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Human Resources

  • Come build the future with us. Put your talents and passion to work making a difference in the lives of this diverse and growing community.

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    Meet our employees

  • Employment Center

    Current job openings

    Internal job openings

    • The City is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for current job opportunities.
    • The City is a Family Medical Leave Act and an Oregon Family Leave Act qualifying employer.
    • The City provides qualifying veterans with veterans’ preference in accordance with state law. 
    • It is our policy that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, familial status, or any other protected status.
    Guidelines for Applicants
    • Applications are accepted only for open positions.
    • For some positions, the City accepts job interest cards. From the class specifications page, select the position you're interested in and subscribe to receive notification when a position opens. 
    • To be considered for a job you must submit an online application by the closing date. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.
    • Candidates for law enforcement jobs may gather information for a Statement of Personal History, but only candidates invited to complete the form may submit it to Human Resources. Candidates will also be required to complete a release form.
    • Qualified veterans may claim employment preference points by submitting the required documentation noted in each job posting. See ORS408.230 for more information.
    Tips for Applicants
    Pre-application
    • Read the job posting thoroughly.
    • Compare your skills, experience, licenses and certifications with the expected qualifications of the position.
    • Inventory the required documents to be included with your application.
    • Tailor your resume and cover letter to the position you’re applying for.
    Application
    • Complete all required fields in the application.
    • Perform a spell check.
    • If you have skills, education or certifications applicable to the position, list them (foreign language, computer programs, etc.).
    • Give special attention to supplemental questions, providing as much insight into your skills and experience as possible.
    • Review all required attachments prior to submitting your application.
    Post-application
    • Check your email (including spam filters) and voicemail. These are the primary means of communication used by Human Resources. The time it takes to receive feedback varies.
    Veterans Preference

    Veterans may be eligible for preference during each step of the recruiting process.

    Eligibility

    In accordance with Oregon law, veterans may be eligible:

    • Who pass an initial application screening.
    • Who meet  minimum qualifications.
    • Who meet any special qualifications for the position.

    An eligible candidate may receive either five points as a qualified veteran (non-disabled) or 10 points as a qualified veteran with disability (not both).

    If a competitive step of the City’s selection process is not scored, the City will apply preference based on another method for all qualifying veteran candidates, in accordance with state law.

    Required documentation

    To demonstrate that you qualify as a veteran candidate and request preference, please submit:

    1. A copy of your DD214/DD215, or other acceptable form documenting veteran status (indicating character of service as honorable). (5 points)
    2. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form, or other acceptable form documenting veteran status and your letter stating veterans connected disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (10 points)

    Choose a delivery method

    1. Attach the required documentation to your online application.
    2. Send the required documentation via email to the email listed on the job announcement.
    3. Mail the required documentation to the address listed.

    The City must receive your documentation by the recruitment closing date.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions, please contact HR@GreshamOregon.gov or leave a message on the job hotline at 503-618-2729.

  • More information

    • If you require a modification of the application process to accommodate a disability, please make a request in writing when you submit your application, or contact Human Resources at 503-618-2729.
    • For problems with the online application system, such as a forgotten password, call NeoGov at 855-524-5627.
  • Why work here

    • City employees
    • Gresham firefighter Chandra Holestine on duty.
    • Aaron Sando is a homeless services specialist in Gresham.
    • Darryl Godsby is a senior rental housing inspector at the City of Gresham.
    • Katie Holzer is an environmental specialist at the City of Gresham.
    • Police officer explains his job to youth in Gresham.
    • Civil engineer Jason Branstetter on location during construction in Gresham.
    • Emily Bower, a senior project coordinator, talks with residents of the Rockwood neighborhood.
    • Fleet mechanic Chuck Berry works on a police cruiser at the City of Gresham.
    • Gresham Police keep the crowds safe during the annual Teddy Bear Parade.
    • Tina Osterink visits the Arboretum at Gradin Sports Park, part of her job as a natural resources planner in Gresham.

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    • We want to mirror the community we serve and embrace a diversity of ideas, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

    • Every employee at the City of Gresham has an opportunity to contribute to this organization's success. And, every employee is charged with delivering the very best services to our citizens. Photo: Chandra, Firefighter

    • In Gresham, we just get things done. We pride ourselves on inventive ideas, practical solutions, collaborative relationships and nimble approaches. Good work is championed and employees are recognized for Achieving and Celebrating Excellence awards. Photo: Aaron, Homeless Services Specialist

    • Our careers offer living-wage salaries with a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision, insurance; flexible spending accounts; a health reimbursement plan; sick leave for longer-term illnesses; union representation depending on position, long term disability insurance and more. The City participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Photo: Darryl, Senior Rental Housing Inspector

    • We encourage a healthy work-life balance and provide nine official paid holidays, personal floating holidays, and paid time off starting at three weeks per year. Photo: Katie, Environmental Specialist

    • Our employees are smart, passionate and capable. From aiding citizens who are hurt and reuniting lost children with their families, to helping a dreamer start a business...staff care deeply about helping Gresham thrive. Photo: Michael, Police Officer.

    • With more than 500 employees, we enjoy the benefits of a large organization serving Oregon's fourth largest city, yet we're small enough that employees feel part of a unified team. Photo: Jason, Civil Engineer

    • Our employees support selected charities and have a lot of fun. You can look forward to Cupcake Wars, our annual Charitable Giving Employee Silent Auction and the Civil War Food Drive. Photo: Emily, Senior Project Coordinator, Urban Renewal

    • Gresham has more than 108,000 residents. It's a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Photo: Chuck, Mechanic in Fleet Maintenance

    • Gresham's location is ideal for families and businesses wanting to start something new and grow. We're located just minutes from Oregon's iconic Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The biking's great out here! Photo: Jarom, Police Officer.

    • City jobs range from public works, mechanics, accountants, computer techs, project managers, police and fire to engineers, inspectors, support staff and more. Photo: Tina, Natural Resources Planner

      Ready to take the next step? Job interest form.