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Located in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County, Oregon on the banks of the scenic Willamette River, the City of Lake Oswego, population 41,000, is located eight miles south of downtown Portland and about 40 miles north of the state capitol in Salem. The community is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests.

Lake Oswego is known as a unique and wonderful place to live, learn, work, play and enjoy arts and culture. With its distinctive downtown and Lake Grove Village, the community offers unique shopping and dining opportunities and an array of commercial services. The Willamette River, Oswego Lake, and the community’s extensive parks and open spaces, tree canopy and growing network of pathways are enduring connections to Lake Oswego’s natural beauty and visible symbols of a healthy and sustainable community. Our community values and supports education, recognizing that quality education is good for the social and economic interests of the community. Lake Oswego is proud that the schools consistently rate among the best in the state and are nationally recognized.


The City of Lake Oswego is a values-driven organization that works to cultivate an exceptional quality of life for everyone in our community. Our employees provide great services for the people in our community.

At the City of Lake Oswego, we aspire to exemplify four values in everything we do as employees:

Respect: We treat everyone with respect and value a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community and organizational culture. We are committed to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels.

Excellence: We cultivate growth within high performing teams through being creative and innovative leaders in our respective professions. We support a culture where people celebrate successes and learn from our challenges.

Trust: We value the public’s trust and will endeavor to always be worthy of it through ethical actions and good stewardship of resources. We believe good governance relies on transparent, and an open, honest, fair, and inclusive decision-making process.

Service: Our approach to customer service is relationship centered and focused on being responsive, responsible, and reasonable. We believe that the residents, businesses, and visitors to Lake Oswego should receive the highest quality public services.”


The City of Lake Oswego is committed to fostering a workplace where new ideas and diverse perspectives are valued. This involves hiring a workforce that reflects a variety of skills, expertise, and life experience, including those who may come from a non-traditional background. We will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience that meet the minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state, or local law.

As part of our commitment, The City of Lake Oswego will ensure that persons with disabilities are offered reasonable accommodations. Please email your accommodation request to before the application deadline.

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