Mission and Values
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in your resume.
Permanent and Limited Duration Employment
All positions with Portland Parks & Recreation are listed within the City of Portland employment center and are updated weekly.
- Administrative Specialist I
- Botanic Technician I
- Capital Growth Program Manager (Capital Project Manager IV)
- Greenskeeper II
- Park Tree Maintenance Coordinator (Coordinator II)
Part-time and Seasonal Employment
Includes recreation support staff positions at community centers, summer recreation support, instructors, customer service, counselors, inclusion assistants, seasonal maintenance workers, and more!
- 2021/2022 Aquatic Support Staff (Recreation Leader - PT/Seasonal) - Open Continuous
- Fitness Instructor - Fitness in the Park
- Inclusion Assistant (Recreation Assistant) - Open Continuous
- Recreation Aide - Instructor (Parks Activities Specialist)
- Recreation Aide - Sports Leagues Casual Staff
- Recreation Associate - Attendant I and II - Part-Time
- Recreation Associate - Counselor I and II - Open Continuous
- Recreation Associate - Customer Service - Part-Time
- Seasonal Maintenance Worker - Open Continuous
- Workforce Development Support Specialist (Community Service Aide II)
Aquatics Training Programs
Portland Parks & Recreation is always looking for motivated and responsible individuals to join our aquatics staff. We offer lifeguard certification, swim instructor training, and water fitness instructor training classes year-round. Visit our Aquatics Training Program and Employment Opportunities page for complete details.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s internship program is currently unable to accommodate new requests. Please check back for future updates.
City of Portland's Career Center
Check out the City of Portland's Career Center for helpful information to assist in finding employment with the City or other government entities.
Equal Employment/Non-Harassment Statement
The City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The City will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or protected veteran status. It is the City’s policy to prohibit workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of protected status. The City of Portland is committed to creating a respectful and professional work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation and that promotes employment opportunities.
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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement. The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably provides: translation and interpretation services, modifications, accommodations, auxiliary aides and services, and alternative format. For these services, complaints, and additional information, contact Carolyn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-5076, City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.