Public Works Director

City of Troutdale, Oregon
219 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale, Oregon
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Public Works Director

City of Troutdale, Oregon

Salary:  $122,096 - $148,428


Located on the south bank of the Columbia River, the City of Troutdale, Oregon, is a thriving and growing community of 16,000 residents. The city is 15 miles east of Portland and forms the eastern edge of the Portland metropolitan area. Troutdale is known as "The Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge" and the area offers an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities, including camping, mountain and road biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and rafting, golfing, fishing, and world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at nearby Mt. Hood.


The City of Troutdale’s Public Works Department provides water treatment and distribution, sanitary sewer collection and treatment, storm water collection and conveyance, utility services, parks maintenance, street maintenance and repair, engineering, project management, construction inspection, environmental management, solid waste and recycling program management, geographic information services, issuance of erosion control permits, and issuance/administration of public works permits. The department includes the Public Works Management Division, the Water, Parks, and Streets Division, and Wastewater and Storm Sewer Services Division, and operates with 32 FTE’s and has a total 2022/2023 budget of approximately $34 million.


Working under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates, through subordinate supervisors, the delivery of public work services, including construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of streets, water systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm drainage infrastructure systems and utility services, and parks maintenance.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, and 7 years of experience in a public works environment which has included supervisory responsibilities is required. The ideal candidate would be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon, with a broad knowledge of public works, skill as an excellent manager and as a consensus builder, be visible to the department’s employees, and visible within the community.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Troutdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 23, 2022 (open until filled).