Parks & Recreation Director

Closing Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017

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City of Pendleton

Parks & Recreation Director


About the Community

Located at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon, this agriculturally-based rural community is an outdoor enthusiast and sportsman’s paradise.  Well known for its world-class Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, the area also boasts hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, and many other recreational activities.  The City of Pendleton also enjoys a thriving arts culture with a wonderful art center, community theater, and many historic attractions.  Combined with clean air, good schools, and an active community college, Pendleton is a vibrant and family-friendly community. The City serves a population base of about 16,800.

Application deadline: 5:00 pm PST, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.


About the Department

The City offers a wide range of recreation programs, operates an impressive Aquatic Center, supports 21 different parks, including a River Walkway, and manages the Olney Cemetery. This department also maintains the grounds at City Hall and other city facilities, and several landscaped areas such as freeway overpasses around the City. The department has 12 full time staff, plus part-time positions and approximately 50 seasonal employees during the summer and a budget of over $2.25 million. 

To Apply

Applications are available at or at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion, Pendleton OR 97801.  For additional information, please contact the Pendleton Parks & Recreation Department at 541-276-8100. The City of Pendleton is an Equal Opportunity employer. 


About the Position

The City is looking for someone with experience, enthusiasm, and the ability to develop, communicate, and implement a vision for the future. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Recreation Administration, Park Management or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in the field; or a satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess knowledge of facility planning, design and development; grounds maintenance, cemetery operations, aquatic center operations and/or recreation programing.

Salary range: $80,268 – 107,208 DOE. Excellent benefits package includes: medical; dental; vision; retirement; life insurance, and more.