, and conducting comprehensive Health Impact Assessments (or equivalent) within cross sector planning projects that involve such areas as transportation, housing, climate change, land use, zoning and community development.

• Two (2) years of responsible experience in planning, development, research assistance, policy analysis or evaluation of infrastructure projects (roads, housing, commercial development etc.).

• Demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of public and health system data sets.

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• An advanced degree (masters or higher) in either public health, urban planning, public administration, health administration, or social science with a priority for individuals possessing joint MPH/MUP degrees.

• Demonstrated knowledge of working within diverse communities, specifically marginalized communities that have not been a part of decision-making structures.

• Experience working within (or directly with) a City, County or State Government organization in either the planning, development, research assistance, policy analysis or evaluation of infrastructure projects (roads, housing, commercial development etc.).

• Experience applying a “Health in all Policies” framework that prioritizes equity.

• Demonstrated experience leading or participating in community engagement efforts that includes a diverse set of values, experiences, traditions, cultures, languages and ideological perspectives.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Plans, identifies, and conducts comprehensive research studies and operational improvement projects to analyze effectiveness of department policies, programs, services,systems and operating procedures; determines appropriate methods of approach and analysis, including involvement of internal staff and collaboration with stakeholders; develops scope and timelines, including identifying and utilizing resources and mitigating difficulties; establishes criteria to identify and measure quality, effectiveness and compliance; designs, collects and may oversee collection of data; conducts data analysis and quality reviews.

2. Develops, recommends and audits department performance measures; evaluates performance in relation to department/division goals and budget; conducts quality and compliance audits to assist management with performance management; supports business planning efforts by providing recommendations on organizational improvement methods; leads and facilitates planning meetings with cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams to identify organizational improvements; assists in business planning process to identify major outcomes, cost of service, customer needs and ways to measure effectiveness, efficiency and general performance; supports department staff in documenting work flow and business processes, applying principles of continuous improvement, and integrating performance information into organizational decision processes.

3. Coordinates work performed by consultants and/or internal department project team staff conducting studies or surveys of organizations, programs, systems and methods; develops and organizes project scope and timelines; recommends project budget; develops contractor statement of work; manages project steps and incorporates effective participation of project team members and stakeholders; provides organizational support, research and materials; monitors and tracks project budget, schedule and performance; coordinates project activities with department work groups and with stakeholders; monitors and evaluates contractor performance; recommends changes to project plan in response to unforeseen changes or unexpected results; obtains approvals to proposed changes in project scope, budget, or schedule; verifies quality of project deliverables.

4. Evaluates, organizes and reports findings, and forecasts trends; identifies and recommends options or solutions and their associated benefits or impacts; researches and incorporates current best practices and research, and emerging trends; prepares comprehensive reports and presentations, including submissions/reporting to outside agencies; presents information to department leadership/executive management.

5. Recommends changes to policies and operational systems to improve quality, contractual and/or regulatory compliance, and revenue performance or to mitigate operational risk; develops, writes or revises policies and procedures; provides implementation options; develops and recommends methods to improve operations; develops processes for systematic organizational improvement.

6. Analyzes budget requests, evaluates fiscal and operational impact; reviews for compliance with federal, state and local legal guidelines: prepares reports to document impact and approval or denial recommendations; advises division directors on cost analyses and fiscal allocations.

7. Analyzes federal and state legislation and administrative rules, including pending or proposed changes that significantly impacts department operations and services;determines effects and costs: coordinates with PGA to research and prepare background information for use by senior management; assists in preparing department's response options on issues; plans and designs systems and changes in operations and procedures in order to align with regulatory requirements.

8. May lead the work of assigned professional and administrative staff; provides daily work direction; assigns work; trains employees; checks completed work and ensures completion within established time and budget guidelines.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, project management, organizational processes and design, budget preparation and administration techniques; legislative processes and local government operation; government accounting practices; techniques of contract and grant preparation and administration; office methods and procedures; quantitative analysis and statistical research methods, techniques and procedures; English grammar and composition; applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and rules; trends, emerging innovations and best practices in quality measurement, performance improvement and other subject areas relevant to responsibilities; principles of public and community relations; techniques of supervision and facilitation.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including group/public presentations; lead or coordinate the work of professional staff; evaluate and develop improvements in operations, policies, procedures and methods; plan and conduct difficult technical and policy research projects; analyze complex issues and problems from multiple perspectives; identify and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend effective courses of action; prepare clear and concise comprehensive and technical reports; evaluate budget and grant proposals, establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and County staff, external organizations such as local, state and federal agencies, consultants, citizen groups, community service organizations, and the public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.





This position is equally funded through the Public Health Division and the Department of Transportation and Development.


The health of a community is a key indicator about its quality of life. At Clackamas County Public Health, we are committed to improving the quality of life in Clackamas County by offering services and engaging in activities that protect and promote the health of its residents.

Public Health's Mission

Promote and assist individuals, families & communities to be healthy, safe and thrive. By working with our communities, Public Health assures conditions that:

Prevent injury & disease

Promote health

Protect food, water & air

Prepare for emergencies

Public Health is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.


The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist residents and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county's urban renewal programs also report to DTD.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:



If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay White, Recruiter


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3806345

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