The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park district in the nation with a system of beautiful parklands, trails, rolling hills and lakes spanning Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The Park Operations Department is seeking a Lakes Unit Manager who is a highly motivated and personable individual with a proven track record of strong leadership and innovative ideas. The Lakes Unit provides outstanding year-round recreation at District facilities including fishing, boating, water fowl and wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, and so much more. Apply today to be the latest addition to our highly dedicated group of park professionals.
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one vacancy working in the Lakes Unit. The dedicated work space is located at Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve in San Ramon, CA.
What You'll Be Doing: Under general direction, you'll perform managerial work involving considerable responsibility, complexity, and variety. You'll provide direction and exercise first level management responsibilities for several parks and facilities consolidated by their environmental and recreational similarities, i.e., shorelines, lakes, parklands, regional trails, recreation areas and interpretive parklands. You'll plan, develop and achieve published operational goals and standards by coordinating and overseeing the operations of assigned parks, facilities, and programs. You will also represent Park Operations at cross-departmental meetings and external meetings with outside agencies, concessionaires, special interest groups and the general public.
We Are Looking for Someone Who:
Is an experienced park professional with a strong background in regional parks management including open space natural areas and developed park facilities such as campgrounds and regional trail systems.
Has a strong collaborative leadership style with a track record of forming effective relationships with those they supervise, other internal stakeholders, external public agencies, park concessionaires, community organizations, and individual community members.
Exhibits flexibility, is a problem solver, and has the ability to motivate and guide staff in a continuously changing fast-paced environment.
Has a strong environmental ethic.
A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
Meaningful and valued work connected to our organizational mission. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.
Daily challenges as part of an excellent team.
Great benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and one week per year of Management Administrative Leave in addition to accrued vacation.
Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.
Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
Relationships: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
Responsiveness: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners and the public we serve.
Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in park management, environmental science, public administration or a closely related field; and
Experience: Four years of experience in park operations. At least two of the four years should be at a supervisory level. Additional experience in park and facility maintenance is desirable; or
Substitution: A Master's Degree in park management, environmental science, public administration or a closely related field may be accepted as an equivalent to one and a half of the required four years of experience.
License: A valid driver license is a condition of initial and continued employment.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Internal Number: 19-EC-12
About East Bay Regional Park District
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.