|Date Opened||3/17/2017 4:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||4/3/2017 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$6,964 - 9,334 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: Under general direction provides overall management for maintenance, planning and operation of county parks, beaches, landscape areas, and open space preserves within assigned geographic areas; supervises and manages assigned staff, department programs and functions; coordinates recreational programs and activities with other department teams and stakeholders. Performs related work as required.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in natural resource planning, parks administration, or related field.
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area including two years of experience as a supervisor.
Possession of a two year college degree from an accredited college.
Six years of experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area three of which should be as a supervisor.
Special Requirements: May work irregular hours or schedules. License, Certificate Requirements: Valid Class C Driver License; certification from a nationally recognized Pool Certification Program may be required.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; cramped work spaces; heights, such as on ladders, scaffolding and roofs; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise; exposure to allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; the possibility of exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death; and the possibility of exposure to toxic substances or chemical irritants.
KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of the procedures and techniques of evaluating and administering programs; parks and/or open space maintenance principles and practices; the principles and practices of program management including planning and program analysis. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training; principles of organization and administration of fiscal, personal and related aspects or park program management; administrative techniques including planning, organizing work and evaluating operations; principles and practices of natural resources conservation, park management, and general law enforcement; budget preparation, administration, and control; safe work procedures; contract development and administration. Some knowledge of grant sources and grants administration.
ABILITY TO: Plan, organize, manage and coordinate the operation of the countywide park program, landscaping and open space maintenance program; plan, organize and coordinate the countywide facility use/reservation program; supervise, train and evaluate staff; evaluate division operations and procedures and develop techniques and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness; define, analyze, evaluate and solve problems with services and programs; ensure that staff understand and follow safety procedures and design and conduct ongoing safety programs; negotiate and administer contracts and grants; determine work priorities and coordinate personnel, materials and equipment; prepare and monitor division budget; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, legislation, ordinances and administrative policies/procedures; prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; communicate effectively before groups; develop and maintain maintenance standards; interpret plans, blue prints and specifications; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer; move over rough and steep terrain; make field visits to park facilities to supervise staff and events; climb ladders to inspect buildings; move in cramped areas, such as under a house, to perform inspections.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
An Equal Opportunity Employer