PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, JEFFERSON COUNTY, OREGON JOB IN MADRAS
Jefferson County, Oregon
Job Category :
Director Public Works
Job Type :
Salary and Benefits :
$75,585 - 108,701
Public Works Director
Jefferson County, Oregon
Salary:$75,585 - 108,701
Jefferson County (Pop. 23,190) is located in Central Oregon in a high desert climate east of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood. Jefferson County's seven largest communities - Madras, Metolius, Culver, Warm Springs, Three Rivers, Camp Sherman and Crooked River Ranch - are unique and share a common desire for a vibrant future. Jefferson County’s largest city is Madras (Pop. 6,300) and serves as the County seat and gateway to Central Oregon’s vast selection of outdoor recreational opportunities. Jefferson County’s low-humidity climate offers over 300 days of sunshine and only receives 13 inches of precipitation per year. Although the climate is dry, the area is home to a vast variety of agricultural crops that thrive in dry sunny days and cool evenings.
Jefferson County is a general law county that is governed by three part-time County Commissioners who each serve four-year terms. The Commissioners have appointed a County Administrative Officer who coordinates the day-to-day activities of the organization and helps ensure compliance with County policy. The County operates with 135 FTE’s on a 2018 adopted budget of $49.5 million.
The Jefferson County Public Works Department consists of five divisions: Administration, Roads, Maintenance, Box Canyon Transfer Station, and Dog Control. The department maintains 602 miles of road including 260 miles which are hard surfaced, operates a County gravel pit on leased land, oversees the County’s Noxious Weed enforcement system, and monitors a closed landfill, an Animal Services contract with the local Humane Society, a Solid Waste Transfer Station contract with a private solid waste company, and two Solid Waste franchisees. The Department operates with 13 FTE’s on a 2018 budget of $5.1 million.
Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply by July 8, 2018 (first review, open until filled). Applications, supplemental questions, resumes and
cover letters will only be accepted electronically. To apply online, go to www.prothman.com and click on
"submit your application" and follow the directions provided. Resumes, cover letters and supplemental
questions can be uploaded once you have logged in. If you are a veteran and wish to request veterans'
preference credit, please indicate that in your cover letter, and complete and submit the veterans'
preference form posted on the website as instructed on the form.