Cascade Locks, is situated at the very heart of the Columbia River Gorge, where the mountains tower up to 4,000-feet above the river, and waterfalls tumble from the heights to reach the river near sea level below. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, you can relax, slow down a bit, and take in the grandeur. Only 44 miles from Portland, Oregon, Cascade Locks provides a perfect place to reflect and rejuvenate. Discover our small town, full of friendly faces. Here, you’re free to choose — between big adventures and life’s little pleasures.
The City of Cascade Locks is seeking to replace its long-standing City Administrator. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Administrator assists the Mayor and Council in the development of City policies and legislation. The Administrator is the City’s Chief Administrative Officer and implements Council’s ordinances and resolutions.
The City Administrator manages a staff of 15 FTEs and other part-time employees while managing an annual budget of $18 million (2021-2022) to accomplish Council goals.
The new City Administrator must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, Council and community members and the ability and desire to become invested in the community. The City Administrator will have a strong background in municipal budgeting and have prior experience with the management of complex capital projects.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration or related field is required and a master’s degree is preferred. The City also requires thorough knowledge of municipal government organization, powers, functions and relationships with other governmental jurisdictions. Preference to candidates with prior experience as a City Administrator/Manager or as an Assistant City Administrator/Manager. Experience working with an electric utility a plus.
The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $110,000 per year, and the City of Cascade Locks provides a comprehensive benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled with first review for applications received by June 6, 2022 at 5 pm PDT.
The City of Cascade Locks has partnered with Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) for this recruitment. Please submit completed application, resume, cover letter, supplemental questionnaire, and veteran’s preference form to firstname.lastname@example.org.