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Human Resources

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Current job openings

Internal job openings

  • The City is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for current job opportunities.
  • The City is a Family Medical Leave Act and an Oregon Family Leave Act qualifying employer.
  • The City provides qualifying veterans with veterans’ preference in accordance with state law. 
  • It is our policy that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, familial status, or any other protected status.

More about City careers

The City participates with E-verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  For more information, visit E-Verify

Guidelines for Applicants
  • Applications are accepted only for open positions.
  • For some positions, the City accepts job interest cards. From the class specifications page, select the position you're interested in and subscribe to receive notifications when a position opens. 
  • To be considered for a job you must submit an online application by the closing date. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.
  • Qualified veterans may claim employment preference points by submitting the required documentation noted in each job posting. See ORS408.230 for more information.
Tips for Applicants
  • Read the job posting thoroughly.
  • Compare your skills, experience, licenses and certifications with the expected qualifications of the position.
  • Inventory the required documents to be included with your application.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to the position you’re applying for.
  • Complete all required fields in the application.
  • Perform a spell check.
  • If you have skills, education or certifications applicable to the position, list them (foreign language, computer programs, etc.).
  • Give special attention to supplemental questions, providing as much insight into your skills and experience as possible.
  • Review all required attachments prior to submitting your application.
  • Check your email (including spam filters) and voicemail. These are the primary means of communication used by Human Resources. The time it takes to receive feedback varies.
Veterans Preference

Veterans may be eligible for preference during each step of the recruiting process.


In accordance with Oregon law, veterans may be eligible:

  • Who pass an initial application screening.
  • Who meet minimum qualifications.
  • Who meets any special qualifications for the position.

An eligible candidate may receive either five points as a qualified veteran (non-disabled) or 10 points as a qualified veteran with disability (not both).

If a competitive step of the City’s selection process is not scored, the City will apply preference based on another method for all qualifying veteran candidates, in accordance with state law.

Required documentation

To demonstrate that you qualify as a veteran candidate and request preference, please submit:

  1. A copy of your DD214/DD215, or other acceptable form documenting veteran status (indicating character of service as honorable). (5 points)
  2. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form, or other acceptable form documenting veteran status and your letter stating veterans connected disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (10 points)

Choose a delivery method

  1. Attach the required documentation to your online application.
  2. Send the required documentation via email to the email listed on the job announcement.
  3. Mail the required documentation to the address listed.

The City must receive your documentation by the recruitment closing date.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact or leave a message on the job hotline at 503-618-2729.

More information

  • If you require a modification of the application process to accommodate a disability, please request it in writing when you submit your application, or contact Human Resources at 503-618-2729.
  • For problems with the online application system, such as a forgotten password, call NeoGov at 855-524-5627.

Why work here

  • Graphic reading " Come build a future with us" with the faces of four Gresham employees.
  • A smiling firefighter standing in front of a fire engine.
  • A Gresham employee standing beside a man with his car and dog. They are smiling.
  • Participants in Gresham's Play Ball event
  • An inspector standing in doorway with a clipboard
  • A female scientist in a field of grass with a couple of bugs in her hand.
  • Engineer at work at the City of Gresham
  • Gresham Police officers on the job

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  • Our employees bring different backgrounds, experiences, values and perspectives to provide excellent public service to citizens.

  • Every employee at the City of Gresham has an opportunity to contribute to this organization's success. And, every employee is charged with delivering the very best services to our citizens. Photo: Chandra, Firefighter

  • In Gresham, we just get things done. We pride ourselves on inventive ideas, practical solutions, collaborative relationships and nimble approaches. Good work is championed, and employees are recognized with City Great awards. Photo: Willie, Homeless Services Specialist

  • Our employees are smart, passionate and capable. From aiding citizens who are hurt and reuniting lost children with their families, to helping a dreamer start a business...staff care deeply about helping Gresham thrive. Photo: Emon, Youth Services

  • Our careers offer living-wage salaries with a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision, insurance; flexible spending accounts; a health reimbursement plan; sick leave for longer-term illnesses; union representation depending on position, long term disability insurance and more. The City participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Darryl, Senior Code Compliance Inspector

  • We encourage a healthy work-life balance and provide 10 official paid holidays, personal floating holidays, and paid time off starting at three weeks per year. Photo: Katie, Senior Environmental Specialist

  • With more than 600 employees, we enjoy the benefits of a large organization serving Oregon's fourth largest city, yet we're small enough that employees feel part of a unified team. Photo: Jason, Civil Engineer

  • Gresham's location is ideal for families and businesses wanting to start something new and grow. We're located just minutes from Oregon's iconic Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Photo: Jarom, Police Officer.

  • City jobs range from public works, mechanics, accountants, computer techs, project managers, police and fire to engineers, inspectors, support staff and more. Photo: Tina, Parks Planner 2

    Ready to take the next step? Job interest form.