The City of Bend is currently accepting applications for one (1) regular, full-time Equity Management Analyst. This is a non-represented FLSA exempt (overtime ineligible) position.
To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items:
- The online application via NeoGov (access also available on City of Bend website under Human Resources/Job Openings)
- Attached formal Cover Letter (required)
- Attached formal Resume (required)
- Attached valid Credentials, Certifications and Licensing (if applicable)
Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click here.
Applications received by Monday, November 27, 2023 (11/27/2023) at 12:00 pm (noon) PST will receive preference for initial review, but position shall be Open Until Filled.
This position will work closely with the Equity and Inclusion Director and Equity and Accessibility Manager to embed equity within every role in the organization. Assisting in creating the City of Bend Equity Framework, data ecosystem, and research to embed in programmatic work throughout the organization.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions Include:
The information provided below encompasses the essential functions and capabilities linked with this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.
- Meaningful participation in setting strategic direction for the organization and individual departments based on data, demographics, and those who might be directly impacted.
- Responsible for advancing essential equity programs centered on data governance, language accessibility,
- Facilitating conversation relating to equity with various city staff, community partners, and city councilors while maintaining sensitivity, discretion, cultural humility, and cooperation.
- Support the development and administration of projects that may impact budgets, programs, and analysis around social identities.
- Evaluates, updates, and aligns interdepartmental processes around procurement, human resources, legal, and compliance.
- May present to and interact directly with the City Council as needed.
- May establish and implement community communication and outreach programs and/or investigate and resolve citizen complaints.
- May interface with the media and community partners regularly and serve on state committees.
- Conducts technical studies and oversees the work of consultants conducting similar work.
- Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
- This role may have limited management-related duties which include performance management, evaluation and reviews.
- In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, respond as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities, and infrastructure.
- Performs related duties as necessary to achieve the objectives of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
The individual in this position is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Care Approach: ability to listen, respond and pivot if needed to cooperate and collaborate with others tactfully, with care and diplomacy.
- Cultural Humility: skills for communication and interaction across cultures, including the ability to recognize and manage personal behaviors, moods, and impulses to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment within the organization.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of discrimination in America, particularly as it relates to race and racism, and how this history has led to disparities experienced by marginalized communities such as BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ communities, and others.
- Maintain a high degree of confidentiality, facilitation skills as well as transactional communication and active listening skills.
- Prepare, read, analyze and interpret policy documents as well as complex financial reports and statements supported by statistical data and other documentation.
- Manage a high volume of tasks at one time, including organizing and prioritizing own work and the work of others.
- Work independently with minimum direction while also working as part of a team and collaborating with others.
- Demonstrate a high attention to detail.
- Maintain working knowledge of operating common office equipment and software programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, as well as Zoom and other interactive computer programs.
- Proven experience and skills in designing and conducting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion organizational strategies, policies, activities, gender analyses (and other identity-based analyses), qualitative and quantitative research; familiarity and experience with action-oriented participatory research methodologies is preferable.
The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Ability to work with different constituencies. This role interacts with the community, staff, and city councilors and requires the understanding of meeting the community where they are whenever the opportunity presents itself. Council sessions take place in the evenings, community meetings outside the 9-5 PM schedule, and staff events on weekends.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations supporting goals.
- Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail, or in person.
- Understand, remember, communicate, and apply complex oral and/or written instructions and factual information.
- Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop or kneel for extended periods of time.
- Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
- Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens and use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.
- Work is generally performed in an office setting with travel required to off-site locations.
- Ability to occasionally travel locally and regionally.
- Ability to pivot.
- Ability to synthesize, manage and explain data.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule and follow up on tasks; elevate issues and obtain additional resources when necessary.
Education, Experience, Certifications and/or Licenses
The following are the qualifications for this position.
- Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in this job description.
- 4 to 5 years' experience in a similar position and/or performing similar tasks with 2 to 3 years of people management experience.
- Current and valid Driver's license per City policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Certification in project or program management.
- Certifications for Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, or Belonging.
- Experience working in DEIA spaces.