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.
Create an Account
The first step in your search for a career at the City of Portland is creating an account. This will allow you to apply for jobs and submit your application materials online. The City no longer accepts paper applications so this is a necessary step in applying for a position at the City. Click on the following tutorial to learn how to create an applicant account: Step 1 Create an Account
Find Job Opportunities
Use the button below to view all current job openings.
The City of Portland posts new jobs weekly. This video will show you how to use the "search and filter" features to find open job announcements that best fit your skills and work background: Step 2 Find Job Opportunities
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.
Once you have an online account, you can review job announcements and identify the jobs you want to apply for. Read the job announcement carefully as it will tell you everything you need to know. Pay attention to the closing date and time. 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. Click on the following tutorial on how to review job announcements: Step 3 Review Job Announcements
Submit Job Application
You can submit an application and review your previous job applications. In this step, you will learn how to submit an application, answer supplemental questions, and submit required documents for your job application. Click on the following tutorial to submit and review applications: Step 4 Submit Job Application
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