1) How and when did your employment journey begin with the City of Portland?
I started with the City in 2002 as an Office Support Specialist II in Human Resources. I was responsible for position control and personnel action processing. I later worked in Classification and Compensation, and was eventually promoted in 2006 to Business Systems Analyst in EBS, implementing Organizational Management in SAP.
2) What is your current role?
I’m currently a Sr. Business Systems Analyst in the Revenue Division of BRFS, serving primarily as FTI (Federal Tax Information) Software Systems and Data Lead.
3) Name one thing that you enjoy most or look forward to about your job?
I look forward to seeing the people I work with. I left the City in 2008, and returned in 2011 because I missed the people! The City has a lot of resourceful, intelligent and hard-working people. I’ve made many good friends in my time here, and value these relationships immensely.
4) What is one piece advice or tip would you give to those seeking employment with the City?
Take advantage of the resources available to complete your application: conduct research on the City’s website, attend information sessions, contact and ask Human Resources questions, contact people within your bureau of interest to get an informational interviews. Be resourceful!