Parks and Community Services Director

City of Costa Mesa
Until Filled

The City of Costa Mesa (population 115,296) encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California’s incomparable coastline. Its predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, finance/insurance, and real estate. Costa Mesa is a general law city under the council-manager form of government. Six (6) council members are elected by-district and the Mayor is elected by voters citywide. The City Manager leads the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Under direction of the City Manager, the Parks and Community Services Director is responsible for overseeing all of the operations of the Parks and Community Services Department. He or she is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of department goals and objectives. This includes the development of the budget, development and administration of comprehensive park and recreation programs, community services, and animal services. The ideal Parks and Community Services Director should be passionate about continuously looking for ways to better serve the community and will have a proven record of visionary and collaborative leadership. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, recreation, horticulture or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is highly desirable. Must have several years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management of a comprehensive community services, recreation and/or parks programs. The annual salary range for this desirable opportunity is $133,569 - $179,052 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.
Filing Deadline is February 28, 2020. If you are qualified for this outstanding career opportunity, please submit a compelling cover letter, and resume that reflects your scope of responsibility and significant accomplishments to  For more information about this position please follow this link to see our Parks and Community Services Director brochure. 
If you have questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Bob Hall at 714.309.9104.


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