Job Opportunity: Park Planner II – Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Definition:  Provides planning, design, project and construction management of public parks, recreational facilities, trails and other park and recreation projects. Performs professional and technical planning activities in assigned areas of responsibility and represents the park district at community meetings and other assigned projects.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Typical assignments include: park, recreation facility, and trail/pathway planning; project design coordination; preparation and coordination of land use and other jurisdictional permits and applications, project and construction  management; city/county development review; some involvement with land acquisition; utilization of GIS; AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and other computer programs; annexation;  and implementation of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update, district Functional Plans and System Development Capital Improvement Program.

Supervision Received and Exercised
This position receives direct supervision from the Superintendent of Design & Development and exercises no supervision over other employees.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in the development, administration and evaluation of district policies, procedures and programs.
  • Act as a liaison to other public agencies, friends and neighborhood groups/public engagement.
  • Gather and prepare data and background material on assigned projects.
  • Preparation of exhibits / maps using a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Preparation of design plans using AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Prepare PowerPoint slideshows for management and public presentations.
  • Prepare/coordinate land use and other jurisdictional permits and applications.
  • Plan, organize and prepare reports.
  • Provide information reports on various aspects of district functions.
  • Perform site assessments and analysis.
  • Act as a liaison between assigned departments and the superintendent.
  • Prepare project RFPs, manage consultants and contractors.
  • Manage capital improvement / SDC projects from conceptual planning through construction implementation.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date files, records and maps of multiple projects.
  • Coordinate and assist with the development review process with local, state and federal agencies.
  • Represent the district at public meetings, committees and events
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.  Create a positive experience for customers through professional and courteous behavior and creative problem resolution.
  • Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public.
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace.

Other Job Functions

  • Support department staff with a variety of tasks.
  • Represent Design & Development on a variety of committees, task forces or groups as necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic modern principles and practices of project management, construction documentation, construction administration, planning / design, park and recreation management, park and recreational facility development and urban planning.
  • Basic principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation.
  • Office management principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to work problems.
  • Successful leadership techniques, including planning, organizing, managing, scheduling and evaluation of projects and services.
  • Recent product development trends, current literature and sources of information related to the field of park and recreation.
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, equipment, computers and software including: GIS, AutoCAD, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

Ability to:

  • Understand the organization and operation of the district and outside agencies as related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Correctly interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the function to which assigned.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Perform responsible and complex work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, committees, contractors and the general public.
  • Prepare, review and evaluate technical planning reports and plans.
  • Make oral presentations of technical information.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records.

Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements

  • Park Planner II – Must maintain a valid Oregon Driver License and good driving record.

Experience and Training Guidelines

  • Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is considered qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be as follows:


  • A minimum of one (1) years of park and recreation planning, project management, development experience or construction management.



  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in landscape architecture, engineering, construction management, project management, planning, park and recreation management, urban planning or a related field.

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