Assistant City Manager, Hillsboro, OR


The City

Here in Hillsboro, the heart of the Silicon Forest, great things are growing! Surrounded by art, culture, music, and natural beauty, the City of Hillsboro enjoys being a unique and highly desirable place to live and work. Portland, with its thriving urban vibe, lies minutes to our East. Known for cutting-edge industry and a world-famous airshow, Hillsboro sits roughly an hour from either the mountains or the beach, where outdoor fun beckons.

For those days when you feel like having your adventures a little closer to home, Hillsboro has over 1,500 acres of green-space including more than 20 parks and our own Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. The Hillsboro Hops, the current Northwest Minor League championship baseball team, plays in this hometown and the revitalized downtown area and Walters Cultural Arts Center provides access to culture and entertainment.

hillsboronowsmallThe surrounding Tualatin Valley and nearby Willamette Valley are home to some of the area’s best wineries. Fresh, farm-grown products are available in our seasonal Farmer’s Market in historic, downtown Hillsboro. Delivering Community Services to more than 100,000 residents, the City of Hillsboro continues to be one of the fastest-growing, exciting cities on the West Coast while still recognizing and preserving our agricultural heritage.

Hillsboro’s people, businesses, nonprofits and government take great pride in our town as we work side by side giving as much attention to community and livability, as to development and industrial growth. With a healthy blend of history in humble agricultural beginnings, to business opportunities, neighborhoods, education, recreation and culture, great things are growing in Hillsboro.


The Position

hillsboro logoThe Assistant City Manager over Community Services for the City of Hillsboro will oversee a diverse staff of passionate employees that are dedicated to providing responsive and reliable community services with an eye towards innovation. This position would be responsible for leading several departments, including award winning Parks & Recreation, innovative Library, and community-minded Police and Fire, requiring a dynamic personality and characteristics. While these are very different departments, they all provide direct services to our community and actively collaborate with one another.

The Assistant City Manager will report directly to the City Manager and collaborate with another Assistant City Manager who oversees the Community Development departments.


The Ideal Candidate

The City of Hillsboro is thriving. Economically, socially, technologically, and naturally. We need an extraordinary individual to grow with us. We are looking for someone with drive who shares our values and our vision to ensure responsive services to our diverse community. Effective communication is crucial in this role as you will be leading multiple departments with diverse goals to help achieve the City’s mission:

  • hillsboro civic centerTo provide visionary leadership, delivering responsive municipal services and fostering collaborative partnerships that enhance Hillsboro’s hometown livability.
  • The ability to collaborate with community partners, develop great relationships with stakeholders, and to reach your goals with a positive attitude and sense of humor is essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have the combination of education and skills that will enable you to be successful in this role and will adhere to and deliver on the values and mission of the City to make it the best city in the world.


How To Apply

Please view the recruitment video and read the job announcement for more information.


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