The County of Riverside’s Regional Park and Open-Space District (District) has an opportunity for a Senior Park Planner in Jurupa Valley.
The Senior Park Planner will report directly to the Bureau Chief of Planning and serve as the project manager for the District's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). This includes reviewing plans for environmental impact and historic relevance, preparing and monitoring the budget, as well as coordinating/overseeing the design and construction of all County parks and recreation areas and facilities projects. The incumbent will also be tasked with developing Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), and Request for information (RFI), and selecting consultants, negotiating their contracts, reviewing plans, and overseeing the construction of County park facilities. Additionally, the selected candidate will coordinate, oversee and supervise the planning, design, and construction of all County parks and recreational areas and facilities and other related work as required.
Competitive candidates will have familiarity with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance requirements and possess project management skills as well as the ability to develop and foster strong working partnerships.
About the District!
The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District is a nationally accredited agency who strives to be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places, and programs. Their mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Park Administration or closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in development planning and project management, urban open space planning, land use planning, or the design and construction of park or recreational areas.
Other Requirements: License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s.
Physical Exposures: Skunks and skunk smells. lizards, snakes, rabbits, squirrels. various insects. May work in inclement weather from time to time (heat, rain, etc.).
Working schedule: 9/80 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Weekends off and every other Friday (will be determined which Friday after applicant is hired).
Knowledge of: Principles of supervision; Principles and practices of engineering architecture and landscape architecture as applied to park and recreational area design, construction, and maintenance; Modern surveying and construction methods; Construction and landscape materials.
Ability to: Plan, schedule, assign, and review professional park planning and construction work; Supervise and coordinate work of subordinates and of contractors; Motivate and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; Estimate costs and prepare plans and budgets; Prepare complete and accurate reports; Negotiate and supervise construction projects; Work effectively with other agencies; Perform technical research; Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
RivCoParks is the common name often used to refer to the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (District). Our organization is dynamic and adjust to meet the needs of the county as a whole. Many programs are operated under the three bureaus which include: Parks & Resources, Planning & Development, and Business Services. The District is led by the General Manager/Parks Director and the executive team comprised of the Assistant Director and two Chiefs. The District’s focus encompasses providing high-quality recreational opportunities and preserving important features of the County’s natural, cultural, and historical heritage.