Job Description

The City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement is seeking a Cannabis Program Specialist to join our dynamic team.

The Program Specialist position will be responsible for the Cannabis Program’s public involvement coordination, including convening boards or advisory bodies; assist with communications for the program, including media relations, social media, drafting of talking points or memos, and other communications; assist with policy development; assist with development of administrative decisions, guidelines, SOPs, and policies; serve as a liaison between the bureau and partner City bureaus, County offices, and State agencies; assist with work flow and direction of work of other Cannabis Program staff; provide assistance and administrative support to potential future grant funding responsibilities.

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and log-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public outreach and involvement, project management and effective community organizing.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of sound business communication.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to cannabis businesses.
  • Ability to interpret complex code, make recommendations for improvements, and communicate requirements effectively with the public.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals, businesses and agency partners, dealing tactfully with individuals that may be difficult, frustrated or upset.
  • Ability to coordinate program activities independently and exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Ability to collect information, prepare presentations and documents and communicate clearly and persuasively with diverse audiences.

  • Applicants must also possess:
    • A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.


    An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.


    • Application Instructions

      Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

      Your resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

    • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
    • Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
    • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.
    • Your resume is recommended to not exceed a total of two (2) pages combined.

    All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

    If you are requesting
    Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran’s Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

    Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment

    Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at 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(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.


    Terrol Johnson, Senior Human Resources Analyst
    Bureau of Human Resources
    [email protected]
    (503) 823-3172


    City of Portland, OR
    Portland, OR, USA

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