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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

The Metro Council; Portland, OR

1 Nov 17
1 Dec 17
$151,347 - $219,469
Job Function
Chief Administrator (City/County Manager) , Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Full Time

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600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232


600 NE Grand Ave
Portland , OR 97232-2736

Are you an 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 Officer. We're looking for somebody to serve as Metro's equivalent of a concert master – working with the Chief Operating Officer to bring the orchestra together. But instead of music, Metro is creating quality of life.

As an elected regional government, we 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. We believe 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. This proven leader will promote innovation, critical thinking and collaboration among senior leadership in developing new approaches and solutions to meet the needs of greater Portland's residents and Metro's operating departments.

The Deputy Chief Operating Officer leads Metro's support services departments and plays a key role in the executive leadership team. The successful candidate will bring a future-oriented and dynamic leadership style that advances Metro's groundbreaking work. This position requires the utmost integrity, great communication skills and the ability to guide change.

Our next Deputy Chief Operating Officer will share Metro's commitment to making sure that all of greater Portland's diverse communities – including communities of color and low-income communities – benefit from world-class services. At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or similar degree AND
• Ten years of executive leadership experience with responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, personnel management, collaborative culture building and operational planning AND
• Experience advancing equity through leadership and management practices OR
• Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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The Metro Council; Portland, OR

Metro is the regional government that provides integrated resource management for the 24 cities and unincorporated areas in the Portland metropolitan area. Facilities, public assets and governance services include the Oregon Convention Center, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’5 Centers, Expo Center, transportation planning, growth management, solid waste system management and recycling services, and regional parks and natural areas.

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