Community Development Director

Job Description

Jefferson County, Oregon


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.


Jefferson County, (pop. 23,758), is located in central Oregon. The county's Community Development Department operates with 12 FTE’s on a $1.7 million budget. Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners and the County Administrative Officer, the Community Development Director is responsible for the overall operation of community development services for the county, including building code permits, on-site septic, plumbing, electrical and inspections, nuisance abatement and code enforcement. The Director assures the efficient and economical use of departmental resources, including funding, personnel, and facilities, and implements and maintains sound practices to ensure communication with, participation of, and optimum service to the community.


Candidates must have four years of increasingly responsible experience at a level equivalent to a Department Director or Supervisor/Lead. A bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, engineering, law, public or business administration, or a related field may substitute for two years of experience, while a master’s degree or Juris Doctorate may substitute for up to four years of experience. Knowledge of Oregon building codes, Oregon land use statutes, administrative rules, and case law is preferred.


Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  March 10, 2019 (open until filled). 

Job Information

Position Title: Community Development Director

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US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $75,681 - $98,501

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Start Date: May 27, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: Jefferson County, Oregon

Address: Madras OR


Phone: 206-368-0050



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Agency: Yes