Ask HR


At some point in your career, you have probably experienced frustration while applying for a job. We do not want that to be the case with City of Tigard.

We've created this space to answer questions that you have about applying for a job with the City of Tigard. Your questions may be job specific or more general, either is fine. So, take a minute and share your questions.



At some point in your career, you have probably experienced frustration while applying for a job. We do not want that to be the case with City of Tigard.

We've created this space to answer questions that you have about applying for a job with the City of Tigard. Your questions may be job specific or more general, either is fine. So, take a minute and share your questions.


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  • I saw the library position and was curious what "on call" means as far as schedule and hours

    kat asked 12 days ago

    Hi!

    On-call typically means that we contact you when we need you to fill a shift.  It could be later that day, later in the week, or even a month away.  Our on-call library staff work anywhere from 0-16 hours per week, depending on business need and staff availability.

  • What sources do you use for posting job descriptions?

    dhanna80 asked 2 months ago

    Hi dhanna80!

    Great question!  There are two types of documents folks refer to as job descriptions and not knowing exactly which one you're asking about, I will give you both answers :)

    1. Descriptions of jobs open at the city are often called job postings.  These are short descriptions of the open jobs we are actively recruiting for and should give you an idea of what the job is all about and what we're looking for in the ideal candidate.  You can find these on our careers page.

    2. Descriptions of all of the jobs at the city in broad terms are often called job classifications or job descriptions.  These vary on the detail provided as some are written for very specific jobs and some describe the nature of the work, requirements,and general responsibilities.  A link to these can be found on HR's website.

    One thing may folks are unaware of is that you can get on an email list to find out about jobs when we post them.  You choose the types of jobs you are interested in and our system will send you a notice as soon as we post a job.  Check out the job categories available on our "Notify Me" page.

  • I noticed that for some jobs there is an initial application and a final deadline. What is the difference?

    seabury4378 asked 3 months ago

    With many job openings, we screen applications as they come through and provide them to the hiring manager once the job closes.  With some, the hiring manager would like to get a head-start on viewing qualified applications.  To get your application in front of the hiring manager first, get your application in before the initial application deadline.

  • Is the City always recruiting for police officers?

    3 months ago

    Our testing process is always open.  This helps us be prepared when a vacancy comes open.  We can generally move our hiring process along rather quickly.  Folks interested in becoming a police officer are encouraged to get tested in advance so they appear on our next eligibility list.  Detailed instructions on getting tested can be found on our hiring process information page.

  • How often do you post job openings?

    MWSmith asked 3 months ago

    Hi MJeffrey!  We post jobs as they come up, usually at least a few each month.  Our jobs stay open as few as five days or as long as it takes to find the right candidate for positions that are more difficult to fill.  Keep checking our jobs page on a regular basis to see the most recent jobs, OR if there is a certain type of job you are looking for, click "notify me" on our jobs page to get an email when your dream job opens.