The City of Chelan is located along the southeast shore of beautiful Lake Chelan in north central Washington. The city's year-round population is approximately 4,000, however, these numbers can swell to 40,000 during the summer months due to Chelan's popularity among tourists and part-time residents. The area enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and offers breathtaking scenery, extraordinary year-around outdoor recreational opportunities, bountiful agriculture and world-class wineries. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented parks and recreation professional to make a difference in a well-managed, fiscally sound, tourist community that takes pride in its natural beauty and quality of life.
The City of Chelan's Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for the Lake Chelan Golf Course, Lakeshore RV Park, Lakeshore Marina, Youth Sports Programs, and eight day-use parks, including Don Morse Park, which provides over 40 acres for recreation and 2,000 feet of waterfront on Lake Chelan. The department also assists in the success of several large special events that take place in city parks, and fulfills the requirements to maintain the city’s “Tree City USA” certification. The department employs 9 FTE's and 50 seasonal positions, and has a 2019 budget of $2,757,868.
Under the direction of the Mayor and City Administrator, the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director is responsible for the visioning, planning, management, maintenance and marketing of all of the city's parks, recreation programs and facilities, including the golf course, the RV park and marina, city beaches, downtown landscaping, contracted services/concession operations, and parking enforcement services.
A bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited university or college in Parks & Recreation Management, Public Administration, or Business Administration, and a minimum of 3-5 years of local government executive level management experience is required. A combination of experience and relevant education may also be considered. A certified Park & Recreation Professional is preferred. The selected candidate must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record by time of hire.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Chelan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 8, 2019 (open until filled).
About City of Chelan, Washington
For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments."