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General Manager Recruitment

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General Manager

A complete application will include a resume and letter of introduction/statement of qualifications. Applications are due by May 28, 2021 (must be emailed to or received by 5:00 pm PST).


About the Position
The Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District (ACRPD), home to four facilities and 20,000 residents in suburban North Sacramento County, is looking for their next General Manager. Under the policy direction of an elected Board of Directors, the General Manager serves as the District's chief executive officer with overall responsibility for the implementation, direction and leadership of the operations and maintenance of a system of parks, trails, and facilities.

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The General Manager is responsible for relations with the media, local businesses, legislative representation, community groups and internal staff. Responsible for the district insurance, workers compensation, employee benefits, and deferred compensation programs. Lead the agency through example through the daily operation of a full service recreation and park district. As needed, the General Manager will complete applications for (and administer) grants to pay for improvements to the district’s parks and facilities.

The General Manager shall be an inclusive, strategic thinker focused on the best interest of the organization, its employees, and our local communities. Experience in park operations, park planning, design and construction, public outreach programs are important.

Minimum Education and Qualifications

  • Five years experience in, and knowledge of, recreation and community services programs and/or local government is preferred.
  • A four-year degree in recreation, business management, public administration, or related field is desirable
  • Possession or ability to acquire a valid California Driver’s License
  • Passing an occupational physical exam.
  • Must have no violent misdemeanor or felony convictions
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The annual salary range for the General Manager position is $64,104 to $81,816, based on the experience and qualifications of the chosen candidate. The compensation package will be complemented by an attractive benefits package that includes paid time off, group health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as disability and workers’ compensation plans. ACRPD participates in the CalPERS Retirement Plan with either a 2% at 55 formula or 2% at 62 formula depending on eligibility, and the incumbent will participate in Social Security.

Provide recommendations on issues relative to the board accomplishing the agency mission and the identification of policies and procedures

Prepare and administer the two agency budgets; the regular district operations budget and the Capital Improvement budget. Work with agency attorney to prepare documents for reports and continuation

Act as liaison between local, state, and regional governments in representing the district and district interests

Represents the district in legal issues while working with the risk management pool, workers comp pool and other legal issues

Prepare both written and verbal reports for the Board of Directors at regular meetings and in front of decision making bodies

Negotiate contracts with suppliers, equipment vendors, and other related issues; work with contractors, architects, landscape architects etc. to accomplish district goals

Administer sound personnel policies including selection, development, training and performance evaluations of district employees. Act on or evaluate any complaints from the public or employees regarding the district personnel or practices

Evaluate financial reports, make accurate judgments and use these factors to forecast expected outcomes for future ventures of the park district

Develops and directs plans for the acquisition and utilization of park and recreation facilities and inspects work to ensure that development and construction is performed in accordance with specifications

Coordinates district programs with programs and activities of other districts and community agencies

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with (or willingness to learn about) management practices, planning, policy and program administration, and maintaining functional efficiency within a public agency; formulation and implementation of programs, budgets, financing, grants administration, and administrative operations within a recreation and park district in a community service setting.