Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services – Reno, NV

Client: City of Reno, Nevada
Position: Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Closing Date: October 1, 2019

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The City of Reno, Nevada offers an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Parks and Recreation leader who will enjoy a professional challenge and an unbeatable quality of life. The next Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will enjoy a quality of life defined by natural beauty and a splendid climate along with abundant recreation and cultural amenities. With a population of 241,455, Reno is the 90th largest city in the United States, the largest city in northern Nevada and the center of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area, which has a population of 426,000. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides a wide range of activities across 12 program areas with 76.5 FTE staff, augmented with 350 active temporary employees at any given time. Department activities in FY 19/20 are funded with an operating budget of $14.2 million. A typical way to qualify would be with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation administration, public administration or a related field; eight years of broad and extensive experience in municipal recreation, leisure, senior services and/or parks development and maintenance activities, including three years of management and administrative responsibility; and a NRPA Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification. The salary range is $132,761 to $173,918 annually, in addition to an excellent executive benefit package. Additionally, the State of Nevada does not have an income tax.

All interested candidates should apply by October 1, 2019 by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900.