Director of Community Services / Parks & Recreation

City of Carson, California
(916) 471-3111

City of Carson, CA

Director of Community Services / Parks & Recreation
Annual salary range: $137,176.00 to $175,073.60

The City offers a highly competitive benefit package.
Application deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020

The City of Carson was incorporated in 1968 and is the youngest municipality in the South Bay region of Metropolitan Los Angeles. The City spans approximately 20 square miles and has vast City-owned open space ripe with opportunity growth and new development. With a population of approximately 100,000, Carson has grown from an agricultural and industrial area to a bustling, vibrant, diverse city.

The Director of Community Services/Parks & Recreation plans, organizes, directs and coordinates a comprehensive Community Services program including, but not limited to, parks and recreation, senior and youth group programs, community center, transportation, and City events. This position is a member of the City’s management team and participates actively in addressing issues of concern to the City, including some which may not have a direct impact on community services.

The ideal candidate is a high energy and articulate leader with the highest integrity and ethics who is responsive to questions and feedback from staff, management, executive leaders, elected officials, and the general public. This position requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of parks and recreation and community services programs and procedures. The successful candidate will have a solid background in performance measurements, public administration and governmental structures and operations, program development and administration, budget preparation, internal controls and management, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public or business administration, recreation administration, or a related field AND seven (7) years of full-time community services, recreation, parks, and/or cultural programming management experience in a public sector environment AND three (3) plus years of management/supervisory, preferably in a public sector setting is required. A master’s degree is ideal. Experience with oversight of park and facility maintenance is highly desired.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of employment, positions held. Apply here:

For additional information, contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: (916) 471-3111

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The City of Carson is an equal opportunity employer.