With a population of 140,094, situated in Central Orange County approximately 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the City of Orange is seeking its next Parks and Facilities Manager. The successful candidate will be a proactive, energetic team player who can deal effectively with challenges and the public. The current vacancy exists in the Community Services Department. The Department’s three divisions (Administration, Recreation, and Environmental Services) help build community, unite families, and improve the quality of life of Orange residents and visitors. The Parks and Facilities Manager is responsible for the oversight of the City’s 22 park sites, aquatics facility, gymnasium and sports center, a community garden, several community buildings and restrooms, and miles of public multi-use trails, Landscape Assessment Districts, just to name a few.
Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex technical and administrative support related to all programs and activities of City parks and facilities maintenance and repair, including long- and short-term project planning, design, construction, maintenance, and repair, and other programs; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Assistant Community Services Director and others in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.
This position receives general supervision from the Assistant Community Services Director. Exercises general supervision over technical and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision. This is the management classification that manages the operations, maintenance, and repair of the City’s parks and recreation systems, facilities, and infrastructure. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and operations of the assigned functional area, including short- and long-term capital improvement planning and development, administration of departmental budgets, and various other projects and studies. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive landscape maintenance and facility repair background as well as skill in coordinating work with that of other City departments and public agencies. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Community Services Director in that the latter assists in managing all functions of the department and serves as “second-in-command” to the department head. This class is further distinguished from the Community Services Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the department and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college coursework and/or specialized technical training in a skilled building or construction trade and at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience performing parks and recreation facilities maintenance and repair work, including at least two (2) years of supervisory and/or administrative experience is required. A Bachelor's degree is highly desireable.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License with satisfactory driving record and proof of acceptable automobile insurance at the time of appointment and throughout employment in the position is required.
In order to be considered for this position, you must attach the following three (3) documents to your application in PDF format:
Sample report that you have authored in the course of employment (preferably a staff report or comparable document that was presented to a governing body, board, or council)
This recruitment will close once a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied, but not later than October 19, 2020. The first review of applications is scheduled for October 5, 2020.
Additional Salary Information: Retirement benefits are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), including the City's contribution toward the Fourth Level Survivor's Benefit. The City contributes an additional three percent (3%) on top of salary which can be taken as cash or placed into a 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan.
About City of Orange
The City of Orange was incorporated in 1888. It has grown to more than twenty times its original geographic size yet managed to maintain the small town values upon which it was founded. More than 140,000 residents live in the 27 square miles that make up the City of Orange today. The City’s planning area is 38 square miles, with a “Sphere of Influence” area of 55 square miles. Orange’s regionally strategic location makes it easy and efficient to move people and products throughout the Southern California marketplace. The City has a healthy mix of prime office, residential, and industrial space. Companies in all economic sectors, from financial services to health care, and retail trade to construction, recognize the advantages Orange has to offer. The prime location offers direct access to five major freeways, two railroad systems, its two major malls and ample public transportation. Orange is convenient to half a dozen major airports, ports and harbors and at least ten more major shopping malls.