Recreation Facility Technician – Multiple Vacancies

City of Portland, Oregon
September 6, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

About this position:
The Recreation Facility Technician position at Portland Park & Recreation is responsible for providing ongoing customer and facility support for a recreation facility such as set-up and tear down of equipment, basic equipment and facility maintenance, and ad hoc janitorial duties. This position also provides a wide range of basic customer assistance and customer service and may provide direct support to PP&R programs within assigned site. Employees receive well-defined operational guidelines and work under the supervision and support of other higher-level professional recreational personnel.

Work may require a flexible schedule at times, including afternoons, evenings, designated holidays and/or weekends. Lifting up to 50 pounds is common in this work. This position may also be required to work outdoors, around assigned site, in all weather conditions.

Portland Parks and Recreation is looking to fill two (2) positions, one each at the following locations:

  • Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
  • Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

As a Recreation Facility Technician, you will:

  • Oversee daily facility requirements, ensuring safety, cleanliness and operability of facilities and surrounding grounds.
  • Will work with common commercial cleaning chemicals while adhering to all safety and SDS precautions.
  • Inspect grounds and equipment.
  • Identify and remove or minimize hazards.
  • Set up and tear down recreation equipment, supplies and furniture for recreation programs and facility rentals.
  • Provide courteous customer service to diverse citizens and facility members.
  • Have a basic knowledge of recreational programming.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and facility equipment required for operations and maintenance.
  • Operate and maintain various tools and equipment used in and around the facility (hand tools, small power equipment, pressure washing, snow removal)
  • May provides traffic safety control, including placing traffic control barricades, and directing traffic for special events.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Inclusive: Someone who values and respects diversity and has a desire or experience working with and serving people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.
  • Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racisms through intentional partnership, self-awareness and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.

The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time or Temporary positions.

Work Location and hours:

  • Position #1 : Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

-Flexible work schedule that may include occasional evenings and weekends

  • Position #2 : Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219

-Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM with occasional evenings and weekends

This classification is represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

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.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

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

To Qualify

Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications. Describe in their responses to the supplemental questions and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications: :

  1. Basic knowledge of recreational programing, facility support and recreation equipment.
  2. Knowledge of proper janitorial and facility maintenance standards.
  3. Ability to learn specialized equipment and procedures.
  4. Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  5. Skill in oral communication including skill to respond courteously to the public in person and by phone.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications.

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: 9/25/23
  • Applications Reviewed: Week of October 02, 2023
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 10/9/23
  • Interviews: Tentatively Late October
  • Job Offer: Tentatively 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. 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.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.

Anna Morgan, 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 the optional session below

Monday September 18, 2023
Join Zoom for the Virtual Meeting: Date/Time: 9/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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