FINAL FILING DATE: Monday, December 13th, 2021 @11:30pm
This is an open recruitment. Qualified candidates from the public and qualified career City employees are encouraged to apply. The eligibility list that is developed from this recruitment process may be used to fill future vacancies in the Parks and Recreation Director classification or a similar classification.
Position: Under general direction of the City Manager, Subject to general policy determination, administrates and manages the Parks and Recreation Department ensuring the citizens of the community are provided with varied recreational opportunities and adequate park facilities.; to provide highly responsible professional and technical staff assistance to, and as assigned by, the City Manager.
Supervision Received & Exercised: Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over Department professional, technical, and clerical staff.
Examples of Important Responsibilities and Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Administrates and manages the Parks and Recreation Department by setting project priorities, by distributing the work load to staff, by specifying design requirements for facility sites, and by making policy decisions on department functions and capital improvement budgets. Provides technical assistance and guidance to the City Manager, to the City Council, and to other City departments in matters relating to Parks and Recreation programs and activities. Makes necessary recommendations through oral presentations and written reports. Plans, directs, and coordinates budgeting functions for the department and implements the department budget for payroll, materials and supplies, and Capital Improvement Projects. Communicates with community groups to determine community needs for recreation programs and park facilities. Analyzes population trends and community requirements to provide significant input for long range planning that meets parks and recreational needs of the community. Represents the department at meetings of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Determines goals and objectives for the department and motivates staff to meet established goals. Reviews and approves recreation services functions which include programming, City facility scheduling, and coordinating the department programs. Reviews and approves parks functions which include maintenance of parks, municipal landscaping, planting of City street trees, protection of significant community trees, renovation of existing facilities, and planning and implementing construction projects for new and old facilities. Establishes and maintain a good working relationship with a large number of citizen groups, individual citizens, official boards and agencies, and the media. To provide advice and counsel to the City Manager, to the City Council, to the Parks and Recreation Commission, and to other boards, commissions and committees in matters relating to Parks and Recreation activities and facilities. To assist in the general administration of the City as a member of the executive team by providing input into the problems solving and decision making process. To provide significant input to long range plans for parks facilities and recreation activities for the City of Hollister. To assure community members have an effective interface with the City in matters pertaining to parks and recreation. To assure the Parks and Recreation Department has adequate resources to fulfill its mission through proper budgeting and planning and personnel selection, training and development. Promote and maintain safety in the workplace. Prepare comprehensive written reports for department action or other City boards commissions; make oral presentations to same; prepare annual reports required for State or Federal agencies or other interested parties. Study the needs of the community in relation to City and School district facilities and program. May act as City Manager in his/her absence based upon the lines of succession. Perform other duties as assigned.
Selection Process: Candidates presenting the most desirable combination of education, experience and/or training as stated in this announcement will be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process may require any combination of the following: application appraisal, written examination, performance test, and personal interview conducted by an outside oral panel and/or the Department. Following the examination process, successful candidates are placed on an employment list. Appointed employee(s) will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, background investigation, and live scan fingerprint check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The City of Hollister does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Hollister encourages minorities and women to apply. The City of Hollister makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Office in writing no later than the final filing date stated in the job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.
Post-Offer Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, the selected candidate is required to pass a post-offer medical examination. Candidates are encouraged not to resign or give notice to current employers until the medical exam is successfully completed and passed. All medical records are maintained in a confidential manner.
Group Insurance: Employee premiums paid by City through a cafeteria style program for medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance. Employees have a choice of variety of medical plans offered through PERS Health. Generous City paid contributions are made toward dependent coverage for medical, dental and vision insurance.
Retirement: The City contracts with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The City’s Retirement Formula for Classic Members as defined by the Public Employee’s Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) is 2% at Age 60. All new Employees as defined by the Public Employee’s Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) are subject to the CalPERS 2% @ Age 62 Retirement Formula. Employees pay a specified amount of the Employer and Employee Contributions with the City paying the remainder.
Vacation Leave: 10 days per year, increased to 15 days per year after 3 years, increases to 20 days after 7 years, increased to 22 days after 15 years. Vacation allowance shall be increased one (1) day per year after completion of twenty (20) years of service with a maximum of twenty-five (25) days after twenty-five (25) years of service.
Holidays: Thirteen and a half (13 ½) paid holidays per year. Per the adopted Executive Management Unit Salary and Benefits Plan, employees in this unit will also be paid for the following holiday office closure dates: December 27, 28, 29, 30, 2021 & December 27, 28, 29, 30, 2022.
Sick Leave: Earned at a rate of 8 hours per calendar month of service with no accrual limit. Provision for partial cash payout of accumulated sick leave upon retirement with ten years of service or more.
Administrative Leave: Eighty (80) hours of administrative leave for unit members per fiscal year.
IRS Flexible Spending Plan: IRS Code, Section 125 which provides for pre-tax contributions for unreimbursed medical, insurance premiums and dependent care expenses.
Life Insurance: City pays $100,000 Life & AD&D Insurance.
Bilingual Pay: City pays $175 per month upon assignment.
Deferred Compensation: Optional Voluntary 457 Plan available.
Other Benefits: Education/Tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Longevity Pay, Professional Development Incentive and credit union privileges.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications: Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
Education and Experience:Minimum of five (5) years of responsible experience in a related public sector position which has included at least three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility is required. Prior experience managing a multi-faceted recreation program in a high-level management or director position is desired. Knowledge of or experience in field operations (parks maintenance) is desired. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Recreation, Parks Management, Physical Education, or a closely related field. Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Recreation, Parks Management, Physical Education, or a related field is desirable.
Special Requirements:Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment with some ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb and lift 50 lbs; exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
License & Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license.