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City of Dayton Job Opportunities

The City of Dayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical conditions or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation.

We promote a safe, healthy, and family-friendly work environment that encourages learning and mentoring.  We value our employees and are dedicated to serving our customers.

The City of Dayton is a charter city with a council-manager form of government.  The City Council consists of a mayor and six councilors who are nominated and elected from the city at large.

The City of Dayton is currently recruiting for the following positions:


City Manager

City Manager – $70,000 - $80,000 Annually - Dayton, Oregon is recruiting for a City Manager. Dayton, population 2,635, is an historic and charming city located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley and Oregon wine country.  The City has a staff of 8.65 full-time positions and an annual budget of $7.3 million ($2.5 million of which is for sewer system improvements).  Position is responsible to the Mayor and 6-member City Council.  A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field with at least five-years of local government management experience, including supervisory responsibilities or equivalent required.  A Master’s degree is desirable.  Successful applicants will have a good general overall knowledge of municipal operations and demonstrated experience and knowledge in financial management budgeting and grant writing and procurement. Complete job profile, including veteran’s preference information is available below. 

How to Apply
Persons interested in applying should submit a cover letter indicating their specific interest in this position; a detailed professional resume that identifies the relevant qualifications and experiences outlined in this position profile; and a list of five professional references, to include at least one peer and one subordinate.  Send the cover letter, resume and reference to Dayton City Manager Recruitment, c/o MWVCOG, 100 High Street SE – Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301 or e-mail to DVandyke@mwvcog.org.  This position is open until filled.  The first review of resumes will occur on December 4, 2017, and the position might close on that date if there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants.


City Manager Job Description


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