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Sr. Housing Construction Coordinator

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City Of Portland, OR Portland , OR 97201

Posted 3 months ago

The Position

This is a 18 month Limited Duration Appointment

The Portland Housing Bureau's (PHB) Senior Housing Construction Coordinator (SHCC) is responsible for a wide variety of highly responsible, professional and technical duties in the analysis, compliance, coordination and monitoring of publicly funded multifamily housing rehabilitation and new construction projects. As a member of PHB's Housing Investment and Portfolio Preservation (HIPP) team, the SHCC participates in the selection of projects to be awarded funding, attends Owner Architect Contractor (OAC) meetings from award through completion to advise and monitor the project, and works closely with Housing Portfolio Finance Coordinators (HPFC) who manage, negotiate, underwrite and structure housing development projects where PHB is one of a number of project funders.

The SHCC is responsible for bringing attention to issues related to proposed projects including but not limited to building cost, funding compliance, building constructability, site suitability planning and zoning, green building and development/construction team qualifications. For federally funded projects, the SHCC is also responsible for producing Environmental Reviews. During construction, the SHCC continues to monitor the project, processes construction draws and insures compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

At completion the SHCC closes out the project including evaluation of final budgets and determination of cost savings. The SHCC works collaboratively with other PHB team members such as loan closers, and asset management and finance and accounting staff. The SHCC is the PHB liaison to the Bureau of Development Services during permitting and inspections, as well as other bureaus and project partners such as utilities and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), assisting as needed to keep projects on track. The SHCC may also lead PHB procurements for good and services, professional and technical expertise or development projects.

The SHCC has other duties including participation on committees, working on initiatives such as policy and outreach, and reporting on outcomes as requested.

The SHCC is expected to have knowledge of and experience with federal, state and local housing funding programs and their rules, including prevailing wage and accessibility requirements. PHB commonly funds projects with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME dollars.

The SHCC is expected to keep current on these and other federal program requirements and monitor project compliance. PHB and the city of Portland have a number of policies and programs that relate to Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB), workforce training and hiring, and green building. The SHCC must stay current and monitor and track compliance with these programs as well.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from college with a degree in architecture, development, building/construction science or related field with four or more years of progressively responsible experience in multifamily development and construction or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A master's degree in a pertinent field may serve in lieu of one to two years' experience.

This classification is represented by Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) agreement. To view, this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

About the City of Portland

Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 560,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.

Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away.

There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34 in winter to 80 in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and rsum how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with multi-family residential construction, construction monitoring and contracts, and contracting practices.

  • Ability and experience with analyzing building plans and specifications, cost estimates, permits and permitting requirements, building and zoning code requirements, ADA requirements, and green building design and certifications.

  • Ability and experience with the principles of construction project budgeting and value engineering.

  • Ability and experience working in a multi-department team environment and providing service to a wide array customer.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their rsum and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Schedule:

  • Job Posting: 9/24/2018 10/15/2018
  • Applications Reviewed: 10/16/18 - 10/22/18
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 10/22/18
  • 1st Round of Interviews: week of 11/05/18
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): week of 11/26/18
  • Job Offer: week of 12/3/18
  • Timeline is approximate and subject to change Additional Information

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional rsum online, as well as answer the supplemental questions specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your rsum and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your answers to each supplemental question should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications. We suggest you prepare your answers offline and then cut and paste into the text box provided.

  • Your rsum should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to your supplemental questions and rsum 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.

Your rsum should be no more than a total of two (2) pages. Do not attach materials not requested.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

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 the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.


Tamara Larison

Senior Human Resources Analyst

Bureau of Human Resources

(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Sr. Housing Construction Coordinator

Expired Job

City Of Portland, OR