General Manager

Location:  Monterey, California

Starting Salary:  Depends on qualifications. The District provides an excellent executive benefit package.

Description of Agency: 

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) was established by voters in 1972 and entrusted to acquire lands for the express purpose of preserving open space and providing recreational opportunities. Since its inception, the District has successfully protected approximately 2,500 acres of open space and has acquired, or helped acquire a total of 24 parks and open spaces.

The District’s current boundaries cover over 500 square miles and include the seven incorporated cities on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach and the Big Sur Coast. The District is governed by an elected Board of Directors who represents the citizens in each of five wards.

MPRPD operates primarily with funding from a ½ percent allocation of the property tax collected within the District: for every $100,000 of property value, the District receives approximately $5.00 for open space acquisition and operations. The District has also been extremely successful in obtaining grants from state and federal sources that have nearly matched every local dollar received. In 2004 voters in the District approved a ballot measure creating the MPRPD Parks, Open Space and Coastal Preservation benefit assessment district, assessing approximately $22/year per single family dwelling equivalent.

District resources include 14 full-time employees and a FY 2012-13 budget of approximately $6 million.

Visit the District website at www.mprpd.org

Position Description: 
For full job description visit: http://www.cps.ca.gov/documents/ExecSearch/GM_MontereyPeninsulaRPD.pdf

Spanning one of the world’s most spectacular shorelines, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) is seeking a new General Manager. MPRPD was established by voters in 1972 and entrusted to acquire lands for the express purpose of preserving open space and providing recreational opportunities. Current District boundaries cover over 500 square miles and include the seven incorporated cities on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach and the Big Sur Coast. District resources include 14 full-time employees and a FY 2012-13 budget of approximately $6 million.

The General Manager reports to, and is appointed by the District’s five-member elected Board of Directors, and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities and functions of the District and carrying out related board policies. Direct reports to the GM include a Finance Director, Human Resources Director, Planning & Conservation Manager, Environmental Education Supervisor, and seven Park Rangers.

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager/administrator who is well versed in the management of an organization’s operations including finance, personnel, and long-range planning. Highly qualified candidates will be able to effectively manage within a public agency environment and have knowledge of land use planning and acquisition. Ideal candidates will be skilled in partnership building both internally and externally. At least ten years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desirable.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5pm Pacific Time

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, current salary and resume with four work-related references to:

Stuart Satow 
CPS HR CONSULTING

241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Ph: 916.263.1401
Fx: 916.561.7205
Email: resumes@cps.ca.gov

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Monterey, California
2013-04-19
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Human Resources



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