City of Hood River Now hiring – Building Administrator

THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Building Administrator to serve as part of the City’s leadership team. Under the direction of the Planning Director, the Building Official is responsible for managing the program that reviews plans and issues permits for all structural and mechanical applications in Hood River. The position is tasked with the administration of the City’s Building Program including contract and program management, cross departmental coordination, and community relationship maintenance. 
Hood River seeks candidate’s adept at maintaining a customer service focus and working effectively in concert with other City Departments and outside agencies in a complex regulatory environment.  Outstanding communication skills, judgement, and systems thinking are critical to success.  The City of Hood River, like many Oregon communities, is facing a severe housing shortage.  The successful candidate will foster an efficient development environment without compromising regulatory requirements.
A minimum of five years progressively responsible professional experience in local government building, planning, or development services and two years in a lead, supervisory capacity. An Associate degree or equivalent, with an emphasis in building technologies, architecture, engineering planning, or real estate from an accredited college or university, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted. 
Possession of, or the ability to secure within six months of hire:
• State of Oregon Building Official Certification
• International Code Council Certifications may be accepted in lieu
of Oregon Certifications
Salary Range (as of July 1, 2022) $88,044 – $108,283
Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
City pays 90% of Health Insurance Premium, plus VEBA contribution
40hrs Executive Leave, 80hrs Vacation (starting), and 12 holidays annually
Position open until filled with first review June 13, 2022. Please submit a cover letter and resume to or at City Hall, 211 2nd Street, Hood River, OR 97031. Job Description available at For questions, please call 541-386-5217.