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Parks Superintendent
Parks, Recreation and Libraries
City of Roseville, Sacramento/Metro Area


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(916) 774-5475
Close Date: May 27, 2014
Salary: $79,841.00 - $106,994.00 Annually

The Community

The City of Roseville, California (population 123,514) is a

dynamic, growing city with friendly people, outstanding

community services, scenic beauty and prosperous businesses.

Roseville’s moderate climate, excellent schools, expanding job

opportunities and nearby recreation areas attract new residents

who are looking for a great place to live, work, raise a family,

or retire. Roseville is located in Placer County just 16 miles

northeast of Sacramento, the state capital. Scenic natural areas,

an extensive park system, bike trails and playgrounds are close

to home. Within one hour, you can explore Gold Rush towns,

enjoy water sports in nearby lakes and rivers, hike the beautiful

Sierra foothills and ski the High Sierra. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco

and the California coast are just two hours away.

The Organization

Roseville is a full service Charter City providing police, fire, library,

parks and recreation, electric, solid waste and water/wastewater

services. The City of Roseville provides a stable environment for

both city staff and the community. The City’s vision embraces

fiscal health, the highest quality community services and

organizations; a well-planned community; a strong community

identity and sense of place; outstanding recreational

opportunities; a healthy, safe and secure community; an

information rich environment; an active, educated and involved

citizenry; a learning organization, a learning community; and a

high quality of life.

The Department

The Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department’s mission is to

enhance lives and the community by providing exceptional

experiences. Part of fulfilling our mission includes operating a

variety of programs, services and facilities for the community.

We also currently maintain and operate the Roseville Sports

Center, the Maidu Community Center, three libraries, sixtynine

developed parks, over 5,000 acres of open space, two golf

courses, three swimming pool facilities, the Maidu Museum &

Historic Site and seventeen Adventure Club Child Care facilities.

The Division

Our vision is to be the leader in creating a healthy community

through progressive, sustainable and memorable experiences.

The Parks Division is an essential part of achieving this goal.

Currently, the Parks Division oversees 70 parks and facilities,

230 acres of streetscapes plus maintenance at 2 golf courses,

resulting in a $10.5 million budget. This is accomplished through

a combination of full-time, part-time and contract partners.

City of Roseville

About the Position

The Parks Superintendent will:

• Plan, organize and direct a variety of activities including

park and tree maintenance and golf course maintenance;

to coordinate section activities with other divisions and

departments; and to provide highly responsible technical

support to the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Director.

• Recommend and implement section goals and objectives;

establish performance standards and methods for a variety

of parks and tree maintenance and operations activities;

develop and implement policies and procedures.

• Plan, develop and oversee a variety of parks activities

including the maintenance of parks and golf courses, the

development and implementation of joint use agreements,

and the oversight of contractors.

• Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit;

implement improvements and modifications; prepare

various reports on operations and activities.

• Participate in budget preparation and administration;

prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations;

submit justifications for staff, supplies, equipment, and

services; monitor and control expenditures.

• Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training;

conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline;

implement discipline procedures and directed.

• Oversee the maintenance of City parks and related facilities,

including maintenance of swimming pools, ball fields, golf

courses and grounds/gardening/landscaping activities.

Parks Superintendent

• Prepare requests for proposals, contracts and service

agreements including specification preparation; negotiate

and administer contracts and oversee projects from

inception to completion; inspect the work of contractors to

ensure City standards are met.

• Coordinate with Park Development on projects and

renovations, including plan review and the development of

construction standards.

• Research and prepare technical and administrative reports;

prepare written correspondence.

• Answer questions and provide information to the public;

investigate complaints and recommend corrective action

as necessary to resolve complaints.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with

co-workers, other City employees and the public using

principles of good customer service

For a complete job specification, please visit the City of

Roseville’s website at:

Supplemental Questions

Answers are limited to one page per question.

• Discuss in detail your experience in the Parks and Recreation

field. Please identify the size of your current organization and

the number of Recreation Centers; Aquatic Centers, Parks, etc.

(Also, identify any specialized facilities such as baseball fields,

skate parks, senior centers, etc.)

• Please explain the concept of a Maintenance Management

Plan in reference to park operations, and list and describe

the essential components.

• Please describe your experience managing budgets.

What strategies would you use for forecasting needs and

ensuring fiscal accountability in your direct reports?

• As a Park Superintendent one of your roles will be to create

and manage new programs. Please explain in detail your

program development sequence, and how you have used

it in your career.

• Please explain what you feel the primary roles of a

municipal maintenance manager are.

Selection Process

Applications and supplemental responses will be reviewed and

those candidates most closely meeting the needs of the position

will be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final

appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment

references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a

drug and alcohol screening test and fingerprint check.

To Be Considered

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please

submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire to: It is mandatory that you complete

the supplemental questionnaire. All notification for this

position will be done through email.

Human Resources Department

City of Roseville

311 Vernon Street

Roseville, California 95678

Phone (916) 774-5475

FAX (916) 774-5350

[email protected]

Education and Experience

The Parks Superintendent will possess a Bachelor’s degree from

an accredited college or university. Five (5) years of increasingly

responsible experience in parks maintenance, including two (2)

years of supervisory experience.

Certified Arborist desirable. Certified Parks and Recreation

Professional desirable. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid

California driver’s license is required.

Salary and Benefits

Parks Superintendent: $79,841 - $106,994 annually

1.5% salary increase scheduled for July 1, 2014

The City also offers a competitive benefits package

including the following:

• Retirement - 2% at 62 for new members of CalPERS; 2.7%

at 55 for those with former CalPERS-qualified employment

with a break in service less than six months

• Medical Contribution: $1248/month

• Flex Credit: $168/month

• Paid Holidays

• Paid Vacation

• Paid Sick Leave

• Management Leave


For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at  This position is in Management/Confidential.

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