The Parks and Recreation Department Pierce County Parks and Recreation manages over 5,000 acres of open space, trails, developed and undeveloped parks. We provide recreational programs and infrastructure in active and passive parks and along trails. The department consists of four divisions: Recreation, Maintenance, Administration and Resource Stewardship. Our mission is to be a leader in creating livable communities by providing opportunities for people to connect with nature, live healthy lifestyles, enjoy vibrant community spaces, and learn about sustainable practices.
Are you a dedicated professional that thrives in a demanding environment, displays solid teamwork and enjoys thinking strategically about how best to leverage and improve park and trail amenities? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow with a team dedicated to improving a large park system?
Join the team at Parks and Recreation and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Play. The position is within the Resource Stewardship team which is responsible for: planning and policy work, capital projects and programming, real estate, grant writing, and stewardship of natural areas.
Our next successful team member can look forward to:
Developing and preparing planning and program management documents and presenting information to the public, other departments, and County Officials.
Performing research, preparing special studies, writing reports, collecting and analyzing various statistical and/or technical data.
Interpreting local, state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines and monitoring legislative changes as they relate to assigned responsibilities.
Preparing, reviewing and monitoring the capital facilities plan which is driven by various special revenue accounts and other adopted guidelines.
Writing and presenting capital grant applications for park and trail system improvements.
Completing public outreach and represent in the County at public hearings or meetings and participating in committee or work group activities and the development of Master Plans and improvement studies for a variety of park amenities.
Our next successful team member should possess the following:
Project Management skills including monitoring of progress, resolving issues, facilitating meetings, and establishing goals.
Strong ability to research, analyze and develop graphic and statistical presentations and reports.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for public works related planning projects.
The ability to work effectively and productively with others including strong customer service skills such as handling sensitive and difficult issues with tact and patience.
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.
Pierce County Human Resources 950 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 200 Tacoma, Washington, 98402
(253) 798-7480 For Sheriff's Department positions: 253-798-6250
Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related field AND
Three years of related planning work
Additional education or experience may substitute for the recruiting requirement
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license, or the ability to obtain the license within 30 days of employment, or otherwise meet the travel requirements of the position
Three or more years of experience in park and trail planning and system management related work
Skill in Excel and Powerpoint
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits
Internal Number: 18-00384
About Pierce County Parks and Recreation
Pierce County Parks and Recreation was created in 1958 to be a regional provider delivering recreation opportunities and provide inviting and functional, parks, trails, and open spaces for the residents of Pierce County. The department currently has 71 full-time employees and manages a budget of over $6,000,000.00. The department provides services for unincorporated Pierce County, servicing a population of approx. 346,000 citizens. Generous benefit package with full-time employment, including vacation leave, sick leave and medical and dental coverage.