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We are Washington County
Your Partner in Community

Our community isn’t just where we are, it’s who we are!

Washington County’s Commitment.

Service to our community is so important to what we do. Working for Washington County offers the opportunity to make a living and be a guiding voice for our citizens. Our vision is to be a model community for the generations reflecting the best of our community’s resources, achievements, diversity, values, and pioneering spirit. Community is our business and we are proud to represent the residents of Washington County.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find available positions with Washington County?2020-03-16T22:01:39+00:00

Open positions are posted on the job openings page. Except for internal transfer opportunities, active open positions are posted for a minimum of 14 days.

What is the application process like?2020-04-23T17:38:44+00:00

Start the application process by creating a Governmentjobs.com account using the Career Page. Here you can search job classifications, apply online, and track your status throughout the application process. Job classifications provide information related to the position like salary range, job description, minimum qualifications and/or skills required for the job.

Top qualifying candidates are selected to move forward in the hiring process and may be asked to participate in any combination of the following: interviews, performances tests, reference and background checks, or other job-related assessments. Throughout the process, you will receive email updates on the status of your application.

Do I qualify for Veteran’s Preference Points?2020-03-16T22:03:17+00:00

You may qualify for veteran’s preference points if you are currently serving in the military, have been honorably discharged, or are a disabled veteran. Veterans and those currently serving in the military that have successfully completed all phases of the examination will be granted Veterans Preference Points in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes.

Do I have the right skills to work for Washington County?2020-04-02T20:13:50+00:00

Yes! No matter your current job or skill set, there is a position applicable to you. Teachers, engineers, accountants, and more are all represented in the government. You can search our open positions here.

What is it like to live in Washington County?2020-06-02T18:37:09+00:00

Washington County is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in Oregon. We’re known for our charming small towns, friendly residents, and Pacific Northwest scenery. Our proximity to downtown Portland, the mountains, and the coast provide access to both urban and outdoor adventures alike. Whether you’re hiking and biking at Hagg Lake, drinking pinot noir in nearby Oregon Wine Country, or enjoying the arts and culture scene, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in Washington County.

How do I stay up-to-date on available positions?2020-03-16T22:07:50+00:00

The Careers page is frequently updated with new and exciting Washington County work opportunities, so be sure to check back! If there’s a particular job listing you’re interested in, click the “Subscribe” button on the listing to receive alerts about similar opportunities.