Located in northwestern Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Multnomah County is at the heart of one of the most livable areas in the United States.
The County offers natural splendor and urban amenities alike: it is home to the scenic wonders of the Columbia River Gorge and the western slopes of picturesque Mt. Hood, and to the urban sophistication of Portland, Oregon’s largest city. The City boasts 10,000 acres of park land in 206 locations (including the largest forested wilderness park within an American city), as well as ballet, symphony, and theater companies. In addition, sports enthusiasts can choose from the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, and the Portland Beavers professional baseball team.
The County’s population has grown in recent years to more than 660,000 and the metro area is over 2 million
Multnomah County Government:
The County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, consisting of four non-partisan members elected from designated districts, and the Board Chair, who is elected at large. The Chair also provides executive direction as the County’s CEO.
The County employs approximately 5,000 regular employees providing diverse services to the community, including libraries, social services, health clinics, regulatory health services, supervision and custody of juvenile and adult offenders, criminal prosecution, road maintenance, and law enforcement for unincorporated areas.
The Department of Community Justice:
The Department of Community Justice is a nationally recognized leader in the community justice field. The Department’s mission is to enhance community safety and reduce criminal activity by holding youth and adults accountable in a fair and just manner while assisting them to develop skills necessary for success, and effective use of public resources.
The Department of Community Justice promotes public safety and strives to reduce recidivism among juvenile delinquents and adult offenders through a balance of supervision, services, and sanctions.
The Department shares information with community members, partners, and staff to keep communities safe by preventing and reducing crime, and to routinely evaluate which local policies support best practices.
For more general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, values and goals, please visit our web site at: http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dcj.
Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and other eligible dependents; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; EAP (Employee Assistance Program); and fully paid participation in OPSRP (Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan). Employees share in the cost of medical and dental insurance.