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Apply now to be our new Director of Parks

Apply now to be our new Director of Parks

Sep 29 2015

We're currently seeking a Director of Parks & Open Space for our three-time NRPA Gold Medal Award winning Parks and Recreation District.

Position Title: Director of Parks & Open Space
Hiring Salary: $100,000 - $130,000 annually
Position Closes: October 26, 2015

Objective & Responsibilities

The Director of Parks & Open Space is a Department head position, reporting directly to the Executive Director, and responsible for all operations of the Parks & Open Space Department. The Director manages six Supervisory staff, who are responsible for the management of 64 full-time and roughly 78 part-time, and seasonal staff. 

We serve a population of approximately 137,111 across six cities and three counties totaling 1,888 acres: 500 acres in 17 open space areas, 112 miles of soft and hard surface trails and walkways and South Platte Park at 880 acres. The Director oversees a $6.9 million dollar budget of operations and maintenance with additional funding in capital projects.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate must be a passionate, creative, constructive and high performing leader who can shape and carry forward a dynamic vision for the Department. South Suburban Parks and Recreation is looking for a progressive and talented Director or senior parks professional with solid leadership skills. 

A Master’s Degree is preferred and the ideal candidate will hold a CPRP certification and experience with a public sector organization of comparable complexity and size; specific experience in Colorado is a plus.  

Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience in many or all aspects of park facility maintenance, natural resource management, environmental education programming, fleet management and park maintenance, including athletic fields, turf management, irrigation systems, arboriculture, and horticulture.  

A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Think you're up for it?

Applications are due Monday, October 26. Read more about the position's requirements, benefits and more and submit your application at http://bit.ly/ssprd-parks-director.

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