Vacation, Administrative Leave, Holidays, Sick Days, Bereavement Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement and Social Security, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Dependent Care, Flexible Spending Allowance
CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 20, 2022
SALARY: $7,763 - 10,405 / Month
THE JOB: Under general direction provides overall management for maintenance, planning and operation of county parks, beaches, landscape areas, and open space preserves within assigned geographic areas; plans, and manages recreational, aquatics, educational and interactive programs and services; assesses the quality of programs and services using quantitative and qualitative measurements; manages and oversees coordination of a variety of ongoing and annual programs and events at a variety of locations; selects, trains, assigns, schedules and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; supervises and manages assigned staff, department programs and functions; coordinates recreational programs and activities with other department teams and stakeholders. Performs related work as required.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in natural resource planning, parks administration, or related field. AND Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area including two years of experience as a supervisor. OR Possession of a two-year college degree from an accredited college. AND Six years of experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area three of which should be as a supervisor.
Santa Cruz County has 260,200 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its quaint shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable living areas. Santa Cruz County Government has approximately 26 departments and an annual budget of $400 million.