The annual salary range for this position is $126,755 to $158,308 DOQE. In addition, the following benefits are provided: Retirement – Social Security, Medicare, and CalPERS (2.5% at 55, 2% at 55, and 2% at 62), depending on hire date and CalPERS membership date; Annual Leave – competitive vacation and sick leave package, thirteen (13) paid holidays, and 100 hours management leave, paid if taken or cash if unused; Health, Dental and Vision Insurances – health coverage available through CalPERS with county paying 80% total premium for employee; Retiree Medical depending on hire date; Dental and vision insurances fully paid by county for the employee, and employee pays premiums for dependents; and Deferred Compensation – voluntary 401(k). See full candidate profile for additional details. Relocation assistance subject to negotiation.
Founded in 1852 and located 80 miles northeast of San Francisco, Placer County, California (pop. 405,000, 1,506 sq. mi.), is a rapidly growing, prosperous, and innovative community that stretches from Sacramento (state capital), east across the Sierra Nevada mountains and through the Tahoe National Forest to the Nevada state line. Since 2010, Placer County saw a 16.3% population increase, growing almost three times faster than California did as a whole in the same time period. The FY 2021/2022 operating budget is $1.024 billion with a current staff of approximately 2,707 funded positions.
In April, the board of supervisors voted to create the Department of Parks and Open Space. Formerly a division of public works, the new department will focus on expanded park management responsibilities, increased service demands, and improved financial viability. The department operates and maintains regional, community, and neighborhood parks, open space, trails, and other public spaces. The 2021/22 departmental budget is approximately $5M in operations and $8M in capital expenditures with 21 employees.
Filing Deadline: December 10, 2021
Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study (parks and recreation, landscape architecture, environmental design, or related) and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in park planning, design, and development, including four years of administrative and management responsibility (or an equivalent combination), are required. A master’s degree in parks and recreation administration (or related), NPRA certifications (CPRE, CPRP), and experience in a local government setting (municipal, county, or recreation district) are all preferred, but not required.
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