Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
This recruitment is open to the public. This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies within the County of Orange. The eligible list established may also be used to fill similar and lower level classifications throughout the County of Orange.
The deadline to apply for this position is Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:59PM (PST).
OC Parks has three Park Division Managers with responsibilities divided by region. Each manager supervises a number of full-time staff typically ranging from approximately 60-100 employees, including multiple direct reports and oversight of a multi-million dollar budget. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to working groups of County staff, consultants and contractors who are involved in facilities maintenance plus provision of recreation and interpretive programs. Direct and indirect supervision will also include Ranger personnel who are peace officers and possess specific rights under California law.
Parks Division Managers are expected to demonstrate initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness to accomplish OC Parks objectives. Key performance indicators may include, but are not limited to, the number of:
Customers participating in programs in parks
Service agreements with organizations supporting the OC Parks mission
Staff training, personal development and education hours completed
Preventable employee or visitor accidents and injuries
The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager/leader who possesses a depth of portfolio or facility management expertise comparable to an OC Parks Division Manager. This would include having a large scope of responsibility, proven/demonstrated results with a process improvement focus; inclusive and effective communication style; and at least four (4) years of management level experience overseeing both internal and external teams in a similar setting. Although not required, the ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Leadership, Organizational Development, Communications, Natural Resource Sciences or other related field. Also, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas:
Managing multiple facilities and/or open space, or organizations including a complex portfolio of responsibilities
Being an entrepeneurial leader who demonstrates initiative and can effectively operate within a government structure
Empowering, mentoring, coaching, and managing people (staff, contractors, consultants, etc.) with a track record of achieving organizational results
Demonstrating a positive image of the organization and working effectively with the community in formal and informal settings
Operating independently, continuously maintaining/building relationships, and understanding when to seek out resources and/or consult with others to gain/share information (has an understanding of the importance of what an effective flow of communication brings to overall results
Planning proactively and ensuring his/her area of responsibility is aligned with the long term organizational vision
Being accountable for personal performance and goal achievement
Effectively managing competing priorities while meeting established deadlines
Continuously conducting a multi-dimensional assessment of overall operations, systems, tools, and approaches
Strategically implementing measurement tools and systems that are aligned with an organizations' mission
Driving processes while understanding customer needs
Keeping up with industry trends to include seeking out and implementing best practices with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness and efficiencies
Being innovative and creative with a solution focus
Additional Salary Information: Based on Qualifications
The County of Orange, OC Parks encompasses regional, wilderness and historical facilities, as well as coastal areas throughout the County of Orange in California. Featuring 60,000 acres of parkland, open space and shoreline, Orange County's award-winning parks and programs are enjoyed by millions of residents and visitors each year, in ways as diverse as the parks themselves.