Website Port of Hood River

The Port of Hood River, Oregon, is recruiting for its next Chief Financial Officer. Situated in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Port offices are located in the city of Hood River, just 30 miles north of Mt. Hood, and just over an hour’s drive to Portland.

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the Port’s management team and is responsible for managing all fiscal operations, investments, and fiscal strategies including risk management, information technology (IT), toll system hardware and software management, and supervision of finance staff.

In addition, due to anticipated funding and operational changes associated with a $500 million bridge replacement project, the CFO will have a key role in the management team’s efforts to plan and lead the organization’s financial and operational transitions.  The importance of this position as a leader and champion of the Port’s next organizational framework cannot be understated.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following attributes: strong leadership and management abilities, demonstrated public finance expertise, long-term financial strategy development, excellent communication skills, understanding of economic development principles, skills in intergovernmental relations, a commitment to collaborative, transparent approaches, and technical accounting system expertise.

Education, Certification, & Experience

A four-year degree in accounting, business, and/or financial management is required. An advanced degree in Finance, Public Administration, or related field, Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA), as well as previous public sector finance management experience is strongly preferred. Experience and/or training in Oregon budgeting and land use laws, tolling system management is beneficial. Satisfactory and equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the described duties of the position may be considered.


$134,000 – $154,000 (DOQ) with excellent benefits

To be considered, candidates must email the following applications materials to, no later than June 3, 2022, as separate attachments:

(1) a concise cover letter summarizing relevant background and qualifications for the position;

(2) a resume;

(3) a Supplemental Application Form*;

and if applicable

(4) Veterans Only: a completed and signed Oregon Veteran’s Preference form* with supporting documentation (DD-214 or DD-215). (Please do not submit a Veterans’ Preference Form if you are not a veteran)

*Forms available at


Emily Rehder
(503) 477-5615

The Port of Hood River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion principles are observed by the Port including as part of its current strategic plan.

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