The Deputy Director will be responsible for assisting the Director in ensuring the Department meets the regional recreation, trail and natural area needs of the public by achieving the vision for the parks system through the acquisition, planning, and development of quality park facilities. Specifically, this Deputy Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the management of the park planning, real estate and construction services divisions, including acquisition, property management, planning and capital development for the regional park system. This Deputy Director also oversees the staff responsible for the Department’s natural resources and roads and trails management to ensure natural and cultural resource stewardship activities are balanced with quality recreational opportunities.
The required knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, or a related field and four (4) years progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a significant parks and recreation department or other large comparable agency; two (2) years of which should include experience supervising staff and functions with responsibility for planning, developing, and operating multiple large public facilities that are distributed across a large geographic area within a complex public agency system.
Final Filing Date: February 28, 2019 The filing period may be extended further or close as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Alan Reed, Executive Services at (408) 299-5851. EOE
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 19-A68-A
About County of Santa Clara (Parks and Recreation)
The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 1956. Since inception, the Department has grown from four to twenty-eight parks. The 46,000-acre park system encompasses a variety of urban and rural recreational amenities. For more than five decades, the County has focused on purchasing parkland and developing a network of regional parks and trails along hillsides adjacent to the urban fringe and along the creeks that pass through the urban service area. This “necklace of parks” concept was put into place in the early 1960’s and has guided park acquisition and development ever since the vision was adopted as an element of the General Plan.
The vision is “to create a growing and diverse system of regional parks, trails, and open spaces of countywide significance that connects people with the natural environment, offers visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, and balances recreation opportunities with resource protection.” With this in mind, the Department manages ten reservoirs for recreational use, 312 miles of trails, 41 group picnic sites, five camping parks, two golf courses, and many other amenities of broad appeal within a regional park system... that contains some of the County’s finest natural resources.
The Department’s main funding source for operations, development and acquisition is the Park Charter Fund, which is a fixed set aside of the County’s property tax revenue. The Park Charter Fund was initially approved by voters in 1972 and has since been renewed six consecutive times. Voters last renewed the fund in June 2006, extending it until 2021.