• Development Administrator

Development Administrator


Type : Job
Date : April 3, 2024







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 Administrator 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 a candidate 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, judgment, 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 of progressively responsible professional experience in local government building, planning, or development services and two years in a lead, supervisory capacity. An Associate’s 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 that ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted. 


Possession of a State of Oregon Building Official Certification, or the ability to secure the certification within six months of hire.



Salary Range (as of July 1, 2023) $91,566.00- $112,614.00, DOE

Medical/Dental/Vision/VEBA – City pays 90% of Health Insurance Premium

Oregon Public Employees Retirement System

Life & Disability Coverage

40 hours of Executive Leave, 80hours of Vacation (year 1 accrual), sick leave accrual, and 12 holidays annually


To Apply:

Applications and a full job description may be obtained at: https://cityofhoodriver.gov/employment-opportunities/Submit a completed City of Hood River application, cover letter, and resume to Sandy Galvez, Human Resources Manager – s.galvez@cityofhoodriver.gov. The position is open until filled; the first review is on April 11th, 2024.


The City of Hood River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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