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Development Services Technician II at City of Portland| Bureau of Development Services in Portland, OR

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The City of Portland, Oregon’s Bureau of Development Services is Recruiting for Development Services Technician II


Recruitment Opens: Monday, June 19, 2017 full details and how to apply will be available at


Recruitment Closes: Applications for this position will be accepted, on-line, until 75 applications have been received, but will close no later than 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Great Benefits! Salary:  $26.91 - $34.33 Hourly


APPLY STARTING MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor


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.



Applications for this position will be accepted online until 75 applications have been received, but will close no later than Monday, July 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.


The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is actively recruiting to fill four or more Development Services Technician II vacancies in the Permitting Services section. In this role, you will be responsible for reviewing development applications, setting up required development review processes and guiding customers through the permitting processes. The work is fast paced, utilizing excellent customer service skills and the use of significant independent judgment and technical knowledge.


As a Development Services Technician II, you will be responsible for assisting a wide variety of customers (typically contractors, developers and homeowners) with moderate to difficult projects, starting at the planning stage and continuing through to the construction stage.  Typical decisions you will make include correctly processing and issuing applications, screening inquiries or applications to the correct departments/bureaus for processing, entering and managing data in databases, providing answers to all code questions, both substantive and procedural. Candidates in this position must also meet the Bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the needs of the City of Portland's community. Fluency in a second language is desirable, but not required.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.



Brandi Johnston, Sr. Human Resources Analyst

Bureau of Human Resources


(503) 823-3555



To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions 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. You are welcome to join us for one of these optional sessions:


CH2M Center

2020 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201

At the corner of 4th Ave & Lincoln Street


Friday, June 23, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Lorena Ramirez by email or phone no later than 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time within two business days of the informational session date. Lorena.Ramirez@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-5333



The four current vacancies are in the Bureau of Development Services. The eligible list from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Development Service (BDS), the Bureau of Parks & Recreation and Portland Fire & Rescue.



The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of codes, regulations and processes pertaining to the permitting process.
  2. Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures including manual and electronic file development and maintenance, and specialized data gathering and research techniques. 
  3. Ability and experience using complex computer applications, please include experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  4. Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management and staff, architects, contractors, engineers and the public.
  5. Ability and experience interacting effectively to problem solve and partner with citizens and/or contractors and manage and diffuse dissent and conflict.
  6. Experience reading and interpreting various kinds of maps, architectural and engineering drawings, construction plans, blueprints and other technical materials and documents.


For certain assignments, applicants may be required to possess:

  • A valid state driver's license may be required for certain assignments.
  • A State of Oregon One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner Certification may be required for certain assignments.

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