Human Resources

Human Resources

Bend Park and Recreation District is recognized as one of the outstanding park and recreation organizations in the country. We continually strive to provide the highest quality programs, facilities and services for the citizens of the greater Bend area. To make that happen, we need great people. We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy working to help make Bend parks, people and programs the best they can be.

BPRD employs approximately 350 employees in a wide variety of occupations.  The majority of positions are part time with approximately 85 full time positions. We are an equal opportunity employer that values our staff and respects the diverse values, beliefs, life experience, and contributions of one another.

If you would like to be notified of future job openings, see our Job Interest Cards page.


For first-time applicants, see our BPRD How to Apply Guide for First-Time Users to apply for a position at Bend Park and Recreation District.

For applicants with existing accounts, see our BPRD How to Apply Online Guide for Returning Applicants to apply for a position at Bend Park and Recreation District.

Please note the district is no longer accepting paper applications.


If you are a veteran, please review and complete the Veterans’ Preference Form as needed.

Employment Eligibility

In accordance with the 1986 Immigration and Reform Act, proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required upon employment. Bend Park & Recreation District participates in E-Verify to verify identity and United States employment eligibility. For further information, please view the E-Verify document.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Bend Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer; therefore, non-job related characteristics such as disability, age, gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and religion are not considerations in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation

The district complies with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) laws in its employment process. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any reasonable accommodation you need in order to participate in the district’s employment-related activities. Please provide 48 hours notice to Bend Parks and Recreation District Human Resources Specialist at (541) 706-6132, or through the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) 7-1-1.

For Recruitment and Application Questions:

Kelly Powell, Human Resources Specialist
Phone: (541) 706-6132
Fax: 541-330-1019

Our District Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we are located at 799 SW Columbia Street. Closed holidays.