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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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Martha Ash


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

 I began working with the City of Portland in the Water Bureau November 17th, 2016.  I saw a recruitment ad for the position of Accountant II through OGFOA website and applied for the position of Accountant II.  My resume was routed to the Water Bureau based on my experience with capital asset accounting and I was called in to interview for an Accountant III position

2) What is your current role?

I started as an Accountant III with the Water Bureau and was promoted on November 1st, 2018 to Financial Analyst II

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

I enjoy the continued learning in my bureau, working with some of the most intelligent and dedicated people, and knowing that what I do every day makes a difference for the City of Portland.

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

Be able to operate in ambiguity, be flexible, be curious and don’t be afraid to ask questions about existing processes.