Class Title: Project Manager


Hourly: $37.43 - $51.92 | Monthly: $6488.42 - $9000.77 | Annually: $77861.11 - $108009.28

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for planning and design of park, trail, and recreation facilities through a collaborative process with District staff, the Board of Directors, outside agencies, and the general public.  This classification represents the District to the public and in planning related partnerships with the private development community and other public agencies.


Works under the supervision of a Development Manager.  Follows standards and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this classification; however, provides direction and guidance to design consultants, contractors and volunteers assigned to 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:

  • Manages and develops the presentation of master plans, conceptual plans, renderings, construction documents, specifications, permit and bid documents, and construction cost estimates for park, trail and recreation facility projects; creates and evaluates design alternatives and gives direction based on identified community need, maintenance standards, comprehensive plan goals, development standards and specifications, aesthetics, and public health, safety and welfare.
  • Prepares and submits site plans, building permits, environmental assessments, and other documents as necessary for agency approval of park and recreation facility projects including projects adjacent to state waterways and other natural or sensitive areas.
  • Coordinates and manages the selection of outside consultants and contractors, reviews bids and negotiates contracts in accordance with District procedures and policies.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of contractors, vendors and professional consultants.
  • Develops and manages project budgets; tracks and monitors budgets for multiple projects through completion; updates, organizes and tracks project files, records and maps.
  • Represents the District regarding park and recreation facility design and development with project consultants, private developers, community groups and public agencies.
  • Prepares reports and communicates planning and design related issues to the Board, staff, agencies and the general public.
  • Specifies development project needs and requirements; coordinates work plans and monitors project schedules and deliverables.
  • 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.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of landscape architecture, and planning, park and recreation management;
  • Principles and practices of landscape design, irrigation system design, stormwater management and erosion control, and surveying;
  • Recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to the field of park and recreation; and
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Work within a team environment to manage the design of park, trail and recreation facilities;
  • Produce conceptual plans, permit documents, design development plans, and construction documents;
  • Understand and apply graphic forms, including drafting, sketching, and color rendering;
  • Facilitate meetings and the public input process;
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in both verbal and written form, including public speaking;
  • Utilize technical writing skills;
  • Exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative, and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, creative problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent planning and organization skills;
  • Demonstrate strong listening, analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Proficiently operate computers, computer equipment, CAD or Photoshop software, and software relevant to word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet applications;
  • Work cooperatively with others; and
  • Create and maintain a positive, constructive, and respectful relationship with staff and the general public.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in landscape architecture or related field; AND
  2. Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in landscape architecture, project management in design and/or construction or other related experience; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain with 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Some positions may require possession of an Oregon Landscape Architect registration or the ability to gain registration through reciprocity.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment and requires the ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to travel to locations in, around, or outside the greater Bend area.
  • Duties are periodically performed outdoors to visit developed and undeveloped parks and/or construction sites in varied weather conditions and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to attend occasional evening meetings and special events as necessary.
  • Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, move about the office occasionally.
  • Ability to maintain sustained concentration on computer screens; use keyboards and variety of peripherals.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, while operating computer keyboards, telephone, and standard office equipment.
  • Physical exertion includes walking, traversing uneven terrain, and the ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds unassisted, pushing, and pulling, grasping, reaching, bending, crouching and kneeling in the course of visiting project sites.



Full-Time or Part-Time

Benefits: Full-time

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