The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is seeking a Public Information Manager to oversee internal and external communications, as well as other community outreach functions for the bureau. This position will work closely with the bureau's director, the senior management team, assigned staff, bureau employees, elected officials, and the community to develop appropriate and consistent messaging about the bureau. This includes communications about: the bureau's strategic plan; equity plan; and regulatory requirements to promote the bureau's mission of safety; livability; and economic vitality through the efficient and collaborative application of building, development and property maintenance codes.
Management responsibilities of the Public Information Manager include supervision and assignment of duties of assigned staff members; communications and outreach program evaluation; and budget development and monitoring for the communications and outreach workgroup. Direct duties are focused on the development and implementation of long term communication and outreach strategies in close coordination with bureau leadership and staff who conduct internal and external outreach and communications. The position will also perform short term communication duties as needed, as well as act as one of the principal spokesperson for the bureau in response to media or public inquiries. This position will be trusted to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of local community issues and sensitivities.