Application Process

Getting Started:

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with the Port of Portland.

If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a username and password. Remember to keep a record of your username and password once you have set up your account. You will need your username and password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application.

Note: If you receive an error message from the system telling you your email address is already in use, it could be that you previously established a user account to apply for a position with another government agency, e.g. City of Portland, State of Oregon, Metro, etc.

For lost or forgotten NEOGOV passwords, call NEOGOV customer service at 1.877.204.4442.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees in the Human Resource Department and authorized staff designated to review specific job openings will have access.

How to Apply:

After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. Once you have built your application, you can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link.

To be notified of future vacancies, you may complete a job interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories. When a position with that category is posted, you will receive notification at the e-mail address you provide.

Tips for Completing Your Application:

Please review the job announcement carefully. Be sure to include responses to supplemental questions or information, as requested. All application materials are due by 5 pm on the closing date.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess.
Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes are not a substitute for incomplete or partially completed applications.

You will be automatically logged-out of the system after 30 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Be sure to click the 'Save Work in Progress' button frequently while working on your application and before you leave the computer for an extended period of time.

What to Expect After Submitting Your Application:

Once you have submitted your application, the system will send you an email confirmation that your application has been received.

You should expect to be notified of your application status within three weeks of the position close date.

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