Program Coordinator-Parks & Recreation Management Option
County of San Diego
February 14, 2018
San Diego, California
74048.00 - 101420.80
Full-time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for Parks and Recreation Region Manager (official class title - Program Coordinator, Parks and Recreation Management Option). Positions in this job class are responsible for administering multiple park and recreation facilities, and department programs.
The ideal candidate will possess the following desirable traits:
Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and development; pursues innovation
Gives extra effort when not required to do so
Demonstrates initiative to take on new assignments
Goal-oriented and takes pride in accomplishments
Holds others accountable, sets high standards
Deals effectively under pressure
Builds trusting relationships; easy to approach and talk to
Considers impact of actions on other people and treats others with dignity and respect
Well-organized; plans and prepares in a thorough fashion
Thinks globally in problem solving and plan development
Turns conflicts into opportunities
Mentors and coaches direct reports; motivates others to do their best
Makes self available to others; takes a personal interest in staff
Provides enough autonomy and freedom for others to succeed
Networks with relevant parties inside and outside organization; builds relationships
Recognizes others' agendas
Sensitive to political dynamics inside the organization
Knowledge worker; stays current on industry trends.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence and ability in the following areas:
Managing and administering a variety of programs and projects in multiple park facilities, such as local day parks, camping parks, historical parks, open space preserves, community centers, teen centers, and large regional parks
Managing and administering department-wide programs such as special events, outdoor adventures, recreation programs and health initiatives
Staying abreast of industry trends and best management practices
Effectuating sustained change in the organization for continuous improvement
Multi-tasking, prioritizing, organizing, and responding to shifting priorities and delegating assignments and projects in order to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives
Supervising, training, mentoring and coaching supervisory and line staff
Governmental budgeting and fiscal processes; budget development and oversight and cash-handling policies
Developing and managing agreements such as operational/maintenance, joint powers, MOUs, or contracts.
Minimum Qualifications A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign studies equivalency, AND, four (4) years of professional experience performing analysis, budget management, program administration, engineering, or closely related work in a program performing planning and analysis; OR a combination of education and/or experience as stated above.
The job description contains additional information on this class, such as duties, essential physical characteristics, and working conditions.
Internal Number: 18243702PRM
About County of San Diego
The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains and enhances the quality of life in San Diego County by providing parks and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Our award-winning and nationally accredited system includes local and regional parks, campgrounds, 350 miles of trails, fishing lakes, state-of-the-art recreation centers and sports complexes, and open space preserves. We offer hundreds of programs, ranging from an award-winning Outdoor Adventure Program to cutting edge activities that contribute to healthy communities and lifestyles. Our facilities cover more than 50,000 acres, are open year round, and are operated and maintained by County staff, volunteers, and service contracts. Parks and Recreation has an annual budget of nearly $40 million and over 300 employees. For additional information on this department, please go to the Parks and Recreation website at www.sdparks.org.
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