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Responsible for the management, administration, planning, and leadership of the Park Operations, Veteran Services, Justice Services, Environmental Services, Recreation and Cultural Services, and CSU Extension divisions within the Community Services Department.
Participates as an integral member of the County’s Executive Team, collaborating closely with the County’s Executive Directors and County Administration to imagine, develop, and guide vision and strategy across functions and departments.
Establishes goals and objectives to meet the needs of the Community Services Department while maintaining consistency with the mission of the organization.
Directs Departmental activities and provides fiscal and strategic oversight and planning.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends and implements service and staffing changes to ensure the delivery of excellent and efficient service.
Cultivates, fosters, and maintains positive working relationships with Elected Officials, Executive staff, and community/business groups to gain cooperation and support to further organizational and/or operational interests and objectives.
Empowers senior departmental staff by providing leadership, inspiration, motivation, professionalism, and guidance to staff; resolves issues and conflicts. Directs division managers in the preparation of reports, recommendations, and presentations.
Provides management and guidance to staff, including training, performance evaluation, professional development, discipline, and dismissal, subject to applicable County personnel policies and procedures.
Advises and cooperates with County officials and community organizations regarding all Community Services divisions.
Provides recommendations and presents issues to the Board of County Commissioners concerning Park Operations, Veteran Services, Environmental Services, Recreation and Cultural Services, Justice Services, and CSU Extension Divisions.
Serves as the County's representative on various community-based organizations, boards, councils, and committees.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and maintains liaison relationships with Elected Officials, managers, and State and Local agencies.
Promotes teamwork, accountability, and productivity.
Performs other duties as required.
Essential Competencies and Traits:
Anticipates and addresses difficult issues with courage, candor, professionalism, and the highest ethical standards.
Orchestrates and aligns the strategic vision of the County and Department at all levels of the organization, anticipating and planning for future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough innovations and strategies.
Engages, inspires, and instills trust at all levels, creating a positive culture in which people are motivated to do their best to help the Department achieve its objectives.
Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders while effectively building collaborative relationships.
Guides and supports the training of staff with integrity and consistency while establishing and communicating clear performance expectations.
Bachelor's degree in public administration, non-profit administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum five (5) years of demonstrated managerial and administrative leadership experience; ten (10) years preferred.
Minimum five (5) years of community and/or natural resources/services, justice services, or related experience.
Extensive knowledge of resource planning, state and federal grant funding, principles and practices of budget preparation and administration required.
Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and other requirements governing public jurisdictions.
Demonstrated skills in capital project management.
Ability to direct, organize, and coordinate the activities of others.
Skilled in cultural change management principles.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in verbal and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with Elected Officials, County Executive staff, community agencies, and the general public.
Proven skills in fundraising and grant procurement and management.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.
Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment; some travel required.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).
EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 21194
About El Paso County
El Paso County Parks and Recreation provides a variety of programs and services that are valued by our residents and enhance the quality of life in El Paso County.