These positions may convert to Regular status if budget funding is approved.
- Designs and implements proactive employee full cycle recruitment strategies, including partnering with bureaus to forecast recruitment needs;
- Participates and develops outreach recruitment initiatives, including passive recruitment channels to obtain qualified candidates and build talent pipelines;
- Develops energetic and creative job announcements, advertisements and other recruitment materials;
- Engaging candidates to resolve questions, complaints and appeals;
- Researches and recommends changes to recruitment processes to streamline recruitment processes across the City;
- Monitors effectiveness of various recruitment approaches;
- Supports efforts to create and leverage the City’s brand as an employer of choice;
- Completes candidate screening and phone interviews;
- Builds and directs bureau interviewing process, as needed;
- Interprets policies, procedures, regulations and labor contract provisions for managers, staff and the public;
- Provides career counseling to City employees; informs employees of career development and promotional and educational opportunities;
- Assists in the development of strategies for meeting bureau challenges; assesses and recommends plans to meet bureau short and long-term strategic needs;
- Conducts a variety of special projects, as directed.
- Attends job fairs, networking events, and other events to actively recruit potential Police Bureau applicants.
- Communicates with applicants regarding job requirements and employment process.
- Schedules and conducts applicant interviews and off-site testing with designated personnel.
- Collaborates with managers to develop equitable job announcements and intentional outreach plans.
- Evaluates applicants based on City, Bureau and State of Oregon Standards.
- Recommends quality candidates for hiring process to the Chief of Police and/or their designees.
- Makes recommendations for improvements to the background screening process and/or investigative techniques and resources necessary for proper background screening.
- Participates in or conducts special projects, studies and/or research pertaining to background investigations and hiring practices.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience recruiting law enforcement officers and other law enforcement specific positions.
The Bureau of Human Resources’ (BHR) Workforce Recruitment and Training team provides a full spectrum of services for the City of Portland to attract, develop and sustain a diverse and talented workforce. The WRT program administers NEOGOV and recruitments to fill permanent and limited duration vacancies in the City’s workforce, develops and administers recruitments in accordance with federal, state, and city administrative rule guidelines, conducts and attends career fairs, create and administer “How to Apply” classes, manages equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives while partnering with community organizations and professional groups. The WRT unit is dedicated to delivering innovative, strategic, and consultative services for the City of Portland. This approach requires data driven and outcomes-based decision-making-strategies.
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Applicants must also possess:
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate. If unvaccinated, exception process must be completed by date of hire. Exception guidelines/process can be accessed here: Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine
- Applications Reviewed: Week of 12/06/21
- Eligible List: Week of 12/13/21
- Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 12/20/21
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.