Job Opening: District Manager
The District Manager is hired by and acts under the direction of the Board. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the District, the District Manager is responsible for all aspects of the efficient and cost-effective operation and administration of the District, including all District employees, volunteers, independent contractors, and consultants. The District Manager shall have the power and authority to organize, manage and control all activities necessary or appropriate for the efficient operation and administration of the District, in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Board from time to time, in its sole discretion. The District Manager advises the Board on all matters relating to the planning, development, administration and operation of the District’s departments. The District Manager performs a variety of complex executive work in planning, directing, and coordinating the management of the District, including planning and implementing programming and recreational amenities, parks, and facility operations, parks administration, public relations, marketing and special events. The District Manager works closely with the Board to develop and implement capital improvements, programming goals, and annual budgets.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Recreation or related field. A Master’s Degree is highly preferred. A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in parks, recreation, community services, finance and supervision and at least two (2) years of experience in a senior level management position. Experience at a public park and recreation agency is preferred. High level of financial knowledge and expertise is required, particularly in the development and on-going monitoring of all aspects of the District budget. The ability to make high level decisions regarding complex issues and special projects. Must have the ability to rely on experience and judgement with a wide degree of creativity and latitude to accomplish responsibilities. The ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with other District personnel, the Board of Directors, representatives of other governmental agencies and the public is a requirement. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Must possess a valid California Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record. The ability to successfully complete a background check including and not limited to criminal history search and motor vehicle record check is required.
Hiring Range: $73,000 - $84,000 Annually DOE. This is the hiring range. Full salary range for this position is $72,509 - $98,530 Annually. District Vehicle, Cell Phone Allowance. Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, long-term disability, CalPERS retirement plan to which the District contributes, 457 Deferred Compensation plan. Also included are professional development and recreational benefits.
Job Posting Timeline
- May 8, 2017 – Post position with National Recreation and Park Association and California Park and Recreation Society for 30 days
- June 6, 2017 – Applications due no later than 5:00 PM Pacific.
- June 7, 2017 – Hiring Committee screening of applications.
- June 12, 2017 – 1st Round Interview via Skype – 30 Minutes
- June 20, 2017 – On campus Interview – Half Day
Hiring Panel – 1 Hour
Staff Panel – 1 Hour
Board of Director Panel – 1 Hour
- June 20, 2017 – TVRPD Board Meeting
Closed Session – District Manager Discussion/Hiring Committee Recommendation
Candidate notified by TVRPD Board of Directors
- July 17, 2017 – Anticipated Start Date
For more detailed information on job functions and requirements please view the full job description116.46 KB. Please contact Carrie Champlin at with questions regarding this opportunity.
Application package should include Letter of Interest, Resume/CV, list of 3 references, and transcripts (if applicable).
About Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District (TVRPD) maintains 116 acres of parks and five facilities throughout the Tehachapi Valley for our nearly 35,000 residents. Our District also offers a vast variety of recreational and leisure programs for all ages. From tots to seniors, we have a class, program, run, event or sport for you.
We are proud of the positive impact we have on the Tehachapi Community. From programs to parks, we are the leading recreation and park provider in our amazing community. Along with the great recreation and parks we provide, we are doing more to enhance the quality of life in the Tehachapi Valley. We feel a responsibility to inspire people to learn why a quality parks and recreation system is fundamental to youth development, active living, neighborhoods, families, community events and economic development. We are seeking the next District Manager to continue to build upon all the great things happening to meet our growing and changing community.