Portland Japanese Garden
611 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, USA
The Retail Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the Gift Shop department with a focus on customer service, daily employee management, and maintaining the appearance of the Gift Shop. The Retail Assistant Manager reports to the Retail General Manager (GM).
Act as a role model for the Garden’s service standards, including excellent work ethic, outstanding customer service, and presentation standards
Monitors, coaches, and encourages team members to meet the Garden’s service standards and facilitate individual growth
Assist Retail GM with training of staff on product, gift wrapping and product presentation, policies, procedures, and POS, including updating policy binders or documents
Manage daily employee and volunteer schedules, breaks, and tasks including stocking, housekeeping, etc.
Serve as Manager on Duty, which includes opening and closing the Gift Shop, troubleshooting POS issues, preparing daily cashier bags, resolving customer complaints, etc.
Maintain overall appearance in the Gift Shop and at retail events, including maintaining product signage, and housekeeping tasks
Responsible for assisting the Retail Shipping and Receiving Associate with shipping/receiving operations and eStore order processing as needed
Responsible for product holds and transfers, including coordinating inter-department transfers, processing paperwork, and communicating with customers
Work in shop regularly with cash handling, sales, and providing excellent customer service
Participate in staff performance reviews
Other duties as assigned
Work special garden events as required, including necessary setup or take-down tasks
Attend regular meetings with the Retail Managers to review staff performance, upcoming events, merchandising strategies, reports, revenue goals, etc. and other Garden meetings as required
Acquire and maintain current knowledge about the Garden and Garden events and responsible for regularly training staff on these details in conjunction with Retail GM
Familiarize oneself with the organization and the Employee Handbook
Get to know fellow staff members, developing trust, establishing credibility, encouraging teamwork, and creating an atmosphere of open, honest, two-way communication
Maintain a high level of professionalism in manner and appearance
Adhere to Garden Dress Code and wear Garden uniform
Three years retail experience with at least one year in a management role
Proven track record of excellent customer service and cash handling with effective team leadership skills
Proficient on a computer; familiar with Point-of-Sale software and other programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Flexible work schedule and able to accommodate changing Garden needs, including working occasional overtime
Must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills
Knowledge of Japanese culture and/or bilingual in Japanese is a plus
Must be comfortable lifting up to 40lbs
Wage: $17.00 - $18.00/hour, DOE
This is a full-time, hourly position with 40 hours per week. Shifts are typically 7:30am–4:15pm or 10:45am-7:30pm (plus 45-minute lunch), Tuesday through Saturday.
Benefits: health, dental, and vision insurance (premium 100% covered for employees); 401k plan (4% employer match after 1 year of service); paid vacation, sick, and holiday time.
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to email@example.com , with “Retail Assistant Manager” in the subject line. Please no phone calls or hand delivered applications. Submit application materials by Friday, November 23rd, 2018 .
All submitted applications will be held in confidence.
The Portland Japanese Garden is renowned as the most authentic and finest Japanese garden outside of Japan. The Garden has a year-round staff of 85+ FTE’s and 30+ seasonal staff, supplemented by over 200 volunteers. All of our staff play a vital role in helping our visitors experience the beauty and tranquility of the garden and expand their understanding of Japanese culture.
A few of the benefits our employees enjoy include:
Working at a beautiful, authentic Japanese garden, overlooking the city
Incentives for alternative transportation for your commute to work
A workplace culture that prioritizes hiring and promoting from within
Access to the Garden for you, your family, and your friends
The opportunity to attend a variety of cultural events
Reciprocal access to other area attractions, such as the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Art Museum, and the Oregon Zoo
The Portland Japanese Garden is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
Northeast Legal Aid
35 John Street, Lowell, MA, USA
Northeast Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney to provide free legal aid to victims of crime. Experience in family or housing law or in litigation helpful. NLA has offices in Lynn, Lawrence and Lowell. NLA provides services in multiple practice areas: housing, consumer, elder, public benefits , family and employment. Please send a resume and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Equal Opportunity Employer.
Oregon Department of Transportation
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive Southeast, Salem, OR, USA
Announcement: ODOT18-2727oc Small Business Programs Manager – Program Analyst 2 ODOT Headquarters – Office of Civil Rights Salem
Our Office of Civil Rights is recruiting for a small business programs manager to develop, implement, evaluate and manage programs to support small business opportunities and participation in ODOT contracting, including Emerging Small Business (ESB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and small business supportive services. Join our team in providing opportunities and in opening the door to doing business with ODOT and play a key role in increasing transparency for small firms to access contracts. ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Additional Details: The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all facets of the day-to-day activities of ODOT's Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program.
Develop innovative solutions and implement methodologies, policies, and administrative rules.
Develop and manage a systematic project selection and funding process for the program.
Develop incentives to encourage new small businesses to apply for program participation.
Develop and deliver a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to maximize program success.
Build collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Work with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Manager in developing innovative solutions, implementation, and management of DBE program
Research capacity and set goals for ODOT and local agency projects.
Provide technical assistance with DBE goal setting.
Identify DBE and ESB program coordination opportunities with other states, Oregon agencies, local governments, special districts, and identified stakeholders.
Manage the activities of the ESB supportive services funds and work plan.
Create, review, and revise opportunities to develop agency teams to resolve disputes on small and regional contracts.
Assist and provide training related to the ESB Program, construction technical specifications, and other related-initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree and two years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program. OR Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program. Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Demonstrated experience managing the administration of government-regulated programs such as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business, Workforce Development or other federal or state programs related to small business or workforce development.
Demonstrated experience in building collaborative partnerships with members of the contractor community, small business advocacy organizations, community-based resource organizations, and local and regional government entities or other stakeholder groups.
A proven track record in developing and implementing methodologies or procedures for small business or agency related programs and initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in resolving controversial issues and effectively mediating differences of opinion and belief systems.
Success in project management, monitoring, and report generation.
Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field work including construction site visits required.
Occasional overnight travel required.
Must work with highly visible programs that are controversial, complex in nature, and are not always readily understood or accepted by the general public or within segments of the agency.
This position regularly encounters emotionally charged situations that require stress management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills.
Must interact daily with ODOT field managers, contractors, state and local agencies, special districts, the general public, industry-related special interest groups, the media, and a wide variety of community-based resource advocacy interests on a statewide basis.
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018.
Please visit www.odotjobs.com and search for job announcement number ODOT18-2727oc or click the link provided in this announcement to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Portland City Auditor
Portland, OR, USA
Opens: January 21, 2019
Closes: February 8, 2019
Salary range: $ 92,851 - $ 162,490 per year
The Chief Hearings Officer acts on behalf of City Council to conduct quasi-judicial administrative hearings and render impartial decisions related to code enforcement, land use, vehicle tows, appeals, and other types of cases.
The Hearings Office is a division of the City Auditor’s Office, which provides it administrative support and a neutral base from which to make its decisions, which are subject to appellate review. As an elected official, the Auditor is independent of the Mayor, Commissioners, and City management.
In addition to hearing cases and preparing written decisions, the Chief Hearings Officer manages a small office. The Hearings Office is staffed by two full-time administrative clerks and one part-time Hearings Officer. The Chief Hearings Officer may assign cases to rotating on-call Hearings Officers under contract to the Auditor’s Office when outside assistance is needed to manage caseloads, conflicts, or provide land-use expertise.
The Auditor’s Office values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in delivering public services and everyday interactions in the workplace. The Office encourages candidates with experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
A juris doctor from an accredited law school and membership in good standing with the Oregon State Bar
Five years of progressively responsible experience conducting or participating in quasi-judicial administrative hearings or contested cases
Extensive knowledge of City Code and Charter provisions, federal and state laws, court decisions, and other legal requirements relevant to conducting quasi-judicial administrative hearings
Knowledge of administrative law, specifically as it relates to the hearings process, rules of evidence, findings of fact, and conclusions of law
Ability to render findings and determinations on cases heard, based on neutral consideration of the issues, sound legal reasoning, and good judgment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; provide clear explanations of complex principles.
Management skills necessary to oversee the operations of a small office and supervise staff
To apply, submit a:
detailed cover letter with examples that demonstrate how your experience and knowledge meet each of the minimum qualifications of the position listed above;
legal writing sample suitable for assessing the your analytical and writing ability.
Applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample through the City of Portland’s electronic application system ( https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/54930 ).
These materials will be reviewed to determine if candidates meet the qualifications listed above. To successfully pass the initial screening process, you must ensure that your cover letter addresses each numbered point and includes examples that illustrate your experience and expertise. It is advised that applicants organize their cover letters using the numbered list to ensure each is addressed. Only candidates who meet the qualifications will be eligible for an interview.
Your cover letter and resume should be no more than five pages combined. The length of legal writing samples is not limited, but brevity is a plus.
If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration letter stating your disability. You must request a Veteran’s Preference in your cover letter AND include a copy of your documentation with your application materials.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time 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.
This position is covered by Civil Service protections as described in the Auditor’s Human Resources Administrative Rules (AUHR 8.05 and AUHR 3.15). The Auditor’s Office does not use Civil Service exams as a minimum qualification for its positions.
Non-U.S. citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst named below no later than the closing date of this announcement .
Questions about the hiring process?
Andrew Bryans, Administrative Specialist II
For more information about the Auditor’s Office: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/