Published 10 days ago

City Nature West Natural Areas Supervisor (Supervisor II)

City of Portland
On-site, Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR


Job Type:Full Time
Experience Level:Managerial
Salary:USD $107,265.60 - $151,881.60 / year


City Nature West Natural Areas Supervisor (Supervisor II)

City of Portland

Salary: $107,265.60 - $151,881.60 Annually

Job Type: Regular

Job Number: 2024-00682

Location: OR, OR

Bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation

Closing: 7/29/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

Job Appointment: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Work Location: Hybrid- 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221-2706. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, click here.

Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position

Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary:

The City of Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PP&R) is seeking a dedicated and experienced City Nature West Natural Areas Supervisor. In this role, you will lead a skilled team of natural resource professionals responsible for the ecological health of and sustainable access to more than 35 natural areas and nature parks, totaling more than 6,000 acres on the west side of the Willamette River, including the iconic Forest Park. Your work will directly impact environmental health, climate resiliency, workforce diversity, partnerships, and sustainable public access to these cherished lands. Join us at the City of Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation and make a tangible impact on our community and environment.

Apply today to be a part of our dynamic and transformative team!

What you'll get to do:

  • Lead and supervise a team of represented and non-represented natural resource professionals, providing training, coaching, recruitment, and performance evaluations.
  • Plan, organize, and allocate work to staff, ensuring efficient, safe, and effective operations.
  • Support ecological planning and restoration, specialized vegetation management and general maintenance of natural areas using multiple strategies and with climate resiliency in mind.
  • Apply principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to all aspects of your work, fostering an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to promote community stewardship and develop robust community partnerships.
  • Manage the Renew Forest Park program and the City-wide Protect the Best Program, ensuring alignment with adaptive ecological principles and sustainability and access goals.
  • Apply relevant regulations, permitting, policies and procedures pertaining to natural area care to capital and maintenance projects within these public lands.
  • Conduct asset management, project management, and facility management duties to support the overall mission of PP&R.

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, abilities, 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.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We'll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

July 17, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 868 5153 7676

Have a question?

Contact Information:

TroyLynn Craft

Senior Recruiter

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience leading or supervising a team, including training, coaching, hiring, conducting performance evaluations, enforcing workplace safety standards, and allocating work to staff.
  2. Experience with land stewardship, vegetation management, trail, and access issues, and/or natural area care.
  3. Knowledge of relevant regulations, permitting, policies and procedures pertaining to natural area care, along with the ability to interpret and apply them.
  4. Ability to supervise a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.
  5. Experience in program administration, budgeting, and building effective working relationships with both internal and external partners.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between July 8 - 22, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

  • 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.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of July 22, 2024

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume 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.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. 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.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of July 29, 2024

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid-August

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: September

Step 6: Start Date:

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • City of Portland Core Values
  • Recruitment Process - Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

To apply, please visit


City Nature West Natural Areas Supervisor (Supervisor II)

City of Portland

Salary: $107,265.60 - $151,881.60 Annually

Job Type: Regular

Job Number: 2024-00682

Location: OR, OR

Bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation

Closing: 7/29/2024 11:59 PM Pacific…


Portland, OR, United States

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