Class Title: Development Manager


Hourly: $44.48 - $62.68 | Monthly: $7710.17 - $10865.85 | Annually: $92522.04 - $130390.22

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the design and construction of all parks, trail, and facility development projects for the District.  The Development Manager has full responsibility for supervision of the design and construction staff and for tracking the progress of the division towards meeting the District’s comprehensive plan, budgets and development goals.  This position assures that design and construction activities are coordinated with other departments as well as external agencies.


Works under the general supervision of the Planning and Park Services Director.


Direct supervision is provided to the design and development staff including landscape architects, designers and construction staff; hires, trains, manages and evaluates performance, disciplines, responds to grievances, and terminates.  Also supervises the work of consultants and contractors working on development projects.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises all aspects of project design, development, and implementation including contract administration, technical feasibility, scheduling, permitting, cost analysis and budgeting, public outreach, and construction.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with District policies on contract administration, procurement, bidding requirements, and other federal, state, and local regulations, laws and requirements.
  • Oversees the design, development, and construction projects with various regional, state or federal jurisdictions, as well as with special-interest groups, neighborhood associations, other stakeholders, and the public. Assures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, policies and regulation.
  • Performs project management duties including project planning and design, developing and administering project specifications, assisting in contractor selection, contract negotiations, and evaluating contract compliance and adherence to applicable District policies.
  • Works with other agencies engineers, architects, designers and planners on projects that affect District parks, trails, easements, and other properties.
  • Directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the design and construction staff; works with staff to establish individual work plans, goals, and objectives to meet broader District goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for coordinating the completion of all new park, trail, and facility design and construction projects. Collaborates with the Park Services and Recreation Departments to complete major asset repair/replacement, accessibility, and renovation projects.
  • Contributes to and participate in the preparation of the Capital Improvement Plan, Annual Action Plan, and annual department budget with the Planning and Park Services Director and the Planning Manager.
  • Coordinates and communicates development needs and issues to the Planning and Park Services Director.
  • Manages and ensure citizen engagement and participation in the development processes. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and complaints.  Advances and protects the interests of the District and the citizens it serves.
  • Represents the District to the public, to other organizations or entities, and in other situations as required. Makes presentations and provides comment and testimony to elected and appointed Boards, Commissions, and Councils.
  • Serves on or provides departmental support to a variety of committees, task forces, project teams, and advisory groups as necessary to represent the best interests of the District.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities

Extensive Knowledge of:

  • Current principles and practices of planning, design, construction management and contract administration;
  • Laws and regulations governing community development;
  • Principles and practices of project management, public outreach, and decision-making;
  • Planning and permitting methods, cost estimating, and plan review;
  • Public purchasing and contracting laws;
  • Principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation;
  • Principles of supervision and personnel practices.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate multiple activities, programs, projects, and personnel;
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written form;
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of others to accomplish overall goals and objectives;
  • Formulate goals, objectives, and programs to guide design and development;
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications;
  • Conduct cost estimates;
  • Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; strong listening, analytical, and critical thinking skills;
  • Effectively; proficiently operate a computer including word, spreadsheet applications, project planning, and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Evaluate services and make necessary adjustments; use independent judgment and initiative;
  • Work cooperatively and successfully with other departments, community groups, and regional and state organizations;
  • Create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public; interpret and apply District policies, procedures, and other applicable laws and regulations;
  • Build consensus; work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, construction management or related field; AND
  2. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, and/or construction management; AND
  3. Three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR
  4. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of or ability to obtain within 30 days valid Oregon driver’s license


  • Work is performed in both an office setting and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Physical work includes climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, bending, keyboarding, repetitive hand and feet motion, sitting, traverse rough and uneven terrain, and lifting up to 30 pounds unassisted.
  • Attendance at occasional evening meetings may be required.
  • May require emergency call-out during off duty hours.
  • Pressures, challenges and stress of the position involve deadlines, hectic work schedules, problem solving, dealing with a wide variety of citizen concerns, and conflict resolution.



Full Time

Benefits: Full-time

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