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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Employment and Internships

  • Summer 2017 Recreation Employment

  • Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

  • Instructors at Community Centers

  • Park Maintenance

  • Internships


Welcome to the main employment page for Portland Parks & Recreation.
Please check here often for interviewing opportunities, job fairs, and openings.

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. Log onto http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm for the complete position description on the following job postings.



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.

Nondiscrimination Policy
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 Art Hendricks at art.hendricks@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5247, City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.



Permanent Employment

Full-time positions with Portland Parks & Recreation are listed within the City of Portland Employment Center

Part-time Employment

Aquatics, recreation, maintenance, sports, arts, instruction, and park rangers.