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Social Service
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
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Metro | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Deadline to apply: March 16, :00 PM,
Salary: $151,347.00 - $219,469.00 annually
accomplished leader who loves strategy, people and making a
difference in your community? If so, you should consider applying
to be Metro's next Deputy Chief Operating
As far back as the 1950s, Portland area leaders saw an unfilled
need to provide region wide planning and coordination to manage
growth, infrastructure and development issues that cross
jurisdictional boundaries. They also saw a need to protect farms
and forests from urbanization and to provide services that are
regional in nature. More than 30 years ago, Metro was created to
fill that void, becoming the nation's first directly elected
regional government.

Metro's staff and elected leaders bring people together to shape
the future of greater Portland and provide parks, venues, services
and tools that work best at a regional scale. That includes land
use and transportation planning, garbage and recycling systems,
parks and natural areas and regional venues such as the Oregon Zoo,
Oregon Convention Center and Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.

The greater Portland region is stronger when individuals and
communities benefit from quality jobs, living wages, a strong
economy, stable and affordable housing, safe and reliable
transportation, clean air and water, a healthy environment and
sustainable resources that enhance our quality of life.

We're looking for a Deputy Chief Operating Officer who has a
passion for people, an eye for strategy and a desire to work for an
organization that helps our community thrive. In this job, you
would be the critical partner of Metro's Chief Operating Officer,
providing sound leadership and forward-thinking strategic direction
for the effective management and provision of high-quality
services. You will promote innovation, critical thinking and
collaboration among Metro's senior leaders in meeting the needs of
greater Portland's residents and Metro's operating

You will lead the directors of Metro's support services departments
and play a key role in the executive leadership team. You will
bring a future-oriented and dynamic leadership style to advance
Metro's work. To be successful, you will need integrity, great
communication skills and the ability to guide change.

And very importantly, you will share Metro's commitment to ensuring
that all of greater Portland's diverse communities - especially
communities of color and low-income communities - benefit from
Metro's services.
Candidates should have a combination of education and experience
that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to
perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. This
combination is the equivalent of:

A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or
similar degree
Ten years of executive leadership experience with
responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, personnel
management, collaborative culture building and operational
Experience advancing equity through leadership and management

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit
resume and cover letter to:
Peckham & McKenney, Inc.

Metro is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed
to enhancing the diversity of its workforce. Assistance with the
recruitment, application and selection process is available upon
request to applicants with disabilities.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Metro

Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed route bus service. Providing more than 22 million rides per year, Metro brings approximately 20% of downtown Cincinnati's workforce into the city. Metro service operates 365 days a year and serves Hamilton County residents along with some commuter trips from Clermont, Warren and Butler counties into Cincinnati. Metro operates from approximately 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. each and every day out of two operating garages (Bond Hill and Queensgate). For residents of Hamilton County who are unable to ride Metro's fixed route service because of physical or mental disability have the option of riding ACCESS, Metro's paratransit service.