City of Eugene Announces New Permanent Traffic Engineer

Matt Rodrigues, a frequent bicycle commuter who recently visited Denmark and Sweden to learn more about safe multimodal transportation, has been officially hired as Eugene’s new traffic engineer.

Rodrigues had been serving as the “Acting in Capacity” Traffic Engineer for about a year, after the previous engineer, Tom Larsen, resigned when it was revealed he failed to update his professional license for six years.

The city carried out a hiring process this winter for the permanent position and last week hired Rodrigues.

Rodrigues has worked in the City of Eugene Public Works department since 2004, but he brings a fresh perspective to this important upper-management role, as he is a daily bike commuter and an occasional transit user, as well as a walker and driver.

He said using all modes helps give him perspective for the projects he works on for the city.

Matt Rodrigues Bike Blender

Matt Rodrigues,the cities new Traffic Engineer, blends up smoothies at a Safe Routes to School event at Camas Ridge Elementary last October.

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Job Opening: Park Ambassador By Bike

Get paid to ride your bike. Become a Park Ambassador.

Via the City of Eugene:

“The City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division currently has four full-time park ambassador positions open. This engaging work involves welcoming people to parks and natural areas, reminding visitors of park rules and playing a critical role in ensuring a safe and healthy park system. A good portion of the work is performed by bike. The program runs from mid-April through mid-October when parks are at their busiest. Apply by May 15.  Good people skills a must.”

More information and application information here.

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Job Opportunity: Skilled and Upbeat Bike Mechanic

Arriving By Bike™ is accepting applications for an enthusiastic professional mechanic. Our mission is to support and serve people who use bikes for transportation in their daily lives.

Mechanics assess bikes, discuss needs and options, and service and build bikes. Also work cohesively with staff to make our shop hum: provide superior customer service, find solutions and gear to fill cyclists’ needs, stock merchandise, and maintain a clean and organized store.

Ideal candidate: uses a bicycle for daily transportation, has touring experience, excellent with beginners, families, and experienced cyclists, and has prior training or employment in bicycle industry. Desired skills also include working on the latest transportation equipment: city, touring, and cargo bikes, dynamo lighting, electric assist, and accessory installation.

25 – 40 hours, can include weekends. Contact employment@arrivingbybike.com or stop by the shop at 2705 Willamette Street to pick-up an application.

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Job Postings- Bike Friday, City of Eugene, Trips for Kids

Job Postings for Bike Friday

  • Customer Service bike mechanic and parts puller (Full Time)
  • Purchasing agent (Full Time)
  • Reception and showroom greater for the summer (Part time for the season)

For details about these positions see the Bike Friday job posting website.

Bike Friday Eugene, Oregon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  Meg Roussos/Bloomberg

Bike Friday Eugene, Oregon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Meg Roussos/Bloomberg

City of Eugene Park Ambassador Position Open

Would you or someone you know be interested in working along Eugene’s riverfront park system primarily by bike this summer to enrich the experience of park patrons? The City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division has two openings in their park ambassador program. The program runs from mid-May through mid-September. Apply by May 2.  Good people skills a must.
Craigslist ad with more information here

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Youth Mountain Bike Group Leader
Trips for Kids-CAT (TFK-CAT) is seeking a new leader for our youth outdoor organization.
Roles & responsibilities include leading youth mountain bike trips (can include camping), administration, volunteer coordination, public relations/marketing, etc.
Eligible candidates will have good organization skills, bicycle riding skills, and communication skills. An appreciation for the outdoors and a firm belief that youth need to spend more time enjoying the natural world that surrounds us are a must.
TFK-CAT’s current leader will continue to support the organization including being available to train the new leader. This is a volunteer position. Send cover-letter & resume to trips4kids (at) catoregon (dot) org.

 

Job Opening: Nearby Nature Summer Bicycle Daycamp Instructor

NearbyNatureNearby Nature Summer Bicycle Daycamp Instructor Position- Apply Soon!

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an outdoor setting
  • Experience in basic bike maintenance and knowledge of safe biking practices
  • Experience working as a lead instructor of children ages 6-8 & 8-13
  • Experience designing and implementing curriculum
  • Knowledge of local natural history and bike trails
  • Available July 11-15, July 25-29 & August 15-19 (other weeks also possible)
  • Current CPR/First-Aid Certification
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, flexibility, excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in returning in summer 2017

Responsibilities:

  • Attend training, June 17 & 18 from 10 am-2 pm (& one late afternoon training June 16 or 17 TBD)
  • Obtain or update CPR and First Aid certification
  • Create daily plans based on existing curriculum with the input of education coordinator
  • Lead groups of up to 12 kids on bike rides with an emphasis on exploration and safety
  • Supervise both a youth and an adult volunteer during each camp
  • Be a positive and inspiring role model for youth

Salary: $620 – $675 per week depending on experience, M-F (8:15 am – 4:15 pm)

Location: Camps based in Alton Baker Park, plus days off site for advanced bike camps

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter to Nearby Nature (explaining experience and interests relevant to tasks of this position), resume, and three references (at least one biking-related) via email to programs@nearbynature.org. No phone calls please. Application deadline extended until March 31, 2016.

Questions? See www.nearbynature.org or email programs@nearbynature.org.

Be an Ambassador, on a Bike

bike-along-river_2006 If you’ve always wanted to get paid to ride your bike, we have a job for you! The City of Eugene is hiring for Park Ambassador positions and the patrols will be “primarily on bicycle.”  It will be a full-time, temporary position only over the summer (approximately June 1st-September 8th) from 11:00am-7:00pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

“This position is designed to build positive relationships with community members and helps connect park users with the Recreation and Parks and Open Space Divisions in parks and trails along Eugene’s riverfront by providing public information and encouraging park appropriate behaviors. Does not act as a law enforcement agent but does promote the safety and security of park patrons, employees, facilities and grounds.”

Other information about the duties include:

“Provides the public with information about parks, trails and other facilities along Eugene’s riverfront corridor, from the Greenway Bridge in Maurie Jacobs Park to the I-5 Bridge in the Whilamut Natural Area, and in Washington-Jefferson Skatepark. Information includes park history, recreational activities, rentals, rules, hours and other general information.

Promotes enjoyment of the parks and voluntary compliance with City of Eugene park rules.

Reports repeat offenders and unlawful activities to Eugene Police Department.

Works with Eugene Police Department as needed and provides accurate verbal and written information.”

There’s more information on the City’s Craigslist posting. Here’s hoping the applicants take a Traffic Skills 101 course and are encouraged to not ride on the sidewalk unless absolutely necessary. Having the Eugene Police ride on the sidewalk is a criticism from many who feel it’s a bad representation of good behavior. 

Eugene One Pedal Stroke Closer to Bikeshare

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Bike Share may be coming to Eugene. Last year there was a lot of movement and discussion of bringing bike share to Eugene. A bike share feasibility study was completed, the University of Oregon moved forward with a four station, forty bike project, and at the same time the City of Eugene applied for funding from ConnectOregon for it’s portion of a bike share system. However, also in 2014 the University project has been stalled with some red tape and the City didn’t receive the ConnectOregon funds. However, it looks like 2015 might be the year that bike share makes a big move forward in Eugene. The ConnectOregon funds might just happen and with them a renewed push from the newly hired University of Oregon Bike Program Director could bring a complete system to Eugene sooner rather than later. Here’s how it might happen: Continue reading “Eugene One Pedal Stroke Closer to Bikeshare”

Job Opportunity: Bike Friday Factory Showroom Host

Someday WeBikeEugene May have a Job Opportunities page similar to BikePortland. Until then we’ll post them up front-

Via Bike Friday:

We are looking for a special someone for the summer to be host for our Bike Friday Factory Showroom. The ideal candidate would really enjoy cycling, people and helping people have a good experience buying what they need. This position is a mixture of taking care of visitors to the Bike Friday showroom and working on bikes for our service department. Good self organizational skills with a high comfort with self management a must. Also you need to be comfortable with a computer database.
Summer time is the busiest time for our showroom and we have people visiting from all over the world to see the factory, pick up their new bikes, test ride and order a new bike or just buy some accessories for the Bike Friday they already have. We also have customers coming for a visit who need adjustments made to their current Bike Fridays.

You would:
Greet every visitor and welcome them to Bike Friday.
Make sure they are taken care of by the right expert, whether customer service or sales.
Give Factory tours.
Demonstrate how a Bike Friday folds and fits into a suitcase
Sell parts and accessories
Set people up for test-rides on a Bike Friday
Find answers to a variety of questions ranging from where is a good place to eat around here, a good hotel or where is the best bike route out of town to the coast.
When the showroom is quiet you would be helping customer service by working on a bike.

The position is open immediately to the right person and would extend until at least through August. Hourly wage varies based on skill and knowledge set but starts at $11/hr. In store employee discount on bike stuff is available.

Hours:
This can be part time or full time. Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday.

If you have interest please send cover letter and resume to jobs@bikefriday.com. You can also call to follow up at 1-800-777-0258.

This position has potential for long term for the right person.

Two BPACs Looking for People to Serve

Both the City of Eugene and the City of Springfield are looking for new BPAC members. Apply and get engaged on building a better active transportation environment for our community! Eugene applications are due Nov. 22nd and Springfield on Dec. 2nd.

The City of Eugene is seeking new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee members.
The application period is open until November 22, 2013. Terms begin in January 2014.
BPAC 2014 Application HERE

Info about Eugene BPAC:

Current Eugene BPAC

Eugene’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advises the City of Eugene Transportation Planning staff and community organizations and partners on the following:

  • Implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan
  • Community and constituent interests in transportation planning decisions
  • Provides feedback to staff on projects relating to walking and bicycling

BPAC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Sloat Conference Room at the Eugene Atrium Building (99 W. 10th Ave) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.Guests and members of the public are always welcome to attend.

All BPAC meetings are open to the public. Guests will be provided with opportunities to speak at the beginning of each meeting.Use the links on the right side of this screen to access meeting notes and related information.

The staff liaison to the BPAC is Lee Shoemaker, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. He can be reached at (541) 682-5471.

Applications for Springfield Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Available

The City of Springfield is currently seeking applications from Springfield residents to serve on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee; applications will be accepted until December 2 at 5:00 PM. The City will fill up to eight (8) positions on the Committee from the applications received by the deadline.

The Committee provides citizen input on pedestrian and bicycle policies, programs, and facilities. Applicants should have an interest in promoting pedestrian and / or bicycle interests in Springfield. The Committee meets approximately six times each year and candidates will be appointed to serve a two-year term beginning in January 2014.

What: Applications being accepted for Springfield’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

Who: Springfield residents, electors, or property owners within Springfield’s Urban Growth Boundary can apply.

When: Applications will be accepted until December 2 at 5:00 PM.

Where: Applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at 225 Fifth Street in Downtown Springfield

Additional information:  Contact Molly Markarian, Senior Planner, at 541.726.4611 or email at mmarkarian@springfield-or.gov.

 

Holiday Bicycle Delivery Job Openings- UPS (Springfield)

Got a notice this morning about a great bike job opening. Maybe we should we create a “jobs” page like BikePortland?

Want to try some bicycle delivery for UPS in Springfield? Here’s the info:

IMMEDIATE SEASONAL BICYCLE DELIVERY JOB OPENINGS AT UPS!

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