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  • Custodian, School Bus Driver & Food Service Assistant Interview Day

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (9 AM—1 PM)
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (1 PM—5 PM)

    Blanchard Education Service Building (BESC) 501 N Dixon St., Portland, OR 9722

    • We have Full–time and Part-time openings with various flexible shifts and are looking for enthusiastic Candidates.
    • School Bus Drivers are paid for training while studying for Commercial Learner’s Permit provided upon hire.
    • Interviews will be conducted at the event, and we highly encourage you to bring your resume but it is not required.

    If you are not available to attend: Please visit our website at and submit an
    application to the postings on the job board.
    For more information or assistance, please contact the HR Department at 503-916-3544.
    To learn more about Portland Public Schools, visit
    Portland Public Schools is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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  • HR Mission Statement

    Human Resources partners with District leadership to recruit, develop, and support a culturally diverse workforce dedicated to the highest standards of equity and achievement that creates an environment of empowerment and success for our students, employees, and the communities we serve.

  • About Human Resources

    The Human Resources department provides HR services to the more than 6,000 employees of Portland Public Schools as well as applicants aspiring to join the PPS team. Our goal is to provide excellent support to our customers to allow them to spend more time on the core mission of the District: providing quality education to our students.

    Portland Public Schools is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer. 

    Portland Public Schools is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service.

    Under Oregon law, veterans who meet minimum qualifications for a position may be eligible for employment preference. If you are a Veteran and you would like to apply for Veteran's preference, please fill out the Veterans Preference page on our online application and submit with all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment. Veteran’s preference does not guarantee veterans the position with which they are applying for.

    For further information about veterans’ preference please contact Human Resources or refer to the Bureau of Labor and Industries website

    Effective January 1, 2012.


HR Front Office
Human Resources
Phone (503) 916-3544
Fax (503) 916-3107
Kylie Rogers
Chief Human Resources Officer
(503) 916-3132
Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels
Sr. Director - Talent Mgmt
(503) 916-3038
Terri Burton
Director - Benefits
(503) 916-3046
Laird Cusack
Sr. Director - Employee & Labor Relations
(503) 916-3551
Sue Ann Higgens
Sr. Director - Training & Development
Aisha Hollands
Director - Diversity & Workforce Development
(503) 916-3124
Director - HR Technology & Support Services
Director - Classification and Compensation
Mariana Parra-Castillo
Confidential Exec Assistant
(503) 916-3181