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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

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Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 987, Portland, OR 97204

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Recruitment Toolkit

The services provided by the Workforce Recruitment & Training team in the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) are designed to be efficient and timely and assist you in finding the most qualified candidates for your bureau. This toolkit offers you support in the recruitment and selection process as you make the important decision of hiring a new employee to join your team.

View Recruitment and Selection Process Overview here 

Hiring Manager Toolkit

Toolkit for hiring managers at the COP. Updated June 2021

Pre-Recruitment Process (Preparing the Recruitment)

The pre-recruitment process sets up the entire recruitment for success.  We ensure the vacancy has been identified and approved to fill, create an enticing and transparent job announcement, and develop an equitable outreach plan and recruitment plan.

Recruitment Process

Once you’ve completed the pre-recruitment steps your recruitment is ready to accept applications. Your partnership is essential in sharing details of the opportunity with prospective applicants and to ensure a positive candidate experience.


Once the recruitment has closed, you'll have access to the candidates’ application materials. Here is where you’ll do your evaluation and determine who you would like interview.


Click for details on the new Onboarding process. Onboarding process by ensuring that employees complete all their necessary paperwork before the first day of employment.

Recruitment and Selection Process

Overview of the Recruitment and Selection process.