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Debt, Cash & Investments Program Manager

Port of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Salary Range: $80,897 to $126,433 annually

Close Date: 09/30/2020

POSITION: Debt, Cash & Investments Program Manager
SALARY: $80,897.00 - $126,433.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

The Port of Portland is a gateway to the globe, we operate multiple airports, marine terminals and business parks that connect people and passengers, drive economic growth and improve our region's quality of life. The Debt, Cash & Investments Program Manager will manage and monitor the Port's debt, cash and investments, including helping to plan for and manage all phases in the lifecycle of the Port's debt issuances and outstanding debt portfolio.

We are looking for someone that can work independently to invest Port cash and to strategically manage the liquidity needs of the organization ensuring all portfolios maximize returns while remaining in compliance. The successful candidate will manage all banking, trustee and broker contracts, and act as a subject matter expert to advise departments on financing and banking needs.

The successful candidates will exhibit a strong sense of team-orientation, is highly collaborative, and who embraces the value and importance of service. This person will share our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes for all.

• Help manage the Port's ongoing debt compliance obligations related to arbitrage, continuing disclosure, and expenditure of bond proceeds as required under SEC Rule 15c2-12, IRS Rules, and contained within bond documents and ordinances
• Ensure all debt-related matters follow Federal regulations, Port policies, bond ordinances and other bond document requirements
• Act as the lead to the Financial Analyst II in debt-related matters
• Monitor existing debt obligations for refunding or refinancing opportunities
• Be a primary liaison with the rating agencies on all bond issuances and during annual surveillance
• Create and manage financial models to monitor liquidity in support of the Port's credit ratings and to time and size the issuance of new debt
• Help develop, recommend and manage short and long-term project funding strategies for the organization, implementing the optimal utilization of debt
• Help lead all aspects of financing, including issuances of new debt, refunding, and all other matters relating to debt obligations
• Be a primary liaison with investment banking firms
• Independently manage Commercial Banking, Merchant Services, Safekeeping (Custody), Trustee, and all other bank accounts for the Port
• Manage liquidity needs to ensure adequate cash on hand to meet the Port's daily cash needs
• Determine and execute fund movements to meet the Port's daily needs
• Coordinate the approval and execution of electronic payments, monitor accounts for fraud, and monitor transactions for policy compliance
• Determine daily cash balances available for investment and make investment decisions by purchasing securities for all Port and trustee-held funds
• Be a primary liaison with all trustee, banking and broker contacts
• Implement changes to banking services as needed
• Use subject-matter expertise to research, recommend to management, and implement ideas for continuous improvements to debt, cash and investment management and policies
• Report out monthly, quarterly, and annually (as required) on information related to debt and investments
• Prepare and present presentations to Executive Team, Commission, rating agencies, and investors

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Public Administration or related field, masters' degree desirable. 8 years directly related experience with municipal debt issuances and post-issuance compliance obligations OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required)
• Management of cash and investment portfolios preferred
• Public sector experience preferred
• Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) credential is desirable
• Advanced knowledge of management of debt and investment portfolios and financial analysis and statistics preferred
• Working knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes (pertinent to the position) preferred
• Experience with Federal and State laws and regulations related to debt and investments preferred
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint
• Must have knowledge of and familiarity with accounting systems and online banking systems and software

• Familiarity and experience with Federal and State laws and regulations related to debt and investments
• Experience with debt issuance, debt management, continuing disclosure obligations, banking, investing, and portfolio management
• Strong attention to detail and time management/organization skills
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to present information at all levels of the organization
• Good critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to assess risk and minimize exposure through analysis of debt financing instruments and investments
• Must be a motivated self-starter and be able to work with minimal supervision
• Strong relationship building skills with the ability to explain technical information in accessible terms
• Promotes safety as a guiding principle and a regular practice in accomplishing work
• Shows the utmost respect for others and is a proven team player
Ability to:
• Must have leadership ability to be seen as subject matter expert whom others seek out
• Must have strong persuasive skills
• Form positive relationships internally and externally
• Develop, analyze, report, summarize and recommend debt and investment initiatives
• Manage competing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines
• Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive

• Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
• EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
• Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
• Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
• ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6000


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