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Applications open for Clackamas board vacancy

Clackamas County is accepting applications for the vacancy to be created when Commissioner Jim Bernard becomes chairman of the five-member county board Jan. 3.

The deadline for filing applications is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The appointee will complete the two years Bernard has remaining in Position 5, which he held for eight years until he unseated John Ludlow as chairman in the Nov. 8 election. Position 5 will be up for election to a full four-year term in 2018, when Position 2 (now held by Paul Savas) also will be on the ballot.

When Bernard becomes chairman in Position 1, Martha Schrader will begin a second term in Position 3, and Ken Humberston will start a term in Position 4.

The board sets policy, approves ordinances, and oversees an annual all-funds budget of almost $1 billion and more than 2,000 full-time and temporary employees who provide services to 400,000 residents.

Minimum qualifications for the position are U.S. citizenship, age 18 or older, Clackamas County residence for at least 12 months, and Clackamas County voter registration. Applicants also will undergo pre-employment and driver license checks; alternative arrangements can be made for driving.

Application materials are subject to disclosure under Oregon’s public records law.

Top applicants will be invited to interviews with the other commissioners starting the week of Jan. 23. Interviews with finalists will take place at public meetings of the board the week of Jan. 30, and if a second round is necessary, the week of Feb. 6.

The board will disclose the names of finalists prior to the meetings.

All county board seats are nonpartisan and countywide. Unlike neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties, Clackamas County does not elect commissioners by districts.

The position pays $89,542 annually.

For more information, go to the link below — click on “full time and part time” jobs — or call James Callahan at (503) 742-5493.


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