Clean Energy Fund, Deputy Program Manager (Manager I)

$114,192 - $163,321 yearly
  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • May 16, 2024
Full time Utilities

Job Description

Clean Energy Fund, Deputy Program Manager (Manager I)

City of Portland

Salary: $114,192.00 - $163,321.60 Annually

Job Type: Regular

Job Number: 2024-00522

Location: OR, OR

Bureau: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Closing: 6/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

Job Appointment: Regular, Full time

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm. Alternate schedule may be available.

Work Location: Hybrid. In-person work to be conducted at The Vanport Building located at 1810 SW 5th Avenue. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information,

Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to attach a cover letter and resume.

About the Position:

Join the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) team at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) as our next Deputy Program Manager. This pivotal role will provide strategic guidance, leadership and program oversight, directly managing over $200 million annually in climate action and climate justice investments.

As PCEF's Deputy Program Manager, you will serve on PCEF's leadership team and work closely with the Program Manager to drive and achieve program objectives. You will lead the Project Implementation Team, currently consisting of 15 members and set to expand to 30, ensuring the successful implementation of programs and projects outlined in our recently adopted (CIP).

You will oversee and guide the work of the five groups within the Project Implementation Team:

• Energy efficiency and renewable energy

• Transportation decarbonization

• Green infrastructure and regenerative agriculture

• Workforce and contractor development

• Capacity buildingAs the PCEF team grows substantially over the coming two years, you will play a crucial role in shaping PCEF and how it advances its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and advancing racial and social justice.

What you'll get to do:

Think creatively by strategizing and developing solutions with a team of dynamic professionals about ways to reduce and sequester greenhouse gas emissions while advancing racial and social justice.

Engage directly with frontline community members working on climate issues.

Lead the Project Implementation Team in managing grants and contracts aligned with the CIP.

Streamline grant and contract management systems, processes, and practices.

Evaluate programs, projects, workflow, methods and work products. Recommend and implement program improvements.

Manage budgets, overseeing approximately $200 million in annual spending.

Work with the PCEF External Affairs Manager to transparently communicate the program's successes, learnings, and challenges to internal and external audiences.

Implement community engagement strategies with the PCEF Community Engagement and Equity Manager to advance PCEF's equity goals.

Collaborate with the Data Systems and Performance Manager to track program performance and impact, informing strategic decisions.

Cultivate and manage a multicultural workforce, promoting a productive and equitable workplace, and establishing and maintaining positive employee relations.

Plan, direct, and evaluate the performance of several assigned managers and staff.

Participate in the development and presentation of Council hearings.

Who you are:

Dedicated: hard working, flexible and committed to prioritizing frontline communities in addressing the causes and impacts of climate change.

Innovative: creative, open minded, adaptable, and skilled in change management to better serve the community.

Strategic thinker: that can craft and advance PCEF's strategic goals. You have experience in senior leadership as an advocate and champion working toward both organizational and community outcomes.

Socially Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic. You can communicate with others in a way that creates ease. You understand how to navigate complex political environments. You can effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.

Equity-driven: Commitment to advancing system changes that address historic and current discrimination. Experience evaluating program design through an equity lens and creating offerings and solutions that remove barriers and deliver more equitable outcomes.

Insightful: Understands systems and relationships, sensitive to varied and sometimes conflicting needs. Able to strategize, define and test approaches and resolve complex issues without perfect information, and to direct foundational work.

About the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund:

As a first-in-the-nation community-led climate fund, PCEF's mission is to fulfill a vision that builds resilience and quality jobs with proactive steps to fight climate change while advancing racial and social justice. PCEF will rely on this role's extensive management expertise, deep understanding of climate issues, and commitment to equity to drive the successful execution of all its programs.

For more information on this innovative program, please visit the


The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is a leader in land use planning, climate action, environmental stewardship, and urban design. BPS centers racial equity in its work and is dedicated to creating a Portland that is more equitable, healthy, prosperous, and resilient.

The bureau oversees a world-renowned and leads the U.S. in its commitment to Staff collaborate with partners on and provide research, policy and technical services to advance, as well as policies and actions to values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with abroad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume. BPS offers an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules and support for training and skills development in a positive, engaging, and creative work environment.

Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all the qualifications listed. BPS considers lived experience and transferrable skills as qualifying unless an item is labeled as required. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We'll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position. Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 898 8070 8923


Jaclyn Snyder, Senior RecruiterBureau of Human

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their application materials how their education, training and/or experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

• Experience in a senior leadership position, preferably within an operations and program management setting

• Experience leading, managing, supervising, training, and conducting performance evaluations.

• Experience developing sound decisions, conclusions, and recommendations, especially in high pressure situations.

• Experience managing and tracking budgets of at least $1 million annually.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person, including the ability to present information clearly and persuasively in public settings.

• Ability to collaborate with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making.Preferred Qualifications:

• Management experience working for a public agency.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between May 13, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Required Application Materials:

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Answer to three (3) Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

• Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)

Application Tips:

• Your 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.

• Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the 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.

• Do not attach materials not requested.

• All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.

• All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of June 10, 2024

• An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%.

• 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.

• You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the for complete information.

• Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of June 17, 2024

• Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Late June/July

• Hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.

• Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: August

Step 6: Start Date: September

• A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*

Additional Information for additional information regarding the following:

• Veteran Preference

• ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

• Work Status

• Equal Employment Opportunity

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