Santa Clara County Parks

Program Manager II - Countywide Trails Master Plan

Posted: September 15, 2020
Location: Santa Clara, California


The Program Manager II – Countywide Trails Master Plan is responsible for implementing and administering the Countywide Trails Master Plan, which is an element of the County General Plan. This position is responsible for advocating for and facilitating the development of cross-county regional trails and bikeways, including both those that are paved and those that are natural-surface. The incumbent will coordinate and build consensus with other departments and agencies, elected officials, partner organizations, and other key stakeholders, as well as provide project management for complex cross-county trails projects.

Job Responsibilites

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans, organizes and directs a County program that provides direct service to the public or other agencies;
  • Determines program objectives in light of established goals;
  • Develops strategies to achieve objectives;
  • Establishes program priorities;
  • Formulates and implements policies, plans and procedures for carrying out functions of the program;
  • Defines personnel resource needs and allocates them as required to reach program objectives;
  • Selects and hires staff and ensures the orientation, training and development of program staff;
  • Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate staff;
  • Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the program's activities;
  • Determines budgetary requirements to maintain the program;
  • Makes recommendations on the annual budget and may present the program's budget to
    the Board of Supervisors;
  • Is responsible for determining program funding needs and obtaining available outside funding when necessary through grants and/or contracts;
  • Is responsible for the implementation, control, monitoring and evaluation of provided services to ensure compliance with terms of received grants and contracts;
  • Maintains liaison relationships and represents the program in contacts with public and private agencies and concerned community groups and organizations;
  • Prepares reports and correspondence;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to the program's activities;
  • Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups as required;
  • May prepare and make presentations to staff, boards, commissions, and external groups;
  • May provide ongoing statistical reports;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • And performs related duties as required.

Required Qualifications

The required knowledge and abilities are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree. Relevant experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Relevant experience includes experience performing analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory, or management duties, which include interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing.

AND

Five (5) years of analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience which includes duties interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing; two (2) years of which must be at the journey level.

A Master's degree can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Special Requirements

Specialized program knowledge may be required in addition to the generalized administrative/supervisory experience when it can be demonstrated that:

  1. it is an absolute necessity for the successful operation of the program;
  2. that the Program Manager will be held accountable for this specialized knowledge; and
  3. that subordinate program staff will not be able to provide the subject matter expertise that is required.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Program development and evaluation;
  • Techniques of organizing and motivating groups;
  • Personnel management techniques;
  • Methods of administrative problem solving;
  • Principles of organization and administrative, fiscal and program management;
  • Principles of employee supervision, training and development;
  • Community and agency consultation methods and procedures;
  • Computer applications, including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management software, presentation and electronic mail software.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, control and evaluate a public service program;
  • Manage initiatives, collect and analyze data for the purpose of evaluating services and or programs;
  • Plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively;
  • Train, develop and motivate staff;
  • Deal effectively with a variety of government and community officials;
  • Speak effectively in public;
  • Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals;
  • Prepare and review reports;
  • Develop and recommend effective courses of action;
  • Develop and effectively utilize all available resources;
  • Establish and maintain program's objectives, priorities and policies;
  • Consult with and advise top administrator on the activities and status of the program;
  • Develop short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs;
  • May require the ability to apply the tools of a specialty subject area.

Salary and Benefits

$56.33 - $68.48 Hourly $4,506.72 - $5,478.40 Biweekly $9,764.56 - $11,869.87 Monthly $117,174.72 - $142,438.40 Annually

Application Process

See the formal position description and apply online at http://www.sccjobs.org/

OR

70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing San Jose, CA 95110 (No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online.)