Posting Date:  10/11/2021
Salary:  $55,800 – $98,500 DOQ and Position
Entity:  City of Bingen, Washington
Closing Date:  First review of applications: November 14, 2021 (open until filled).


City of Bingen, Washington
Salary: $55,800 – $98,500 DOQ and Position

The City of Bingen, Washington, is seeking to hire either a City Administrator or a Clerk-Treasurer.

Incorporated in 1924, Bingen is a small community of 712 residents in Klickitat County, with economic roots in agriculture, timber, and more recently, aerospace and tourism. The City of Bingen is located on the north shore of the Columbia River Gorge in the heart of a National Scenic Area, and is only 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Nestled along the Columbia River, the city sits between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, making it an ideal launch point for outdoor recreation.

The City of Bingen has a Mayor-Council form of government and employs a staff of seven: the City Administrator or Clerk-Treasurer, Deputy Clerk, Treatment Plant Manager, Treatment Plant Operator, Public Works Superintendent, Public Works Maintenance Staff, and Public Works Staff / Animal Control Officer. The City Administrator or Clerk-Treasurer is an exempt, non-union position and the administrative head of the City, serving at the pleasure of the Mayor.

The Clerk-Treasurer role, (salary: $55,800 – $73,200), supervises 1 employee and oversees an annual budget of approximately $3.4 million. The Clerk-Treasurer performs a variety of routine and complex clerical, accounting, administrative, financial, and budgeting duties. The person in this role keeps records of all council proceedings, handles correspondence on behalf of the city, prepares agendas and implements city policies. The Clerk-Treasurer has official responsibility for accounting for all receipts and disbursements in regard to city funds and shall be adept with the BARS accounting system and relevant Washington statutes affecting governmental entities. The Clerk-Treasurer prepares a variety of financial records, including the annual budget, annual report, and audit documents, and is responsible for payroll and investments. The typical education for the Clerk-Treasurer position would be a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or 4-5 years of related experience and/or training.

The City Administrator role, (salary: $64,700 – $98,500), assumes the duties of the Clerk-Treasurer with additional managerial responsibilities. This is a professional administrative/management level position requiring experience and training in government management, fiscal/accounting systems, contract management, program development, grant writing, and personnel administration. The City Administrator would supervise all city employees. The typical education for the City Administrator position would be a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field from a four-year college or university and 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in governmental administration, contracting, grant writing, planning, finance, and public works.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in a related field, have familiarity with the BARS code of Washington State, have Washington State governmental experience, and be bilingual in English and Spanish. Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the hiring authority will be considered for either position.

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For a complete position profile, full job descriptions and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Bingen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 14, 2021 (open until filled).


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