The Administrative Operations Manager – Special Services, under general direction of the General Manager, assumes overall responsibility for the direction and operation of the following areas:
Assistant to the General Manager
Park Ranger Program
Initiates and oversees the development, administration, and improvement of all assigned areas. Serves as a member of the District’s senior management team with significant involvement in overall District strategic planning and management and provides technical expertise in assigned areas. This position may serve as General Manager in the General Manager’s absence or when delegated.
Listed areas of responsibility and essential functions are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.
Prepares and presents concise and comprehensive written and oral reports.
Sets departmental programs and priorities to meet District goals and objectives.
Ensures compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
Formulates, recommends, interprets and implements District rules, policies, and procedures.
Provides leadership and works with staff to ensure a work environment that supports achieving the department’s and District’s mission, vision, core values, plans, and objectives.
Supervises staff and volunteers; selects and trains personnel; counsels and coaches employees to correct deficiencies; conducts timely and effective evaluations based on performance expectations.
Serve as staff liaison for various District or community-related committees and subcommittees as assigned by General Manager.
Prepares and administers department budgets; submits District budget recommendations; monitors department expenditures.
Attends and participates in professional meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in assigned areas; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
Determines projects on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, including recommendations on District-wide projects.
All Hesperia Recreation and Park District employees act as representatives of the District and must be public relations conscious.
Will perform additional tasks as required and needed.
Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and/or progressive experience including supervisory experience in a closely related field at a public agency.
Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable.
Valid California Driver License.
Current First Aid/CPR certification.
Valid P.O.S.T. 832(a) certificate.
Valid P.O.S.T. Level II certificate and CCW is desirable.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Law enforcement principles, practices, techniques, and training/certification requirements.
Public Administration concepts, theories, principles, methods, and practices.
Federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Microsoft Office including Power Point, Word, Access, and Excel.
General management and supervisory principles and practices including employee motivation, team building, and performance evaluation.
Administrative techniques including principles of organization and budgeting.
Analyze complex multidisciplinary issues and implement solutions.
Demonstrate sound judgement and leadership skills.
Work cooperatively with diverse groups.
Collect, evaluate, and interpret varied information and data, either in statistical or narrative form; interpret documents, agreements and contracts; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrate strong organizational, planning and administrative skills. Must maintain detailed and accurate records.
Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
All applications will be screened and only those candidates who best match the needs of the District will be invited to compete further in the examination process.
Written Park Ranger Examination.
Psychological Screening Test.
Examination process may include additional pre- and/or post-interview testing.
Undergo and clear fingerprinting and a thorough background investigation.
Hesperia Recreation and Park District is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefit package. District application is required. Applications are available either from the Lime Street Community Center located at 16292 Lime St., Hesperia, CA. 92345 (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or email email@example.com to request an application.
Completed applications can either be mailed to the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, Attn. HR, P.O. Box 401055, Hesperia, CA. 92340, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the Lime Street Community Center 16292 Lime St., Hesperia, CA (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
Additional Salary Information: Full-time/Exempt/At-will Position
Hesperia Recreation and Park District is an independent special district located in the High Desert region of Southern California. The District was created in 1957 to meet the logistical needs of a growing community, including recreational and leisure time pursuits through programs and facilities. The District is also the street lighting authority.
The Hesperia Recreation and Park District en...compasses approximately 100 square miles including the city of Hesperia and unincorporated areas of Oak Hills, Summit Valley and Phelan serving a population of 90,000.