City Manager - City of Hood River, Oregon
Renowned for its spectacular setting in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River is one of the most picturesque cities in Oregon. Located 60 miles east of Portland at the convergence of the Hood River and the Columbia River, the city offers stunning views of rivers, lush forests, deep gorges and lovely drives through the fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley. Serving as a magnificent backdrop to the city is Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, whose majestic 11,235-foot snow-capped summit is just 30 miles away. The consistently high winds channeling through the Columbia River Gorge have made Hood River an ideal spot for kiteboarding and windsurfing, earning the city the nickname of “The Windsurfing Capitol of the World”. Hood River’s 7,955 residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life with its wide range of outdoor activities, highly ranked schools, low crime, excellent health care and thriving economy. The city is seeking a pragmatic leader with high ethics and an unquestionable sense of integrity, who embraces open government and transparency, as well as having a broad command of management, financial, budgeting, intergovernmental relations, capital improvement planning, and organizational skills to lead the 64 full time employees. Hood River’s next City Manager must possess outstanding communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills and will enjoy working in a very diverse environment with an engaged community. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of senior level public sector experience required. Salary range currently under review with excellent benefits.
Filing Deadline is June 4, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.