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Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation


Civic Center, San Jose, CA, USA

$151,451 - $194,274 Annually DOE

The Deputy Director will be responsible for assisting the Director in ensuring the Department meets the regional recreation, trail and natural area needs of the public by achieving the vision for the parks system through the acquisition, planning, and development of quality park facilities. Specifically, this Deputy Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the management of the park planning, real estate and construction services divisions, including acquisition, property management, planning and capital development for the regional park system. This Deputy Director also oversees the staff responsible for the Department’s natural resources and roads and trails management to ensure natural and cultural resource stewardship activities are balanced with quality recreational opportunities.


The required knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, or a related field and four (4) years progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a significant parks and recreation department or other large comparable agency; two (2) years of which should include experience supervising staff and functions with responsibility for planning, developing, and operating multiple large public facilities that are distributed across a large geographic area within a complex public agency system.


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Final Filing Date: February 28, 2019
The filing period may be extended further or close as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary

If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Alan Reed, Executive Services at (408) 299-5851. EOE

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