The City of San Marcos invites qualified applicants for the Program Manager position with the Parks and Recreation Department.
Under administrative direction, assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities
and operation of assigned divisions within the Parks and Recreation Department; oversees the day-today
management of assigned divisions, functions and services including recreation, park development
projects, parks and trails, and community-wide special events; coordinates assigned activities with other
divisions, departments, and outside agencies; may represent the Parks and Recreation Department in
the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director; and provides highly responsible and complex
administrative support to the Director of Parks and Recreation.
For complete job descriptions, requirements, supplemental questionnaire and online application visit our website www.san-marcos.net.
Applications are due by Monday, June 18th at 5:30pm.
First Interview: Tuesday, June 26th,
Second Interview: Monday, July 2nd
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned
within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Department; principles
and practices of community services program development and administration; methods and techniques of
directing community services activities and programs; principles and practices of municipal budget
preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;
pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to the functions of the Parks
and Recreation Department; citizens, school districts, service clubs, chamber of commerce, business
groups, and others that comprise the San Marcos community; various community needs related to the
provision of community services; principles of public administration; customer service skills and techniques; office
procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Assist in overall management of the Parks and Recreation Department; manage and direct assigned
program, functions, and service areas; participate in the development and administration of goals,
objectives, and procedures for the Parks and Recreation Department; analyze and assess programs,
policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; research, analyze, and evaluate new
service delivery methods and techniques; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; plan, organize,
direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff; delegate authority and responsibility; analyze
problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement
recommendation in support of goals; adapt the City's community services programs and activities to
meet community needs and requirements; participate in the planning, development, and oversight of
park and recreation facilities. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; prepare
and administer large and complex budgets; interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local
policies, laws, and regulations; identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues,
concerns, and needs; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing,
spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
About City of San Marcos
The City of San Marcos is located amid chaparral-clad hills in Northern San Diego County. The City enjoys year-round sunny days and, as the Pacific Ocean is only 12 miles to the west, an average annual temperature of 71 degrees. Within an hour's drive, one can access the San Diego Metropolitan area and the Cleveland National Forest, as well as San Diego County's coastal communities and beaches. Incorporated in 1963, the current population is approximately 90,000 and its boundaries cover 24 square miles. The City is responsible for public services, with the exception of the water and sewer function. The City also has excellent educational facilities and is home to Palomar Community College and Cal State University San Marcos.City offices are conveniently located just off the 78 freeway and steps away from the Sprinter station, restaurants, and the County Library. City employees also enjoy convenient access to fitness amenities.