The Position: The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, high performer who is responsible to plan, organize and direct the activities of the Parks Division of the Parks & Recreation Department, which includes coordinating activities with other departments, governmental agencies, and other outside organizations; as well as providing coaching, strategic-thinking, technical and administrative staff support. This position supervises both the management level and represented employees to coordinate the work activities of the Division. The Division is currently comprised of a Parks Planning & Preserves Management Section, as well as a Parks Maintenance Section.
Plan, organize, and direct work, contracts and programs associated with the Parks Division.
Coordinate open space and natural preserve activities including site analysis, habitat restoration, trail use, and resource management.
Assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow to evaluate program measures and their impacts on parks, preserves and open space.
Conduct special studies and prepare comprehensive reports to the public, the Beach Preservation Committee, the Parks and Recreation Commission, the City Council, and other interest groups, on Parks Division activities.
Develop goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Parks Division.
Prepare, administer and monitor the operating budgets for assigned programs.
Oversee large scale, complex request for proposals and the selection of architects, consultants, contractors, and operators.
Review landscape design and layout work, such as grading, building, irrigation, and planting plans for parks and recreation areas.
Inspect and review the work of subordinates/contractors and oversee the installation of various landscape features.
Coordinate the procurement and replacement of vehicles and equipment used in above maintenance work.
Assist in the enforcement of city ordinances governing the safe and proper use of parks and recreation areas.
Respond to citizen complaints and requests for information.
Initiate, review and approve requisitions and expenditures for purchase materials and supplies.
Review and recommend fees, approve labor estimates and materials costs for work to be performed.
Maintain records of work performed, staff/contractor hours allocated, and supplies used.
Attend meetings and provide information on Parks Division activities.
Coordinate division activities with other city departments and divisions, and with outside agencies.
Participate in capital improvement program budget preparation, administration, and monitoring.
Hire, manage, train, and evaluate subordinate managers
Serve as Parks & Recreation Director as assigned.
Principles and best practices in landscape management, modern methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the planting, cultivating, propagating, irrigating, fertilizing, and trimming of trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns.
Plant pests and diseases, and the methods for their control and eradication.
Basic construction and repair methods, including carpentry, pipe fitting, painting, and concrete work.
Safe work practices and corresponding legislative mandates.
Storm water pollution prevention practices and corresponding legislative mandates.
Record-keeping and reporting procedures.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Prepare and administer division budgets and grants.
Work collaboratively with a broad array of state and local officials and other stakeholders.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Plan, assign, and manage subordinate management staff in the performance of park maintenance, park planning and open space monitoring activities.
Maintain proper records and prepare accurate reports.
Read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Botany, Horticulture, Ecology, Environmental Planning, Natural Resource Management or a related field.
Five to seven years of management experience in parks and recreation facilities design, construction, maintenance and enhancement,
Specialized training in landscape and building construction, maintenance, and repair, supplemented by open space/preserves planning, monitoring and administration.
Internal Number: 2019
About City of Carlsbad
The Community: This nearly 40 square mile City is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.