Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation
Santa Clara County
July 11, 2014
Min:$ 112,133-Max:$143,839 Salary dependent upon qualifications.
The County of Santa Clara seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder relationship skills, who has a positive record in organizational development and staff management. The Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation will be responsible for providing leadership in the management of park planning, real estate, and construction services divisions as well as acquisition, property management, planning and capital development for the Regional Park system. The Deputy Director also oversees the staff responsible for the department’s natural resource management, business and administrative services, the online reservation system for the use of picnic sites, event venues, and meeting facilities, budget preparation, accounting and other related administrative functions. The Deputy Director should have strong analytical skills with the ability to create an environment where innovations thrive. A qualified candidate must possess the demonstrated ability to integrate technology with departmental operations and be an effective steward of parks, facilities, and recreational programs for the residents of the County. The Deputy Director should be an excellent communicator who is politically astute and has the demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected officials, state and local agency representatives, other county departments, and the community.
A qualified candidate would possess education and experience typically acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture, or a related field and (4) years progressively responsible administrative management experience in a significant parks and recreation department/program or other large comparable agency; (2) years of which should include experience supervising personal and functions with the added responsibility of planning, developing, and operating multiple large public facilities that are distributed across a large geographic area within a complex public agency system. Candidates who have experience managing in a diverse unionized environment will be favorably considered.
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All qualified applications will be subject to a preliminary competitive rating to identify those candidates to be invited to the oral interview process. It is critical for applicants to submit an application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
If you have any questions please contact Executive Services at (408) 299-5897 or (408)-299-6853
August 8, 2014