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639-2022

Emergency Ordinance

*Create two new non-represented classifications of Public Environment Transition Director and Public Environment Management Office Incident Command Manager and establish compensation ranges for these classifications

Referred

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. In accordance with the policies established by the City Council and based on a classification and compensation review, the Bureau of Human Resources is creating two new non-represented classifications and establishing compensation rates, effective upon passage by Council.
  1. A critical element of the Public Environment Transition Director classification is exercising independent judgment in the formulation of policies that have citywide impact or importance.
  1. Accordingly, the Director of the Bureau of Human Resources recommends that employees hired into the Public Environment Transition Director classification on or after the effective date of this ordinance shall be excluded from the classified service, as provided by the City Charter and Human Resources Administrative Rules.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The following classifications are being created, effective upon passage:
    Job ClassPay Grade
    Public Environment Transition Director62
    Public Environment Management Office Incident Command Manager 60
  2. Employees hired into the Public Environment Transition Director classification shall be excluded from the classified service.

Section 2.   The Council declares that an emergency exists in order that this classification and compensation action may occur without delay; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The City seeks to coordinate the work of multiple decentralized City programs and services into a collaborative Public Environment Management Office (PEMO) under a coordinated emergency incident command structure to expedite the cleaning of trash, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions across public spaces and public interfaces (i.e. private buildings), and to establish preventative and stabilizing measures to aid in the further recovery of public spaces. The Public Environment Transition Director leads the coordination of this Citywide emergency response and ensures optimization of resources, and open lines of communication and collaboration with outside agencies, members of the community, and the public. The PEMO Incident Command Manager manages operations during a major incident and reports to the Public Environment Transition Director.           

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There is no direct cost to create the new classifications.

The Public Environment Transition Director aligns with the existing salary grade 62 which currently has a range of $59.51 to $101.17 hourly / $123,780.80 to $210,433.60 annual full time.

The PEMO Incident Command Manager aligns with the existing salary grade 60 which currently has a range of $48.88 to $81.15 hourly / $101,670.40 to $168,792 annual full time.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

This action is largely internal to City government processes.

100% Renewable Goal

This action is largely internal to City government processes.    

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

While there is no direct cost to creating these classifications, the Public Environment Transition Director has a pay grade of 62 which is same pay grade as a Director I with a salary range of ($123,781 to $210,434). The Public Environment Management Office Incident Command Manager has a pay grade of 60 which is the equivalent to a Deputy Director I and has a salary range of ($101,670 to $168,792). These classifications will lead and support the Public Environment Management Office (PEMO).

The FY 2022-23 Adopted Budget includes $1.25 million in one-time resources budgeted in the Facilities Fund for trash abatement services. There is also $3.85 million in FY 2021-22 ending fund balance (a one-time resource) in the Facilities Fund that was originally allocated to the Impact Reduction Program in the FY 2021-22 Fall Supplemental Budget. It is CBO’s understanding that OMF will request to true up the Facilities’ Fund beginning fund balance and appropriate the $3.85 resources to PEMO in the FY 22-23 Fall Supplemental Budget. It is unknown whether permanent position authority will be requested for these new classifications or if two existing positions will be reclassified to meet this need on a permanent or limited term basis. If the classifications are filled on a permanent basis, an ongoing resource will need to be identified.

Agenda Items

639 Consent Agenda in July 20-21, 2022 Council Agenda

Referred to Commissioner of Finance and Administration

Introduced by

Contact

Barb Siples

HR Analyst III

Requested Agenda Type

Consent

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date