The Director of Regional Parks reports to the Deputy County Executive – Municipal Services and is exempt from Civil Service. The Director plans, organizes, evaluates, and directs the operations of the Department. Through subordinate managers and by working collaboratively, the Director is responsible for developing and managing the department’s goals, objectives, and policies. The Director also acts as a liaison to the Dependent Park Districts and coordinates with Independent Park Districts
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Have extensive experience running a Parks Department as a Director or Assistant Director with responsibility for river parkways/deltas, beaches, historical sites, nature centers, regional parks, golf courses, and biking/hiking trails;
Be politically aware but apolitical concerning departmental matters ;
Exemplify personal integrity, skilled at building professional relationships, have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Be a hands-on, strategic manager who has proven leadership ability to effectively manage programs towards established goals;
Be a seasoned manager who holds staff accountable while promoting teamwork and cultivating an environment of mutual respect;
Be personable and approachable and work well with individuals at all levels of the organization;
Have knowledge of governmental budget practices and management;
Have knowledge of governmental leases and contracting;
Have knowledge of Community Facility District formation and management.
Additionally, highly qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, park administration, park planning, landscape architecture, forestry, natural sciences, environmental studies, natural resources management, or a closely related field
Additional Salary Information: Retirement – The County’s Retirement plan is provided by the County Retirement Act of 1937 and is managed by the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement administration.
Auto Allowance – $450 per month.
Medical Insurance – Choice of HMO and High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP), to include Kaiser, Sutter, and Western Health Advantage.
Deferred Compensation – A deferred compensation program is available through the County 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. The County will match contributions to the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan up to 1% of the monthly gross salary into a 401(a) plan as long as the contributions to the 457(b) are at least 1% of gross salary continuously throughout the year.
Life Insurance – $50,000 in life insurance coverage for the employee and $2,000 for all eligible dependents. Employees have the option to purchase up to $600,000 in additional life insurance coverage.
Holidays – 13.5 paid holidays per year.
Vacation – Two to five weeks (based upon length of service) of paid vacation.
Sick Leave – 15 days per year.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Employees may set aside funds on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses.
Other Benefits – The County contributes $25.00 per pay period into a Retiree Health Savings Plan.
Internal Number: 27881
About Sacramento County
The County of Sacramento was incorporated in 1850 in response to the needs of a growing population and was one of the original 27 counties of California. In 1933, the Sacramento County Charter was established, along with the County Executive position.The County is governed by five members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, elected on a non-partisan basis to serve staggered four-year terms, each representing one of the five districts. The County Executive is responsible to the Board for planning, organizing and directing County activities. Other elected officials include the Assessor, District Attorney and the Sheriff.In 1972, an amendment to the County Charter was implemented to organize the County on an agency basis for more effective administration of functions for which the County Executive is responsible to the Board of Supervisors. Approved by the electorate, the amendment established agency heads to groups of County Departments. The four agencies within the County, which report to the County Executive and Assistant County Executive, are Administrative Services, Municipal Services, Public Works and Infrastructure, and Social Services. Sacramento County has more tha...n 30 departments and offices that provide services to County residents. The County is responsible, pursuant to the County Charter or ordinances, or by state or federal mandate, to provide health and welfare, criminal justice and municipal services (including law enforcement), as well as other services to County residents. Major services include the Airport System, Animal Care and Regulation, Clerk Recorder, Criminal Justice, Health and Welfare, Property Tax System, Regional Parks, Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, Voter Registration and Water Resources.The County's total operating budget for 2018-19 is $4.29 billion, and there are more than 12,200 full-time employees.
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