Director of Recreation & Community Services

City of Manteca , California

Job Information 


Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Executive Level


$146,880.00 - $178,536.00 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


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Under general supervision of the City Manager or designee, serves as an integral member of the Executive Management Team; plans, directs and reviews the activities and operations of the Recreation and Community Services department including recreation, leisure and senior citizen services program administration, as well as the construction, maintenance, and acquisition of all parks, recreation areas, parkways, landscape areas, and related facilities and buildings; and other duties as assigned.



Develop, plan and implement division goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures. 
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the department's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. 
Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work and programs of the Recreation and Community Services Department, and the administrative office staff.  
Prepare long-range plans to meet community needs based on studies of local conditions and projections of the future composition of the community; recommend additional, altered or expanded parks and community services facilities.
Plan and direct the development of new parks, facilities and programs, and improvements to existing facilities and programs. 
Negotiate and administer joint use and funding agreements and contracts with public and private agencies. 
Research and prepare applications for funding alternatives such as those obtained through grants and state programs; identify long-term financing alternatives.  
Prepare and submit reports and recommendations, and provide technical advice to the City Manager, City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, Senior Citizens Board, Airport Commission, and Cultural Arts Commission. 
Coordinate Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.  
Service as a member of the City's management team; provide information and recommendations regarding operations; assist in making decisions related to all facets of municipal government. 
Respond to the most difficult citizen service and facility use related complaints and requests. 
Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the Recreation and Community Services Department budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments. 
Organize available resources for acquisition, maintenance, improvement and repair of parks and community services facilities. 
Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. 
Direct the establishment and maintenance of files and records of departmental activities. 
Assist in the development, implementation and administration of the City's capital improvement program as it relates to park and community services facilities.  
Performs other duties as assigned.



Modern highly complex principles and practices of parks and community services program development and administration, and park facility design and use.
Procedures for planning, implementing and maintaining a variety of recreation activities and programs.
Recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to community service program administration and alternative financing.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
Pertinent State, Federal, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the department in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Understand and implement the park and community services needs of the community and recommend facilities and programs to meet those needs.
Prepare and present complex reports.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Maintain liaison with various private and public agencies, and deal successfully with the public and other interested groups.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate personnel.



Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, recreation or park administration, or a related field. A Master's degree in a related field is highly desirable.  

A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in parks and community services programs, including three years of administrative responsibility.


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