Human Resources

Human Resources Functions

The Assistant City Manager oversees Human Resources services and programs which assist all City departments in recruiting and maintaining a qualified and diverse workforce, and provides employment-related services to the City's employees and job applicants.

Human Resources functions include: recruitment, employee benefits, classification and compensation, employee and labor relations, safety, workers compensation, staffing and succession planning, training and development, and management of employee personnel records. 

Applying for Employment 

Job Opportunities - click here for current job openings. 

Veterans' Preference

Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for a position open for recruitment may be eligible for preference in employment under Oregon law. If you are a Qualified Veteran or Qualified Disabled Veteran and would like to be granted preference in the selection and hiring process for a specific posted job, please fill out the Veterans’ Preference Form included in the employment application and provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of form DD-214 or 215 (copy 4). This completed form and required supporting documentation must be submitted with your application in order for consideration for Veterans’ Preference.

Living and Working in Philomath

Philomath lies at the foot of the Marys Peak, the highest point along the Oregon Coast Range, less than an hour from the coast to the west, Salem to the north and Eugene to the south. It is less than 10 minutes from Corvallis, the OSU campus, Reeser Stadium - home of the Beavers, 20 minutes from Albany, and about 50 minutes to Newport, Eugene or Salem. You don't have to go far to find a wide variety of places to shop, airports, theatre and performing arts, museums, natural areas, and other attractions.
You don't need to leave the city to find beautiful areas to walk, bike or relax. The City Parks system consists of over 40 acres of developed playgrounds, walking trials and natural areas. Marys River Park is a natural treasure that includes walking/jogging trails, river access, swimming holes, an off-leash dog area, a redwood grove, camas fields, disc golf course, and a covered shelter and playground area.
Once a thriving timber town with 17 mills in operation, Philomath's industry has expanded to also include jobs in molecular engineering, wet labs, high speed internet, and even delivery robots! Philomath continues to attract business spin offs from OSU and local entrepreneurs that appreciate the close-knit community and small-town feel.
Philomath is growing, with new neighborhoods under construction and commercial and industrial developments popping up around town, it's an exciting time to be a part of the City. Living in Philomath, residents are active, love the outdoors and maintain a high quality of life. The community supports nearby OSU and its athletic teams that have brought excitement and pride on the national stage. Along with the advantages of higher education, Philomath features a strong public school system, great health care, and a short commute to work.