The City of San Jose is looking for two results-oriented leaders with the ability to think strategically, enhance operational efficiencies, deliver high-quality major projects, communicate skillfully, work collaboratively, and attract, develop and empower talented entrepreneurial leaders throughout the department. While overseeing their areas of responsibility, the successful candidates will be expected to continuously demonstrate the interpersonal skills and judgment to create trust, deliver results, and influence a positive inclusive culture.
The Deputy Director of Recreation and Neighborhood Services (RNS) is supported by 322 FTE and an operating budget of approximately $43 million along revenue sources including capital, grants, revenue generation and other special funds. Services and programs are delivered through its ten Hub Community Centers, the Grace and Bascom Community Centers and through neighborhood partner facilities which are operated in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Services include youth and adult recreational programming including fitness, aquatics, sports, summer camps, general interest classes and special events. Other services include preschool, after-school programs, services for older adults, therapeutics, youth intervention, neighborhood development and anti-litter/ anti-graffiti campaigns.
Reporting to the PRNS Director and Assistant Director, the Deputy Director is directly responsible for planning program development, service delivery and financial sustainability. The position oversees all day-to-day operations of the division, including budget and policy recommendations. The Deputy Director is also responsible for providing leadership in advancing division and or department-wide initiatives, coordination of a department-wide financial sustainability efforts, and the development of innovative strategies for program growth and enhancement. The Deputy Director leads a team that includes two Division Managers and their direct reports, Recreation Superintendents, Analysts, and Recreation Supervisors. The Deputy Director of RNS must be committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver high-quality community recreation programs and facilities.
The Deputy Director of Parks (Parks) is supported by 340 FTE and an operating budget of approximately $58 million along with various other sources including capital, grants, revenue generation and other special funds. Services and programs are delivered through its 199 neighborhood parks, ten regional parks and 62 miles of urban trail. Typical services include parks maintenance and operations, sports field management, capital infrastructure repair and rehabilitation, watershed protection and resource management. This position is also responsible for oversight of park permits and reservations, the Park Ranger program, golf management, special events, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, and the San José Family Camp at Yosemite.
Reporting to the PRNS Director and Assistant Director, the Deputy Director for Parks is responsible for strategically planning and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Parks Division. The Deputy Director has leadership of departmental operations, maintenance service delivery, minor capital work, division administrative support (including hiring strategies and professional staff development), facilitating concerns/requests from the City Council, staff and the public, contract administration and Asset Management/ Business Intelligence (BI) development and application.
The Deputy Director leads a team that includes 2 Division Managers and Park Managers and provides essential services to the Director and Assistant Director. Key services include coordination of Parks Division operations with other City departments, county, state and national agencies; working closely with partners such as foundations, conservancies, and other non-profit groups; providing assistance in the development of annual operating and capital improvement budgets (including revenue enhancement plans); planning, coordinating, and directing work programs and projects for the maintenance and construction of the City park system; investigating and responding to complex inquiries regarding parks service delivery methods; resolving technical and operational problems; and, overseeing the protection and preservation of regional parks, open space and watershed properties. The Deputy Director of Parks will foster a collaborative and supportive environment. Team members are encouraged to approach service delivery in creative and non-traditional ways to best meet the needs of a diverse population and position the organization as an industry leader in cultivating healthy communities through high-quality parks.
Education:A bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, recreation administration, parks management, or related field; a master’s degree is preferred.
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in senior level administrative position and/or analytic work in a public or private agency.
Experience managing a work unit equivalent to a major division within a public agency is strongly preferred.
Experience in recreation administration and/or parks administration is strongly preferred.
License: Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) designation is preferred. Must have valid California driver’s license.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City of San José will not sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa that requires an employee application.
The approved salary range for this position is $124,012 - $193,173. In addition to the starting salary, employees are eligible for approximate five percent (5%) on-going non-pensionable pay. The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The City provides an excellent array of benefits. Apply online to www.GovHRJobs.com with your resume, cover letter, and contact information with six professional references by January 22, 2021 to GovHR USA.