City of Clatskanie

Center of the Universe.

Welcome to Clatskanie!



is currently seeking applicants for the position of:




Application Deadline: October 30th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

(Applications received after this date will not be considered.)


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Registered Professional Engineer; valid Oregon Driver’s license; 4 years of experience in a public agency; knowledge of civil engineering 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.


Salary/Wage Range: $ 69,936 - $84,996 per year. Successful candidate will be eligible for a generous full benefits package to include enrollment in 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. Closing date for this recruitment is 5pm, October 30th, 2019. Finalists 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, to all vehicle traffic as of September 24, 2019. Reminder, there is NO hunting. Scout Lake will be CLOSED during the month of November.

Scout Lake Permit - Fire Season
(click link below)


Upcoming Events

Planning Commission Meeting; Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting; Wednesday, November 6th, 2019; 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


Phone (503) 728-2622  *  Fax (503) 728-3297