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City of Huntington Beach, CA

25 Oct 17
27 Nov 17
$155,251 - $192,316 (Annually)
Job Function
Parks and Recreation Director , Recreation Director

Full Time

Related Topics

Parks and Recreation
Job Location

2000 Main St , Huntington Beach, CA






2000 Main St
Huntington Beach , CA 92648-2702

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1948 as a Council-Manager position.

The City is seeking a dynamic Community Services Director who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills; a personable and professional leader with a willingness to proactively address internal and external issues. He or she will have a good sense of the needs of the department and of the community, and will foster innovative ways to meet the changing needs of the community.

The ideal candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current organizational structure to improve service delivery methods. The incoming Director of Community Services must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results. An individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, community members and other stakeholders is essential. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a clear vision for the future goals of the department, and will have the capacity to see challenges as opportunities. The selected candidate will respond to issues and concerns by recommending positive alternatives and workable solutions. A leader who can assist the City Manager in making prudent decisions, setting direction for the department and who accepts accountability is essential. The model candidate will be a team builder with the ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor staff. An individual who has experience working effectively with elected officials, community stakeholders and staff from a variety of city departments using a collaborative style of management will excel in this position. The City would benefit from a director who is approachable with an open style of communication. Candidates should possess a well rounded background working with a variety of non-profit, volunteer and community groups and have a thorough understanding of community services operations including experience with parking operations, facility development and human services. A professional with training and experience working in a leadership capacity within an Emergency Operations Center logistics team would be an asset to this position.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Parks/Recreation Administration, Human Services, Public Administration, or similar field and have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including three (3) years of supervisory experience at the management level. Masters degree preferred.

Brochure/Additional Job Details


How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online at: Filing deadline is 11/27/17.

All candidates will be evaluated and only those applicants determined to be most qualified will move forward in the selection process. The City Manager will make the final selection. A thorough investigation of professional and personal history and background will be performed prior to appointment. This review includes, but is not limited to, work, education, military, internal/external investigations, criminal, civil, and financial information. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a required comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include drug screening.

If you have any questions, please direct them to: Michele Warren, Director of Human Resources, City of Huntington Beach. E-mail: or 714.536.5586.

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