Apply for a job at the City of Portland
New job openings are posted every Monday morning. You can view all postings online, search for a job that interests you, and apply online.
View job openings
Use the button below to view all current job openings.
After selecting a specific job opening, see the To Qualify section to see what qualifications are required for the selected job. Review the Application Instructions section to see what documents must be included with your application. Then if you're ready to proceed, click the Apply button in the upper right to start your online application.
Please note that some job postings will close after a certain number of applications have been received, so it is important to apply as soon as you can.
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How to Apply
To apply for a job:
Click on the Apply tab from job details:
You can accelerate completing basic profile information by importing a résumé.
Next you complete a series of steps (entries or screens). The specific steps that you must complete are determined by the employer, and may vary from this example.
Your progress and current step in the process is shown on the left.
As you work on your application, refer to the progress bar to see the number of items for each entry, and errors.
For each step, the buttons on the bottom allow you to save or discard your work on this entry.
Although your typing is periodically automatically saved, it is good practice to click on the Save button.
The Cancel button discards any changes you have made since the last save.
For some entries, the Remove link is present. It deletes the current entry (such as a previous job), after a confirmation. Once deleted, the data cannot be recovered.
The last time that the entry was saved is also displayed at the top.
Provide general contact information.
If required, provide previous work experience information.
If required, provide educational information.
If required, provide additional information, including certificates and licenses, skills, and languages.
If required, provide references.
If required, answer any additional supplemental questions. These are general and agency supplemental questions. Depending on the hiring agency, this section may be blank.
Upload any attachments, such as a résumé, driver’s license, or certificates. The supported file formats are determined by the employer.
If a particular attachment type is required by the employer, there is an area provided so that you can upload that attachment.
If there are no required attachments, then you can use Add supplemental attachment to add additional files. First, use Choose attachment type to select the type, and then use the Upload button.
If you have previously uploaded attachments, you can use the Recent Uploads button to access these files.
Review each section. If there is an error, it is shown in the progress bar and also in the section.
Use the edit button to open an item and correct any errors
Once your application is complete, click on Proceed to Certify and Submit.
On the Certify & Submit page, click on Accept and Submit
Create an Account
Point your web browser to www.governmentjobs.com.
Click in the top right of the menu bar.
If you already created a user account, login using your previously created username and password. Otherwise, Click Create one to create an account, and then enter your new account information.
If you created an account before, you cannot use the same email address again to create a new account. The email value must be unique.
If you created an account before and can’t remember your username, click on Forgot username. This sends you email with your username.
Your password must be at least 8 characters in length and contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
Click Create. Keep a record of your username and password.
When you are signed in, your username appears on the right in the top menu bar. The pulldown menu under your username lets you quickly access common options: