Under general direction, the Parks Planning, Design and Development (PPDD) Manager performs complex managerial and analytical work in the management of a major division of the Parks and Recreation Department; ensures the delivery of park design, development, and advanced planning projects for the City and regional facilities; plans, administers, and directs one or more program areas including landscape architect and advance planning; develops, administers, and monitors project budgets and contracts; directs the work of landscape architects and other professionals; ensures Division compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, and codes; and acts in the absence of the Director.
This is a single position management level classification reserved for the Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks Planning, Design and Development Manager (PPDD) is a high contributor assists in administering the City's parks capital project programs and acts for the Director during absences. This classification is distinguished from the Recreation Manager classification in that the Recreation Manager classification is populated by multiple incumbents who exercise a broad range of authority over complex programs and facilities central to the department's mission. The Parks Planning, Design and Development Manager is distinguished from the next higher level of Director of Parks and Recreation in that the latter has administrative responsibility for the entire department.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General direction is provided by the Director of Parks and Recreation. Responsibilities include supervision of professional, and technical staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages PPDD planning, development, and program; develops, implements, and administers park capital improvement budgets, grants and contracts; prepares and recommends long-range plans for City parks and programs; participates in the planning and implementation of complex city wide or multi-agency projects; develops specific proposals for action on current and future City parks; negotiates and administers contracts; approves all consultant and capital billing, monitors records; recommends project change orders as necessary.
Recommends and implements goals and objectives for the PPDD program, establishes schedules and methods for planning program activities and operations; writes proposals to secure funding and supervises grant or contract programs.
Represents the Director of Parks and Recreation to development community representatives, City departments, other agencies, and the public; makes presentations before various committees, and other decision-making or public interest groups; coordinates activities of the Division with parks and recreation staff, City Manager's Office, and City departments.
Plans, organizes, evaluates, coordinates, and directs the work of landscape architects, parks planning professionals and technical staff; selects, hires, coaches, counsels, and disciplines staff and makes other personnel decisions; prepares and delivers performance evaluations.
Prepares and coordinates a variety of reports or presentations for City management to fulfill policy and legal requirements; interprets City regulations and various ordinances, codes and applicable laws to ensure compliance; reviews critical and complex reports and documents applicable to projects.
Evaluates operations and activities of PPDD function; develops and implements policies, and procedures for the division; recommends improvements and modifications; implements changes in work methods, determines workload methods and standards, and establishes measures of effectiveness; develops and monitors Division budget; justifies proposed expenditures; recommends changes to budget.
Performs other or related duties as assigned.
Principles of planning, organization, administration, management, and supervision.
Principles and practices of budgeting, record keeping, report writing, contract negotiation, and grant writing.
Applicable federal, state and local rules, laws and regulations.
Principles and techniques of marketing and public relations.
Computers and computer applications.
Principles and practices of personnel management, including supervision, training, and performance management.
Effective management principles and organization; budget development.
Use of modern office equipment including computers, and computer applications and software.
Identifying, analyzing, and responding to issues, trends, and legislation.
Plan, organize, and direct the work of Division staff.
Interpret and apply memoranda of understanding, laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances.
Research, evaluate, and recommend policies and programs to comply with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate Division staff.
Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Understand and be respectful of diverse populations, cultural backgrounds and physical ability needs and differences.
Conduct studies, analyze data, evaluate alternatives, and develop recommendations to resolve problems or issues.
Build consensus to bring successful conclusion to various projects and issues.
Prepare, administer, and monitor a budget.
Six years of experience administering or supervising a parks and/or recreation department or division, to include program planning, development, and administration.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, park administration, landscape architecture, or a closely related field is required.
A Master's degree in public administration, parks and recreation, business administration, environmental studies or significantly related field is desirable and may substitute for up to two years of experience at the discretion of the hiring authority.
Proof of Education:
Proof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, or fax to (916) 596-1556 by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax, please include your name and Recruitment# 001869-18 on your documents.
Internal Number: 001869-18
About City of Sacramento
The Department of Parks and Recreation has an operating budget of $33 million and approximately 570 FTE (over 1,000 employees). Department services are structured as follows:•Park Operations Services•Park Planning and Development Services•Recreation Services•Neighborhood Services and Special Events•Administrative ServicesThe Department maintains over 200 parks and many miles of off-street bike trails. Slowed system growth over the next few years continues to be under review given significant challenges in adequately operating and maintaining new and expanded sites. The Department is responsible for over 30 aquatic facilities, community centers, and clubhouses with numerous programs, rental uses, and leisure enrichment classes. Recreation staff strives to involve the whole community in their programs and activities to enrich people’s lives at all ages. Support from external funding partners helps deliver services for children and youth development, older adults, and the disabled. Core programming and services have, and continue to be, seriously affected by economic challenges and a portion of these facilities are currently closed. A portion of the Community Center system is now ma...naged and operated by partner organizations. In the face of these challenges, the community has stepped up volunteerism and individual contributions.