Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
San Joaquin County, CA - Parks Administrator (Director)
The Director of General Services for San Joaquin County is seeking an experienced, innovative manager/administrator for the position of Parks Administrator.
San Joaquin County is located in the rapidly growing San Joaquin Valley and just 75 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area. The County covers a total of 1,426 square miles including 35 square miles of water and waterways. A county of beauty, recreation and natural riches from the waters of the Delta to the grape vines and wine, the County has it all, including some of the finest opportunities in the state for boating, fishing, camping, history-gathering, nature, music, arts, culture, or just fun in the sun. The current County population is about 715,000.
San Joaquin County is a general law county and is governed by an elected five-member Board of Supervisors who in turn appoint a County Administrator to assist them in the daily management of the County, its departments and services. The 2017-2018 annual budget for the County is about $1.8 billion. Current County employees are more than 6,000 full-time and additional 757 part-time.
The General Services Department consists of four Divisions which include: Facilities Management; Capital Projects Administration; Emergency Services; and Parks and Recreation. The 2017-2018 budget for the General Services Department is approximately $20.3 million. Total allocated staff is 117. Additional information about San Joaquin County and the Department of General Services and Parks and Recreation can be found on the County website at: www.sjgov.org
The Parks Administrator reports directly to the Assistant Director of General Services, who in turn reports to the Director of General Services. The Parks and Recreation Division plans, develops, operates, and maintains a system of regional parks, maintains the landscaping at various County owned facilities and community parks; and manages eight (8) County Service Area (CSA) parks. In total, the Division and Parks Administrator operate twenty (20) parks, one of which includes the Micke Grove Zoo.
The Parks Administrator will provide strategic leadership to the Division and staff, and in the role as senior management is responsible for organizing and staffing the full spectrum of County Park services and activities including community and visitor services, park maintenance, and park development. In addition, this individual may act for the Assistant Director of the General Services Department in their absence. Overall budget responsibility is in the range of $6 million with employee oversight of about 60 staff (39 full time and 21 part-time positions). Current management divisions reporting to the Parks Administrator include: Park Maintenance; Administration & Reservations; Park Operations, and the Zoo.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This search, however, is on a fast track. Leading candidate applications will likely be reviewed by the County in mid to late August 2017 with potential interviews with Screening/Interview Panels by late August to early September 2017. Supplemental information may also be requested of leading candidates/finalists.
How to Apply
If you or a colleague are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a detailed resume as soon as possible to:
Robert L. Neher, Jr., President Rahn Sibley, Vice President or Lawrence Davenport, Executive Vice President
Neher & Associates -3790 Millerton Place, Suite 100, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Requirements: college/university degree (Master's Degree preferred) with major work in park management, landscape architecture, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field. Five years of increasingly responsible administrative or professional experience in a public or private agency involving strong administrative/executive level management is required. Two years of park management that included responsibility for directing and overseeing visitor services, facilities management and operational activities is desirable.
Ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys a challenge, is articulate, able to work well with peers and supervisors, and provide effective, energetic leadership and motivation to others. Detailed position profile is available at: www.executivesearchneher.com EOE
Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package. Information available upon request.