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Posted: 10/12/2011

Employer
County of Berks, PA
Department of Parks

The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department are stewards of nearly 1200 acres of regional parks, historical sites and trails. The Countyís most stellar group of park and historic properties is within the 370-acre greenbelt along the scenic Tulpehocken Creek. The Department operates two interpretive properties, the Canal Center Museum and Gruber Wagon Works, both at the Heritage Center. These museums take visitors back to the 19th century and showcase the Countyís heritage related to commerce. Other department properties include the 1867 Red Bridge, the longest single-span covered bridge in Pennsylvania and the 4.5 mile Union Canal Trail, a National Recreation Trail, which traces the historic route of the Union Canal. The newest park is Antietam Lake, a 640-acre nature preserve which features forests, wetlands, trails, historic structures, dams, abundant natural resources and sensitive habitats. The Country trail system continues at Reberís Bridge Road with the Countyís two-mile Blue Marsh Connector Trail which will link up with the Blue Marsh Lake trail system, giving park patrons access to more than 43 miles of uninterrupted trail.


Position
Deputy Director of Operations, Berks County Parks Department
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Wyomissing , PA
Details
 

The COUNTY OF BERKS, PA is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Director of Operations in the Parks Department, with responsibility for the oversight, planning and management of parks, trails, recreation facilities, natural resources and historic properties. Position provides logistical, strategic and coordination support to all aspects of Park operations, public activities, services and events and is the department project manager for capital and planning projects.

Position requires senior management experience with a Bachelorís degree in parks and recreation, facilities management, public administration and/or a related technical field such as construction management, landscape architecture, engineering or architecture. Masters degree preferred plus seven (7) years of demonstrated facilities and program management experience in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment. Ability to read plans and specs is required as is experience with project management for historic, natural, scenic and recreational properties. Candidates must have five (5) years of supervisory experience, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and knowledge of the principles and methods required to operate and manage park areas, recreational facilities and historic sites on a cost-effective basis.

Interested candidates should submit an application and resume with salary requirements no later than November 11, 2011 to: County of Berks, HR Dept., 633 Court Street, 8th floor, Reading, PA 19601, Attn: Parks/Rec ad. Applications are available at www.co.berks.pa.us. Resumes submitted without an application will be considered incomplete. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including retirement plans and tuition reimbursement.

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How to apply
Interested candidates should submit an application and resume with salary requirements no later than November 11, 2011 to: County of Berks, HR Dept., 633 Court Street, 8th floor, Reading, PA 19601, Attn: Parks/Rec ad. Applications are available at www.co.berks.pa.us. Resumes submitted without an application will be considered incomplete.
Human Resources
Phone: (610) 478-6118
Fax: (610) 478-6084
ADDRESS
HR Department
633 Court Street, 8th floor
Reading , PA 19610

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