Do you want to participate in making a thriving downtown in a great Pacific Northwest City?
The City of Eugene Community Development team is looking for a productive and collaborative individual to help us turn our community vision into reality. The successful candidate will enjoy providing service to the community, succeed in a team environment, and demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
Calling Eugene home
Eugene is located at the southern end of the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. From here, it is a short jaunt east to the Cascade Mountains, west to the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, or north to Portland. We're a small city with unlimited things to do: Downtown Eugene is revitalizing; the Oregon Bach Festival and Eugene Symphony call the Hult Center for the Performing Arts home; you can float the Willamette River and hook a salmon after work in the shadow of downtown; a booming food and beverage economy, including topnotch local craft breweries and wineries in the surrounding countryside, is the foundation of a local restaurant scene; the University of Oregon brings arts, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as championship athletics (Go Ducks!); a nationally-recognized transit system helps you move around the city; and our Gold rating as a Walk- and Bicycle-Friendly Community ensures that safe travel options abound! Known as Track Town USA, the community annually plays host to numerous track and field events at historic Hayward Field, including the IAAF World Championships in 2021! The impact of track and field can be seen beyond the track, with abundant trails coursing through the south hills, along the Willamette River, and through hundreds of acres of city parks. To learn more about Eugene, visit www.eugenecascadescoast.org/eugene/.
Downtown Eugene is on the rise, and the Urban Renewal Project Analyst will be instrumental in taking it to the next level. The Analyst will support the implementation of a number of high-profile initiatives funded by the Urban Renewal Agency, including:•Park Blocks and open space improvements
•Permanent home for the Farmers' Market
•Redevelopment of LCC's former downtown center
•Implementation of a downtown high-speed fiber network
The position plays a key role in planning, design and implementation of projects and initiatives that will enhance access, use, safety and vibrancy of our downtown. The Analyst joins a highly motivated Community Development team committed to creating a downtown that is an attractive destination and vibrant neighborhood.
In addition, this position will be an important member of an interdepartmental team tasked with facilitating redevelopment of the EWEB property on the riverfront--a legacy project that will bring downtown to the river and strengthen our community's connection to the waterfront.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience managing public processes and community involvement, planning and design, project management, and facilitating public-private partnerships. They must enjoy working on high profile projects, diverse work plans, and fast-paced environments that require close coordination with others. They must value a work culture that expects excellence, invests in each other's success, empowers innovation and builds confidence. We work hard but make sure to have fun. The rewards are many, including being involved in tangible public improvements that will contribute to the economic vitality and livability of our community.
Management Analyst 1 : $55,369 - $71,614 Annually
Management Analyst 2 : $60,881 - $78,769 Annually
Online Applications Only
This position is open until filled; First review of applications to occur Monday, September 25, 2017.
Experience and Skills
Professional Experience•Any professional role related to the life of a building (real estate, design, construction, etc.)
Specific Professional Skills•Working knowledge of best practices in economic development, building development and downtown revitalization
•Project management and ability to complete projects
•Ability to contribute to feasibility or economic development reports
•Ability to coordinate consultants
•Basic computer fluency (Microsoft Office)
Abilities•Sound judgment and self-direction in the context of crucial partnerships and public scrutiny
•Critical and strategic thinking; process innovation; problem-solving
•Ability to apply goals, policies and regulations to specific projects
Organizational Skills•Organized, persistent, detail-oriented
•Flexible and able to respond to shifting priorities
Partnerships•Team player and trust builder with colleagues, partners and diverse public stakeholders
•Comfort with facilitating community engagement and processes involving public input
Communication•Strong presentation and writing skills, and ability to present complex information to varied audiences, including the general public, business community and elected officials
•Visual literacy and ability to articulate the importance of urban form
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business management, community development, planning, public administration, economics, or related fields.
Relevant professional experience, or one year related responsible paraprofessional experience.
Additional Preferred Skills and Experience:
Computer literacy in design, mapping, or web programs and social media
The position will be filled as a Management Analyst 1 or 2 depending upon candidate experience, skills, abilities, and education. For additional information please review the classification specification here.