Job Training Opportunity Program (JTOP)
The JTOP program started in early 2013 and came from our strong desire to encourage creativity while serving our constituents. With one-third of Hillsboro residents speaking a language other than English at home, we recognized that JTOP could help us to accomplish a Hillsboro 2020 Vision Plan priority: to celebrate and build on our City’s diversity.
Hillsboro’s Job Training Opportunity Program (JTOP) includes temporary entry level customer service assistant positions in various departments. These positions are specifically for individuals who are bilingual in English and Spanish and have some experience working with a diverse population. They are part time (20 hours per week) and 6 months in duration. Recruitment for these positions happens one time per year, in early fall, and are posted at the City’s job page.
The program gives our talented, bilingual citizens the opportunity for work experience and training that could inspire a career in public service, while giving the rest of community the advantage of excellent customer service, in part through the addition of Spanish-speaking employees. For many JTOP participants, the program creates an opportunity to work in city government that might not otherwise have come about.
The JTOP program brings out the best in our community not only by providing our citizens with excellent customer service, but by respecting our City’s diverse voices and ideas.
If you are interested in being placed an on interest list to learn when the recruitment process is open, email our Workforce Development Team or call 503-681-6455.