City of Clatskanie

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Welcome to Clatskanie!

Now Hiring:  Utility Worker I

The City of Clatskanie is now accepting applications for a Utility Worker I.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Applications will be accepted until close of business, Friday June 2nd, 2017.  This is a union-represented position.  Salary range:  $3276 - $4181.  Applications can be dropped off at City Hall; 75. S. Nehalem; mailed to PO Box 9, Clatskanie OR  97016; or submitted electronically to  Please put "Utility Worker Application" in the email subject line.


The City of Clatskanie is recruiting for summer youth workers in the public works department.  The work consists of assisting the public works crew with street and right-of-way maintenance, watershed maintenance, and other duties as assigned under the direction of the public works foreman.  The length of employment is typically 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in June.  Applications are available at city hall, 75 S. Nehalem.  Completed applications must be received by the City of Clatskanie by 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Interviews will be scheduled during the following week.



Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·       In the early 1960's, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


Get Directions To:
Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Wednesday May 24th,         2017;  7 pm, Planning Commission 
Wednsday June  7th, 2017;   7 pm, City Council

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is open.  A reminder there is no hunting allowed