Services and Responsibilities
The Human Resources Department partners with managers and employees to plan, develop, evaluate, and provide strategies that support a fair and equitable human resources system that values employees and maximizes individual and organization performance.
Statement on Nondiscrimination in Employment
The City of Beaverton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities. Should you feel that you need assistance in completing and submitting your application or special accommodations during any phase of the selection process due to a qualifying disability, please contact Human Resources in advance at 503-526-2200.
Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.
To learn more about the city’s commitment to providing fair and equal treatment of applicants and employees, please read the Beaverton Selection Statement.
- How do I apply for a position with the City of Beaverton?
- Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton
- Any individual who needs accommodation or assistance in making application for employment or at any time during the application process should inform the Human Resources Department at (503) 526-2200.
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- What happens to my application after I submit it?
Applications are reviewed once job posting has been closed. The candidates usually hear back from Human Resources two weeks after the closing date. All candidates get notified of their status. The selection process includes the submission of a completed application and interviews. Because the Human Resources Department evaluates a large volume of applications, the process may at times seem long. The objective is to determine which applicants are best suited to perform the job. When the Human Resources Department receives applications for a vacancy, we select those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit the needs of the job and the city. These candidates’ applications are forwarded to the hiring manager for interview selection. Initial interviews are generally in a panel format. If you need accommodations for the interview process, please notify us at the time the interview is scheduled. Applications will remain on file for six months. If you have applied for a position that is currently open, we will notify you regarding the status of your application.
- Does the City of Beaverton have temporary positions?
The City of Beaverton frequently hires employees on a temporary or on-call basis for periods of 1,040 hours or less. Employees hired on a temporary or on-call basis are not eligible to receive fringe benefits or accrue vacation and sick leave. Temporary or on-call employees can apply for available city job openings. They are also eligible to apply for openings that are posted on an internal-only basis.
- What is the compensation program at the City of Beaverton?
All salaries as stated on job announcements are based on current information and are subject to change. Starting salaries are typically at the first step of the salary grade. Employees are eligible for movement to the next step at six-month intervals until they reach step 3. After that, the eligibility for salary increases are on an annual basis. For more information on a particular classification, see the Classification Listing page.
- Are the employees at the City of Beaverton represented by unions?
There are two employee-represented groups at the City of Beaverton. The Service International Employees Union (SEIU) represents most employees that are not in managerial, supervisory, or program management classifications. The Beaverton Police Association represents most classifications in the Police Department below the Lieutenant level. Employees hired into represented classifications must become and remain a member of the designated union for the classification, paying the dues as specified by the union or pay a fair share of the union’s costs of negotiation and administration of the contract as specified in the pertinent labor agreement. The Classification Listing indicates which positions are represented by the SEIU or the Beaverton Police Association.
- What employee benefits are offered by the city?
The City of Beaverton provides a generous employee benefits program to regular full-time and part-time (20 hours or more) employees, including medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care insurance for employees and covered dependents. The city also provides paid life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance. Employees have the option to purchase supplemental life and AD&D insurance. The City of Beaverton participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and pays both the employer and employee contributions. Employees have the opportunity to participate in a separate deferred compensation program. Employees may participate in a medical and/or dependent-care flexible spending account. The city also provides a paid time-off program, as well as 10 paid holidays as part of the benefits offered. For additional information, please visit our Employee Benefits page.