Current Recruitments

Cannon Beach Community Development Director



The City of Cannon Beach is offering an excellent career opportunity to lead the planning and building programs in a unique coastal village on the North Oregon Coast. 

Where the mountains meet the sea, Cannon Beach is a charming village nestled next to the awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean and the towering conifers of Ecola State Park on the North Oregon Coast. Located an hour west of the Portland metro area, the village (population 1,710) is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its unparalleled beaches, thriving arts community, boutique stores, quality restaurants and brewpubs, and boundless recreation opportunities. The city, home of the iconic Haystack Rock, was deservedly listed by National Geographic as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Places and 21 Best Beaches in the World. 

The City seeks an experienced Community Development Director with a track record of problem-solving, critical thinking, effective communication, continuous improvement, and effective and efficient service delivery to the public and co-workers. Knowledge and understanding of Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goals and Guidelines is essential. An ability to be even-handed and respectful of differing perspectives and interests, and to effectively engage with advisory committees and other policy making bodies, is critical. A commitment to building positive, collaborative relationships with City leaders, and to fostering meaningful citizen engagement in policy development processes, is necessary. A genuine appreciation for the unique qualities of Cannon Beach will be vital in helping the community preserve its charming character.  

A minimum of five years of demonstrated, progressively-responsible professional experience in the field of comprehensive planning, zoning and development review, including two years in a supervisory or lead capacity, is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, social science or a related field such as economics, business or public administration is required; master’s degree preferred. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience, which ensures the ability to perform the work, may be substituted for the above. 


To apply:

To be considered, candidates must email to to following:

  1. Signed application form
  2. Signed Veterans Preference form and supporting documentation (if applicable)
  3. Cover letter
  4. Resume

First review of applications will be on July 30, 2018

Application documents can be found below:


important dates

  • First Review of Applications
    • July 30, 2018
  • Preliminary Phone Interviews
    • Week of August 6, 2018
  • Finalist Interviews
    • Week of September 10, 2018


questions may be directed to:

Alice Cannon
(503) 206-4824 office
(503) 680-2515 cell

Jensen Strategies Recruitment Services

As former municipal administrators, we understand the skills and talents necessary to successfully manage at the local government level.  Drawing upon our extensive experience and relationships within the Oregon city management community, we are able to attract and identify not only the most qualified candidates, but those best positioned to succeed in the unique governmental environment of our state. 

Jensen Strategies’ recruitment processes are efficient, thorough, and tailored to each individual community.  We take the time to fully understand the needs of the city before developing the candidate profile, and work closely with our clients throughout the recruitment process to ensure they remain informed and engaged. Bottom line: choosing Jensen Strategies to run your recruitment will provide maximum value for your public dollars.

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