A national search effort is underway to attract top candidates to consider joining the award winning El Dorado Hills Community Services District as Director of Parks and Recreation. Located in Northern California, the District is recognized as the premier park, recreation, and local community services organization with a passion for providing excellent services and facilities. With a current annual operating budget of over $8 million, the District owns and manages approximately 535 acres of land including 254 acres of parks and 281 acres of open space. The District has a total of 35 full-time employees throughout the organization with 27 assigned to the Park and Recreation Department. Part-time employees expand from 25 to more than 70 seasonal employees during peak season, most supporting the Park and Recreation Department. The Director of Parks and Recreation will plan, manage, and direct the operations and services including oversight of facilities, neighborhood parks, athletic fields, parks administration, youth and adult sports, youth development, senior center, aquatics, special interest classes, and related program areas. Additionally, the Director has administrative responsibility for 26 Lighting and Landscape Districts and will also be involved in various aspects of capital projects.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasing responsibility and experience in the area(s) of parks, landscaping, assessment districts, construction and capital projects, and recreation administration, 2 years of which should include a management capacity. CPRP issued by the NRPA at time of application is preferred.
Annual salary is $105,626 to $125,561. As of July 1, 2021, 2% cost-of-living increase will be added to the noted salary range. The District also offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS Retirement.