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Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation - County of Santa Clara

The County of Santa Clara is looking for a Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation.

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Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation

Application deadline:  July 28, 2024

Are you an experienced Parks & Recreation professional who is innovative, forward thinking, and has a track record of building strong relationships and fostering collaboration? Do you have experience with capital improvement programs? If so, you should consider applying!

The Position

The ideal candidate will have experience planning, developing, and stewarding regional parklands as an equitable and welcoming environment for all park visitors and possess the ability to balance compatible equitable access with natural, cultural, and historic preservation and protection. A BA in Parks & Recreation Admin, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Management, Public or Business Admin, or a related field, 4 yrs progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a significant parks and recreation department within a large comparable agency, and 2 yrs of supervisory experience is required.

About County of Santa Clara Parks

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County has a rich history that spans from its agricultural roots to its current position as a global hub of innovation and technology. The County is seeking a Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation to provide leadership in the management of the park planning, real estate, natural resource management, GIS, Countywide Regional Trails, and construction services programs.

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Santa Clara - Deputy Director of Parks and Rec.pdf


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Please submit your compelling cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

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Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Roberta Greathouse toll-free (866) 912-1919 or by cell (831) 998-3194 for more information.

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