Deputy Director of Community Services - Recreation

City of Stockton
209) 937-7325
209) 937-8558




Annual Salary: $101,882 - $130,793

The City of Stockton is seeking to fill a Deputy Direct of Community Services - Recreation position in the Community Services Department. Incumbents in this management-level classification provides professional and administrative assistance to the Director of Community Services in planning, organizing, and directing services and programs for the Community Services Department. The incumbent is accountable for ensuring effective program planning, systems, and quality of operations for recreation services and staff, in addition to directing day-to-day arts and recreation operations.


The ideal candidate has a natural inclination to become a part of the Stockton community and work toward its improvement. He/She possesses a sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, and the fundamental idea that recreation is about creating memorable experiences that translate into a happier, healthier, and safer community. Com­passionate yet firm, the example he/she sets is the most important indicator of how they lead.  Articulate and emotionally intelligent, he/she is comfortable facilitating boards and commissions and uses difficult situations as a learning experience. With a proven track record of developing cutting-edge recreation programming at the Superintendent level or higher, he/she has experience developing and managing a large budget, performance metrics, and other quantitative tools.


The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30am to 5:30pm Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00am to 5:00 Fridays, with alternating Fridays off. May be required to work additional hours and/or weekends to provide operational support.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in administration, recreation administration, natural resources management, or a related field; AND (3) three years of management, administrative, or supervisory experience in recreation programs which has included responsibility for organizing, directing, planning, coordinating, and evaluating staff. 


Final Filing Date:                           Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:00pm

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