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General Manager - North of the River Recreation & Park District

North of the River Recreation & Park District is looking for a General Manager.

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General Manager

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2023

The North of the River Recreation and Park District (NOR) was founded on a timeless concept – neighbors helping neighbors. NOR was organized when the families of the Oildale community got together to find a way for their children to have a fun and safe place for recreation and organized activities. The cumulation of their efforts resulted in the NOR Community Pool, the first of many successful projects. Thanks to the energy and perseverance of those caring families, a Special District – now known as North of the River Recreation and Park District or more commonly NOR – was established in 1955. Since that time, NOR has continued the tradition of making the community a better place by providing parks, recreation, and a multitude of services to meet the needs of the people living in the North of the River community and greater Bakersfield.

Appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the General Manager is the chief administrator of all District activities. The General Manager is the delegated representative of the Board of Directors and, in that capacity, is responsible to oversee the mission of the District to serve the diverse recreational needs of individuals and families, and to enrich the quality of life for all residents by providing park facilities, open space, recreation programs, and activities for all ages. The District is supported by 65 full-time and 150 part-time staff and a FY2022/23 total operating budget of $13 million.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation or park management, business, public administration, personnel, or related field is expected. Advanced degree work is desirable. The position requires thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and seven years of managerial experience at the executive level.

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Please direct questions about this recruitment to:

Fatima Nukic, CPS HR Consulting, at

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