Human Resources FAQs

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Online Application
How do I get help with my online application?

If you have questions, you may contact HR at 503-397-3874 or email

When I apply for a County job, can I just submit a resume instead of a job application?

A resume only cannot be accepted in place of a completed job application. Do not state "see resume" in any section of the application. Depending on the position, a resume and/or cover letter may also be required. If your application does not included all requested materials, it will be incomplete and will not be considered in the recruitment process.

How do I know the County has successfully received my online application?

You will receive an automated email notification once your application has been successfully received.

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position I am interested in?

Yes. A separate application is required for each position open for recruitment.

How often are jobs posted?

Jobs may be posted at any time. Check our listings daily for new postings. You can also connect with the County on Facebook to see when a new posting has been added to our website.

What materials do I need to submit to apply for a current job opening?

In addition to the application, you may be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, answers to supplemental questions or other materials.  When submitting your application, please note that any applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Applications will only be accepted through the County online application process. Any other form of submittal will not be accepted.

Seasonal Work
Can I apply for seasonal work?

We hire seasonal workers through Cardinal Services for both the Roads Department and Parks Department.

Can I volunteer with the County?

Yes.  We are always accepting applications from volunteers interested in spending their time and talent supporting the functions of the County departments.  Submit your application today!

General Information
Phone Numbers
(503) 397-3874
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand Street
Saint Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.