City of Clatskanie

Center of the Universe.

Welcome to Clatskanie!



is currently seeking applicants for the position of:




Application Deadline: Open until Filled


Minimum qualifications: B.S. in Public Administration or Civil Engineering or equivalent field. Substantial work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Valid Oregon Driver’s license; 4 years of experience in a public agency in same field; knowledge of practices related to road construction and maintenance; sewer system distribution and water system distribution. Ability to use Microsoft office products Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Successful candidate must pass reference check, criminal background screen, pre-employment drug screen.


Desired/Preferred qualifications: B.S. in Civil Engineering; be a registered Professional Engineer or have the ability to become registered within 6 months of employment.


Salary/Wage Range: $ 69,936 - $84,996 per year, DOE. Successful candidate will be eligible for a generous full benefits package to include enrollment in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance.  Vacation, personal and sick leave as outlined in City policies and subject to the terms of applicable benefit plans.


Application Process:


Complete City of Clatskanie application available at Send application, cover letter and resumé to:

City of Clatskanie

Attn; PW Recruitment

P.O. Box 9

Clatskanie OR, 97016


Electronic submissions are welcome. FAX: (503) 728-3297. Or email to: Please put “Public Works Director Recruitment” in subject line. Applicants will be contacted for an interview. Selectee will be subject to a background check. Selectee will be required to move to Clatskanie area. We DO NOT accept resumés in lieu of an application


If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Greg Hinkelman, City Manager at (503) 728-2622. The City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. Veteran’s preference available.

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is now OPEN

Please come to City Hall to obtain a access permit

Scout Lake Permit - Fire Season

Upcoming Events

Planning Commission Meeting; Wednesday, February 26th, 2020; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting; Wednesday, March 4th, 2020;       7 pm in the Council Chambers



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.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July Heritages Days celebration that dates back over 100 years.  

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:
75 S Nehaelm St
clatskanie OR 97016