Job Opportunity: Portland Parks & Recreation – Parks and Trails Planner

Parks and Trails Planner

$65,000-$75,587 (with a 10-15% increase pending)

Portland Parks & Recreation

Application Deadline: September 11, 2017 4:30PM

Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) is seeking a skilled planning professional with a background in city, urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture or closely related field, and a minimum of two years of experience in planning, with a focus on areas such as policy development, master planning, strategic planning, planning and feasibility studies, trail planning alignment studies, trail acquisitions, trail route alternative analysis, and long-range plan development. This position uses general knowledge of environmental planning and supports Bureau efforts to promote inclusion and diversity. Responsibilities include communicating effectively with diverse communities, conducting outreach and implementing community involvement plans, representing the Bureau in city-wide or regional planning efforts, and work collaboratively with other City staff.

This position will work seamlessly with PP&R’s recreation, parks, trails, and natural area field operations staff on park proposals that are received from the public, and can answer questions that arise on land use, park use, and planning issues. The City Planner II may also be involved in assisting in PP&R’s Capital Improvement Plan process, PP&R’s Strategic Plan, historic resources, scenic view corridor preservation, river recreation planning, and preparation of grant applications. Parks planning experience is highly desirable.

Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and proficiency in languages besides English are encouraged to apply.


Questions? Contact Tamara Larison at the City of Portland,, 503-823-6821