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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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Sheila Sylvester

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

In 2014, I was a contract worker at a federal government agency and was seeking full-time employment opportunities.  I found the job announcement in my neighborhood paper and thought the position looked interesting. So, while working on homework late one night, I ended up applying for the job and posted my application at 4am (yes, I am a night owl). The rest is history!

2) What is your current role?

My current title: Training Analyst I. I work in the BHR Training Group (WRT) and I am responsible for Citywide Training, PTE-17 & DCTU Professional Development Funds, and multiple programs.

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

Everything!!!  I love my job because I enjoy the work that I do and I am fortunate to work in an amazing office with an amazing group of people.   

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

Apply, Apply, Apply!   Don’t underestimate yourself and miss out on a great opportunity to work at the City of Portland.  Be sure to share your skills and expertise when you apply. Last but not least, be sure to attend the How to Apply Classes that are offered by the City.