Under general direction, plans, organizes and manages the operations of the Parks Division of the Department of General Services; serves as a member of the Department’s management/supervisory team and as a member of the senior management team of the County.
This is a single position class responsible for planning, developing and managing the County’s Parks Division. This class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Director of General Services by the latter’s overall responsibility to plan, organize, and direct department-wide operations.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include but are not
limited to the following:
1. Establishes priorities for
developing and maintaining parks and recreation areas; institutes programs to
protect and enhance the recreational potential of the County and the optimum
management of the County’s real estate assets.
2. Reviews and analyzes
legislation, polices, procedures and other administrative and regulatory
requirements to determines impact relative to assigned functions; recommends
changes in operations as appropriate; maintains and updates the County Parks
and Recreation Plan; evaluates the design and development of recreational
facilities; studies and makes recommendations concerning proposed legislation
affecting park and recreation activities.
3. Prepares and monitors
budgets for assigned functions and programs; maintains appropriate records and
documentation of all fiscal transactions.
4. Manages parks and recreation
operations through supervisors, lead workers and line staff; evaluates work
performance of staff under direct supervision, and, if necessary, recommends
appropriate disciplinary action.
5. Determines ongoing physical
and financial needs assigned operational functions and facilities and develops
plans and programs to meet those needs.
Determines fee schedules, scheduling of user activities and regulations
in accordance with Board policy and local ordinances; confers with officials of
other public agencies and organizations in managing assigned functions.
6. Attends meetings of the County Board of
Supervisors, the Solano County Park and Recreation Commission, and other
agencies as required and represents the County in matters relative to real
property, economic development, and assigned operational functions and
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of park and recreation land use planning; principles and practices of public administration, budget preparation and control, personnel management and supervision; public purchasing and procurement practices and procedures.
Ability to direct work with division personnel including supervisory staff; plan, organize, manage, and administer assigned functions in a professional and competent manner; negotiate
effectively in contracting matters; prepare comprehensive and technical written reports regarding park and recreation programs including alternative solutions and recommendations regarding specific resources, plans, and policies for improvement; present oral reports to the Board of Supervisors, the Park and Recreation Commission, other groups, and the media on matters related to assigned service functions and responsibilities; deal tactfully and effectively with department personnel, government officials, professional representatives, and the general public on matters associated with assigned service functions and responsibilities.
Education and Experience
1. Graduation from an
accredited four-year college or university with a major business
administration, public administration, recreation management or closely related
2. Four (4) years of paid full time experience in
Parks/Recreation Management or Public Administration, and
3. Two (2) years of supervisory experience in any field (may be
inclusive of or distinct from the required Parks/Recreation Management or
Public Administration experience).
Possession of a California Class C driver’s license
Successful completion of a thorough background
investigation is required.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to
exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve
some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of
light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may
involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual
perception and discrimination. Some
tasks require oral communications ability.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to
exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen,
odors, fumes, violence, disease, pathogenic substances, and traffic hazards.