Community Development Director – City of Astoria, OR
Astoria is a picturesque city of approximately 10,200 residents known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and stunning natural surroundings. With over 212 years of history, Astoria is intrinsically linked to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean shaping the community's formation with trade, maritime activities, and natural resources.
The city's historic downtown and waterfront are filled with shops and galleries selling everything from antiques to local art as well as restaurants serving locally and globally inspired delicacies. Astoria is a success story in historic preservation with examples of buildings, community spaces and Victorian style homes thoughtfully restored by individuals and community groups.
Astorians and visitors enjoy year-round events and festivals such as the Astoria Sunday Market, Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, Clatsop County Fair & Expo, FisherPoets Gathering, Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk, Astoria Regatta Festival, Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Astoria Pride Festival, Astoria International Film Festival and Festival of Dark Arts to name a few.
Astoria is home to a variety of employers, with industries ranging from healthcare, education, craft breweries, maritime industry, manufacturing, fishing and tourism. One of the largest employers in the area is Columbia Memorial Hospital, which provides healthcare services to the community and employs a large number of healthcare professionals. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains a strong presence in the community, operating out of their Astoria air station since 1964.
The Astoria School District serves K-12 students in several public schools, including Astoria High School, Astor Elementary School, and Lewis and Clark Elementary School. In addition to the public school system, Astoria is also home to Clatsop Community College and within driving distance of Oregon State University, Portland State University and the University of Oregon.
The City of Astoria is seeking a new Community Development Director. The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor's degree in Planning, Resource Management, Public Administration or a related field and at least five (5) years of municipal development experience at the supervisory or department head level. Knowledge and experience with Oregon land use and/or master's degree in a related field are highly desirable.
The target hiring range for this position is $98,245 to $119,418 depending on qualifications.