RSI PORTLAND, OREGON EXECUTIVE SEARCH & RECRUITING CENTER
One World Trade Center
121 Southwest Salmon Street, 11th Floor
Portland, OR 97204 USA
RSI GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH SOLUTIONSIf you are looking for an executive search firm who focuses on government executive searches then RSI is the firm for you! With over 30 years of collective experience amongst our recruiters, we know what to look for in the next top government services candidate. Our proven track record in public service industry can be seen through the 50% of business that stems from clients with long standing relationships. Our clients range from start-up Public Services firms to full-service contract research organizations, to Fortune 500 firms.
CONDUCTING GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH FOR HIGH QUALITY GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANDIDATESRSI is confident in its ability to provide you with the best executive search out there because we make your priorities, our priorities. We conduct thorough research in order to find the perfect candidate for you! We only deal with high quality professionals who know what it takes to be successful in the government services sector.
A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM NETWORKPublic sector employment is in popular demand as it provides economic stability, quick advancement, and an opportunity to impact your community. RSI has an impressive nationwide network that will be able to recruit the high caliber professionals for these jobs. With recruiters located in all the major cities you can rest assured that RSI will search high and low in each of these cities to find the perfect candidate for your company.
DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED WITH YOUR COMPANYWhen a candidate knows they want to pursue the public service as a career RSI’s established network will help wrap up the search for you! After our work is done, we guarantee your company will see instantaneous results that help your company grow.
Public sector jobs have never been more in demand. Providing economic stability, room for advancement and the opportunity to make an impact, public sector positions are a great option in a sometimes-unsteady, always competitive economy. But how exactly does one enter the public service? While having basic knowledge of government rules and regulations is required in our candidates, we also look for the following:
Be Mobile: If you have the ability to move anywhere, your chances at scoring your first public service gig are pretty good. Many job competitions are open in terms of location. If you mention you are willing to relocate where others are not, you become all the more desirable.
Gain Experience: Many permanent government workers start as temporary employees and work their way in. Temp work gives you access to internal job postings and people with whom to network.
If you are a recent graduate, or even a current student, you may be eligible for an internship or a co-op program for new professionals.
Network: It’s not just useful in the private sector. Perhaps you have an uncle in the public service. Maybe your neighbor has a friend who can get you an interview. Tap any resource you can.
One of the best ways to network is to set up an informational interview. If you are too intimidated to cold-call or e-mail human resource managers, keep up-to-date on job fairs and attend as many as possible.
Stay Persistent: These are a few pointers for how to break into the public service, but they are just the beginning. There are plenty of jobs in the public sector. Brush up on your bilingualism, find ways to improve your resume and keep applying. Persistence is half the battle.
Government ServicesThe government sector—often referred to as the Government Sector or the State Sector—is the aspect of the state that deals with the production, ownership, sale, provision, delivery and allocation of goods and services by and for the government and its citizen. Public sector activity can range from delivering social security, to administering urban planning or even organizing national defense at a national, regional or local and municipal level.. It can take several forms, including:
1) Direct administration funded through taxation; the delivering organization generally has no specific requirement to meet commercial success criteria, and production decisions are determined by government.
2) Publicly owned corporations (in some contexts, especially manufacturing, "state-owned enterprises"); which differ from direct administration in that they have greater commercial freedoms and are expected to operate according to commercial criteria, and production decisions are not generally taken by government (although goals may be set for them by government).
3) Partial outsourcing (of the scale many businesses do, e.g. for IT services), is considered a public sector model.
The role and scope of the public and state sector are often the biggest distinction regarding the economic positions of socialist, liberal and libertarian political philosophy. In general, socialists favor a large state sector consisting of state projects and enterprises, at least in the commanding heights or fundamental sectors of the economy (although some socialists favor a large cooperative sector instead). Social democrats tend to favor a medium-sized public sector that is limited to the provision of universal programs and public services. Economic libertarians and minarchists favor a larger private sector and small public sector with the state being relegated to protecting property rights, creating and enforcing laws and settling disputes—referred to as a "night watchman state."
Portland, Oregon Executive Search Recruiters Portland’s economy is the strongest of any region in Oregon. Much of the city’s economic success depends on its small-business sector. The Portland metropolitan area contains 3,300 companies with less than a hundred employees per 100,000 residents. This ratio is much higher than any other major US market. Most Portland businesses are related to consumer/ business service, retail, government, or manufacturing. Following the success of Nike, many international athletic apparel and accessory companies have established US headquarters in Portland. Utilities and electric companies based out of Portland serve a large part of the northwestern US. There are also many large manufacturing companies in the area. These companies specialize in high tech, electrical, ship, steel, truck, and metal parts products. Portland has also been called “the Silicon Forest” due to its cluster of high-tech companies such as: Intel, Tektronix, InFocuis, EPSON, Planar, Pixelworks, Xerox, and Hewlett-Packard. Below is a list of some of the major public and private companies headquartered in the Portland area.
Fortune 500 Companies In 2012 there were two Fortune 500 Companies in Oregon. Both companies are located in the Portland area. Nike is a major athletic apparel and accessory company in Beaverton and Precision Castparts is a large aerospace and defense manufacturing company in Portland.Fortune 500 Co., Portland Metro Area
- Nike (136)
- Precision Castparts (387)
- Li-Ning Company
- Adidas AG
- Columbia Sportswear Company
- NW Natural
- Portland General Electric
- FLIR Systems
- TriQuint Semiconductor
- Freightliner Trucks
- Zidell Companies
- Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
- Vestas Wind Systems A/S
- Umpqua Holdings Corporation
- StanCorp Financial Group
Portland, Oregon Executive Search City Snapshot: Welcome to Portland, the eco-friendly, indie utopia of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, also known as “Rose City,” “Bridgetown,” “Beervana,” “P-Town,” and “Rip City,” is a large, urban city in northern Oregon, 50 miles west of Mount Hood. The city is known for its parks, rose gardens, microbreweries, food carts, and public artwork. It also contains the largest concentration of small, independent businesses in the country. In 2012, Portland made USA Today’s list of the “10 best cities for coffee” in the world. Also in 2012, CBS MoneyWatch listed Portland among the top ten places to retire in the US. Over the years Portland has produced many notable music groups, such as: The Kingsmen, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Everclear, the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, and the Decemberists. Other Portland area natives include: Chris Botti, Beverly Cleary, Sam Elliott, Clark Gable, Matt Groening, Tonya Harding, Courtney Love, Elliott Smith, and Lindsay Wagner.
Metropolitan Area: 2.2 million
Major Industries: Small-Businesses, Apparel, Consumer/ Business Service, Retail, Government, Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities, and High-Tech
Attractions: St. Johns Bridge, Portlandia Statue, Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Brewers Festival, International Rose Test Garden, etc.
In 2010, 72.2% of Portland’s residents identified as White, 9.4% Hispanic, 7.1% Asian, 6.1% Black, 3.7 biracial, 0.8% Native American, and 0.7% some other race. Portland’s African American population is three times larger than the state average. Many African Americans came to Portland in the 1940s to work on the railroad and to construct warships for WWII. The city’s Asian population is made up of Vietnamese (2.2% of the total population), Chinese (1.7%), Filipinos (0.6%), Japanese (0.5%), Korean (0.4%), Laotian (0.4%), Hmong (0.2%), and Cambodian (0.1%) Americans. In 2010, 13% of the city’s residents were foreign-born, with 5% coming from Asia, 3.3% from Latin America, and 3.3% from Europe. This was well above the Oregon’s foreign-born rate of 8.5%.
RSI’s Recruiting Agency can best suit executives looking for a premier Portland Executive Placement Firm.
As the leading Portland Executive Staffing Firm, RSI understands the Portland, Oregon market for executives and managers looking to be part of the accounting team at some of the nation’s top companies.
REDUCE HIRING RISK IN PORTLAND, OR Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Being one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, Reaction Search can minimize the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria, and would be an asset to your organization.