Community Development Director

  • Jefferson County, Oregon
  • Madras, Oregon
  • Apr 09, 2019
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development
  • Salary: $97,406 Annually
  • Salary Top: $119,666
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: May 12, 2019



Jefferson County, Oregon

Salary:  $97,406 - $119,666


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


Nestled in the heart of River Canyon Country in central Oregon, Jefferson County's exceptional climate enables residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, from water sports to golf and wine touring year round. Jefferson County, (pop. 23,758), is located in a high desert climate east of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. The county’s largest city is Madras, (pop. 6,839), which is the county seat and is the gateway to central Oregon’s vast selection of outdoor recreational opportunities. Madras is just 30 miles from Redmond, which has a regional airport that offers daily flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.

Job Description

Jefferson 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. The county is also responsible for performing building permitting and inspections for the City of Madras.

Job Requirements

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.

Special Instructions

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  May 12, 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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