City of Oakville

Oakville, WA

Welcome to the Oakville City Hall

The City of Oakville is located twelve miles west of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 and is the southeastern gateway to Grays Harbor County.

The City was incorporated on December 18, 1905.  Population is approximately 700.  Oakville was named for the Garry Oak trees found in the area. 

Oakville has been called a "frontier logging town nestled between two centuries."  Take a walk or drive through town for a unique flavor of the past.  From antiques and historical buildings to rodeos and scenic tours; you will experience the millennium with both the rustic past and the brightening future.  Historic buildings like the old corner-style bank has its place in the history books as it is the last bank to be robbed by horseback.  Many other historic buildings throughout Oakville give the area a unique and welcoming appeal.





The City of Oakville has a 16 hour per week

Public Works Assistant position available.


This position reports to the Director of Public Works and is responsible to perform a wide variety of tasks such as; 

- water system installation, maintenance and repair

- reading water meters

- performing maintenance on city streets and road signs

- maintaining city park, cemetery, common areas, buildings, and vehicles

- responding to requests from residents

- other duties as assigned


Qualified candidates will meet the following requirements;

·         Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

·         High School graduate or equivalent.

·         Must pass pre-employment Drug and Alcohol screening and adhere to Drug and Alcohol Policy.

·         Professionalism and strong communication skills.

·         Able to frequently bend, squat, dig, rake, and lift and carry 75 pounds.

·         Able to work outdoors or indoors in all types of weather and conditions.

·         Able to assess situations, evaluate options, and resolve to successful completion.

·         Must have reliable method of reporting to work and be punctual.

·         Must be able to easily adapt to change and switch from task to task as priorities change.

·         Able to work on your own or as part of a team, accept and follow direction, and comply with laws, regulations, ordinances, and guidelines.

Additional Qualifications (not required);

·         Water Distribution Manager Certification.

·         Water Distribution experience.

·         Heavy equipment and power equipment experience.


This 16 hour per week/$19.00 per hour position is open until filled.  To be considered for the position, apply in person at 204 E. Main St.,  mail resumes to P.O. Box D, Oakville WA 98568 or email resumes to and  Equal opportunity Employer. Oakville is a drug free work place.  Pre-employment drug screen is mandatory.

Website Navigation

You will find the contact information for all city personnel, fire department, police department and local non-profits on the City Contacts page.  There are links to the Oakville Municipal Code, County and State websites, Timberland Regional Library, Local Newspapers, etc., on the Local Resources page.  The Council Meeting Minutes, Oakville News and Calendar pages will keep you up to date on the latest city issues and events.  Please review the Emergency Preparedness page for safety tips for your family and neighborhood.  Finally, you will find many photographs of our beautiful area in the Photo Gallery and also helpful information about nearby Capitol Forest on the Recreation page. 

Look What's Happening in Oakville!!!

Community members in the Oakville area are looking ahead to this year’s community activities which will include a St. Patrick's Day Dinner, an Easter Egg Hunt, the Independence Day Parade and Community celebration, the Community Harvest Festival, and the Holiday Tree Lighting/Community Spaghetti Dinner.  


Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov 13 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, Dec 11 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM