Are you looking for a rewarding job that will have a positive impact on citizens throughout our region? Polk County has positions in a wide variety of areas that have real and lasting impacts on our county. If you have the skills and you share our goals, please consider joining our team!
Polk County is centrally located in the Pacific Northwest in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Nearly two-thirds of Polk County is forest. The gorgeous Oregon coast is only about 40 minutes to the west. The Cascade Range, with incredible snow skiing, is about an hour to the east. If you are looking for an occasional getaway for some metropolitan fun, Portland is just over an hour north.
Dallas, the county seat, is located 15 miles west of Salem, Oregon’s Capital city. In 2010, the population of Polk County was 79,122. The major industries of Polk County are agriculture, forest products, manufacturing and education. Western Oregon University, located in Monmouth, is a major employer. We have the second largest area devoted to viticulture in Oregon. Polk County was named for President James Polk, the 11th president of the United States. For more information, please visit the Polk County Facts & Demographics web page.
Polk County employs approximately 300 employees in over 100 job classifications. We recruit to fill vacant positions as they occur, and we welcome your interest in joining our team. Our people are our single greatest strength. It is our goal to honor and respect the diverse values, beliefs, life experience, and contributions of one another and the County that we serve. The work that we do – health and human services, public works, law enforcement, courts, and community development, to name a few – makes a real difference to our citizens. We offer our employees competitive compensation and benefits packages including PERS for our retirement plan, generous paid time off, health insurance, deferred compensation options, employee assistance program, wellness programs, and more. Please see our Benefits page for more information.
Please check out the links on the Human Resources pages to learn more about us.