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The Dalles remains the trading hub for the region. Development has largely been dependent upon transportation and access to markets both west and east of The Dalles. Agriculture has been the backbone of industry with sweet cherries, grains, and apples leading the way.The Dalles is home to a growing tech industry. Manufacturing has also served as a dominant industry with a strong presence still evident today. As manufacturing began to leave America’s shores, The Dalles had the vision and foresight to diversify it’s economy. Top Employers of The Dalles include:

  • Mid Columbia Medical Center
  • School District #21
  • Oregon Cherry Growers
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Google

Here are a few of the jobs available in our area. For more see:

Community Development Director

Posted: 06/03/2020

June 3, 2020
Community Development Director
City of The Dalles
Closing Date: Open Until Filled.  First review July 6, 2020
DEFINITION:     Lead all department staff in completion of department goals.  Direct work assignments of department staff and review completed work for accuracy and thoroughness.  Provide direction and feedback on work performance of assigned staff.  Provide professional advice/recommendations to the City Manager.  Serves as part of the City Leadership Team.
(For a complete list of responsibilities see job description and brochure attached to the job announcement on the City web site)
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
        Education:       A degree in urban planning or a related field from an accredited college.
         Experience:    Five years of progressively responsible planning, community development or five years of             administrative experience in a related position.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:       Valid driver’s license required, AICP Certification preferred.
PAY: $83,286.26 to $102,431.59 annually, plus generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement contributions of 13.5% of base wage after one year of employment.
To view the position description and apply, go to:
For more information contact, Daniel Hunter, Human Resources Director at
(541) 296-5481 x8 or DHunter@ci.the-dalles.or.us

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