Community Services Director

City of Calabasas, CA

Community Services Director
Calabasas, California

Situated approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles (8 miles east of the Ventura County line), the City of Calabasas (approximately 24,000 population), is located in western Los Angeles County in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and adjacent to the San Fernando Valley.  The City’s distinctive character is in part derived from its natural environment, oak-studded hillsides, and sprawling open space.  Other notable characteristics include its physical diversity, small town atmosphere, and active population.  Old Town Calabasas, representing a combination of the old west and modern day, features retail shops, and fine restaurants.  Calabasas is primarily a residential community recognized as one of the most desirable communities in the region to live; the community is distinguished by its privacy, neighborhood events, excellent school district, and quality public services.  Continuity in elected and appointed officials, prudent fiscal management, friendly business environment, committed and dedicated professional staff, high level and quality public service, and an engaged electorate, contribute to Calabasas’ stellar reputation. 

The ideal candidate is an innovative, engaging, friendly, life-long learner, participatory, and collaborative leader who thrives in an active and responsive service-oriented organization, enjoy and is effective working with people, is hands-on as well as big picture oriented, and committed to public service.  The Community Services Director will be responsible for continuing the City’s well-known events and programs as well as contribute fresh, innovative additions for programing that is in alignment with community interests and consistent with the City’s traditions and character.  The ideal candidate will be well-versed in best practices, have business acumen to recognize the benefits of budget and programming decisions, welcome new ideas, embrace transparency in operations and communications, and be experienced in all aspects of municipal community services operations including recreation services, parks maintenance, budgeting, and contract management.  A typical background is a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in parks and recreation management, public administration, or a closely related field or equivalent and 5 years of full time experience in the administration and management of parks, recreation, and community services programs with a public agency. The annual salary range of the position is $146,526 to $182,990, and the City provides competitive benefit health and retirement package.

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Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at

Filing deadline is July 2, 2021.

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