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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Career Opportunities

The bureau continues to hire at an unprecedented pace in order to meet increases in workload and service level needs. Since May 1, 2015, eighteen new employees have started working at BDS! In July recruitments are underway for Structural Engineer and Site Development Inspector I. Additional career opportunities will arise as employees are promoted, transfer to new positions, or retire. 

City recruitments are posted Monday mornings on the City’s Online Career Center. Each BDS job announcement always lists two Optional Information Sessions designed to help applicants learn more about the job and about the City’s application process. Persons interested in applying for a position with BDS are strongly encouraged to attend one of the optional sessions listed in the recruitment. 

To learn more about BDS jobs, qualifications, or other BDS career information, please contact Adrienne Edwards in the bureau’s Administrative Services Division. Adrienne can provide an overview of BDS careers, upcoming recruitments, and connect you with appropriate staff who can provide information about specific BDS jobs. All interested persons are encouraged to contact the Bureau of Development Services for more information. Adrienne Edwards can be reached at: Adrienne.Edwards@PortlandOregon.gov or (503) 823-4163.