Park Manager 3 – Willamette District

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Sublimity, OR
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Security Maintenance Management

Job Description

Title: Park Manager 3 – Willamette District

Job Number: REQ-92155

Salary: $65,112 – $100,836 per year

Deadline: 04/17/2022 at 11:59pm



Do you have a background in Park Management and a passion for public service? Have you managed a park district or multiple park properties?


If this sounds like you, Oregon Parks and Recreation an excellent opportunity for a Park Manager covering the beautiful Willamette District. Come and join our leadership team and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This position falls under the classification Park Manager 3.


Our Mission

OPRD’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.


Our Operating Principles

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.



What you will do:

As a Park Manager 3 for the Willamette District, you will manage a complex park management unit by supervising permanent, seasonal and volunteer staff who will carry out the maintenance and operations tasks, interpretation and recreation programs, resource protection work and administrative requirements of the Silver Falls Management Unit.


The Silver Falls Management Unit contains a large amount of historic facilities and complex infrastructure development; more than 9,000 acres, a large budget, revenue, day use count and overnight visitation; the presence of Threatened and Endangered plant and animal species, listing on the National Register of Historic Places of above- and below- ground cultural resources within the parks; the presence of agency co-operating associations, and intergovernmental or concession agreements; or a combination thereof.



Minimum Qualifications:

(a) Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as a Park Manager or equivalent natural resource manager.


(b) A Bachelor's degree or higher in Park and Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a related field; AND Three (3) years of experience as a Park Manager or equivalent natural resource manager.



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Ability to determine the methods, means and personnel by which park operations are to be conducted in very large, complex or numerous park properties.
  • Experience assigning work to be done.
  • Experience evaluating the quality and quantity of work performed by direct report personnel.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of plans and activities and to recommend changes for improvement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the general public, media, agency and local government officials.
  • Experience developing and maintaining positive working relations with neighboring property owners and mid-level agency and local government representatives.
  • Experience preparing position description documents.
  • Experience working within collective bargaining agreements.
  • Experience preparing large biennial management unit budgets and operating within budgetary limits.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.



What's in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a fantastic benefits packaging including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 11 paid holidays per year
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).





Environmental Protection-Conservation, Janitorial & Cleaning, Landscaping



$65,112 – $100,836 per year

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