Principal Executive Manager D (Program Assistant)
Oregon Business Development - Salem, OR

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The mission of the Oregon Business Development Department, dba Business Oregon, is to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opoprtunities for Oregon companies and entreprenueurs.

The Infrastructure Finance Authority 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, teh Ports Revolving Loan Fund, the Ports Marketing and Planning program, and the Marine Navigation Improvement program.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Program Manager directing the work of IFA Program Staff (Regional Coordinators, Program Policy Coordinators, and Support Staff) by coordinating and reviewing, and troubleshooting their work assignments. Evaluate quality of service by reviewing assignments, project files, statistical reports, and direct communication with communities on project status.

Maintain up to date and accurate knowledge of each infrastructure funding source, eligibility requirements, documentation standards, contract monitoring procedures, exemptions, and additional requirements. Collaborate with program staff to determine and mainatain methodologies for established program criteria, priority setting and ranking of projects for advacement; and file documentation standards in compliance with audit criteria.
Recommends policy and administrative revisions for increased program effectiveness, and participates in development and preparation of legislative concepts.
Participates in meetings with communities and partner agencies to explore community project proposals and multi-agency funding sources.

Acts as program resource to staff by providing program review of project studies, program reviews of planning documents, engineering plans, specifications and final designs; conducts on-site surveys and inspections of infrastructure projects; partcipates in the application review process for approval or denial recommendation.
Provides technical assistance and serves as resource to staff by initiating local, state, and federal technical assistance, project development, budgets, schedules, deliverables, contract preparation and amendments, facilities, negotiations as they relate to specific projects, monitors implementation of project and status of contract files. FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Prepares section budget proposals as requested by projecting resource needs and preparing required documentation.
Provides recommendations for approval of funding from agency infrastructure programs to communities for projects (Community Development Block Grant, Ports Fund, Safe Drinking Water Fund, Water/Wastewater Fund, and Special Public Works Fund).

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:
Six years of experience supervision, staff technical, or professional-level work related to Public Infrastructure and Public Program Management . Two years of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas:

a) Development of program rules and policies;
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) Program evaluation and/or project evaluation; OR
d) Monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

( NOTE: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to Public Infrastructure, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience.)


We are seeking individuals who possess a broad expanse of knowledge and experience in the area of infrastructure or community development projects typically acquired through significant related work experience and/or formal training at the graduate level.

Ability to clearly communicate complex technical issues and concepts to others, including those with little or no technical knowledge.
Strong skills in audience appropriate verbal and written communication.
Extensive knoweldge and experience with the principles and practices of governmental entities.
Extensive knowledge and experience in implementing strategic sourcing methodologies and practices.
Skill in strategic management of personnel capital and budgetary resources to achieve department, agency, division, or program goals and objectives.
Experience developing and implementing section and program budgets.

Additional Information:
To apply, you must provide the following:
1. COMPLETED APPLICATION : A resume' (attached or text) will not replace the work experience section of the application.

2. TRANSCRIPTS : Must be attached if using education to meet Minimum Qualifications (a copy of your diploma will not substitute for the required transcripts). Note : To protect your confidential informatin, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.

Employment is contingent upon outcome of a Criminal Background Records check.

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