The City of Victorville, located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, is the leading City for both industry and retail in the High Desert region. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreation activities, spectacular sunsets, and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with the City. The Community Services Department plans and conducts a wide range of services and programs through the Library and Recreation Divisions, as well as being responsible for the design, development, maintenance, and repair of all City owned parks and facilities. The incoming Director of Community Services will oversee the operations and programs of all Community Services divisions; will prepare and manage the department budget and capital improvement plan; will plan and implement the development of new parks, facilities, services, and programs; and will improve existing parks, facilities, services, and programs in accordance with the established master plans. The City of Victorville is seeking a creative, collaborative, and hands on Director of Community Services. The ideal candidate has a customer service focus and the ability to use initiative, discretion, and judgment within established procedures, guidelines, and rules. A candidate with a focus on mentorship and team building who can motivate staff is essential. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business, recreation, library science, or a related field, and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience with a public agency in the area of recreation, special events, library, facility and park development/maintenance, and /or project management. Experience must include at least two (2) years of managerial responsibilities. A Master’s Degree in a related field and a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation through the National Recreation and Park Association is desired.
The annual salary range for the Director of Community Services is $167,736 - $203,880; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.