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Director of Parks and Recreation

Location: Reno
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $152,588.80 - $199,888.00 Annually Closing Date: Description: The -City of Reno -was recently awarded as one of the -Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada. Come be a part of our amazing team! The City of Reno is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join the City's management team as the Director of Parks & Recreation. The City of Reno is located in Reno, Nevada, a medium sized city situated in northwestern Nevada at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno is a thriving urban center that boasts a Tier 1 university, a flourishing tech industry, abundant natural resources, and a strong appreciation for the arts and festivals. Reno enjoys over 260 days of sunshine per year with four gentle seasons, no state income tax, and is ideally located near world-famous Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, wine country, the San Francisco Bay Area, and historic gold mining communities.The next Director of Parks & Recreation will enjoy an unbeatable quality of life, and have the opportunity to lead several large projects, including the $45M rebuilding of Moana Pool, Phase III for Mayor's/McAlinden Park (playground, flat fields, and effluent infrastructure), $1.4M playground and restroom at Paradise Park, completion of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, and the master plan of Wingfield/Barbara Bennett Parks and Paradise Parks.Click this link for additional information about this opportunity, the City of Reno, and our community. Are you a leader who strives for personal excellence in a way that inspires and motivates others to be their personal and collective best? Do you believe that equitable access to outdoor spaces is critical for a thriving City to be vibrant?This Director of Parks & Recreation will be presented with a number of known challenges and opportunities in which to excel, including:

  • The highly dynamic nature of local government in Reno provides both strong challenges and compelling opportunities. The right leaders will be exposed to incredible opportunities that may not be encountered in other cities, providing immeasurable career experience.
  • Like many cities, Reno is experiencing tremendous growth. Along with the growth comes the ongoing challenges of extending city services to an ever-growing service area.
  • As part of the City's leadership team, there are great opportunities to build an organizational culture that is highly supportive of the City's many dedicated employees and aligned to realize the City's vision.
  • Significant projects are planned that support the continued evolution of Reno's character and will serve the City for decades to come. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience - -Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Education:A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation administration, public administration, business administration, urban planning, or a closely related field. -Experience:Ten (10) years of progressively responsible park management and public recreation service experience, including three (3) years of management and administrative responsibility.Licensing:A valid driver's license is required at the time of application. Certification:National Recreation and Park Association Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE). How To Apply: Application Deadline:This recruitment is open until filled, and may close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. Candidates must complete and submit the official City of Reno Employment Application. Applications for City of Reno jobs are only accepted through an online process. To apply, please visit: - . -For full consideration, interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Application review will begin on September 8, 2022. Application Process:The City of Reno Employment Application is the primary screening tool to determine an applicant's qualifications. A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the City of Reno Employment Application. Applicants for the Director of Parks & Recreation are required to include a compelling cover letter with their application.Selection Process:After submission, the application will be reviewed to determine if minimum qualifications are met. For those applicants found to meet/exceed the minimum qualifications, the next step of the process will be an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information regarding experience, education, training, and/or other information substantiating how one meets/exceeds the minimum qualifications to enable an evaluation. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process. Based on the application evaluation process, only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an interview. The interview process may include preliminary video screening interviews; in-person panel interviews to demonstrate job-related knowledge and/or human relations skills; employment interviews with other City personnel; or any combination thereof. The target start date for the selected candidate will be November 2022.Post-Offer Requirements:All employment offers are subject to successful completion/passing of a drug-screening test and fingerprint criminal history records check. New employees to the City of Reno are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Verification of vaccination status will be required at the time of job offer, requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered. - Contact Name: Inquires: -Questions about the recruitment, application, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the City of Reno Human Resources Department by contacting Norma Santoyo at (775) 300-0677 or Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

Keywords: CALIFORNIA PARK & REC SOCIETY, Reno , Director of Parks and Recreation, Executive , Reno, Nevada

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