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City of Boardman, OR

City of Boardman, Oregon
Salary: $90,000 - $110,000

Located in northern Oregon along the Columbia River, the City of Boardman is surrounded by natural agricultural lands, abundant recreational activities, and mountain and river views. With a population of approximately 4,580, Boardman is known for its high technology data centers, agriculture, food processing, livestock, and recreation opportunities. Due to its location adjacent to the Columbia River, Boardman residents and visitors enjoy river views with public access to sandy beaches, large grassy parks, walking trails, and water activities with boat access through the Boardman Marina.

Incorporated in 1921, the City of Boardman operates under the Council-Manager form of government, which includes six elected City Councilors and an elected Mayor. The Manager is appointed by the Council and reports to the Mayor. The City Council is charged with establishing policy and the Manager, through Department Heads and staff, implement the policy. Boardman employs twenty-five talented and dedicated employees including six general administrative employees, twelve police, and seven public works employees. The City operates on a 2021/2022 budget of $56,707,000 that includes a GO Bond of $18,268,000. City departments include Building, Economic Development (Planning), Finance, Recorder/HR, Police, Water, Sewer, and Streets.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager (DCM) assists in all aspects of city operations. This includes coordinating the city’s activities and monitoring the performance of all city departments, conducting independent research, and preparing reports pursuant to that research, and managing and coordinating projects to accomplish the goals and objectives of the City Council under the direction of the City Manager. The DCM will provide input and assist with budget review and oversight. This position also works with citizen and business groups to encourage and develop economic opportunities and formulates development proposals and coordinates development process. The DCM is expected to attend meetings and represent the city at such meetings, respond to citizen inquiries and complaints, resolve issues or refer complaints to the appropriate department when possible, and follow through to ensure resolution. The current City Manager will be retiring in the next year and the new Deputy City Manager needs to be ready to take over the role of City Manager.

An associate degree in Public or Business Administration and five (5) years of progressive responsibility in administrative experience, preferably in municipal government, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the job duties is required.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Boardman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 7, 2021 (open until filled).

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

City of Boardman


PO BOX 229
Boardman, OR 97818-0229
United States

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