Parks Maintenance Supervisor (Maintenance Supervisor I-E)

Salary $31.64 – $52.64 Hourly

Job Type

Job Number 2020-00054

Closing date and time 2/10/2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Location 6437 SE Division St, OR

Portland Parks & Recreation

The PositionParks Maintenance Supervisor

The City of Portland is seeking a motivated Maintenance Supervisor to join Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R)

About the position:
The Lands Stewardship division of Portland Parks and Recreation provides all facets of maintenance and management of developed parks, natural areas, and trails for Portland residents to play and connect to greenspaces through programs and facilities that promote physical, mental and social activity. The Southwest Lands Stewardship team of 7 Full-time employees, and up to 4 seasonal maintenance workers supports this mission by engaging in daily care and cleaning, long-term planning, construction, and recreational program support at 35 Park, natural area, and Community Center sites in southwest Portland while fostering and maintaining relationships with the community. Parks Maintenance Supervisor

Parks Maintenance Supervisor (Maintenance Supervisor I-E)

What you’ll get to do:

  • Supervise 7 full-time employees and 3-4 seasonal employees
  • Provide day to day support and coordination for staff
  • Create, edit, and monitor the crew’s schedules
  • Answer questions and concerns from the public providing strong customer service and a solutions-oriented approach
  • Review and comment on proposed park improvements and development

As a person, you are:

  • ?Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnerships and forms relationships to get things done.
  • Solutions Oriented: Use strong communication to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create and implement solutions
  • Detailed:  An organizer and planner who thrives on details and is uncompromising in consistency and accuracy.
  • An Equitable Leader:  Have experience being an inclusive manager who enjoys leading and developing people in a diverse work environment
  • Safety Conscious: Incorporate safety into all of your decisions 
  • Helpful: Provide assistance to the public and internal stakeholders by communicating clearly and professionally 
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, team-oriented, and honest

Although not required, you may have:

  • Degree in horticulture, construction or landscape management, and design
  • Experience providing maintenance supervision for a similar Parks program

About the Bureau: Parks Maintenance Supervisor

The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 639,000 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 resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Why join the City of Portland?

The City of Portland offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance, and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their families.  The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.
 To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience providing maintenance supervision within large landscaped areas, buildings, and/or structures
  2. Experience supervising field employees including scheduling, training, motivating, and mentoring a diverse group
  3. Experience applying safe working practices and ensuring personnel follow city, state, and OSHA standards
  4. Experience working independently and collaboratively to problem solve and manage small to large projects
  5. Experience with budget management and development, payroll, and recordkeeping including the ability to use associated software and hardware

Applicant must also:

  • Possess a valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Take and pass a physical capacities test upon offer
  • Provide a DMV 5-year driving record upon offer

The Recruitment Process- Parks Maintenance Supervisor

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. 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 –

Job Posting closes: 
Applications Reviewed: Week of 
Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 
1st Round of Interviews: 
Job Offer: 
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Application InstructionsParks Maintenance Supervisor

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. Parks Maintenance Supervisor
  • 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.

Additional InformationParks Maintenance Supervisor

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. Parks Maintenance Supervisor

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.Parks Maintenance Supervisor

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, colour, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, Parks Maintenance Supervisor 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.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review tips and tricks when applying to the City.  Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:

Mt. Tabor Yard
6437 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 3:00-4:00PM
*Please note stairs are required to access the meeting room. 


A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee BenefitsThis summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefits may vary depending on the bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefits package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.
More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031. Health Care (Medical, Vision, and Dental)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.
  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependent children up to age 26.
  • For full-time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.
  • The part-time employees’ cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee’s regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits

  • We offer many on-site fitness centre locations and classes, stretching,
  • discounts to local fitness clubs,
  • smoking cessation benefits,
  • chronic care coaching programs,
  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full-time employees.
  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.
    • Supplemental life insurance – employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves
    • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.
    • up to $25,000 for dependent children.
    • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations to the coverage level.

Long Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.
  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.
  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.
  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees
  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period and can continue for 90 days.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.
  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)
  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.


  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
    • The City currently pays the employee’s share of the retirement contribution.
    • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)
  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City’s Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.
  • Sick leave typically accrues up to a maximum rate of 40 hours per the calendar year
  • 10 paid holidays each year
  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave
In accordance with federal and state law and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical-related reasons.
Other Benefits

  • City’s TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)
Agency City of Portland
Address 1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204



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