City of Portland, Oregon

About City of Portland, Oregon

The City's Bureau of Human Resources is responsible for
• providing outreach and recruitment services
• working with local schools to identify needed skill sets for future City employees
• assisting bureaus to identify and assess the skills of the City's workforce
• training and developing City employees
• providing cost effective employee benefit programs that promote wellness
• negotiating labor contracts impacting employees represented in nine different bargaining units
• developing and maintaining comprehensive human resources policy and systems structures
• managing the City's classification and compensation system to ensure consistent pay practices

In short, we are charged with supporting the City's most important "infrastructure" - its employees.


Life Guard

January 2016 Portland, OR
“I liked not having to talk to people constantly and not have customer service be the focus of the job. Along with that, I enjoyed learning life saving skills that can come in handy in the future. ”

Surveying Intern

June 2018 Portland, OR
“The internship is a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of the city. I appreciate their flexibility with my school schedule. In the internship, I enjoy shadowing other jobs in the office.”
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