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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Career Opportunities

Have you considered a career with the Bureau of Development Services? BDS is currently recruiting for the following positions with more opening in July.  Follow the links for more information on the positions and how to apply.

More Information About the Positions: BDS Careers

Descriptions of these positions can be found on these web pages:

Brief descriptions: BDS Careers web page, located here:

Detailed descriptions: City Classification Specifications page, located here:

To Apply:

Applications can only be accepted during the recruitment dates.

Apply online at:  

Recruitments Opened June 30 CLOSING DATE: no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 14, 2014

  • Building Inspector I
  • Plumbing Inspector 

Opening July 7, 2014 CLOSING DATE: no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 21, 2014

  • Development Services Technician I
  • Housing Inspector
  • Senior Housing Inspector 

Opening later in July:

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Code Specialist III

Helpful Information Sessions:

Each recruitment will host two optional information sessions that provide more information about the position and the online application process and also offer an opportunity to ask the hiring manager questions.  Details about the optional information sessions are included in each job announcement.  All interested people are welcome to attend, either in person or remotely. 


Please contact Rebecca Haskell, Adrienne Edwards, or Deborah Sievert Morris in the BDS Administration Division.