Parks Maintenance Crew Leader *Extended*

City of Portland, Oregon
October 8, 2021
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

Workplaces across Portland, the United States and the world are making tough decisions about how to protect their employees and community from COVID-19. We, too, find ourselves in the middle of this complex situation at the City of Portland. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, all City employees are required to be fully vaccinated, effective October 18, 2021. Proof of full vaccination, or documentation of plans to become fully vaccinated (e.g., partially vaccinated however too soon for second dose, etc.) will be required prior to being hired by the City of Portland. The required vaccination is a minimum qualification requirement to be hired by the City of Portland. We understand that some are unable to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious/spiritual reasons. Should you be offered employment with the City of Portland, there is an exception process that provides for an exception and reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious/spiritual reason. Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine ( Exceptions only apply to candidate(s) offered a position; please do not submit at this time)

About this position:
The Parks Maintenance Crew Leader for Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is responsible for providing leadership and direction to a park maintenance work crew and assure that work projects are completed in accordance with plans and specifications in a safe and efficient manner directed by the Supervisor. The Incumbents must have a thorough knowledge of operations, projects, and equipment in that assigned area. The Parks Maintenance Crew Leader is distinguished from a lead worker, as defined by the Portland City Laborers (PCL) labor agreement, by greater responsibility for clarifying and scheduling work, assigning crews, and for less job time spent working with crews on-site. The current vacancy is in Turf Maintenance.
The eligible list for this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. Some positions may require a Commercial Driver's License and / or Pesticide Applicator License.

As a Parks Maintenance Crew Leader, you will:

  • Train, and mentor employees reflective of the diverse communities in Portland.
  • Supervise a skilled team that includes full time employees and multiple seasonal employees.
  • Provide day to day support and coordination for staff.
  • Create, edit, and monitor crew's schedules and ensure accurate time entry.
  • 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.
  • Partner and resource with community organizations to increase access to nature for BIPOC communities.
  • Contribute to the achievement of PP&R's Five-Year Racial Equity Plan
  • Respond to calls to work during emergencies, including coordinating emergency work crews.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, document solutions and problem solve.
  • Someone who Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.
  • Safety Conscious: Incorporate safety into all your decisions.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.

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.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as "full-time remote" could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and their résumé how their education, training, work experience, and/or lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience using methods, materials, environmental conditions, constructs, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of park facilities for assigned area, such as turf, landscapes, trails, utility systems, hardscapes and park amenities.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying codes and regulations including hazards and safety practices involved in work, pedestrian and vehicular traffic control and safety.
  3. Knowledge and experience utilizing project planning, directing, scheduling and/or coordinating diverse construction projects such as labor and material estimating and material procurement.
  4. Ability and experience exercising tact, diplomacy, and persuasion with a diversity of people such as employee relations and effective leadership instructing and overseeing others in the use of tools and equipment in assigned areas.
  5. Experience keeping accurate records and work accomplishment using electronic devices and written records to account for hours, material, equipment and other related information.
  6. Experience interpreting blueprints and applying principles and practices in construction management.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the 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 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 Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 10/18/2021
  • Applications Reviewed: 10/18/21- 10/25/21
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 10/25/21
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Early November
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Early November
  • Job Offer: Mid/Late November

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Applicant Instructions
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.
  • 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 on the closing date and time 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 Information

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 the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, 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 best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: Events | Career Center |

Contact Information
Loan Tran Polanco, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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 either of the optional session below

October 6, 2021
12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 839 6451 6158
Find your local number: Date/Time: 10/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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