Parks & Recreation Director

City of South Lake Tahoe, California
Until Filled

Parks & Recreation Director
City of South Lake Tahoe, California
Salary:  $146,220 - $177,744

Located 190 miles northeast of San Francisco, California, and 60 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the southern edge of the largest alpine lake in North America, the City of South Lake Tahoe offers residents world-class scenery and activities with 300 days of sunshine a year. South Lake Tahoe, (pop. 22,525), allows residents the opportunity to live, explore and experience on a daily basis what brings over one million visitors each year to the Lake Tahoe region.

The City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department operates with 14 employees and up to 50 seasonal employees each year, on a $3.23 million General Fund Operations Budget and $5.34 million in a Special Revenue-Funded Budget. The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to provide fun, safe, and memorable recreation experiences for the residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe. In 2021, the department underwent re‐organization, moving the Parks Division from Public Works to Recreation Services, resulting in the formation of a traditional Parks & Recreation Department. A re‐branding effort is underway, including a revised mission and goals. Operations and programs of the department include the Bijou Golf Course, Bijou Park, Campground by the Lake, El Dorado Beach and Lakeview Commons, Reagan Beach, Facility Rentals, Senior Center, Recreation and Swim Complex, Aquatics Programs, STAR Camp Youth and Teen Programs, and Special Events on Parks and Recreation Facilities. Under general administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager, the Director of Parks & Recreation plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities, operations, functions, and services of the Parks & Recreation Department, and coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in recreation, park management, public administration, or related field, and five (5) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the parks and recreation field, with at least two (2) to four (4) years of experience at the management level. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of South Lake Tahoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 26, 2023 (open until filled).

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