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The City of Duarte is seeking a community-focused municipal parks and recreation leader to serve as its next Director of the Parks & Recreation Department. Long time Parks and Recreation Director Cesar Monsalve recently announced his intent to retire effective December13th of this year. The ideal replacement will be a well-respected, proven leader who understands all aspects of Parks and Recreation, is forward thinking and willing to promote new and exciting ways to deliver recreation programs that enrich the community. He/She will be an excellent communicator who practices active listening and presents information in a clear and compelling manner to the City Council, city commissions and committees, outside agencies, and members of the community. This person will also be skilled at hiring, training and motivating staff. Finally, the selected candidate will be someone who thrives in an environment where interdepartmental coordination, a team mentality and a high degree of professional courtesy are expected.


In terms of training and experience and skills and abilities, a typical applicant for this position would have a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Management, Recreation or a closely related field AND 8-10 years progressively responsible experience in the field, including at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity. 


The salary range for this position is $132,972 - $158,916 per year, DOQ. Duarte also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes CalPERS retirement based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS, e.g. 2% @ 60 or 2% @ 62; generous City contribution to family medical insurance; City-paid dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurances.  City-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and life insurance in an amount equal to employee's annual salary. 4/10 work schedule (closed Fridays), 11 paid holidays, 82 vacation hours (to start), 96 sick hours. Deferred compensation plans, credit union, tuition reimbursement, and computer loan program available. Department Heads are provided with a City vehicle for City business and limited personal use.


Please apply on-line by clicking here prior to October 5, 2018. For questions and inquiries, please contact:


Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda


400 Oceangate, Suite 480

Long Beach, CA 90802

Telephone: (562) 901-0769

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