The Recreation Superintendent position reports directly to the Parks and Recreation Director. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, full-service team-oriented leader embodying a deep passion for recreation, recreation facilities, a commitment to excellence, and has a desire to work hard for a high-touch community at a rewarding agency – both of which are growing quickly. The incumbent will be successful by also possessing high skill levels of creativity, problem solving, customer service, fiscal responsibility, and leadership. In addition, the Recreation Superintendent will continue to develop a well-polished, effective recreation team integrating and promoting the vision of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District.
The successful Recreation Superintendent candidate will have strong knowledge of principles and practices applying recreation services, including but not limited to the areas of Youth & Teens, Active Seniors, Aquatics, Special Events and other programs that support the District’s Master Plan and the Board of Directors’ goals. There is much to be excited about in taking on this role, as one will be an integral part of the newly combined Departments of Parks & Recreation and work directly under the soon-to-be hired Director of Parks & Recreation. The District is looking for a leader that will embrace the fusion of these two Departments and ultimately launch the District to an innovative, high level of operation that supports the complex needs that are unique to El Dorado Hills Community Services District.
Our environment is fast-paced, highly demanding and requires a creative and resourceful problem-solver. Our team has many talents and skills and is dedicated to serving the community. Our work is varied and evolving.
DEFINITION Under general direction, provides leadership and direction in the management of the Recreation Department. This includes policy development and implementation, budget and program management. The Recreation Superintendent has primary responsibility for planning, promoting, and directing a wide range of recreation programs and services that foster human development, health and wellness, cultural unity, and community building. The position also provides complex administrative support to the Director of Parks and Recreation and assists in planning and executing the District's mission and objectives. Provides recommendations in the implementation of Recreation programs; serves as a technical resource for District management and staff.
SUPERVISIONRECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Director of Parks and Recreation. Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical, maintenance, and program staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS The Recreation Superintendent is responsible for managing and overseeing all Recreation functions and operations within the District. The classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Director of Parks and Recreation in that the latter has overall senior management responsibility for the District’s Parks Recreation programs. This classification is distinguished from the lower level classification of Recreation Supervisor in that the latter is a first line supervisor over Recreation staff.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in Recreation Management, Leisure Services, or Public/Business Administration or a closely related field.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible recreation experience, two (2) years of which must be in a program management capacity including supervision responsibility.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/Executive is highly preferred.
Internal Number: 2021-00007
About El Dorado Hills CSD
ABOUT THE EL DORADO HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT The El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) provides the community with public parks and recreation services and facilities, CC&R, design review approval and enforcement, cable television and waste/recycling collection. This local, special district is led by the EDHCSD Board of Directors, who is elected by our residents. We employ professional management and staff who manage the diverse services and facilities for the El Dorado Hills community. Among our responsibilities is to continue to provide quality programming for all ages at facilities that are clean, well-maintained, and safe; to be environmentally conscious; and to be responsive to our customers – the people who use our parks and recreation amenities and who enjoy and benefit from the multitude of activities and services we offer. During these challenging economic times, we remain operational because of the tremendous efforts of our employees, patrons and volunteers.