Parks Manager

  • Southgate Recreation & Park District
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Grounds and Landscaping Services Parks and Recreation Planning and Development Management
  • Salary: $7,583 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $9,678
  • Apply By: Dec 04, 2018


Southgate Recreation & Park District is seeking a talented professional to fill the role of their Parks Manager. This is a rewarding opportunity to join a team committed to providing recreation and park services to residents of South Sacramento, a socially, economically, and culturally diverse community. Supplemented by a generous benefit package, the monthly salary range for this position is $7,583 - $9,678 


About Southgate Recreation & Park District 

Southgate Recreation & Park District is an independent special district established in 1956 to serve the residents of South Sacramento.  The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors.  


The District encompasses a 52-square mile area of unincorporated South Sacramento County. In this area, the District currently maintains 47 parks, 6 community centers, 2 aquatic facilities, a golf course, and numerous landscape corridors and nature preserves. The District’s primary goal and its public charge is to provide recreation and park services to the 125,000 residents it serves.  Over the next twenty years, the District expects to add approximately 500 acres of park land and green space as new subdivision developments occur. 

Job Description

Working as an Parks Manager 

The Parks Manager will report to the General Manager, and perform responsible, professional level work by administering, planning, organizing, and directing the maintenance, operation, and management of the Parks Department.  This position will be responsible for supervising and directing 23 (5 direct reports and 18 indirect reports) personnel in the performance of activities related to the maintenance and construction of parks, landscape corridors, recreational facilities, playgrounds, open spaces, and the repair of maintenance equipment and vehicles. 

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, traits, and competencies: 

  • Supervisory knowledge and skills; ability to effectively plan, guide, and direct the work of the department and its diverse personnel 
  • Knowledge of plant nomenclature and adaptabilities, horticulture, plant pathology, arboriculture, and park management 
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety practices and knowledge of the use and storage of chemicals 
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and computerized central irrigation control software 
  • Knowledge of basic budgeting procedures 
  • Outstanding communication skills through written correspondence and reports as well as verbal presentations 
  • The ability to make detailed plans and specifications, ability to manage multiple projects 
  • Ability to make decisions objectively; assess situations and make sound recommendations 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, and diverse community organizations 
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with numerous stakeholders 
  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

Special Instructions

This recruitment is open until 12/4/18. For more information about this position, benefits, the experience and education requirements, and to apply online, please visit our website at: For questions, please contact Karen Rodriguez at 

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