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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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Sophia AbuDakar

1) How and when did your employment journey begin with the City of Portland?
 I was living in Seattle, Washington and decided that I wanted to move back to Portland because I missed the area and the people. I started applying for jobs at the beginning of summer 2015 and  got my first interview with the City in August of that same year. I was hired on as an Office Support Specialist II with the Bureau of Environmental Services at the end of that month, and have been  with the City and the same Bureau ever since!

2) What is your current role?
I am a Senior Administrative Specialist (Administrative Specialist II) with the Bureau of Environmental Services.

3) Name one thing that you enjoy most or look forward to about your job?
 I love my job because I feel challenged every day. No two days are the same, and I love the diversity of my work. My current position allows me to get involved in different activities and interact  with all workgroups in my Bureau. Best of all, I feel like the work that I do is making a positive contribution to my Bureau.

4) What is one advice or tip you would give to those seeking employment with the City?
Put yourself out there. If there is a job that you are interested in with the City, but you feel that you might not be the best candidate for the position, apply anyway. The City is a great place to work  and I would encourage those looking for employment here to apply for anything and everything that interests them