Gig Harbor, Washington
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is located in western Washington on the southern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, approximately 40 miles southwest of Seattle and 12 miles northwest of Tacoma. PenMet Parks is responsible for the planning, acquisition, construction and maintenance of park, open space and recreation facilities and the provision of recreation programs and events in the unincorporated areas outside of Gig Harbor city limits. The community prides itself on its remarkable atmosphere, natural beauty, exceptional schools, many parks, and beach areas. The city of Gig Harbor was named one of Smithsonian Magazine's Top Five Small Towns for culture, heritage and charm, and is a popular tourist destination.
PenMet Parks is governed by a five-member board of commissioners and provides management within 325.6 acres of parks, 143.23 acres of natural areas, 112.8 acres of special use facilities and 14.7 miles of trails. Programs provided by PenMet Parks include multiple youth sport leagues, adult soccer, basketball, and softball leagues, as well as STEAM camps and classes that teach coding, Lego, robotics, art, theater, music, and cooking. The district has a 2019 operating budget of $2.7 million, a capital budget of $3.3 million, and currently has the equivalent of 18.74 employees.
Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director acts as the chief executive officer of the district, having overall responsibility for managing the district and directly assisting the board in the planning, organization, and administration of all government functions. The director ensures that the district’s mission and goals are incorporated into operational activities and services, and keeps the board informed of programs, activities and events.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in parks and recreation management, public or business administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field is desirable. (Please see the position profile for the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.)
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. PenMet Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 15, 2019 (open until filled).