Recreation Coordinator II- Fitness in the Park

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/13/2023

Portland Parks and Recreation is seeking a Recreation Coordinator II- Fitness in the Park.

About the Position

The Recreation division of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) provides recreation opportunities including Fitness in the Park at multiple locations outdoors in parks throughout the summer season. Work involves program development and implementation; assessing needs; working with various community groups; and promotion of Fitness in the Park. This position schedules fitness classes and works with fitness instructors and customer service representatives; monitors on-site activities; assigns and directs the work of staff. Assists supervisor with recruiting and hiring part-time and seasonal employees reviews their work and brings performance concerns to supervisor’s attention. The position involves considerable latitude for initiative and originality.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates activities in Fitness in the Park including organizing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating.- Conduct needs assessment and, develop and plan programs based on community needs.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring program budgets.
  • Schedules classes and works with instructors in Fitness in the Park and monitors on-site activities.
  • Recruit, assign, and direct the work of recreation support staff assists the supervisor with recruiting and hiring part-time and seasonal employees, review their work, and bringing performance concerns to the supervisor’s attention.
  • Accurate attendance records and writes administration reports, recommend changes to programs based upon information collected, and monitors program fees and revenue.
  • Partner with community organizations to increase access to Fitness in the Park for BIPOC communities.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: You value partnerships and develop and support relationships to advance bureau priorities.
  • Thoughtful: Listen to understand and demonstrate interpersonal acumen and sound judgment.
  • Committed to the environment: Passionate about social equity, community benefit, and environmental protection.
  • Committed to equity: Experienced in creating and maintaining an anti-racist, inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive work environment.

About The Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland??
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by the date of hire. You may request an exception,for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental questions and resume how their education, training, work experience, and/or lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience of current literature and trends in fitness programming and classes including developing, promoting, scheduling, and coordinating.
  2. Experience recruiting, assigning, and directing work, motivating, and reviewing the performance of Fitness Instructors and Customer Service Representatives.
  3. Experience problem-solving, organizing workloads, and meeting deadlines.
  4. Experience meeting the needs of diverse populations, including cultural, ethnic, and language diversity.
  5. Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as recreation staff, city employees, users, community groups, special interest groups, school district staff, and the public.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by the date of hire.

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the eligible list. (The candidates on the eligible list are equally ranked.) You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

**PLEASE NOTE The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting Closes: 4/3/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: Week of 4/3/2023
  • Eligible List: week of 4/10/2023
  • First Round of Interviews: week of 4/24/2023
  • Job Offer: week of 5/15/2023
  • The start date is flexible but strongly desired to be on or before May 22, 2023

Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change. This timeline may be delayed due to the impacts of the current COVID-19 situation.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential

City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes and How to Apply Videos. The class and the videos are free and review best practices for applying to the City. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual in-person class, they are also available once a month. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates for the Question and Answer session and the How to Apply Class:


Aly'ce Brannon-Reid

Senior Recruiter/Recruiter, Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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