City of Durango
Durango, CO, USA
About Durango, Colorado Nestled deep within the San Juan Mountains, Durango, Colorado is an authentic mountain town full of old west character, outdoor recreation, and natural wonders off the beaten path. Durango covers 17.10 square miles at an altitude of 6,512 feet and has a growing population of nearly 19,000.
Durango is a friendly town with a tight knit, highly educated community. It is the home Fort Lewis College, a four-year, public liberal arts college, and is known worldwide for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a heritage railway that travels from Durango to the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado via steam-powered trains.
With its combination of historic architecture, entertainment, and shopping, Durango boasts galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bars, and a robust downtown business district. Unique dining establishments consist of locally owned restaurants.
Outdoor activities are a natural part of the lifestyle in Durango including miles of world-class skiing, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails. Durango offers national parks, archeological sites, and gold mines to explore. The Purgatory Ski Resort, located 25 miles north of downtown Durango, has 105 trails, 11 lifts, a vertical drop of over 2,000 feet, and more than 1,600 acres of skiable terrain.
Durango, Colorado is a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The Durango City Council serves as its legislative and policy-making authority. Under this form of government, the eligible electors of Durango elect five residents to serve a four-year term as members of the City Council to represent them and serve as the legislative and policy-making authority for the City. The council elects a mayor from among its members to a one-year term of office.
The Parks and Recreation Director has leadership of the Parks and Recreation Department to ensure high quality services that exceed the expectations of the community. The P&R Director oversees the management of parks, recreation, cemetery, trails, forestry, open space, Animas River, Lake Nighthorse, Recreation Center, Mason Center, Durango Gymnastics and Chapman Hill, and ensures sound fiscal management of capital construction projects and department operations. The P&R Director provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to, Advisory Boards, Assistant City Manager and the City Manager, works independently with general guidance from the Assistant City Manager, City Manager or designee to ensure coordination of objectives and priorities of the City Manager and Council, supervises staff, and works under the guidelines of various federal and state governmental regulations as well as under the City’s policies, procedures, municipal code, ordinances and various other regulations.
The Director will lead over 40 full-time and 350 part-time and seasonal employees providing oversight to an annual operating budget of $$9.6 million and capital funds of $9.7 million.
Durango Parks and Recreation is dedicated to serving the community by providing a diverse range of programs, public spaces, and natural areas that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Recognized with the esteemed “Gold Medal Award” from the National Recreation and Park Association, the department holds national from NRPA’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
The department offers a wide array of services including the development and maintenance of City Parks, Open Space, Trails, Forestry, Cemetery, Animas River, Lake Nighthorse, Community Special Events, Durango Community Recreation Center, Mason Center, Chapman Hill, Durango Gymnastics, as well as youth and adult recreation programs.
The Department takes care of approximately 5,300 acres of parks and open space, actively managing around 11,000 trees in the urban forest, and overseeing 96 miles of natural surface trails and 16 miles of hard surface trails. Additionally, the Department operates three indoor recreation facilities spanning over 116,850 sq. ft. These facilities feature a comprehensive recreation center with aquatics areas, including lap and leisure pools, racquetball courts, an indoor track, aerobics studio, gymnasium, fitness area with free weights, sectorized weight equipment and cardiovascular equipment, a climbing wall, community meeting rooms, childcare services, and offices. The Department also manages a seasonal ice rink and ski hill. Ultimately, the Department's goal is to foster an active Durango community by providing the necessary support and resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assume full management responsibility for all Parks and Recreation Department services and activities including parks, recreation, cemetery, trails, open space, Animas River, Lake Nighthorse, Recreation Center, Mason Center and Chapman Hill; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Manage the development and implementation of Parks and Recreation Department goals, objectives, policies, priorities and capital projects for each assigned service area.
Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level managers, the Parks and Recreation Department's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate Parks and Recreation Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to set goals and correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
Prepare and manage the Parks & Recreation budget. Oversee and participate in administering of the Parks and Recreation Department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies and capital improvements; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
Explain, justify and promote Parks and Recreation Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
Represent the Parks and Recreation Department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate Parks and Recreation Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of parks and recreation.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints
Represent the Parks and Recreation Department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate Parks & Recreation activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in parks and recreation operations, in addition to the principles and practices of maintenance, open space management and trails planning including funding and acquisition, park construction and use of public buildings and park facilities in a comprehensive park and recreation program.
The ideal candidate will be a creative, community engaged leader with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Management, City Council, department leaders, public/private partnerships, and within the community. The ideal candidate should be an outstanding leader of employees who provides guidance and professional support to staff, inspiring them to achieve excellence through continuous improvement and professional development. Effective communication along with strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual to be successful; advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative. Creating an inclusive and team-oriented work environment that allows for diversity of thought, viewpoints, and experiences.
Education and Experience
Qualified applicants will have an Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation management, business administration, public administration, physical education or a closely related field. Master degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in parks and recreation including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
The City of Durango is offering a competitive salary hiring range of $135,000 to $150,000 commensurate with experience along with a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate.
How to Apply Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:
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*The deadline to receive resumes is October 23, 2023*
The City of Durango is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
City of Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, California, United States
Description The City of Santa Clara is recruiting for a Parks & Recreation Director. The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for managing and overseeing the Department operations and acts as a staff liaison to the Cultural Commission, the Parks & Recreation Commission, Youth Commission, and the Senior Advisory Commission. The next Director will have an opportunity to work on exciting initiatives to advance the Department’s service delivery efforts including development of a systemwide Parks and Recreation Master Plan, community engagement and design efforts related to a new arts center and community park in North Santa Clara as well as a comprehensive review and design of a funding strategy to support community facilities infrastructure needs. The Director will manage and coordinate a comprehensive program of recreation and park activities, direct the park development portion of the Capital Improvement Budget, oversee the preparation and administration of operating, enterprise and capital budgets, plan space layouts and general design of facilities (for parks, playgrounds and recreation buildings) and administer the operations of the Cemetery division. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. This recruitment is being conducted by Peckham & McKenney. In order to be considered for this position, please apply via Peckham & McKenney at Parks and Recreation Director . The filing deadline for this position is October 1, 2023 . Preliminary Interviews will be held on October 10 & 11, 2023. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov . City of Santa Clara Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2023. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $9,932.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $1827.48/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective the first of the month after date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash An employee hired on or after 1/1/2023 is eligible for a cash-in-lieu benefit of $250/month if they sign an annual attestation and provide proof of Alternative Required Coverage for themselves and their Tax Family, if applicable. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost of employee only plan ($22.22 for 2023); additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following three full calendar months of employment Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays the lowest cost employee only plan ($9.00 for 2023); additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective the first of the month after date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account. Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) If account balance is less than $2,000 upon separation, then account funds can be used immediately Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage. Employer premium is $9.55/month Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 0.9% of gross pay; max deduction of $1,378.48 (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Maximum benefit is $1,620/week for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on earned wages in a specific 12-month period Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Minimum benefit is $50/week. Maximum benefit is $1,620/week. Benefit is based on past quarterly wages Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of $22,500/year or 100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules.Employees over 50 years of age may contribute up to $30,000/year Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3050per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $300per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 - 4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 - 9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service and sick leave cap (balance as of 01/01/2004 plus 1,500 hours) Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Other Unit 9 employees can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement. See CMD 26 for details Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year; City paid premium is $4.03/month Employees may call Managed Health Network (MHN) confidentially at 1-800-227-1060 Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $406/month in 2023(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $243/month in 2023(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: 10/1/2023 5:00 PM Pacific