Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and control the activities and/or staff of a County program.
The Program Manager I – Cultural Resources position is responsible for developing, coordinating, planning, and overseeing the administration and implementation of the cultural resource program for the Parks Department, including cultural resource evaluation, protection, stewardship and conservation efforts, monitoring of historic/cultural sites and archaeological resources, maintaining standards for and records of cultural collections in the field and in park facilities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and established policies, procedures, and standards for cultural, historic, and archaeological resources.
In addition to meeting the employment standards, a qualified candidate must possess experience in research and field project work in archeological investigation or cultural/historic resource management and protection programs.
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Plans, organizes and directs a County program that provides direct service to the public or other agencies;
Determines program objectives in light of established goals;
Develops strategies to achieve objectives;
Establishes program priorities;
Formulates and implements policies, plans and procedures for carrying out functions of the program;
Defines personnel resource needs and allocates them as required to reach program objectives;
Selects and hires staff and ensures the orientation, training and development of program staff;
Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate staff;
Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the program's activities;
Determines budgetary requirements to maintain the program;
Makes recommendations on the annual budget and may present the program's budget to the Board of Supervisors;
Is responsible for determining program funding needs and obtaining available outside funding when necessary through grants and/or contracts;
Is responsible for the implementation, control, monitoring and evaluation of provided services to ensure compliance with terms of received grants and contracts;
Maintain liaison relationships and represents the program in contacts with public and private agencies and concerned community groups and organizations;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to the program's activities;
Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups as required;
May prepare and make presentations to staff, boards, commissions, and external groups;
May provide ongoing statistical reports;
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
And performs related duties as required.
Sufficient, education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities.
Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree. Relevant experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Relevant experience includes experience performing analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory, or management duties, which include interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing.
Four (4) years of analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience which includes duties interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing; one (1) year of which must be at the journey level.
A Master's Degree can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Special Requirements Specialized program knowledge may be required in addition to the generalized administrative/supervisory experience when it can be demonstrated that:
it is an absolute necessity for the successful operation of the program;
that the Program Manager will be held accountable for this specialized knowledge; and
that subordinate program staff will not be able to provide the subject matter expertise that is required.
Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed below indicate the common aspects of the three levels of the Program Manager Series. However, for recruitment purposes, a potential candidate will be rated on ability to perform at a specific level as outlined in the allocation factors. In appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth rather than depth of pertinent experience and the evidence of the candidate's ability to assume and fulfill the responsibilities of the position at a designated level.
Some positions may require Live Scan screening as part of the background check process.
Program development and evaluation;
Techniques of organizing and motivating groups;
Personnel management techniques;
Methods of administrative problem solving;
Principles of organization and administrative, fiscal and program management; principles of employee supervision, training and development;
Community and agency consultation methods and procedures;
Computer applications, including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management software, presentation and electronic mail software.
Plan, organize, control and evaluate a public service program;
Manage initiatives, collect and analyze data for the purpose of evaluating services and or programs;
Plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively;
Train, develop and motivate staff;
Deal effectively with a variety of government and community officials;
Speak effectively in public;
Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals;
Prepare and review reports;
Develop and recommend effective courses of action;
Develop and effectively utilize all available resources;
Establish and maintain program's objectives, priorities and policies;
Consult with and advise top administrator on the activities and status of the program;
Develop short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs. May require the ability to apply the tools of a specialty subject area.
Santa Clara County Park’s six decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in California. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County park system has grown to include 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land.
Our dedicated ranger, maintenance and interpretive staff are necessary complements to the overall park experience, taking an active role in the stewardship of the County’s finest natural resources and waterways especially with the assistance from our 1,400 volunteers who selflessly donate more than 60,000 hours of labor each year.
County Parks are regional parks - located close to home, yet away from the pressures of the valley's urban lifestyle. The parks offer opportunities for recreation in a natural environment to all County residents. Regional parks are larger in size, usually more than 200 acres, than local neighborhood or community parks. Many of the County's regional parks also feature points of local historic interest. We provide a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails and natural areas that... connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offering outstanding visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, while balancing recreation opportunities with the protection of natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources.
The County offers great benefits and provides you the chance to work with amazing colleagues to support our community.