Professional Repair & Maintenance Services Manager (Manager I)

City of Portland, Oregon
November 15, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. 7-4, alternate schedule may be available.
Work Location: Portland Parks & Recreation Tabor Yard Facility, 6437 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97215.
Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position.
Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to attach a resume and a cover letter.

Position Summary:
Are you ready to lead with purpose and drive impactful change in the field of Professional Repair and Maintenance Services? (PRMS) Join us at Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and play a central role in shaping the future of our city's public services. As the Manager I for the Professional Repair and Maintenance Services Team, you will have the unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community while fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment. The City of Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation is seeking a result oriented PRMS Manager. This key leadership position oversees the team and program for the repair and preventative maintenance of a diverse portfolio of assets within a large, urban parks and recreation system.

What you'll get to do:

  • Lead decision-making process on repair and preventative maintenance in alignment with the Bureau's asset management approach.
  • Allocate limited resources for optimal asset maintenance.
  • Supervise a team of six to seven non-represented positions including supervisors, coordinators and specialists, and oversee approximately 70-80 represented staff in various technical trade maintenance areas including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, heavy equipment, amenities and carpentry.
  • Cultivate a cohesive, high-performance team with a customer service-oriented work ethic.
  • Promote workplace safety, diversity, and create an inclusive and positive work environment.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a broad range of disciplines and stakeholders within the organization.
  • Develop metrics and key performance indicators, conduct program evaluation and trend analysis, monitor program delivery.
  • Develop and implement multi-year strategic plans; ensuring proper resource allocation to achieve the Bureau's mission and goals.
  • Implement comprehensive personnel management strategies to optimize safety, professionalism, and development of the workforce with a focus on citywide goals.
  • Manage a $12 million PRMS budget, based on data-driven decision making, as well as actively managing and monitoring it throughout the fiscal year.

Who you are:

  • DEI Leader: You will be an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion champion in the workplace, including build pathways for government careers in underrepresented communities. You will inspire and motivate employees and create a culture of safety, respect, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Government Leader: You will facilitate, negotiate, and build consensus among diverse customers and stakeholders, including elected officials. Additionally, you will lead large-scale change management, involving community input.
  • Excellent Communicator: You are an active listener and strong communicator to both technical and non-technical individuals, and proficient verbally and in writing.
  • Transparent: You lead with openness and honesty, keeping your team in the loop, sharing information freely, and invite open communication within the team.
  • Leader with Integrity: You have strong moral principles, stand by your words, and do the right thing. You demonstrate the City's values in your actions, helps set expectations for acceptable behavior.
  • Innovative: You have an aptitude for continuous improvement and can excel in change management. You've demonstrated the ability to remain flexible, agile, and calm in a high paced environment that relies on quick and stable decision making.

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.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity
Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We'll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

November 16, 2023 @ 12 noon

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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter
To Qualify
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: Experience recruiting and developing a diverse workforce. Experience taking action to create an inclusive workplace.Experience managing a unionized workforce and applying strategies to create a cohesive, high functioning and customer-oriented team resulting in high quality maintenance and repair for a large and diverse portfolio of assets .Ability to initiate and implement change, including continual process improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness.Experience developing, interpreting, and implementing strategies for organizational change into detailed action plans.Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as bureau managers within and outside of Portland Parks and Recreation, consultants, community leaders, partners, and labor representatives. Although not required, you may have:

  • Five years of progressively responsible management experience in a maintenance operations, engineering, or related setting.

The Recruitment Process
STEP 1: Apply online between November 13 - 27, 2023

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Application Materials:

  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

  • Your cover letter 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 résumé should support the details described in your cover letter.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis : Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • 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.
  • E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of November 27, 2023

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%.
  • Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. 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.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of December 4, 2023

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Late December

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: January

Step 6: Start Date

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Additional Information
Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • City of Portland Core Values
  • Recruitment Process - Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to

  • Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)
  • Carrot Fertility
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families.
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), includingcontributions to the PERS IAP plan paid by employer
  • Family Medical Leave
  • City Paid Parental Leave


Benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status. Click here to review the many different benefits the City of Portland offers .

Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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