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This position is open until filled and applications are reviewed as they are received. This position may be closed at any time once a candidate is selected.
About the Position Under administrative direction, directs and administers the development and oversight of comprehensive parks, recreation, and cultural services programs for the City including: policy and decision making, contract administration, negotiations, budget management, staff development, facilities and programs management, cultural tourism, park maintenance, capital planning and development and improvements to promote community involvement and enhance quality of life for citizens of Edmonds. Directors are responsible for the operations of the departments and may delegate signing authority except as limited by the provisions of Edmonds City Code or state or federal law.
Waterfront Center and redevelopment and beach front restoration, 2019
Civic Park development: completion of an 8 acre downtown park, 2020.
Land acquisition and community garden development, 2020
Edmonds Marsh Daylighting of Willow Creek & Marina Beach Development, 2022-2023.
Commitment to building inclusive playgrounds
4th Ave Cultural Corridor
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Parks & Recreation, Recreation or related field AND
Seven years of experience in administering and managing major parks and recreation related programs and services, preferably within a municipal or public sector environment that includes four years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility for a department or major division; OR
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master's Degree preferred.
Valid Driver's license required at time of hire. State of Washington Driver's License required within 30 days from date of hire. A 5- year driver's abstract will be required.
Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check.
Background check will include: National criminal history, credit history, and education verification.
Professional references will be contacted.
Internal Number: 2019-031
About City of Edmonds
The CommunityEdmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobiles and bicycles. Edmonds was a well-established town by the turn of the century and the present urban form preserves many characteristics of its historic origins. The community's location along the west-facing slopes of Puget Sound provides many amenities, including extensive views of the water and Olympic Mountains, access to four beaches and waterfront parks, and convenient access to a compact, walkable downtown area.