City of Carpinteria, CA

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

Filing Deadline: March 01, 2024
Adele Frese

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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The City of Carpinteria, with approximately 12,711 residents, is an inviting seaside community with an abundance of natural beauty and small-town charm. Located in Santa Barbara County adjacent to Highway 101, Carpinteria is 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, 12 miles north of Ventura, and 80 miles north of Los Angeles. Situated between the mountains and the coast, residents and visitors enjoy over 275 days of sunshine a year, with an average daytime temperature between 68 and 80 degrees. Carpinteria is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with nearly three miles of accessible and beautiful coastline and a reputation for having some of the best beaches in California for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and exploring. The City’s beautiful beach offers convenient access to public parking and downtown shopping and dining while the Carpinteria State Beach offers day use and overnight camping. Carpinteria is also known for its surfing, including Rincon Point which has been recognized as having some of the best and most consistent surfing in the world. The area also offers great trails for bicyclists, abundant open space, and many parks and outdoor activities for every interest.

The City of Carpinteria is seeking a proven manager who is able to lead a team of experienced professionals with diverse talents as their new Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. This position overseas the City’s Aquatics Program, including beach as well as library and senior programs. The Director will be very active in the community. The incumbent will be able to create a teamwork environment in which ideas, opinions, and questions are supported and encouraged. Any combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, recreation, or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in recreation or leisure services, tourism, cultural arts, or other community-based programs, including two (2) years in a responsible administrative position are required. A Master`s degree in public administration is preferred. Qualified candidates must also possess or obtain a valid California driver’s license, maintain a satisfactory driving record, and have certification of the ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.

The annual salary range for the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services is $129,129 to $177,552; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.