The Multnomah County Auditor is seeking three community members to serve on the Salary Commission. The Salary Commission sets the salaries for the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, County Commissioners, the Sheriff, and the County-paid supplemental salary of the District Attorney. The Salary Commission is a private body; however, Salary Commissioners are considered to be public officials. (Training on being a public official will be included as part of the on-boarding process of new commissioners.) 


- Salary commissioners are to be qualified human resource professionals with compensation experience.
- Elected or appointed County officials and employees cannot serve on the Commission.
- Members of the Salary Commission must reside in Multnomah County. 

Membership terms

Membership terms are one-year terms. There are no term limits. 


The commission meets six times annually between January 2020 and April 2020. 

Travel Reimbursement:

The County provides reimbursement for parking as well as Trimet passes to support community member participation on the Audit Committee. 

How the County Auditor selects the Salary Commission

In the fall of every odd year, the Auditor confirms whether prior members of the Salary Commission will be able to continue their service. The Auditor's Office will work with the Office of Community involvement in order to recruit members. Commission members can come from both the public and private sectors.

There are currently three open seats on the Salary Commission. 

How to Apply

Apply to sit on the Multnomah County Salary Commission

Learn more about the Salary Commission

If you have questions about the Salary Commission or how to apply, please contact or (503) 988-3320

Deadline to apply

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. 

If you need translation or an accommodation to complete the application or to request a paper application, please contact the Auditor's Office at or (503) 988-3320.