The City of Monterey invites applications for the position of:
PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR
Please visit our website to view the detailed job flyer and submit your on-line application:
*This position will close on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Faxes, e-mails, and paper copies will not be accepted.*
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The City of Monterey's Parks and Recreation Department manages extensive recreation programs and facilities. In addition to recreation programming, the Department oversees the Monterey Sports Center, which is a premier fitness facility on the Monterey Peninsula, and four (4) Community Centers. The Parks Division of the Department manages a vast array of park facilities and includes the cemetery and urban forestry. Starting in 1909, the City of Monterey began acquiring land so that almost all residents can be within walking distance to a park. The City currently owns and operates 35 parks including a 50-acre campground. The Parks Division is also responsible for maintenance of Monterey's portion of the beautiful Monterey Bay Coastal trail.
The position of Parks and Recreation Director will be dedicated to programmatic improvements to the parks and recreation operations and will be responsible for implementing the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. As a newly formed department, the Director is expected to create a cohesive team environment, mentor and inspire staff to work together to provide innovative and creative programs and services for the community.
Candidates who successfully complete all components of this recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list. The eligibility list is active for 12-months and may be used to fill additional vacancies including lower-level positions determined to have similar duties and requirements.
Education: Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Park Management, Recreation/Leisure Services, or a related field. A Master's Degree in a related field is highly desirable.
Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in Park and Recreation management with three (3) years experience managing at the level equivalent to the level of a major Division Chief or higher.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.