Northern Wasco County Park & Recreation District

Here you will find a listing of any current openings with the District. If you believe you are a creative, dynamic, team member, we want to hear from you!









                                       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

                                           Salary Range

            $65,000-$74,670 annually + outstanding benefit package

The Position

 The Executive Director of the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District is the Chief Administrative Officer of the District. The position oversees a staff of 6 full-time employees and approximately 25 seasonal and part-time staff. The District’s total budget for FY 15 is $5,169,668 (includes pool construction project) with a General Fund operating budget of $1,193,220.

The Executive Director is responsible for performing administrative and supervisory duties. In this capacity the Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, promoting and directing the operations of services of park facilities and recreation services.

The demand for leadership, collaboration and vision are major priorities for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background that has kept pace with industry trends, a talent for developing and implementing best practices with limited resources, superior budget, fiscal, and project management abilities and the ability to motivate others to perform at their maximum potential.  

The Executive Director is under the direct guidance of the Board of Directors of the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District.

The Organization

The Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District is located in The Dalles, Oregon. The service area population is approximately 17,000. The District was formed in 1985 and is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is supported by taxpayers and is managed by a professional staff. The goal of the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District is to provide year round quality recreational opportunities for citizens of all ages. The District recently passed a $3.7 million dollar General Obligation Bond for the development and construction of an outdoor pool complex and District office facility.

The Recruitment Application Process

The recruitment for the Executive Director position is now open and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, October 17th. A complete application packet, including a Northern Wasco County Employment Application form, an attached resume’ with a cover letter must be received in the District office no later than the above stated date and time. (a resume’ is not acceptable in lieu of an application, and any incomplete packets will not be reviewed for consideration).

For additional information please contact the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District at:

Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District

 414 Washington St. Suite 1D, The Dalles, OR 97058.

(541) 296-9533. Fax (541)296-1239

Executive Director Job Description


To be considered for this job, please complete an application for employment.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.