County Manager


Job Details

  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $120,000 - $160,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 37,300
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: County Council-Elected Executive


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

Located in the northwest corner of Oregon along the rugged and beautiful coast, Clatsop County is bounded on the north by the Columbia River and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenic beauty, and opportunity. Ocean beaches, secluded coves, dense rainforests, mountains, rivers and streams make the County and its coastline a major recreation center. Clatsop County has a resident population of approximately 37,300, and a daily population of 45,000, with holiday visitors often exceeding 200,000. The county seat is Astoria, Oregon's oldest city and the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.

Clatsop County is one of nine Home Rule counties in Oregon. Five nonpartisan elected Commissioners set policy and appoint a full-time County Manager. County services are provided through the following departments: County Manager’s Office, Assessment & Taxation, Budget & Finance, County Clerk, Juvenile, Public Health, Public Works, and the District Attorney and Sheriff’s Offices. The County also administers a road district, a rural law enforcement district, and a local sewer district. Clatsop County operates with 213 FTE’s on a 2018-19 budget of $70,135,500, with a General Fund of $26,263,800.

Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the County Manager serves as the administrative head of County government, executing all administrative tasks of the Board. The County Manager is responsible for planning and directing all County functions through subordinate department heads, including financial and personnel activities of the County, and aiding the Board of Commissioners regarding policy decisions and their implementation.

A bachelor’s degree in local government disciplines or related fields from an accredited university or college, and seven or more years of progressively responsible experience is required, with a combination of public and private sector experience desirable, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in Business or Public Administration and experience in Oregon’s Land Use Laws is highly desirable.

Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: June 2, 2019 (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.


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