Facilities Services Specialist

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland, OR


As Facilities Services Specialist, the incumbent performs facility management services under the general direction of the BES Property Acquisition and Services Manager (Facilities Manager) in the Wastewater Group.  This position plans, schedules and coordinates the operations and maintenance of a variety of facilities.  This position assists the Facilities Manager with the management of a large and diverse portfolio of City-owned buildings and properties. This position investigates and resolves a wide variety of complaints and repair requests. This position also participates in the development and implementation of facility standards, bid requests and specifications for repair services. Work also includes connecting with planning, construction, maintenance and other bureau functions to plan and coordinate projects. 

The incumbent demonstrates the ability to handle multiple priorities; interfaces with the community, City stakeholders, and public and private partners; plans, directs, and coordinates a variety of functional specialties with overlapping work areas.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-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 is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of facility related principles, methods and practices.
  2. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate a variety of functional specialties with overlapping work areas.
  3. Ability to analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or implement effective courses of action.
  4. Skill with developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and management controls.
  5. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative with general policy guidelines.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work.