Bicycle Recreation Coordinator (Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.)


OPEN: 5/16/08
CLOSE: 6/6/08
LOCATION: Salem (24M)
Oregon Parks & Recreation
Human Resources Division

Program Analyst 1
Bicycle Recreation Coordinator
$2,854 – $4,153 MONTHLY


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic,
cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

More information about Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is available through:

There is one (1) limited duration, full-time position with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
located in Salem, Oregon. This limited duration position is expected to end on or before June 30, 2009.
Limited Duration appointments are regular status, benefits eligible, with a designated maximum length of

• This position is represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU).
• This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may
be used to fill multiple positions.
The State provides an excellent benefit and compensation package, which includes:
• Option to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program
offering a wide variety of investment options.
• 9 paid holidays, vacation leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per month, with increases in 5 year
increments, 8 hours of sick leave monthly, and 24 hours of personal business leave yearly.
• A generous contribution toward individual and family health and dental insurance. Employer paid
$5,000 basic life insurance with additional coverage available including long- and short-term
disability plans, accidental death and dismemberment plans and long-term care insurance.
Applicants are subject to both a Computerized Criminal History and Driver & Motor Vehicle Services
check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Information obtained in
this process will remain confidential.


Bicycle Recreation Program Administration and Coordination

• Work with guidance from the State Trails Coordinator to determine the condition of bicycle recreation
in Oregon; identify opportunities for recreational bicycle development based on the Oregon
Recreation Trails Plan, interaction and coordination with partners, and original research; assemble
and coordinate existing Oregon recreational bicycle-related resources and information to aid
communities invest in bicycle recreation services and promotion; collect and interpret data to quantify
effects of bicycle recreation on local economies and citizen health; coordinate Oregon bicycle
development and promotion strategy collaboratively with the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership.

Community Bicycle Recreation Development

• Work closely with department trails and outdoor recreation planners, Oregon Department of
Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian program, other state and federal agencies, nongovernmental
organizations, and bicycle-dependent businesses to identify and establish bicycle recreation routes
and paths; bring communities in contact with planning, design, funding and networking resources
necessary for effective, durable recreation bicycle system development; participate in any state-
administered process to designate recreational bike routes.

Bicycle Recreation Promotion and Advancement

• Communicate route and touring information to bicyclists planning an Oregon trip; work with private
and public bicycle partners, especially the Oregon Tourism Commission, to promote Oregon as a
bicycle tourism destination to Oregonians, Americans and the world; foster and participate in multi-
party discussions to integrate recreational bicycle travel with other modes (especially vehicular, water
and air travel).

Other Duties

• Serve as OPRD recreation bicycle liaison to committees and service groups; consult with other
OPRD officials in special cases involving property acquisition where bicycle recreation and tourism
play especially prominent roles.


• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree
related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; OR
• Any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years technical-level experience that
typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification.

If you qualify, see “How to Apply” section of this announcement.


The ideal candidate will have a performance record demonstrating the following desired

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to convey information in a clear
and concise manner;
• Experience providing exceptional customer service working with the public or in a public setting;
• In-depth knowledge and experience in bicycle recreation, experience with multiple types such as
mountain biking, road biking, etc. preferred;
• Experience working with diverse work teams including volunteers, government agencies, private
sector and non-profits.


This position operates in a standard office environment, including frequent meetings with federal, state,
and local government representatives as well as with personnel from private organizations. Field trips to
visit recreation bicycle projects will be required. Extensive travel and overnight stays from Salem may
occur often due to attendance at statewide committee, project development, and training meetings.
Normal workweek is 40 hours, but is exceeded as circumstances dictate. Occasional weekend work is
required for attendance at special events, conferences and trainings.


If you qualify, submit a State of Oregon Employment Application form (PD100) and a cover letter of
no more than three pages clearly describing how you believe you’ve developed and demonstrated above
desired competencies. Please use specific examples.

Please note in your cover letter or directly on the front of your application where you first saw this
position advertised (name of newspaper, website, publication, etc.).

Those candidates whose experience most closely matches the primary duties of this position will be
invited to an interview.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Human Resources Division
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, Oregon 97301-1266
You may E-MAIL your application materials to us at In the subject line please
include the position title and job announcement number. By electronically submitting your
application, you agree to the conditions stated in the certification and signature section of the application,
which is enforceable as if you had signed. You will receive automated confirmation of receipt only if you
submit via e-mail.
H.I.R.E. System participants interested in being considered for this position must follow the TO APPLY
instruction listed in this announcement. Copies of applications, supplements and job announcements can
be obtained from
AFTER your application materials have been reviewed, you will be sent a notice by mail advising: a) if
your application was accepted or b) if your application was not accepted. If you don’t agree with the
results, you may request a review. Review requests must be submitted in writing and must be received
within 10 days from the date of the notice. Additional information cannot be accepted. However, if your
application was not accepted and if the recruitment is still open, you may submit a new application as
long as it is received in our office by the close date. OPRD is not responsible for material that is illegible
or missing as a result of transmitting by fax or which may be lost through the mail.
SUBMIT only the required materials. Reference letters or work examples should be kept for interviews. In
addition, any application materials previously submitted for other positions will not be matched to this
application by OPRD. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documents every time.
INTERVIEWS will be scheduled for those applicants whose background most closely matches the needs
of the position. KEEP a copy of all application materials for job interviews. COPIES ARE NOT
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS and information on the required application forms are available through, or you can obtain a State of Oregon Employment Application form (PD100)
from any local Oregon Employment Department office, most other state agency personnel offices.

volume of applications received, OPRD cannot confirm receipt of applications. The pay on all
announcements may change without notice.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application materials, call the OPRD Human
Resources Division at (503) 986-0662.
OPRD is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse work place.