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Executive Director Recruitment Now Open

The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. 

The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission is now recruiting for an Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Commission receiving only broad direction from the Commissioners. This includes all personnel, budget, finance and operational aspects of the Commission. Oversees the review of budgets submitted by municipal corporations under the Commission’s jurisdiction, including the property tax levies. Duties also include providing training for municipal corporations, compiling the comprehensive TSCC annual report, scheduling and facilitating public hearings on budget and property tax measures, and working with municipal corporations, state agencies, media and citizens regarding Oregon’s Local Budget Law and the property tax system.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with Oregon local government and school district finance including Oregon local budget law, the Oregon property tax system, and the issuance of long-term debt.  Excellent communications skills and the ability to work with commissioners, municipal corporations’ staff, elected officials, media and citizens is a must. 

The full job description is posted here.

A PDF with more information and the application process is here.


About the Multnomah County Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission

One of our primary statutory duties is to publish an annual report on the budgets, debt, and property taxation of local governments primarily located in Multnomah County. The current annual report is available for viewing on the Annual Report tab above. Our website also has prior year reports, and a wealth of other information on local governments and school districts located in Multnomah County.
Most local governments operate on an annual budget cycle. At this point, January through March, they are busy with three different budgets:
  • They are reporting (completing the annual audit process) on the 2019-20 fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2020.
  • They are implementing and monitoring the current fiscal year budget (FY 2020-21) that started on July 1, 2020.
  • They are planning and developing their 2021-22 fiscal year budget, which will start on July 1, 2021. 
The following graphic, courtesy of the City of Troutdale, illustrates the budget cycle and the current activities.  

There are 43 local governments primarily located in Multnomah county: cities, k-12 school districts, community college districts, and regional special districts (soil and water conservation districts, fire districts, water districts, TriMet, the Port, Metro). See the full list on our Districts page. All of these districts will be preparing their FY22 budgets over the next few months. The process will conclude when each district’s governing board adopts the budget by June 30. 
For more information on this process – the budget cycle – browse our website and feel free to contact us with your questions. 


For the duration of the Corona Virus Pandemic, TSCC staff will be working from home. Please continue to use our normal email and phone numbers to contact us. Leave a voice mail on our office phones, and we will receive it through the email system. For immediate assistance call Craig’s cell phone.

          Tunie Betschart                 tunie.betschart@multco.us               503 988-3054

Craig Gibons            craig.gibons@multco.us         503 988-4131            541 520-5445 (Cell)



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