Hiring Policies and Processes
Statement of Nondiscrimination / Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
To learn more about the city's commitment to providing fair and equal treatment of applicants and employees, please read the Beaverton Selection Statement.
Veterans’ Preference in Employment
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. The documentation must indicate honorable discharge from service. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.
The City of Beaverton will take the following steps in its hiring processes to comply with Oregon’s Veterans’ Preference law:
- The initial screening process will determine whether the candidate meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position.
- If a veteran meets minimum qualifications (and any special qualifications, if applicable) and has submitted the proper veterans’ preference documentation, then the veteran will receive an interview.
- At every stage in the selection process, when the order of candidates is established, the city will add five preference points to a veteran’s score and ten preference points to a disabled veteran’s score.
- If a ranking system instead of a point system is used, the city will move a veteran up one placement in the ranking, and a disabled veteran up two placements in the ranking.
- Appropriate documentation of these required actions will be placed in the recruitment file.
Please note: Oregon’s Veterans’ Preference law does not require that veterans be hired, only that they receive preference and -- should they be equal to or better than the top candidate -- they then be appointed to the vacant position. Upon written request, the city is required to provide the reasons for a decision not to appoint the veteran.
For more information regarding Oregon’s Veterans’ Preference law, please refer to ORS §§ 408.225-408.237.
The law does not require that veterans be hired, only that they receive preference and should they be equal to or better than the top candidate they then be appointed to the vacant position. Upon written request the employer is required to provide the reasons for a decision not to appoint the veteran.
Read the City of Beaverton’s Diversity Plan (PDF) for additional information.
The City of Beaverton is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, The City of Beaverton will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, the application materials made in alternative formats, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries by calling 503-526-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note 711 is a free telephone relay service for people with hearing disabilities. A 711 operator will act as an intermediary between the caller and HR staff.
In accordance with the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986, employment of any individual will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.