Parks and Recreation Director Annual salary range: $107,519.91 to $145,461.27 DOE DOQ The city provides an excellent benefits package. Application deadline: Friday, July 19, 2019
The City of Banning, CA (population 31,000) is in Riverside County and strategically located in the San Gorgonio Pass area of Southern California along Interstate 10 between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The community enjoys clean air, ample water supplies and the inspiring vistas of the two tallest peaks in Southern California, Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto. In addition, residents enjoy picturesque meadows, fruit groves and a charming downtown.
Incorporated in 1913, the City of Banning is a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Five City Council members are elected from five districts and serve staggered four-year terms. The City Manager and City Attorney are appointed by the City Council. Banning is a full-service city with approximately 160 full time employees.
The Director manages, plans, organizes, directs and administers various recreation programs and special events for the community, including the maintenance of parks and related facilities; plans, directs, and supervises the work of full and part-time staff; manages the department budget; provides staff support to City Commissions and Committees; facilitates the use of all city parks and athletic resources to community sports organizations; coordinates assigned activities with other city departments, outside organizations, and the general public; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
The successful candidate shall have expertise in the areas of recreation and parks management, budget administration, and the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with City Council, regional and business partners, surrounding cities, governmental agencies, staff and the community, through open and respectful dialogue. The City seeks someone who is responsive and approachable, has excellent public relations skills, and a candidate that can demonstrate the ability to work positively and effectively with staff, develop talent, promote positive morale and develop a team-oriented working environment. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, public administration, physical education, or a related field AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of recreational programming and social and cultural programs and services (including three (3) years of management and supervisory experience) is required. Experience in park facilities planning and design, as well as developing, planning, implementing, and facilitating sports programs is expected. A Master’s degree is preferred.