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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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