Lands Stewardship Parks Maintenance Manager (Manager I)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/05/2024

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. 7:00am - 3:30pm or 7:00am - 4:00pm
Work Location: Hybrid/work location: West Zone Land Manager works out of 6732 SW 42nd Ave Portland, OR 97219 and East Zone Land Manager works out of 12820 NE Marx St. Portland, OR 97230. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, click here.
Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary:

The Land Stewardship division within Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) assumes responsibility for the comprehensive upkeep and supervision of developed parks, natural areas, community gardens, and trails. Our collective efforts aim to facilitate park visitors' engagement with green spaces by offering programs and facilities that support physical, mental, and social activities. We are committed to creating and sustaining inclusive public spaces and fostering positive relationships with the community to ensure a sense of safety and welcome for residents.

PP&R is currently seeking candidates to fill two Parks Operations Manager (Manager I) positions, specifically tasked with overseeing a portfolio of developed parks. These roles involve providing leadership, vision, and oversight to maintenance supervisors and staff dedicated to the care of these spaces. The positions require independent, proactive, and adaptive management of essential park maintenance and operational functions, with each day bringing unique challenges and the need for dynamic problem-solving. Managers must swiftly respond to staff requests for assistance or guidance, demonstrating flexibility, resilience under pressure, and robust problem-solving abilities to ensure exceptional emergency response, customer service, and frontline service delivery in collaboration with maintenance supervisors.

In line with PP&R's commitment to building an anti-racist workplace, we are actively seeking individuals prepared to engage in challenging and transformative efforts. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Recognizing that studies indicate certain groups may be less likely to apply for positions unless they feel they meet every qualification outlined in a job description, we encourage all interested candidates to apply, and emphasize our commitment to considering a broad range of experiences and skills in our search for the best candidate for the position. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to consider your background and qualifications broadly in relation to the minimum qualifications.

What you'll get to do:
  • Cultivate a cohesive, high-performance park maintenance team with a customer service-oriented work ethic.
  • Promote workplace safety, diversity, and create an inclusive and positive work environment.
  • Participate in a collaborative goal setting, problem-solving, and change management as part of the Land Stewardship Division Leadership Team.
  • Embed racial equity best practices into work, prioritize equity, and call out inequitable outcomes and processes.
  • Develop metrics and key performance indicators, conduct program evaluation and trend analysis, monitor program delivery.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and mentor employees reflective of the diverse communities in Portland.
  • Collaborate with division leadership and maintenance supervisors to develop work plans and performance measures to achieve the Bureau's mission and goals.
  • Communicate and collaborate with a broad range of people within the organization, the public, and elected officials.
  • Manage a $6-8 million budget, based on data-driven decision making, as well as actively managing and monitoring it throughout the fiscal year.
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.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity

Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We'll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

Feb 14, 2024

12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter
troylynn.craft@portlandoregon.govThe following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience researching and applying current trends in parks maintenance, horticulture, facilities, events, and safety procedures.
  2. Experience developing, interpreting, communicating, and implementing strategies for organizational change.
  3. Experience providing leadership and managing a multi-cultural, unionized workforce, including recruiting and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
  4. Experience developing and monitoring budgets, work order systems and associated software and hardware.
  5. Experience developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as all levels of staff, elected officials and their staff, representatives of other government agencies, the public and key diverse community organizations.
STEP 1: Apply online between February 5 and February 26, 2024

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Optional Application Materials:
  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.
Application Tips:
  • 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 résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of February 26, 2024
  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • 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.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 4, 2024
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Late March/Early April
  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 5: Offer of Employment: April

Step 6: Start Date:
  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.Click here for additional information regarding the following:
  • City of Portland Core Values
  • Recruitment Process - Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

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Salary114,192.00 - 163,321.60 Annual
Listing Type
Government/Public Agency | Maintenance | Management
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
114192.00 - 163321.60
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