Job Description

Job Summary
Clark County is a vibrant community with approximately 500,000 residents on the Columbia River between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Clark County is a growing community that offers affordable living, quality schools, excellent outdoor recreation, and renowned scenery.

Clark County Public Works is one of the county’s largest departments made up of several divisions serving our community with a variety of services. Public Works is dedicated to enhancing Clark County’s quality of life and continues to grow its reputation as a stable and innovative organization.

Public Works is looking for an experienced professional to fill a key leadership role as the Parks Division Manager.

The Clark County Parks Division envisions a community rich in natural resources, expansive parklands, and open spaces that enhance our local quality of life. Our park system includes a diverse range of facilities: urban parks, regional recreation centers, and natural resource-based parks nestled in natural areas and along shorelines. Our dedicated team of mission-driven professionals is committed to the sustainable management and growth of our Parks program. The ideal candidate we seek to lead this team is a passionate advocate for parks, public service, and diligent stewardship; and is eager to make a positive, tangible impact on the Clark County community.

This position offers a hybrid remote work schedule, however, the candidate selected must reside within WA or OR.

The first review of candidates will be July15th. This recruitment may close at any time on or after the first review date.


Education and Experience:

All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered. A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position include:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Civil Engineering or a related field.
Five years of progressively responsible related experience; plus three years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment preferred.
Fiscal management experience including budget preparation, grant administration, service and intergovernmental contract negotiation and administration, expenditure control and record keeping highly desirable.
Required certifications and/or licenses in specialized field desired.
A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; principles and practices of management and supervision, including planning, staffing, training, coaching, directing, coordinating, and evaluating; methods and procedures of budget development, justification, and control; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area; departmental policies and procedures, trends and practices within the specialized area.


Ability to: effectively plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work subordinates, including delegating responsibility and authority; carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other County staff; communicate and express ideas effectively – orally and in writing.


Selection Process:

Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.


Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.


Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.


It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.



Examples of Duties
Determines division and program missions, short-term and long-term objectives and strategies in consultation with the community, management, and other related agencies.
Establishes organizational goals and objectives. Assigns staff, budget, and other resources to achieve those goals.
Develops and implements policies, procedures, practices, job assignments, and staff authority and responsibility. Reviews department-wide processes and develops, recommends and implements improvements.
Hires, trains, and evaluates division staff or oversees activities in these areas. Develops effective employee relations, labor relations, and performance improvement programs.
Plans and manages the division’s financial resources including preparing, presenting, and monitoring program budgets.
Coordinates involvement in community and constituent activities and programs.
Develops and maintains effective relationships with affiliated federal, state, and local agencies and business and community organizations.
Directs all aspects of programs within assigned operations division.
Performs special departmental administrative and management tasks as assigned by the director, deputy, or County Engineer, Deputy County Manager, and/or County Council.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary Grade


Salary Range
$9,296.00 – $13,015.00- per month


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