Employment Opportunities



THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced building code professional to make a difference in the community by providing responsive and innovative leadership as Hood River’s new Building Official. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Building Official is responsible for overseeing the program that reviews plans and issues permits for all structural and mechanical applications in Hood River.

A minimum of five years progressively responsible professional experience in local government building inspection/plan review services and two years in a lead, supervisory capacity. An Associate degree or equivalent, with an emphasis in building technologies, architecture or engineering from an accredited college or university, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted. 

Possession of, or the ability to secure:
• State of Oregon Building Official Certification
• State of Oregon Inspector Certification
• State of Oregon Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner Certification
• State of Oregon A-Level Structural Plans Examiner
• State of Oregon A-Level Structural Inspection Certifications
• State of Oregon A-Level Mechanical Inspector
• Residential Plans Examiner
• Residential Structural Inspector
• International Code Council Certifications may be accepted in lieu
of Oregon Certifications

For position details, application materials, and instructions on how to apply, please see the position brochure posted at http://ci.hood-river.or.us/opportunities. The position is open until filled; first review of applications is on December 12, 2018.

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Position Brochure


The Hood River Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.  Salary range is $3513-$4321 monthly with an excellent benefit package.  The City is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  A rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check plus job-related tests may be required.  This position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will begin November 26, 2018.  Applications and a full position description may be obtained from the City of Hood River, located at 211 2nd St. Hood River, OR or visit our website at cityofhoodriver.com.  Please return applications to the Hood River Police Department, 207 2nd St. Hood River, OR or email to Lt. Don Cheli at don_cheli@ci.hood-river.or.us 

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Reviews and approves complex civil engineering construction and private development engineering plans and documents for conformance to City design and construction standards, codes and ordinances; performs overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications, and required submittals for private development projects, such as street, water distribution, sewer collection, and storm drainage system.

The City of Hood River is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A more detailed explanation of this position, including minimum qualifications can be seen at the City website ci.hood-river.or.us. Salary range is $68,800 - $84,600

An interview and reference check are required.  Open until filled.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall, City of Hood River, 211 2nd Street, Hood River, OR 97031, at the City website www.cityofhoodriver.com or by calling 541-387-5212. Please submit application/resume to Jennifer Gray, City Recorder at jennifer@cityofhoodriver.com

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The City of Hood River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace. 


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