Job Posting for Program Analyst 4 at Oregon Business Development Department
Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative. We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars. After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move? Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background. If you’re looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between. Oregon “flies with her own wings.” Initial Posting Date: 11/17/2022 Application Deadline: 12/07/2022 Agency: Oregon Business Development Department Salary Range: $5,653 - $8,687 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Program Analyst 4 Job Description: Do you have a passion for connecting communities and you’re looking to coordinate the largest federal investment in broadband deployment and digital equity initiatives for the State of Oregon? Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, is currently hiring two new positions, a Digital Equity Coordinator and a Broadband Equity, Access and Development (BEAD) Program Coordinator (Program Analyst 4). These positions will provide technical expertise and guidance to communities, grantees, and stakeholders for the expanding and dynamic Broadband Office. What you will do: Plan and assist with statewide community engagement and data collection in 2023. Work with consultants to develop broadband and or digital equity programs including policies, guidelines, program handbooks, etc. Manage Oregon’s Digital Equity Planning and Implementation grants or the BEAD planning and implementation program including preparing and submitting grant reports, creating plans, and managing contracts. Provide technical assistance to individuals and groups in their development of grant proposals. Connect with historically disadvantaged communities throughout Oregon to ensure voices are heard regarding highspeed internet access and affordability and technical assistance and support needs. Present on technical broadband proposals and topics to a wide, technical and non-technical audience. Business Oregon strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, feel free to contact us to discuss your application. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of some or all of the following skills: Broadband deployment. Experience conducting activities, including working with or for internet service providers and communities on planning and development, particularly in driving network expansions to new markets and/or improved service coverage. Telecommunications Industry. Knowledge of regulatory policies/processes affecting telecom infrastructure deployment. Digital Equity. Experience and knowledge of emerging and best practices in digital equity. Public or private funding. Experience or knowledge in the area of public and private funding, preferably in federal incentive program administration. Evaluate proposed projects. Experience or knowledge of evaluating program guidelines and funding criteria and interpret statues, rules and guidelines; and monitor compliance within established guidelines and procedures. Public engagement. Experience with facilitating public meetings and demonstrating strong communication and facilitation skills. Building community or business alliances and partnerships to leverage resources. Experience working with people and helping lead and influence people with diverse backgrounds and interests toward a common purpose or objective. Please note: if you are interested in applying for this position, you must attach your current cover letter and resume to your application. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter will remove your application from consideration. What you need to qualify: A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Telecommunications, or a closely related degree; and five years’ experience coordinating or administering a program OR; Any combination of experience or education equivalent to eight years of experience related to coordinating or administering a program. What Business Oregon does: Business Oregon is the economic development agency for the state of Oregon. We have about 150 people on our team, and we work with communities and businesses. We use our programs and expertise to help businesses grow, so they can in turn add jobs, diversify the economy, and increase Oregon prosperity. We work with communities to enhance and expand infrastructure and community safety with projects such as water/wastewater systems, seismic rehabilitation for schools, or rural broadband development. This also sets the stage for future business development. Our mission is to invest in Oregon’s businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy, all carried out with an agency strategic plan. How to Apply: Please Note: Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM PST on December 7, 2022. Click the “Apply” button above to complete your online application. Attach your current cover letter and resume. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter will remove your application from consideration. Complete the questionnaire. The candidates whose work experience most closely matches the qualifications and skills of this position will be invited to interview. Warning – Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application progress. You must submit your application after you begin the process. WHATS IN IT FOR YOU: Family Friendly Work Life Balance: Paid time off, 11 holidays, 3 personal days & optional short- and long-term disability benefits. We value our employees and want to encourage work-life balance and flexibility. This position may have the ability to work remotely. Take Care of Yourself and Your Family: Comprehensive employee benefits, choice of medical plans, vision plan, life insurance, employee assistance program. Invest in Your Future: Pension plan, deferred comp, short- and long-term disability plan, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care. Be Appreciated: Employee recognition events, agency unique employee recognition program allowing for additional leave options such as vacation buy-out and sick leave roll-over, dynamic employees doing impactful work. Inclusion: At Business Oregon, we value community and foster a sense of belonging for our employees. Additional Information: It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to all applicants who may need them. Should you need assistance, or an accommodation please contact Employee Services to discuss how we can best meet your needs. Veterans’ Preference - Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. Click on the Veterans’ Preference link for additional information. Criminal Records Check - Hiring of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the results of a Criminal Background Check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Work Authorization - The Oregon Business Development Department (dba Business Oregon) does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. This position is a classified, exempt, full-time position, and is not represented by a union. PERS – This is a PERS qualifying position. After a six-month waiting period eligible Management Service, Executive Service, and Unrepresented employees will have their base pay increased by 6.95% and the 6% PERS contribution deducted from their base pay rather than a direct 6% contribution by the State of Oregon to the employees PERS account. This will mirror the bargained SEIU and AFSCME PERS process. Are you looking to live in and experience Oregon? Learn more about life in Pendleton, Salem, and Portland. Need help? For questions about this job, contact Employee Services, at Biz.HumanResources@biz.oregon.gov Applicant FAQ Business Oregon Career Opportunities Business Oregon is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.