Safety and Risk Officer I

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Government Operations Program Management Training OTHER

Job Description

The City of Portland, Oregon invites applications for the position of Safety and Risk Officer I


  • Salary:  $5,959 - $7,956 Monthly
  • Recruitment will open Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Recruitment Closes after 75 applications received or 11:59 pm pacific standard time on Monday, July 9, 2018, whichever comes first.


The Mission of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.




The Bureau of Development Services is actively seeking a Safety and Risk Officer I to develop and oversee the bureau's emergency preparedness and response program and risk management/safety program, including the bureau's Safety Committee and safety training.  


As a Safety and Risk Officer I, you will be responsible for researching, developing, and managing the implementation of the bureau's Emergency Response Plan, the Continuity of Operations Plan and the Safety & Loss Prevention Plan. This position is also responsible for representing the bureau at citywide and regional emergency management and loss prevention meetings and exercises; contacting management with recommendations for programs, activities and other appropriate actions; tracking activities and losses; providing education and awareness for bureau employees; purchasing related necessary materials and equipment; responding to inquiries from city, federal, regional and state offices; and providing all reports, documentation, and tracking for these programs.


The Safety and Risk Officer I is expected to carry out their responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity, while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) training desirable.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerIt 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. 


Full details and to apply will be online at after recruitment opens Monday, June 25 at 8am.

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process.


Wednesday, June 27

from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

at the Ch2M Center, 2020 SW 4th Ave, Lincoln Conference Room


Thursday June 28

from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

at the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, 5th floor, room 5A

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Joey at (503) 823-1362 or no later than 2:00 pm (PST) two business days prior to the informational session date.


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