Human Resources

The City of Portland employs more than 1,400 people who are committed to providing quality government services to their fellow citizens. These diverse jobs are some of the most satisfying work anyone could choose to do.

The City of Portland’s Human Resources Department is located in Room 115 of Portland City Hall. We are proud of our employees who represent a cross section of the people in our community and believe that our employees are the City of Portland’s greatest assets. We are an equal opportunity employer.


The Human Resources department is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, support and guidance of our skilled workforce. We promote a safe and healthy work environment that is diverse and supports employees’ best efforts.

The department provides services to employees and the public that include:
  • Claims management
  • Collective bargaining
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Consultation
  • Education
  • Employee assistance program services
  • Risk assessment
  • Technical support
  • Training
We offer these services in an empathetic, flexible, confidential, responsive, and professional manner.

About the Department

The Human Resources Department is a diverse team committed to quality public service. We promote personal satisfaction and professional growth to retain a productive workforce. We provide support and guidance to our co-workers and the public in a respectful and confidential manner.
  • Technical support
  • Training
  • Technical support
  • Training