CHIEF, PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES DIVISION 3 (Planning & Design Excellence)
Miami Dade County
June 27, 2018
Min: $90,756 - Max: $142,683
Full-time - Experienced
Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
Bachelors degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture. Four years of professional experience in park and recreation system planning, park and recreation administration and/or urban planning to include supervisory experience are required.
Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's (PROS) seeks a candidate with commitment to building a healthier and more livable community through the implementation of the department's Parks and Open Space Master Plan and Recreation Program Plan; a blueprint for a happier, healthier and more prosperous Miami-Dade County community. This will be accomplished through the planning, design and construction of iconic parks and public spaces, the preservation and enhancement of historic sites, the implementation of greenways, waterways and safe routes to parks. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to achieving planning, design and construction excellence of parks, have an outcome oriented management experience that evidences the capacity to effectively lead while growing and sustaining a high level of collaboration, innovation and productivity, critical to the department's success and sustainable future.
The successful candidate will lead the Planning and Research Division. Responsibilities of this position include: develop master plans for parks that guide capital projects, as well as long range park and recreation planning programs, policies and strategies, implement walkability goals through land acquisition strategies, manage park assets and inventory, foster local, state and federal agency partnerships, represent the department in public meetings and key boards such as the Planning Advisory Board, coordinate with multiple teams within the department to advance walkability, equity, access goals, evaluate sea level rise impacts, and health assessments that guide existing and future planning and development of parks.
The ideal applicant will demonstrate a collaborative leadership style employing innovative, creative problem solving and the ability to work with multiple teams while effectively managing individuals and multiple projects. Excellent communication skills, both in public speaking and writing; analytical and critical thinking skills; and an understanding of zoning, Comprehensive Development Master Plan processes, principles of Smart Growth, sustainability, resiliency planning, and healthy neighborhood planning are critical. The ideal applicant will have a Masters' Degree in Landscape Architecture and/or a Master's degree in Planning, Park and Recreation Management and experience in Urban Design; professional planning experience to include park and recreation open space planning; or Bachelor's degree in Planning, Park and Recreation Management or related planning field with four years of progressively responsible professional planning experience to include park or recreation open space planning. Related planning fields include Landscape Architecture, Geography, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Architecture, Economics, or statistics. Knowledge of real property management, real estate transactions including acquisitions and lease agreements, the development approval process and property records management is highly desired.
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporatedMiami-Dade County, and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for servicesthat transcend city boundaries. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of the unincorporated areas.Miami-Dade has an Executive Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years.The Board of Commissioners selected Joe A. Martínez as Chairman of the 13-member Miami-Dade Board of CountyCommissioners on November 16, 2010. Through ordinances and resolutions, the Commissioners set policies and establishlaws for the community.Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts.Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners serve four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years, with no term limits.Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square mil...es. Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula,one-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Miami-Dade County is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward Countyto the north.