Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation

$186,142 - $238,773 yearly
  • Peckham & McKenney
  • 5965 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Jul 02, 2024
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

Are you an experienced Parks & Recreation professional who is innovative, forward thinking, and has a track record of building strong relationships and fostering collaboration? Do you have experience with capital improvement programs? If so, you should consider applying!


Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County has a rich history that spans from its

agricultural roots to its current position as a global hub of innovation and technology. The County is seeking a Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation to provide leadership in the management of the park planning, real estate, natural resource management, GIS, Countywide Regional Trails, and construction services programs.


The ideal candidate will have experience planning, developing, and stewarding regional parklands as an equitable and welcoming environment for all park visitors and possess the ability to balance compatible equitable access with natural, cultural, and historic preservation and protection. A BA in Parks & Recreation Admin, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Management, Public or Business Admin, or a related field, 4 yrs progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a significant parks and recreation department within a large comparable agency, and 2 yrs of supervisory experience is required.

 The annual salary range is up to $238,773 DOQ.  The County offers an outstanding benefit package that includes CalPERS 2.5% @ 55 for Classic Members, 2% @ 62 for new PERS members, retiree health insurance after 15 years of service, generous contributions to medical, dental, & vision insurance, and outstanding leave benefits!

 Please submit your compelling cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney


Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Roberta Greathouse toll-free (866) 912-1919 or by cell (831) 998-3194 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at


The filing deadline is July 28, 2024.