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Portland Metro Regional Solutions Coordinator

Office of Governor Kate Brown

Posted: 3/20/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: 3/27/2017
Industry: Government
Type: Full Time

The Governor is vested with the executive power of the state, charged with faithful execution of the laws, and responsible for providing leadership, planning, and direction for the Executive Branch of state government. She has authority to appoint most department and agency heads within the executive branch, as well as members of nearly 300 policymaking, regulatory and advisory boards and commissions.

The Governor proposes the state’s biennial budget to the Legislature, recommends legislation, and may also call special sessions. She reviews all bills passed by the Legislature and may veto measures she believes are not in the public interest.

The Governor chairs the State Land Board, which manages state-owned lands. She directs state government’s coordination with local and federal governments, and is Commander-in-Chief of the state’s military forces. The Governor is also the Superintendent of Public Instruction with oversight of the state’s public K-12 education system.

The Governor appoints judges to fill vacancies in judicial offices, has extradition authority, and may grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons of criminal sentences.

There is a full-time Principal Executive Manager F position in the Governor's Office, Portland Metro Regional Solutions Coordinator. Region includes: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Frequent travel within field territory and at least monthly travel to Salem. Duty station is the Metro Regional Solutions Center at Portland State University. Requires a willingness to occasionally work irregular hours in relation to work-related travel, after-hours meetings, and related demands. Work in field office environment, with regular visits to field locations.

This position is an executive service position. Employees in the executive service serve at the pleasure of the Governor in an "at will status."

The Governor’s approach to community and economic development, established by Executive Order (2011) and enacted by House Bill 4015 (2014), recognizes the unique needs of each Oregon region, and the importance of working locally to identify priorities, solve problems, and seize opportunities to get projects done.

Regional Solutions Centers are located throughout Oregon. Starting at the local level to identify priorities, each center works from the bottom up to solve problems and complete projects. These centers integrate state agency work and funding to ensure that projects are finished as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

General Statement of Duties:
(The duties listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The Governor’s Office may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion.)

• Regional Solutions Coordinators are the key implementation arm of the Regional Solutions program, representing and supporting the Governor in the field by working to ensure effective State government support to local partners.

• Coordinators report to the Regional Solutions Director (who also serves as the Governor’s Policy Advisor for Jobs and Economy). Coordinators work closely with the Governor’s Senior Staff, agency directors, Regional Solutions Advisory Committees, and the interagency staff who comprise a Regional Solutions Team (RST) in each region.

• Coordinators lead problem-solving on complex inter-agency initiatives of strategic importance to a region. The coordinator resolves agency conflicts and manages state responses to challenges and opportunities brought forth by local governments, tribal nations, businesses, and other partners located or operating in the region.

• The position coordinates agency activities on regional and community issues by working with counties, cities, and other partners in the region to develop priority issues and challenges and convene multi-sector community based teams to take action in addressing them.

• Based on proactive engagement with elected, business, and other community leaders in a region, coordinators bring economic and community development issues and recommendations to the attention of Executive Branch leadership.

• The coordinators also deliver information about and build support for the Governor’s agenda and initiatives as well as support advancement of state agency initiatives.

• Actual duties vary over time in response to current needs and the characteristics of the region and customers served.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience working with state/local government and/or legislators
• Understanding of economic and community development policies and practices
• Creative thinking and effective problem solving
• Experience leading multi-stakeholder planning and operations
• Team leadership and commitment to inclusion, transparency and efficiency

Application Guidelines/Contact:
1. Resume that clearly demonstrates your experience and/or education to meet the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.
2. Cover letter describing your interest, why you want to work in the Governor’s Office, and how you possess the essential skills and abilities. No more than two pages.
3. Email documents to:
• Please include “Portland Metro Regional Solutions Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.
• Please ensure your document titles contain your name - i.e. “Résumé Jane Smith”

Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the minimum qualifications, your application will be given preference in accordance with ORS 408.230. To receive the statutory veterans' preference, you MUST attach to your resume and cover letter the following required documentation: A copy of the DD214/215, and, if applicable, a veteran's disability preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit and select Veterans' Resources.


Comprehensive medical (with vision), dental and basic life insurance; other optional insurance with group-based premiums; flexible spending accounts; membership in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System; an optional deferred compensation retirement program; and generous leave benefits including 10 hours of vacation a month, 8 hours of sick leave per month, and 24 hours personal leave per fiscal year.

$76,224 - $112,428 Annually

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