Parks and Trails Area Manager

City of Poway | Poway, CA

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Posted Date 6/23/2022

Poway: $77,647 - $94,380 Annually

This position is an at-will management position that works under the administrative direction of the Assistant Director of Public Works for Maintenance Operations to plan, organize, oversee, coordinate, and review the work of staff within the Parks and Trails Division. The Parks and Trails Area Manager administers current and long-term planning activities and manages the effective use of the division’s resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service.

In addition to possessing extensive knowledge of parks and trails, Poway’s ideal candidate will be an experienced, hands-on, and supportive leader with a passion for providing high-quality services to our residents. Staff in the Parks Maintenance team often collaborate with staff from Community Services for seasonal events and activities, and other divisions in Public Works, such as Facilities and Streets, to manage the City’s parks’ assets. It is important that the individual selected has the ability to effectively communicate with internal department staff and staff across all levels of the organization to accomplish these goals. The Parks and Trails Area Manager will need to have an adaptable, flexible attitude with the ability to adjust to changing demands while thriving in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking, and prioritizing to balance workload with available resources. They will think ahead when planning for upcoming Capital Improvement Projects and long-term maintenance needs. Additional attributes to be a successful candidate and, more importantly, a successful Manager include integrity, good judgment, empathy, problem-solving skills, selfawareness, and the ability and willingness to mentor staff and set high, yet attainable performance expectations to provide the best possible service to the community.


Minimum Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications required for the Parks and Trails Area Manager:

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade supplemented by two years of college-level coursework (i.e., minimum completed California units = 60 semester/90 quarter) from an accredited educational institution in public works, public administration, engineering, or related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred and can be substituted for two years of experience.

Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in parks maintenance and construction, including five years of lead or supervisory experience.

Required Licenses & Certifications:

• Possess and maintain a Class C driver’s license, Class A driver’s license preferred.

• Possess and maintain valid Traffic Control certificate.

• Possess and maintain valid Forklift certificate.

• Possess and maintain valid Pesticide Applicator’s certificate.

• Possess and maintain valid Playground Safety Inspector’s certificate


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