The City of Poway is recruiting for our next Director of Community Services. In addition to being an experienced and adept professional in recreation programming, the ideal candidate will have integrity, good judgment, empathy, problem solving skills and self-awareness while being action oriented, collaborative and most importantly – inspiring FUN! The recruitment for Director of Community Services will be open continuously. More information about the ideal candidate and the position can be found at bit.ly/3v60ffr.
About City of Poway
Poway is strategically located in the geographic center of San Diego County, east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Poway distinguishes itself as the “City in the Country,” a small-town Americana oasis with approximately 50,000 residents. Poweigans have a strong appreciation for parks, trails, open space and recreation as evidenced by the more than 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, 78 miles of hiking, riding and jogging trails, and many recreational facilities. Poway has a large business park, attractive residential neighborhoods, a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities and one of the top school districts in the county.
The City of Poway incorporated in December 1980 as a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of five members elected to serve overlapping four-year terms. Councilmembers are elected by district rather than at-large. Each year, the City Council chooses one of its members to serve as Deputy Mayor, while the Mayor is directly elected. There are no term limits in Poway and the community benefits from the city’s long-term political stability. Known for being an active... and engaged elected body, Councilmembers typically serve for numerous terms. Poway’s City Manager is appointed by the City Council, as are the City Attorney and the members of the City’s citizen advisory committees. The Council is accountable to the residents of Poway for all services and programs provided by the municipality and serves as the City’s policy-making body. Poway provides the traditional spectrum of municipal services, including water, wastewater, fire protection, community services, and contracts with the San Diego County Sheriff’s
Department for law enforcement services. Additionally, the invaluable contributions of time and energy from hundreds of volunteers bolster services and address other community needs.
The City is supported by over 250 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), a range of approximately 70-90 part time/seasonal positions, and a total proposed operating budget of $98 million ($53.5 million General Fund) for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Poway’s
primary sources of revenue are sales tax, property tax, and fees. The City benefits from a balanced budget, healthy reserves and sound financial policies and practices, attributable to its longstanding conservative approach to financial management.