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Public & Government Affairs Director

Clackamas County, Oregon City

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/15/2019

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make a difference while enjoying an exceptional quality of life, Clackamas County is the place for you!


An innovative communications leader looking for new challenges?
A creative leader who can inspire and motivate staff?
A leader who has the political savvy to lead the county’s state, regional and federal legislative policies and priorities?
Committed to being a strategic partner for Clackamas County’s diverse services?
Achievement-oriented with a track record of success?
Able to navigate and represent the county to the public and media?
A collaborative decision maker who can effectively implement the direction of the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator?


Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, dynamic, and creative public relations executive with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as the Public and Government Affairs Director. Our Director is responsible for managing the county’s communication, public involvement, media relations, public affairs, cable franchises and video productions for the county’s cable channel. The incumbent also represents the county in the formulation of policies, coordination and communication of intergovernmental issues with federal, state and local governments.

The Department of Public and Government Affairs (PGA) coordinates public information and intergovernmental relations by disseminating information and promoting communication between the county and the media, business groups, citizen groups and the public. PGA represents the county in policy formulation and coordination of intergovernmental issues with federal, state and local legislatures and governments, and facilitates public involvement and participation in the county’s public policy and decision-making process.


The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced communications, government affairs, public involvement, business and/or media relations manager/director who has a history of excellent judgment under pressure. To lead the agency, the Director must understand the risks, cost factors and opportunities in strategic communications, public engagement, intergovernmental and legislative relations, and consultation and communication services.
The Public and Government Affairs Director reports to the County Administrator and participates as a member of the county's Executive Management Team to facilitate effective and quality service delivery in all county programs.

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

For detailed information and to apply online please visit our website by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. Clackamas County is a great place to live, work and play!

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

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