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Portland Public Schools

Posting Timeline: This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2019. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

Position Details

Under close supervision, employees at this level perform routine HR functions involved in staffing, applicant screening, employee resignations, unpaid leaves processing, and employee on-boarding. With guidance, training, expanding their knowledge and experience, will perform the full-cycle of activities associated with the District’s staffing, recruitment and hiring.

  • Review employment applications; screen for minimum qualifications, credentials, completeness and related information.Verify eligibility of applicants; notify candidates of selection and non-selection decisions; process materials to complete employment, payroll processes and termination for employees; prepare temporary, special and other employment contracts for teachers and administrators.
  • Conduct the onboarding of new employees; develop and prepare new employee information packets, including District and government required forms; conduct on-boarding sessions which inform and excite new employees in their choice of PPS as an employer; ensure all pre and post-employment documents, such as I-9’s, fingerprint authorizations, employment applications and other documents are completed and approved, in accordance with local, State and federal laws, Board policies and department procedures.
  • Advertise positions and provide assistance to prospective applicants.
  • Review and process unpaid leave of absence requests and employee resignations.
  • Participate in the development, review and revision of HR department web pages, HR working documents and written policies and procedures. Run routine HR reports.
  • Assist in and compile, verify and review data and prepare a variety of reports on recruitment and selection activities, including those to meet Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other District, local, state and federal employment requirements
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Portland Public Schools Equity Initiative by developing a thorough knowledge and application of the district Racial Educational Equity Policy and other board policies. Participate in staff development, in-services and training related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in K – 12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend and implement improvements to human resources practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community.
  • Keep current of changes and trends in human resource administration and technologies; attend in-services, conferences and workshops.
    Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: 

  • Principles, practices and techniques of public personnel administration.
  • Staffing in the public sector.
    HRIS, database, word processing, applicant tracking, and presentation software programs.
  • State and federal laws, rules, acts, regulations and guidelines governing employment discrimination.


Ability to: 

  • Read, interpret and apply basic personnel laws, guidelines, policies, procedures, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Produce professional-level work as a self-starter, bringing creative energy to work projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    Advocate, model, learn and implement Portland Public Schools’ Racial Educational Equity Policy and Plan and other board policies.
  • Perform multiple routine duties simultaneously with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a strong customer service orientation.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate discretion, initiative and good judgment.
  • Assure efficient and timely delivery of program services, projects and activities.
  • Stay current on laws, practices and trends in K-12 public education human resources talent acquisition and management.
  • Learn and use a variety of technologies and software programs, such as Microsoft Office Suite, PeopleSoft, applicant tracking systems and other software programs.


Education, Training and Experience:

The Talent Acquisition and Management Associate I requires a

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, psychology, sociology or a related field and experience conducting basic research, preparing reports and/or documents.
  • Directly related experience may substitute for the require Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.


Classification and Salary
This position is classified as Pay Grade 13, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Non -Exempt.

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Salary Range: $49,810 – $59,476


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a K-12 public school district, or public agency.
  • Experience of working in a multicultural/urban school environment and/or with diverse communities.
  • Motivated, insightful, independent team players who will support activities of the HR function for talent management. If you are an influencer, self-starter and result-focused HR professional with a real passion for talent acquisition. The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning.
  • Having  a commitment to racial equity and social justice are desirable.


Benefits Information
Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information please visit our Benefits site at



  1. Visit the PPS Job Board:
  2. Search for and apply to Job ID: 20210
  3. Complete and submit the PPS application

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆