CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 53

Administrative Operations Manager - Parks

Salary: A Step: $39.86- E Step: $48.57
Location: Hesperia, Ca
Closing Date: December 31, 2020

The Administrative Operations Manager – Parks, under general direction of the General Manager, assumes overall responsibility for the direction and operation of the following areas:

  • Parks and Facility Management
  • Parks and Facility Expansion and Development Projects
  • Capital Improvements Projects
  • Landscape Maintenance Districts and Community Facilities Districts Management
  • Community Events

Develops, supervises, evaluates, and participates in various programs and activities related to the construction, modification, maintenance, repair, and operation of District parks, athletic fields, and related infrastructure, including landscaped areas, pool, play structures, recreation centers and related public facilities, and athletic fields; assists in the coordination and oversight of contracted grounds construction and maintenance work; oversees community event planning; performs related work as assigned. Serves as a member of the District’s senior management team with significant involvement in overall District strategic planning and management and provides technical expertise in assigned areas. This position may serve as General Manager in the General Manager’s absence or when delegated.


Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities is:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in parks, trees, or ground maintenance, including two years in a supervisory and/or management responsibility capacity. Competencies and experience must include performance measures, contract management, and budgetary work.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks management, landscape architecture, urban forestry, public administration, horticulture or related field is highly desired. One year of professional-level relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.


  • Current, valid certificates for Playground Inspector, Qualified Pesticide Applicator License, and Certified Pool Operator certificate upon hire or ability to obtain with 6-12 months of employment; Additional certificates may be required after the initial year of employment.

Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of:

  • Current federal, state, and local laws and regulations that impact maintenance and operations including Landscape Maintenance Development Districts (LMD’s) and Community Facilities Districts (CFD’s).
  • Permitting, legal, regulatory, and technical requirements of parks, trees, and landscape management.
  • Modern methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the planting, cultivating, propagating, fertilizing, and trimming of trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns.
  • Plant pests and diseases and the methods for their control and eradication.
  • Basic construction practices and equipment and repair methods used in various trades including: landscape/hardscape installation, carpentry, pipe fitting, painting, and concrete work.
  • Maintenance and repair of light power equipment.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Record-keeping and report writing procedures.
  • Contract and agreement administration/management.
  • Basic accounting and operational budgeting functions.
  • Planning, development, and execution of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects.
  • Public Administration concepts, theories, principles, methods, and practices including parks, recreation, community events, and leisure services programs.
  • Microsoft Office including Power Point, Word, and Excel.
  • General management and supervisory principles and practices including employee motivation, team building, and performance evaluation.

Ability to:

  • Analyze complex multidisciplinary issues and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement and leadership skills.
  • Work cooperatively with diverse groups.
  • Collect, evaluate, and interpret varied information and data, either in statistical or narrative form; interpret documents, agreements, and contracts; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, planning, and administrative skills. Must maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with customers, the public, and those contacted in the course of work, including negotiating with contractors.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the maintenance and refurbishment of both District and specified city-owned properties.
  • Manage the performance of inspection and/or skilled tasks in park maintenance and refurbishment activities.
  • Plan, assign work to, direct, and supervise subordinate employees in the performance of park maintenance and community events activities.
  • Use computers for daily activities such as: word processing, maintenance programs, presentation applications, electronic schedule, and email.
  • Forecast labor and other pertinent cost factors.
  • Procure and manage maintenance and labor trade contracts and professional services agreements.
  • Read and interpret landscaping and construction plans and specifications.
How To Apply:

Position open until filled. First review of applications is on November 9, 2020. All applicants are required to complete a District Application form and submit it in one of the following ways: email it to jobs@hesperiaparks.com; in person at Hesperia Recreation and Park District, 16292 Lime Street, Hesperia, CA; or mail to P.O. Box 401055, Hesperia, CA 92340.

Agency: Hesperia Recreation and Park District
Apply To: 16292 Lime St.

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Contact Name: Cassie Cosgriff
Contact Email: jobs@hesperiaparks.com
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