Welcome to picturesque Rainier, Oregon!
Originally founded in 1851 by Charles E. Fox as Eminence; Rainier, Oregon provides a nice variety of scenic views, historical landmarks, local area entertainment, fishing, camping, and outdoor exploration; as well as easy access to City Life and Entertainment in Longview, WA and Portland, OR. River beach access within minutes and ocean beaches within 50 miles.
News and Announcements
City Ordinance 1089
Ordinance 1089 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RAINIER PROHIBITING CAMPING AT CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTIES
Council Votes to Appoint Interim Public Works Director
At its August 17 meeting, the Rainier City Council voted unanimously to approve an employment agreement with Pat McCoy to serve as the interim public works director.
McCoy has spent the last two and a half years serving as the city forester. He has a bachelor’s of science in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University, where he graduated cum laude. His prior experience includes 14 years as an operations manager with a forestry-based construction company, 19 years of experience managing employees and contractors and being the project manager for a larger union construction and excavation contractor.
Throughout the years, McCoy has also managed a $2 million road budget and aided in the preparation of easements and road use agreements.
“Pat’s impressive credentials and qualifications make him a great fit for the City’s public works department,” Mayor Jerry Cole said. “Council and staff feel that he will serve city residents well in this role.”
Rainier’s current public works director, Sue Lawrence, retired from her full-time position on August 1. She will continue contracting with the City as a consultant to help manage its wastewater and water plant operations.
McCoy, a Longview resident, is scheduled to start with the City September 1.
Job Opening: Police Officer
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
Rainier Police Department is Recruiting Now
- At least age 21 at time of hire
- Possess a High School Diploma or GED
- Able to pass a written and physical ability test
- Be a US Citizen
- Ability to Pass a Comprehensive Background Investigation
- Ability to Meet Physical, Medical and Psychological Requirements
Salary and Benefits:
- Base Salary Range: $4630-5909/month
- DPSST Certification Incentive
- Intermediate 2.5% base hourly rate
- Advanced 5.0% base hourly rate
- Instructor Certification Incentive 1%
- Physical Fitness Incentive 2.5-4% Dependent on ORPAT time
- Longevity Pay 1.5% after 10 years of service
We also offer:
- 10 Paid Holidays
- 4 Floating Holidays
- Exceptional Health Care Plan
- Accrued sick leave of 96 hours annually
- Fully paid participation in Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
Applications can be accessed through this link:
Or stop by the Rainier Police Department (106 West B St.) or call us at (503) 556-3644.
The deadline for applications is Friday, September 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The City of Rainier is an equal opportunity employer.
Completed applications can be sent to:
or fax to: 503-556-2839
or mail to: Rainier Police Department, PO Box 399, Rainier OR 97048
2023 Street Sweeping Schedule
Street sweeping for the City of Rainier:
- March 9th
- May 11th
- July 13th
- September 14th
- November 9th
Please move vehicles out of the streets the evening before.
About Rainier, Oregon
This area shares an amazing variety of history; including the 'Lewis & Clark Trail' and a view of our namesake Mount Rainier and the impressive view of the northwest volcano, Mt. St Helens.
The Columbia County frontage of the Columbia River offers some of the best Sturgeon Fishing year around, and is also perfect for camping and water recreations.