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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.


Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation

Application deadline:  May 20, 2022

The Position

The Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation assists in the planning, supervision, and administration of the various activities of the County Park system, including Visitor Services and Facilities such as Rangers, Maintenance, Environmental Compliance, Specialty Parks, Strategic Partnerships and Volunteers. May serve as the department head in the absence of the Director.

About County of Santa Clara Parks

County Park’s six-decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the California. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County Park system has grown to include 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land. Our dedicated ranger, maintenance and interpretive staff are necessary complements to the overall park experience, taking an active role in the stewardship of the County’s finest natural resources and waterways especially with the assistance from our 1,400 volunteers who selflessly donate more than 60,000 hours of labor each year. 

Download this document for more information: 

Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation - Santa Clara County.pdf


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:   

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work-related references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at:     

Resume should reflect years and months of employment, positions held, as well as size of staff you have managed.

For additional information, please contact:

Carlo Zabala at: (510) 342-3233



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