The Park Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Parks Division. This includes the management of the District’s parks and athletic fields, recreation facilities and buildings to include community centers, swimming pools, and streetscapes and medians. Assists in planning park construction. Responsible for the development and implementation of standards and procedures and establish general direction, goals and priorities. Directs division personnel and budget, represents and makes recommendations for division, presents oral and written reports, and operates computer systems.
If interested, please submit a District Employment Application, Resume , Supplemental Questionnaire and a DMV printout to the Personnel Office at the District’s Riverlakes Administrative Complex, 3825 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312, in person, by postal mail, fax to (661) 589-9004, or email to email@example.com. Visit, www.norfun.org for detailed job flyer and to download a District Application.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in park management, landscape horticulture, forestry, public administration, or closely related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience of progressively responsible park maintenance work, three of which shall have been in an upper level supervisory capacity directly related to public facility management. Experience should demonstrate the ability to manage and supervise people. Current California pesticide applicator’s certificate preferred. Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of management and park maintenance; facilities, equipment and up-to-date technology; current and future park planning and design; horticultural practices and plant identification; management and supervision; public administration principles and practices; pertinent federal, state and local regulations; budget procedures and practices; related computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database and related programs. Ability to administer a comprehensive park maintenance program; review a variety of park construction plans and designs; administer capital improvement projects; administer, supervise and evaluate division personnel; analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or implement effective courses of action; develop and manage a complex budget; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make public presentations; exercise independent judgment within general policy guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work. Must have a valid California Driver’s License and driving record must comply with District driving standards.
Additional Salary Information: Exempt full time plus benefits: vacation, sick and holidays; medical, dental, and vision; CalPERS retirement; group life, travel, and disability insurance; and social security.
About North of the River Recreation and Park District
North of the River Recreation and Park District is a Special District operating under Section 5780 of the California State Code. North of the River Recreation and Park District plans, organizes and conducts a wide variety of park and recreation programs within the designated NOR boundaries. NOR is 215 square miles in size, has a population of 125,000 residents, and encompasses six school districts. Included within our service boundaries are 24 park sites totaling 269.8 developed acres. The major sources of revenues for NOR are property taxes, program fees and grants.