Is working with others what brings you joy in life? Do you enjoy creating something new from nothing? Do you thrive on empowering others to achieve a common goal? If so, come join Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation as a Project Manager!
At Washington County, you are given opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best, every day. The Capital Projects Services (CPS) in the Department of Land Use and Transportation is currently hiring two (2) Project Managers. This is a group of professional and technical experts who administer the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects throughout Washington County. These projects include roads, bikeways, bridges and sidewalks, and all are intended to improve safety, reduce bottlenecks, and address transportation demands. Successful candidates will be required to coordinate with a variety of professionals, technicians, contractors, stakeholders, agencies and citizens.
The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidates will be resourceful problem solvers and adept team-builders. They have experience preparing specifications, reviewing plans, developing budgets, and leading a team to meet project goals. They have an understanding of permits and regulations that impact transportation projects and are comfortable with current technology and learning new software. They enjoy working independently and have an interest in being involved with a variety of projects. Additionally, they have strong communication skills and are organized and detail oriented.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four (4) years of professional project management experience that includes leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation; OR
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering, surveying, environmental, transportation planning, public administration or a closely related field may substitute for three years of experience, AND one (1) year of professional project management experience that includes leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation; OR
An Oregon Project Management Associate (OPMA) certification, AND three (3) years of professional project management experience that includes leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation; OR
A Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Additional Salary Information: Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes family health benefits such as medical, dental and vision. Other benefits include a voluntary deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, time off in lieu of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For additional information, please review the specific benefits plan documents and summaries using this link: Click Here
Internal Number: 2021-065
About Washington County
Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing county in Oregon, with an approximate population of 597, 695. The community is one of Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.
Washington County encompasses 727 square miles, with 12 incorporated cities including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin, along with a large urban unincorporated population. Focused residential and industrial growth has enabled the county to preserve more than 80% of its agricultural and forestlands with the nationally acclaimed Urban Growth Boundary.
The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. With only an hour’s drive from the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains and a half-hour to downtown Portland, Washington County enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment. Ligh...t rail and commuter rail links our cities, and vibrant station area communities are growing around them.
Washington County is one of just nine Oregon counties operating under home rule charter. The Charter provides the county with the authority to design an organized structure that effectively responds to community needs. It establishes a Council-Manager form of government, with a five-member Board of Commissioners assuming the legislative role.
The Board Chair serves on a full-time basis and is elected at-large. The remaining four commissioners are elected by district voters and serve on a part-time basis. The Board appoints the County Administrator who is responsible for providing staff support to the Board and overseeing daily operations. In addition to the Department of Support Services (HR, IT, Finance, Facilities/Parks, Fleet), County offices and departments include: the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Housing Services, Health and Human Services, County Counsel, Juvenile Services, Land Use & Transportation, County Auditor, Cooperative Library Services and Assessment & Taxation. The Sheriff, District Attorney and Auditor are elected department head positions. County Counsel, like the County Administrator, is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
Approximately 2,000 employees enjoy a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future.