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City of Portland, OR | Portland, OR
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Job Description

The Position

The City of Portland's Police Bureau Training Division is hiring a temporary position (paid intern) to be a part of the evaluation team!

This particular position is designated to assist with the evaluation of ongoing trainings including Wellness, Procedural Justice and Leadership, however, they may assist on other training evaluation processes as well. These programs and the evaluation team is within the Training Division of the Portland Police Bureau.

The Wellness, Procedural Justice and Leadership evaluation work involves a combination of research methods such as surveys, literature research, interviews, other health measurement instruments, and related organizational level data. The purpose of the evaluation is for assessing organizational level needs pertaining to wellness, determining program effectiveness, and identifying areas for program enhancements.

This position assists in the research of best practices of organizational wellness programs, related measurement instruments, and the analysis and reporting of related data findings. The Community Service Aid must be detail-oriented, work collaboratively in a team environment, able pass a comprehensive background check, and work in a police facility.

Job responsibilities may include:

* Assisting in the development of evaluation plans for the Wellness Program.
* Researching measurement instruments (e.g. survey items, scales, biometric devices) utilized in wellness program evaluation research.
* Assisting in the development of survey and test instruments.
* Conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods data analysis.
* Preparing reports of evaluation findings, including the use of graphs and charts as needed.
* Conducting literature research on organizational health, organizational wellness programs, and potentially other law enforcement training topic areas.
* Assisting in the coordination of the wellness evaluation with external stakeholders.

Work schedule:

This is a part-time position, estimated to be 10 to 20 hours a week.


The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

* Ability to demonstrate proficiency in conducting statistics using Excel, SPSS, and/or MPlus (e.g. descriptive statistics, correlations, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis).
* Ability to design evaluation reports and create professional graphs and charts for communicating evaluation results.
* Ability to conduct literature research (gathering, critiquing, and summarizing literature findings).
* Ability to research measurements pertaining to evaluating employee wellness programs (e.g. survey items, validated questionnaires, biometric data, etc.).
* Experience utilizing survey software, such as Qualtrics, Voxco, or Illume.
* Knowledge of survey design, organizational and employee health research, IRB protocols, and research ethics.

Additional desirable qualifications (not required):

* Experience working with law enforcement or military
* A Master's degree or the first year of a graduate program
* Citi program certified, or possessing a research ethics certification from another organization, is preferred but can be completed within one month of hiring
* Experience working with complex data files

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter, resume, and supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline:

* Position Posted: 10/14/19 - 10/21/19
* Applications Reviewed: Week of 10/21/19
* Selection Interview(s): Week of 11/11/19
* Job Offer: TBD

Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change.

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the attached supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and responses to the attached supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

* Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
* Your resume should support the details described in the answers to the supplemental questions.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


Halima Abdirizak, Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources


(503) 823-6959

About City of Portland, OR

We support City livability goals by helping to finance infrastructure improvements, and supporting the regulatory efforts of other city bureaus. We use Charter-granted authority to assess property for local improvements, system development charges, and code violations. We maintain the docket of City Liens, which is a public record of all liens assessed by the City. We provide long-term, low-interest financing for improvement assessments, and collect current and delinquent revenues owed to the City.