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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

111 SW Columbia St., Ste 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Allen Buller

1) How and when did your employment journey begin with the City of Portland? 

After two consecutive job losses: one business closed, the second was a closure following a merger/acquisition, I utilized the Dislocated Worker’s Program at PCC Cascade to upgrade my skills.  Through this process, I targeted the skills necessary to appeal to the City as a desired employee. I applied in August of 1998, interviewed with three Bureaus and was hired beginning in January 1999 as a clerical specialist in the Bureau of Licenses.

2) What is your current role? 

 I am a Tax Support Supervisor in the Business Tax Division in the Bureau of Revenue & Financial Services.

3) Name one thing that you enjoy most or look forward to about your job? 

 I enjoy the people I interact with both within our work group—and with other colleagues throughout the City.  I enjoy solving problems

4) What is one advice or tip would you give to those seeking employment with the City?

 From the perspective of a hiring manager: know something about the job and answer the questions (both written and oral) with specificity.