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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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Teresa Dahrens

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

I came to the City from the federal government (Bureau of Land Management) in 1986.

2) What is your current role?

I started with the City as a word processor for Finance and then promoted up through the ranks of HR until my present position of a Sr. Recruiter.

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

I enjoy the daily interaction with the hiring managers and the candidates I have the opportunity to meet with. I’ve learned a lot about other positions in the City and how they all play an important role in the City to make the City what it is today.

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

It’s a great place to work with good benefits.  And, there are always opportunities for career advancement within the City.