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Benton County provides numerous career opportunities.  Whether you are just starting out, established in your career, or looking for a post-career opportunity, Benton County could be your next step. Learn about the latest employment opportunities, current benefits, and a variety of services to help you enjoy a rewarding career in local government.


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Featured Career Opportunities

  Community Development Director  

Benton County, Oregon is seeking a strategic problem-solver who has a passion for public service, expertise in community development and an aptitude for building relationships!

Reporting to the County Administrator, the Community Development Director oversees both the Building and Planning functions, and other programs.  The Building Division, managed by the Building Official, processes permits and emphasizes same-day inspections.  The Planning Division, under the Planning Manager, processes land use applications and the zoning review of building permits as well as answering inquiries from the public to help people navigate the complexities of Oregon’s land use system.

Our long-range planning project list includes updating the community wildfire protection plan, implementing the new transportation system plan, drafting a new floodplain management chapter, and revamping water supply regulations.  Additionally, staff are collaborating with colleagues at the County Health Department and the cities within Benton County to implement advisory board policy recommendations addressing housing and houselessness. 

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A copy of the full description can be found in the documents below.  

Health Center Director

Benton County, Oregon is seeking a visionary leader who has knowledge and experience with Federally Qualified Health Center programs to serve as Benton County's Health Center Director!

Reporting to the Community Health Center Board of Directors and the Benton County Administrator, the Health Center Director (CHC Director) is responsible for strategic planning, oversight and operation of a multi-site integrated health care delivery system blending primary care, behavioral health, addictions, oral health, and prevention services. The CHC Director is responsible for the coordination, integration, assessment, and quality outcomes for person‐centered services, assuring compliance with all FQHC requirements. The CHC Director also develops, supports, and evaluates the organizational infrastructure that promotes innovation and supports high performance in an environment of rapid health care transformation.  The CHC Director actively works with the Health Center Board of Directors and Benton County Board of Commissioners in strategic planning and aligning services with community needs.

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Since 1972, Benton County has been an Oregon “Home Rule” County, meaning that the citizens have full control over the county’s governance structure, rather than the constitutional model described by the state constitution. 

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Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county’s 90,000 residents like to say they “have it all.”

Working for the County is so much more than a job. It is a chance to make a local difference - in your own life and the lives of the people around you.