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Do meaningful work. Have your voice heard. Enjoy what you do.

"Innovative, forward-thinking and modern aren't usually words that spring to mind when you think of government. At the Port, we’re committed to a diverse workforce that steps up to lead on regional issues and challenges assumptions every day."

Curtis Robinhold, Executive Director
Careers - Guardian
We're Not What You'd Expect
We offer jobs you never thought were possible. Here’s a sampling of the unexpected jobs you’ll find here.
Careers - Relationship Guru

Relationship Guru

When someone tags your windshield, it’s often with a parking ticket. But for April Murchinson, adding more than 1,000 radio frequency ID tags to windshields ensures airport transportation is there when you need it. From trip tracking and analysis to working with a diverse network of people representing for-hire vehicles and ride-sharing services, April constantly creates connections to better serve customers.

Fixologist

Thanks to Glen Moe and his ability to bring a vision to life, vehicles can easily return to pristine shape. Innovation often requires construction, and Glen has helped bring new technology to the PDX Quick Turnaround Facility – which centralizes rental operations and uses recycled water for cleaning – passenger exit lanes and airplane loading bridges.

Careers - Fixologist
Careers - Guardian

Guardian

For Port of Portland Police, protecting our community goes far beyond the walls of the airport. It’s true – officers like Rema Gossman don’t just respond from roadway to runway, they often team up with regional law enforcement agencies to solve complex cases. Of course, policing at an airport also means helping local and international travelers get where they’re going with safety in mind.

Digital Alchemist

Government isn't typically known for being nimble. But for technology experts like Ray Terrill, the Port's emphasis on efficiency required a dramatic shift to Agile development. Be it solving complex data problems with SQL, building cloud-based solutions in Azure or fostering collaboration with SharePoint, constantly evolving tools give Ray a dynamic position in which to work his alchemy.

Careers - Digital Alchemist
Careers - Foodpreneur

Foodpreneur

When you think of airports, you don’t usually think of world class cuisine. But thanks to concessions expert Abby Carey, the best dishes in Portland have landed at the best airport in the United States. From Country Cat, Kenny & Zuke’s to Stumptown, it’s Abby’s job to recruit restaurants that tempt travelers’ taste buds and bring new possibilities to their palates.

Expect Purpose
Everyone brings unique ideas and talents to work — and we're committed to making sure yours get appreciated and recognized. We embrace diversity, equity, inclusivity and the opportunity to pursue innovation. We do all this in support of our core values and a mission that moves people.
Expect Purpose

"It feels good to work for an organization that supports the growth of disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses. We know they're qualified to do the work, and we can help them gain the solid foundation needed to thrive in this competitive environment."

Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips, Small Business Development
Julia Weisenbach

"Whether it's a street fair, parade, fun run or tree planting, we love getting out there in the community and making a difference."

Julia Weisenbach, Properties
Expect Growth

Our region is growing to meet the demands of the future. We believe our employees should keep growing, too. Enjoy a respectful work environment that supports curiosity, collaboration and contributing your best. We foster a performance coaching culture and offer training and advancement opportunities to further your ongoing career development. This includes tuition reimbursement, on-the-job training, conferences and a whole lot more.

Expect Growth

"I started as an intern, and received the coaching, mentorship and practical training that eventually led to a permanent position. Our year-long program gives students the chance to gain real-world skills."

Sabin Maharjan, Digital Communications former intern
Ed McDonald

"I feel valued to be at an organization that invests in my holistic growth. We regularly welcome guests speakers on cultural awareness, protecting the environment and economic prosperity; there are opportunities to lead with performance coaching; and you can learn about everything from public speaking to martial arts. Every work week is filled with surprises!"

Ed McDonald III, Risk Management
Expect Balance
We care about our region's quality of life — and we also care about yours. As one of Oregon's healthiest employers, wellness is part of our DNA: Join a fitness challenge, get financial planning help, or even sign up for a cooking class. We also offer extensiive benefits for our employees and their families, including health and wellness coverage, generous paid time off, an on-site fitness center and bike storage, discounted transportation passes, and exclusive employee access to a wide range of local retailers.
Expect Balance

"A healthy work-life balance includes time to focus on my personal health. I appreciate our wellness initiatives and opportunities, and having a fitness center on-site allows me to easily schedule my work and workouts."

Kristin Thill McKenzie, Information Technology
Devon Webster

"We’ve got the basics covered—health insurance, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement—and far beyond. Physically, emotionally, financially and socially, we’re valued and our benefits prove it."

Devon Webster, Aviation Planning & Development

Moving toward a diverse workforce

We value equity and inclusion, and we're committed to hiring people equally invested in these pursuits. We do this because we understand both our organization and the people we serve will benefit from the contributions and efforts of a diverse workforce.
Current Openings

Chief Financial Officer

Benefits

The Port of Portland offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; personal time off; life and disability insurance; employee assistance program; retirement savings; tuition assistance; subsidized TriMet passes; wellness incentives and much more.

Port of Portland Human Resources
P.O. Box 3529
Portland, OR 97208
Local: 503.415.6000
Toll Free: 800.547.5411
Fax: 503.548.5775
Oregon's Healthiest Employer