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Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation - Palm Springs, CA

The City of Palm Springs, CA is looking for an Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation.

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Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation

Here is a unique leadership opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team supporting the community and planning parks, programs, and public places in stunning Palm Springs, California. Known worldwide for its spectacular leisure and recreation, the City of Palm Springs is seeking its next Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation to further the delivery of exemplary services for both residents who call the city home and year-round visitors who enjoy the extraordinary destination’s world-class amenities.

The Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation is an executive, at-will position that reports to the Director of Parks & Recreation. The Assistant Director will supervise staff and work closely and strategically with the Director supporting diverse public-facing projects and programs to advance the mission of the highly regarded Department of Parks & Recreation. The Assistant Director shall have the professional poise to act as the Director in their absence and exercise a high-level of political acumen. Key responsibilities include preparation of reports and presentations detailing public placemaking strategies and objectives to build strong communities through people, parks, and programs; comprehensive park and public space planning; project management of capital improvement projects in parks and recreational facilities; and annual department budgeting and financial reporting.

The PDF below has more information: 

Palm Springs - Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation.pdf


To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé online. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong pool of stellar candidates has been established.  

If interested in applying, please click on the following link:

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Greg Nelson | | (916) 550-4100

Bryan Noblett | | (916) 550-4100

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