The Sunrise Recreation and Park District

“Creating Community Through People,

 Parks, and Programs”

Offers an Outstanding
Professional Opportunity


Of Parks and Facilities


Final Filing Date:
August 8, 5:00 PM


The Community


The District

Vision: “We Create Community Through People, Parks and Programs”

District: The Sunrise Recreation and Park District is a dependent special district of Sacramento County located in the northeast section of the County. The District offers parks, recreation and community services to a 27 square mile area with a population of 156,000. An Advisory Board of Directors appointed by the County Board of Supervisors governs the District.

The District currently administers 40 parks and open space sites, a nine hole golf course, historic home, 2 aquatic facilities, and 3 community centers. The District continues to develop a park and recreation system servicing the residential population.  Community partnerships are important in the program service delivery.

Position: Superintendent of Parks and Facilities

Under general direction, to plan, organize, manage, and supervise the operation, maintenance and development of District Parks and Facilities: to perform long range capital improvement planning: to develop and administer the Division Budget; to prepare and open bids: to inspect contracted construction projects; to respond to problems, citizen concerns, and emergencies: and to do related work as required.

This position has management oversight of 12 full-time staff, 16 seasonal and part-time staff. The Division includes operations, maintenance, and development of the District’s Parks and Facilities. The Division operating budget for 2002-03 is $2,073,000 with an additional $4,155,000 in capital improvements. The District is looking for someone to “create community” in the Sunrise Recreation and Park District by strengthening community image and sense of place, fostering human development, promoting health and wellness, supporting economic development, and facilitating community problem solving.  The ideal candidate possesses skills in the following Core Competency areas- Leadership, Communication, Partnership and Coalition Building, Outcome-driven Management, Resource Development, Research and Evaluation and Strategic Thinking.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a top-level management position, responsible for directing the operation, maintenance, and development of the District’s Park and Facilities.  It also has responsibility for capital improvement planning and short and long-range development.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of specialized educational training in landscape, parks, building, and facility planning, development, construction, and maintenance is highly desirable. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, development, and construction of parks, community buildings, and recreation facilities, preferably including two (2) years in a management or supervisory position. Possession of a valid and current California Driver’s License.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Planning, development, maintenance, and construction of parks, swimming pools, community buildings, and facilities.
  • · Development and administration of budgets.
  • · Code requirements related to building construction and maintenance.
  • · Herbicide and pesticide use and regulation.
  • · Horticulture and plant identification.
  • · Personnel and employer-employee relations procedures and policies.
  • · Principles of management, supervision, employee development, and performance evaluation.
  • · Landscape design, including irrigation system installation and design.
  • · Long range capital improvement planning.
  • · Bidding and contracting procedures and administration.
  • · Principles of project planning and scheduling, including time, materials, and labor estimating.
  • · Work safety codes and practices.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, manage, and supervise the functions and programs of the District’s Park Division.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate Division staff,
  • Assess maintenance, repair, and construction requirements for District parks and facilities, developing projects to meet those requirements.
  • Read and interpret building plans, specifications, schematic diagrams, and blueprints.
  • Develop and administer the Division Budget.
  • Perform long range capital improvement planning.
  • Provide a variety of advice and consultation for the District Administrator and the District Board.
  • Use a computer and applicable software packages in the performance of Division management and program functions.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations, the general public, co-workers, business community, other government agencies, and those contacted during the course of work.
The Selection Process

Candidate selection will be based on application and resume most pertinent to this position. The final selection process will include, but is not limited to, a written exercise and oral interview.


How to Apply



Applicants must use a
District application and submit
a full resume to:

Sunrise Recreation and Park District
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Call (916) 725-1585
for an application

Final Filing Date

District application with resume must be received at the address above

 by 5:00 PM, August 8, 2003

No postmarks accepted

Salary and Benefits

Salary:    $4,532 – 5,509 per month

Retirement:  Membership in the Sacramento County Retirement System. Reciprocity with Public Employees Retirement System  (PERS).

Insurance:   District provides life insurance, health and dental coverage.

Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave: The Board of Directors has adopted a competitive leave policy.

Deferred Compensation: A non-contributory deferred compensation 457 plan is available.

The Sunrise Recreation and Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans With Disability Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with employer.