Code Enforcement Officer

St. Helens, OR
City of St. Helens

The St. Helens Police Department is seeking applicants for Code Enforcement Officer. We are seeking applicants who wish to be a part of a family-oriented community with a commitment to enhancing the livability of St. Helens. There are exciting things happening in St. Helens. Come be a part of the team!

The City of St. Helens offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


Situated on the beautiful Columbia River, St. Helens offers views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams. A very pleasant hour drive to the west takes you to the Oregon coast while a 45-minute drive to the southeast takes you into the Portland metropolitan area. St. Helens is well situated for many outdoor activities including boating, fishing, walking, running, biking, hiking, golf, disc golf, and much more. St. Helens is the county seat for Columbia County and the largest city in the county with a population of approximately 14,000.

The downtown portion of St. Helens, near the riverfront, features a Nationally Registered Historic District encompassing 10 blocks, which includes residences and civic buildings dating back over a century. A recent purchase by the City of over 200 acres of waterfront property promises to enhance the livability of our town with a mix of development encouraging tourism, commercial growth, residential development, and water-related amenities.


The mission of the St. Helens Police Department is to work with all citizens to make our city a place where people live safely and to promote individual responsibility and community commitment. Through strong leadership and continuous training, we will strive to serve as role models for the community. Our actions will demonstrate the highest ethical standards, and we will accept full responsibility for our actions. Come work for a stable-funded team with a 90% approval rating and a City Council committed to supporting public safety. A new public safety facility is coming in 2024!

The Department is a progressive and proactive law enforcement agency with an emphasis on its service to the community. We have 22 sworn officers, a Code Enforcement Officer, and two support staff members. Our staff enjoys work in assignments in patrol, criminal and narcotics investigations, and canine.


  • Regular full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Schedule: Wednesday through Saturday, 9AM – 7PM
  • This is a non-exempt position (overtime eligible)
  • Union covered (St. Helens Police Association)


The City of St. Helens offers a generous benefits package that includes the following:

  • Diverse health, vision and dental insurance packages for employee and family with only a 2% out-of-pocket premium
  • Fully paid participation in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Two to six weeks of paid vacation
  • Accrued sick leave (12 days per year)
  • $50 monthly towards a health club membership
  • Life insurance