Shevlin Park: Small Pile Burning Underway

Monday, Dec. 6 & Tuesday, Dec. 7: BPRD crews are conducting small pile burning operations in Shevlin Park. Some smoke may be visible. The park remains open.

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Bend Park & Recreation District offers a mix of unique employment opportunities that support what it takes to make parks, trails and programs possible.

It takes a lot of great people and these days, BPRD almost always has job openings to fill in Bend, Oregon. BPRD employs more than 500 people in paid positions spanning the range of a few hours a week to full time, year round or for a season. There are opportunities that work well for people looking to gain experience, parents with young families, retirees and even jobs for night owls.

The variety of these job opportunities is amazing and includes the jobs you might expect like lifeguards, program leaders and landscape maintenance staff, but add to that river recreation specialists, park stewards, and even Zamboni drivers!

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


To apply for a position at Bend Park and Recreation District, select the job title you are interested in and select the “Apply” link. You will find our job opportunities here.

If this is the first time you are applying with Bend Park & Recreation District, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can create your application. This application can be saved and used to apply for job openings.

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, gender identity, genetics, 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:

Our District Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on holidays.

BPRD Recruiting
Hiring questions? Call or email:
John Batacan-Wilson: (541) 706-6142
Sabrina Pinkerton: (541) 706-6139
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Bend Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The District is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  It is the District’s policy to employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence.  This policy shall be applied without regard to any individual’s gender, gender identity (individual’s actual gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth, or is transitioning gender), sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, or physical or mental disability or which, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent the employee from adequately performing the essential functions of the position, or any other status protected by the law unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

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