Established: 2/91
Archived: 3/08
Reactivated and Revised: 12/15
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 01



Under administrative direction, to plan, develop, organize, promote and direct the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD); and to do other work as required.


The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District is a county service district established in 1991 to serve the park and recreation needs of the northern portion of Clackamas County and includes the Cities of Milwaukie and Happy Valley within its boundaries. The District has a dedicated property tax base to fund the operations of the District. The NCPRD is a division within the Department of Business and Community Services. NCPRD provides urban, developed and natural parks, recreation facilities, recreation programs and certain types of senior social services to citizens within the District.

The Director, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District is responsible for the administration of all District programs and operations. The incumbent reports to the Business & Community Services Director and the District is governed by the Board of County Commissioners, serving as the NCPRD Board.

The Director, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District differs from the County Parks Manager, which is responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of rural county parks outside the boundaries and jurisdiction of the NCPRD.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans, organizes and directs the aquatic, park, recreation, senior activities and maintenance programs of the NCPRD; recommends and implements new and revised policies to respond to service needs; determines staff requirements; facilitates the development, implementation and Board approval of short and long-range strategic plans and master planning goals.
  2. Hires and directs department management and professional staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; motivates employees to provide quality service to citizens.
  3. Oversees the preparation and administration of NCPRD annual and supplemental budgets; analyzes and prepares revenue projections; prioritizes expenditures for services and capital improvement projects based on master plan goals; negotiates intergovernmental agreements for land and facilities.
  4. Manages the design and construction of district capital improvement projects; oversees the acquisition of land for park and recreation facility development; promotes the preservation and stewardship of the County’s natural environment.
  5. Oversees the request, review and selection of bids for design and construction services; prepares, negotiates and administers service contracts; monitors project expenses to ensure completion within budget; reviews and approves work order changes; authorizes payment to contractors.
  6. Promotes NCPRD activities and programs with community groups and the public; evaluates and responds to complaints of employees, citizens and other government agencies; prepares and delivers oral presentations to the Board of County Commissioners, the District Advisory Board, local government bodies and civic groups regarding park issues and projects.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of urban park, aquatic and recreation management, public administration and financing, financial management, personnel management and supervision, community planning and organization.

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of project/construction management and engineering/architectural terms applicable to capital improvement projects; federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the operation and maintenance of urban parks, aquatic and recreation facilities; real estate acquisition principles and practices; budget preparation and administration techniques; contract preparation and administration techniques; social, political and environmental issues influencing program/project development and implementation; statistical research and analysis techniques; basic math; English grammar and composition.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; hire, train, evaluate and discipline assigned personnel; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness through effective performance management; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; interpret and apply laws, ordinances and regulations that pertain to urban parks, operation of aquatic and recreation facilities, real estate acquisition and capital improvement projects; compose and negotiate contractual agreements; prepare and deliver oral presentations to private and/or public bodies; prepare clear and concise reports; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with outside agencies, elected officials, County employees and the public; identify and effectively respond to politically sensitive issues; operate computer software and equipment.


Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.