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Policy Manager - Urban Mobility Office

Operations & Policy Analyst 4 – Policy Manager – Urban Mobility Office
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office
Strategic Initiatives Unit
The role: 
Our Urban Mobility Office is recruiting a policy manager! In this collaborative role, you will lead major interagency programs, projects and initiatives to advance our agency’s mission and goals. As a policy advisor for our office and agency leadership teams, you will provide management and direction to create a consistent strategy and approach for policy and planning efforts in support of multimodal investments and our Urban Mobility Strategy. Apply today!

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before two years from date of hire. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.

We may also fill this position as a rotational assignment open to current state of Oregon employees. Rotation candidates are required to meet the position’s minimum qualifications.

A day in the life:
  • Manage office policy efforts in partnership with senior leadership and recommend revisions of policies, procedures and practices.
  • Guide implementation of policy revisions, long-range planning efforts, implementation of transportation plans, and assist in developing and implementing transportation and investment strategies.
  • Provide counsel and guidance to office leadership on all policy related matters.
  • Provide intergovernmental relations recommendations to region management, including jurisdictional and stakeholder involvement and agreements.
  • Communicate and network with stakeholders and legislative representatives in the metro area. 
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations for economic, transportation, urban development and intergovernmental issues. 
  • Develop program reports and track policy initiatives.
  • Develop funding strategies, identify and evaluate options, and coordinate grant application and documentation processes required to secure funding.
  • Represent our office and agency with stakeholders and participate on various decision-making committees for project or program issues.
  • Organize and direct multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional project teams to work on complex and politically sensitive issues.
  • Negotiate with key stakeholders and other jurisdictions to find agreeable solutions.
  • Coordinate closely with leadership and communications staff on strategy and stakeholder communications.
  • Work in an office environment with occasional travel required.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!
What we need:
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience related to implementing and developing transportation related policy.
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to implementing and developing transportation related policy.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position. 
  • Proven experience as part of a multi-disciplinary team developing and implementing complex, multimodal transportation projects.
  • Advanced understanding of Oregon and federal transportation policies and knowledge of multimodal policy and strategies aimed at reducing vehicle miles traveled for users of the transportation network.
  • Commitment to inclusive engagement processes and developing projects that result in equitable outcomes.
  • Experience as a liaison between technical teams, stakeholders and decision makers as policy is developed and implemented.
  • Ability to engage diverse stakeholders to identify community transportation needs and improve project outcomes.
  • Commitment to transportation equity and demonstrated understanding of the disparate safety impacts of traffic and poor air quality on disadvantaged communities.

Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer