Human Resources

Hood River County Human Resources Department is responsible for all personnel-related services for county employment including Equal Employment Opportunity and Workforce Diversity laws and plans through a variety of program areas.  These include recruitment and selection processes, personnel policies and procedures development, risk managment and insurance benefit programs, classification and compensation analysis, labor and employee relations compliance with labor and civil rights law, collective bargaining contract negotiation and implementation, and personnel records maintenance.

Hood River County employs approximately 187 employees in approximately 107 job classifications throughout the organization.  We recruit to fill vacant positions as they occur, or draw from established lists of qualified applicants who have met job requirements and passed applicable tests within six months from a solicited vacancy closing date.

Hood River County strives to ensure that every employment opportunity is available to anyone interested based on job related qualifications.  The examination process is designed to screen for these qualifications.  We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, non job-related characteristics such as disability, age, gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and religion are not considerations in the hiring process.  All candidates for solicited vacancies must complete a Hood River County Application to be considered for employment.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application. 


Contact Information

Human Resource Director

601 State Street, Hood River, Oregon  97031

Office Hours:
8:00-5:00, Monday - Friday

Phone(s):  (541) 386-3970    (541) 387-6829               Fax:  (541) 386-9392

Additional Department Information and related links:                                                                          1.  Employee Benefits:  Agent, BCI Group 

2.  State of Oregon Assistance Programs (541) 386-3199 (ie: welfare/food stamps)

3.  Social Security benefits

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I find out about Job Openings with Hood River County?

Job Postings and Applicaiton form are available on the Job Openings page.                                                                                                                                                                          

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