Thursday, August 29, 2013

Looking for a position...

Portland State University College of Urban & P...
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I have to apologize for not posting more frequently lately but I have been very busy between school and raising a family. I just graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Community Development from the Urban Planning and Public Affairs Department. In that time I took exciting classes such as Legal Aspects of Planning, Transportation Problems and Solutions, Urban Housing, Community Economic Development, Geology, Urban Economics, Real Estate Development, and many others.

I also had the opportunity to work on a variety projects including:
-Designed a Power Point Presentation to be used to demonstrate what to do in a natural disaster or other event that causes the area to loss its water supply.
-Created a Buy Local Campaign for the city of St. Helens, Oregon
-Wrote a history of Spokane, WA downtown revitalization attempts and recommendations for the future of the area.
-Wrote an evaluation of the Division Street corridor in Portland with recommendations for the future
-Did an evaluation of the Gray's Landing Low Income Housing project here in Portland.

Now I need to find a position where I can put my schooling and my extensive research experience to work. Looking for some type of Urban or Transportation planning position. Hopefully one of the my faithful readers will have an opportunity.

You can contact me at jdornoff (at) earthlink (dot) net.

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KnoxCACtransit said...

I would recommend researching your local community action agencies. Often they require research and grant project managers to support federally funded community development projects. Occasionally the positions are contract, but you may find some opportunities there. I am currently working on an inclusive transportation planning grant project in East Tennessee. Check out our survey and follow us on twitter:

Pervezimai said...

Good post, as always :)
P.S. condrads for graduating!

Transporte Vip Rio said...

Thanks a lot and I really enjoyed your post...Congratulation for becoming graduate from Portland State University and you also get the chance to work on a variety of projects there.

Call for papers said...

Congratulations of completing your graduation. I hope you have found the desired job. With your degree and experience in research, finding a job might not be a problem.