Director of Parks & Recreation

Kevin Frey
Job Description
The Director is one of four Department Directors who report directly to the City Manager and comprise the organizations Executive Management Team. The director will manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Parks and Recreation Department's three divisions.
  • Provides direction and professional advice to support division managers and directs their selection, training, development, evaluation, compensation, and performance.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates plans, policies, systems, and procedures to achieve annual departmental goals and work standards related to parks, recreation, and community services.
  • Prepares specifications, solicits bids, evaluates proposals and makes recommendations for awards of Department capital improvement projects and service contracts; acts as City team coordinator and manages resulting capital improvement projects for the department.
  • Recommends, monitors, evaluates annual Department budget and controls budget expenditures.
  • Advises and supports the City Manager's Office, City Council and Parks and Recreation and Senior Citizen Commissions and represents the department in policy matters; attends City Council meetings.
  • Inspects and evaluates community park and facility needs; attends Recreation activities and events to evaluate and critique events and make organizational recommendations.
  • Plans workloads and assigns, coordinates, and schedules Department projects.
  • Acts as staff liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Senior Citizen’s Commission, Golf Course Advisory Committee, and City Council/School Board Ad Hoc Committee; oversees customer service to School District, Chamber of Commerce, and other civic groups.
  • Oversees Golf Course lease and cooperates with lessee on issues relating to the facility.
  • Applies for and administers county and state Parks and Recreation grants.
  • Recommends policies, procedures and fees for use and rental of public facilities.
  • Monitors and keeps informed of current trends in the parks and recreation industry, evaluates their impact on departmental operations, and recommends policy and procedural improvements; considers applicable technology applications.
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Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Public Administration, or a related field.
Experience: Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in parks, recreation and community services programs, including maintenance or facility development.

How to Apply

A City of San Dimas application must be submitted & may be completed online at A cover letter & resume may be attached, but do not substitute for a completed application. Questions may be directed to 909-394-6211 or
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