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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Emergency & Text: 9-1-1

emergency: 503-760-6911

Non-emergency: 503-823-3333

Wages & Benefits

Wages (Trainee, Certified, Coaching, Lead Worker, Longevity)

CLASSIFICATION - TRAINEE ENTRY 9 MO 18 MO
ECD Trainee                                   $23.62 $24.82 $27.36
CLASSIFICATION - TRAINEE  STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6
EC Lateral Police Dispatcher Trainee $26.05  $27.37 $28.72 $30.17 $31.66 $33.89
CLASSIFICATION - CERTIFIED  STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6
EC Call taker                                       $23.62 $24.82 $26.05 $27.36 $28.72 $30.74
EC Dispatcher Senior $30.26 $31.78 $33.38 $35.04 $36.79 $39.38

 

STATUS PERCENT ADDITIONAL PAY
Backup Coach       9.5%      Full Shift - Only on days when coaching
Full-Time Coach 11.0% Full Shift - All hours worked
Lead Worker / Sit Along 8.0% Full Shift - Only on days when upgraded or hosting a sit along
Longevity Pay 2.0% Full Shift - All hours after 9 years of service

The City of Portland Health & Financial Benefits Office is committed to creating affordable and sustainable health and financial programs offering each City of Portland employee an opportunity to take control of their present and future through health advocacy and financial savings.  For more information, click here or visit their website at:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/article/675193 

Health Care Coverage

Full-time employees are eligible for health coverage, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage the first day of the next month following their hire date.  Ninety-five percent of the costs of medical, dental, and vision coverage are paid by the City.  For full-time employees, the City of Portland will pay:

95% of the cost of the CityCore medical/VSP Vision or Kaiser Permanente NW/Kaiser Vision and Delta Dental Plan of Oregon coverage or Kaiser Dental NW and you will contribute 5% of the cost of this coverage. This is called your "premium share." The City will pay 100% of the cost of the CityHD medical/VSP Vision and 95% of either choice of Delta Dental Plan of Oregon or Kaiser Dental NW and you will pay 5% of the cost of the dental coverage

As part of the City’s Preventive Care Initiative, the 5% premium share will remain for those full-time eligible employees who have received a preventive health exam (or equivalent treatment e.g. prenatal, chronic disease and in-patient hospital as defined by Moda Health or Kaiser and within this document). Participating employees who do not meet the Preventive Standard will contribute 10% of the costs of their bundled medical, vision and dental premium. Employees who do not meet the Preventive Standard may elect the CityHD plan and the City will pay 100% of the cost of the CityHD medical/VSP vision monthly premium and 95% of either choice of Delta Dental Plan of Oregon or Kaiser Dental NW and you will pay 5% of the cost of the dental coverage.

Basic Life Insurance and Basic Long-Term Disability insurance premiums are paid in full by the City of Portland.  If you elect to purchase supplemental life insurance for yourself and eligible dependents, you pay the full cost of those elections.

Basic Life: $50,000 (City pays entire cost)

  • Supplemental Life: Up to $500,000 can be purchased by member
  • Supplemental Life (Spouse or Domestic Partner): Up to $300,000 can be purchased by member
  • Supplemental Life (Children): Up to $25,000 can be purchased by member

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance is provided by the City.

Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) and Dependent Care Assistance Plan (D|CAP) allows you to pay for certain health care or day care expenses with money that isn't taxed (it's like getting a 20% - 30% discount).  If you elect to enroll in any buy-up plan or flexible spending account, you pay the full cost of those elections.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP)

457(b) Plans are available through Advantis Credit Union or Voya Financial. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP is available for City employees who are seeking support and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.