1) How and when did your employment journey begin with the City of Portland?
I started working for the city in March 2018. I wanted a job with the city for years and years, but I was busy with a home business so only applied for jobs every once in a long while. Then in 2017, I applied for a job online and waited several months before being called for an interview. It had been so long since I applied, I didn’t know what the job title was or the responsibilities of the position. Not willing to turn an interview down, I went not knowing anything specific about the job, not even the title. After introductions, I asked questions about the position like “What is a typical day for someone in this position?” From there, I answered the interview questions focusing on my strengths and correlated those to what the interviewers said was important. And I got it! I feel very lucky to work here.
2) What is your current role?
Assistant Claims Analyst for Risk Management in the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
3) Name one thing that you enjoy most or look forward to about your job?
People are great and very dedicated. I also have so many different tasks and responsibilities that I am gaining a well-rounded scope on the department and city government as a whole.
4) What is one advice or tip would you give to those seeking employment with the City?
Keep applying. It took me a long time to get a job with the city. Be patient and relentless.