City Manager

City of Umatilla, OR

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $105,000 - $130,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 7,000
  • Where: 700 SIXTH STREET, UMATILLA, OR 97882
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager


For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."

Located in the Columbia River Basin in northeastern Oregon, along the border with Washington, energetic and inviting Umatilla enjoys a small-town atmosphere amidst the natural beauty from the Columbia River, surrounding farmland, forests and mountains. Established in 1862, Umatilla is the third largest city in Umatilla County and is home to roughly 7,000 residents. While Umatilla has seen a lot of growth in both residents and businesses in recent years, the city is proud to maintain its family friendly atmosphere. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, the area offers year-round outdoor recreation. Umatilla is also just a few minutes away from some of the best wineries in the country, with hundreds of vineyards and tasting rooms nestled in the small towns along the Columbia Basin.

The City of Umatilla operates under the Council/Manager form of government with a six-member council elected at large to staggered four-year terms. The Mayor is elected separately to a four-year term and only votes in the event of a tie. The city has an annual operating budget of approximately $14 million, a general fund budget of $2.18 million, and employs 35 FTEs and 7 PTEs. City departments include administration, community development, building, finance, human resources, city recorder, municipal court, marina & RV park, parks & recreation, planning, police, public works, utilities, and library. The city also provides water, sewer, garbage, fingerprinting, and notary services. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager administers and oversees the daily operations of the city.

A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in public or municipal government is required. Candidates may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates their ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

The City of Umatilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: August 12, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.