The award-winning Regional Park and Open-Space District is a nationally accredited agency who strives to be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places, and programs. Their mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance. The District values accomplishments, connecting, teamwork, innovation, outstanding service, networking, and good stewardship.
The County of Riverside Regional Park and Open-Space District (Parks) is seeking a Bureau Chief to manage the Projects, Planning, & Real Property Bureau. The Bureau Chief would, directly and through subordinate supervisors, manage staff engaged in project planning, District maintenance, and real property and contracts. The Bureau Chief must have project management experience in the land management field. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in real property, physical resource management, trail planning, maintenance, and parks planning in the public sector.
This class has been designated At-Will by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the provisions provided under Article 6, Section 601E (8) of the County Management Resolution and serves at the pleasure of the Assistant Parks Director - Parks (Assistant Park General Manager).
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate the operational activities of the Projects, Planning, & Real Property Bureau of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District; facilitate the coordination of activities with other County departments and other affected agencies.
- Manage employees involved in the planning, development, monitoring, and evaluation of Parks projects.
- Oversee budget development; balance fiscal priorities; prioritize and allocate resources within the Bureau and coordinate resources with other Departments.
- Recommend program improvements and develop specific plans for implementing these recommendations; assist in defining program goals and objectives, and participate in the development of program plans and procedures to assure effective program implementation.
- Assist in planning and directing future development of existing and potential park areas and prepare specific plans and specifications for the development and use of additional park facilities.
- Review the performance of subordinates by inspection and review of work sites, contracts, Form 11s and other records and reports.
Project management experience in land management and budget management experience.
4 years of administrative management experience which must have included management of personnel and high-level independent action and decision skills.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public or business administration, park management, environmental studies, natural sciences, forestry or a closely related field.
HIGHLY DESIRED: Government agency land management experience Parks project management experience Experience with the CEQA and NEPA review and permitting process Experience as the lead of large-scale projects which involved multiple partners Master's degree in public or business administration, organizational leadership, or closely related field Good understanding of real property as it pertains to parks/land management
DESIRED: Knowledge of trail planning & trail maintenance Familiarity with the Form 11 process Familiarity with GIS software, such as ArcGIS
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Driver's License Class C (or higher). The Bureau Chief will attend meetings and visit project and park sites throughout Riverside County.
Please, include relevant work experience details on resume or application. Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements listed under RECRUITING GUIDELINES will not be considered further in the application process. *Review the full job posting (Job ID 8616) in Job Gateway for more information.*
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The preliminaryclosing date for this posting is November 27, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST; however, postings may close at any time.
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About County of Riverside Regional Park and Open-Space District
The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (District) is a semi-independent Special District within the Riverside County Government system. The District's headquarters is located in the city of Jurupa Valley, California, adjacent to the beautiful Santa Ana River. Riverside County spreads over 7,200 square miles and represents over 2.1 million people. The District's award-winning ...parks and open-spaces span from Blythe to Corona and consist of campgrounds, water parks, recreation facilities, interpretive centers, historical sites and natural open-space lands.
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