City of San Jose, CA Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department
Division Manager - Capital Team Annual salary: $103,221 to $157,656 The City provides an array of benefits. Application deadline: Open until filled. The first review of resumes will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018.
This is a truly unique opportunity for an accomplished park planning/capital improvement professional who has an interest in joining an organization with appreciable scope and size. Known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” the City of San Jose plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation. At the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San Jose is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. Surrounded by the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges, with easy access to the California coast, San Jose has received accolades for its vibrant neighborhoods, healthy lifestyle, and diverse attractions from national media including Business Week and Money magazines. The City of San Jose’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department operates over 200 neighborhood and regional parks. The Capital Team is responsible for the planning and support of capital improvement projects for parks, community centers, and trails. The vision of the Capital Team is to deliver beautiful community spaces that delight residents of all ages and function by design.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Capital Team, the Division Manager will manage the Project Delivery, Capital Planning and Trails sections of the Capital Team. The Division Manager will play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the Parks and Recreation Department by designing and overseeing construction of dynamic public spaces that will serve our diverse population for years to come. The candidate will have the opportunity to direct a broad range of projects from urban infill parks to more suburban parks in residential neighborhoods. In this new position within the Capital Team, the Division Manager will shape his/her role and will work with key staff; including landscape architects, architects, and consultants, to shape the Capital Team’s project delivery system and staffing plan.
The ideal candidate will be someone that thrives in a dynamic, complex and fast paced environment and can manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities while maintaining a sense of humor and respect of staff. The ideal candidate will also have a broad range of experience that includes strategic community planning as it relates to parks and recreation facilities, capital planning, and project delivery.