Parks and Recreation Manager

El Dorado Irrigation District   Placerville, CA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on May 19, 2023
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The Parks and Recreation Manager will have a history of demonstrated leadership skills.  This is a hands-on management position, with responsibilities that include managing approximately six full-time and 30 seasonal staff, planning, organizing, and coordinating to meet the ongoing operations and maintenance needs of District recreation facilities while protecting the District’s water resources.

Key duties of the Parks and Recreation Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and implements divisional goals and objectives, policies and procedures; establishes schedules and methods for use of parks and recreational areas and facilities.
  • Recommends to the Department Director the appointment of personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; conducts performance evaluations; implements discipline procedures as required; maintains discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of District parks and recreational areas and related facilities.
  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned section; recommends improvements and modifications; prepares various reports on operations and activities.
  • Prepares the Recreation Division budget; implements division budget; forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, supplies, equipment, and capital improvement projects.
  • Develops, negotiates, and administers contracts related to parks and recreational program services and facilities management.
  • Develops and implements timely and cost-effective implementation of mandated recreational conditions.
  • Develops and implements cash handling and banking procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting procedures; develops and coordinates grant proposals; administers grants.
  • Researches and recommends appropriate fees for use of District parks and recreational areas and facilities.
  • Coordinates with law enforcement and other public safety agencies concerning public safety, resource protection, law enforcement and on-site emergency response to natural, environmental and man-made emergencies.
  • Develops and implementing plans to maintain vegetation, including the reduction of hazardous fuels and the harvest of trees within and adjacent to District parks and recreational areas in accordance with all applicable regulations, to ensure the health and safety to District personnel, the public, and District water sources.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

The Parks and Recreation Manager typical work schedule during the non-peak season is Monday through Friday.  During the peak recreation season from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the expected work schedule will include Friday through Sunday and two additional weekdays determined in coordination with the department director. The work hours will generally be normal business hours.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on working leader with a commitment to timely execution, accountability, and transparency.  The next Parks and Recreation Manager will be experienced in public-sector parks/recreation management, as well as the importance of maintaining forest health, wildland fire hazard risk mitigation and response.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of making sound decisions, building and executing strategic plans (ideally in the area sustaining and improving recreational opportunities while protecting water quality), and the ability to facilitate and develop consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders

Education, experience, and certifications

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks administration, recreation administration, business administration, resource management or related field.  Four years of increasingly responsible experience in parks or recreation administration; including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Compensation and benefits


  • $9,271.93 - $11,270.09 per month


  • CalPERS 2.0% @ 62 for new CalPERS members
  • 2.0% @ 55 for Classic CalPERS members
  • Retiree Health Care subject to District vesting schedule


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents with cost share

Other Benefits

  • Paid Time Off commensurate with service time
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Exempt Administrative Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Deferred compensation plan