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Community Development Director

City of Astoria, OR
Astoria, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
Economic Development
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$92,127 to $111,981

Community Development Director

City of Astoria, OR

Rich in history and character, Astoria sits near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River with expansive views of the Coast Range, Long Beach Peninsula, and Pacific Ocean. The city is home to beautiful Victorian and Craftsman homes, successful businesses and industries, art galleries, restaurants, microbreweries, an eclectic mix of shops, and a fascinating community of people whose own stories are as unique and interesting as those of the place itself.  A welcoming, friendly, vibrant, and inclusive community, Astoria offers a sense of home and community.  The Community Development Department is responsible for economic development, land use planning, zoning administration, building inspection, and historic preservation.

The Director oversees four employees, including the city planner, building inspector/code enforcement officer, administrative assistant and building permit technician. Astoria’s Community Development team has repeatedly earned national recognition for innovative planning and development projects that utilize state and federal grant funds for community improvement. Creativity, innovation and partnership are what make projects like these possible, and will be key qualifications for the successful Community Development Director. Bachelor’s degree in planning, resource management, public administration or related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. The City is offering an attractive annual salary range of $92,127 to $111,981 DOQE.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at:

Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.


Filing deadline is January 6, 2020.





Published on:
December 2, 2019 - 3:06pm
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