Established: 12/16
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  2



Under direction of the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) Director, to provide professional management of a distinct scope of responsibilities within 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 (BCS). NCPRD provides urban, developed and natural parks, recreation facilities, recreation programs and certain types of senior social services to citizens within the District.

The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and directing the staff and services of an assigned parks and recreation program(s). Incumbents develop and implement a strategic delivery plan, coordinate services with other programs and parks and recreation services and manage the business, financial and administrative functions of their assigned program. Incumbents report to the NCPRD Director and participate as members of the NCPRD Executive Management Team.

The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Manager 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. The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Manager differs from the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Director, which is responsible for the administration of all District programs and operations.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops and administers strategic operational plans, program objectives, and short- and long-range goals; develops and oversees implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines to meet established goals and standards; ensures compliance with health and safety codes and licensing requirements; oversees maintenance and repair of facility and equipment; recommends capital improvement projects.
  2. Hires, directs and motivates professional, paraprofessional, administrative, maintenance and volunteer staff to provide quality services to citizens and District/County 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.
  3. Develops and recommends annual and supplemental budgets for a parks and recreation area program(s); authorizes/reviews program expenditures; monitors and forecasts revenues; gathers and compiles data and prepares reports and presentations.
  4. Prepares, negotiates and administers parks and recreation development and maintenance contracts, intergovernmental agreements and memorandums of understanding with other jurisdictions, departments and agencies; prepares plans and specifications; inspects and reviews ongoing and completed work for compliance with contract specifications.
  5. Monitors and evaluates facilities, programs and services; addresses current/future needs; develops quality control measures and standards; evaluates requests for facilities or program improvements and/or new activities; maintains an environment of exceptional customer service; resolves customer concerns and complaints.
  6. Develops and monitors planning and capital improvement program; develops requests for proposals of capital construction projects; provides project management and supervision for projects, capital improvement plans, construction, and policies for the division; monitors and evaluates condition of facilities, equipment and services; forecasts repair and replacement of infrastructure and equipment.
  7. Promotes NCPRD activities and programs with community groups and the public; serves as District representative on local/regional committees and teams for parks and recreation related activities and projects; prepares and presents oral and written reports, actions and recommendations to the public, staff, NCPRD Director, and the Board of County Commissioners.


Thorough knowledge of: Management principles and practices, including supervisory and budgeting techniques; techniques of consensus building; funding sources and financing methods; participative management theories; basic marketing concepts and techniques; recordkeeping techniques;

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of urban park, aquatic and recreation management, financial management, personnel management and supervision, community planning and organization; 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; social, political and environmental issues influencing program/project development and implementation; statistical research and analysis techniques; basic math; English grammar and composition.

Skill to: Organize, direct, train, evaluate and discipline professional, paraprofessional, administrative and maintenance staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; develop and administer parks and recreation programs, services, goals and objectives to meet needs of community; 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; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; develop, administer and evaluate processes and procedures; prepare and maintain reports and records; collect, compile and analyze information and data; operate computer software and other office equipment; interpret and apply Federal, State and local laws, regulations and statues; establish and maintain effective working relationships with local schools, community organizations and businesses, vendors, media, County employees and the public.


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

Some positions may require working evenings, weekends and holidays.

Some positions may require successfully passing a pre-employment drug test.

Positions working at North Clackamas Aquatic Park require:

Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


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

Edited: 2/17