An unsurpassed executive leadership opportunity to make a difference by expanding equitable access to parks that serve all of Los Angeles County’s communities and urban populations, the most diverse and populous county in the nation.
This position oversees the Planning and Development Agency and plays an instrumental role to ensure that County parks, trails, and buildings are well planned, designed, constructed, and preserved; socially and culturally relevant; equitably located; physically accessible; and safe. Join an award-winning Department that promotes equity and inclusion by prioritizing work in our most vulnerable and underserved communities.
The Planning Division oversees master planning, environmental compliance, land management, sustainability and trails planning, while Development Division oversees design and construction project management. Together, Planning and Development Agency provides essential mission-led guidance and technical support for the Department and leads efforts to identify and implement sound strategies that promote positive, equity-focused, environmentally just and sustainable results.
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Four years of experience managing an agency, organization or firm in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Natural Resources Management, Engineering, Environmental Science Planning Field or a closely related field.
A valid California Class “C” driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative transportation method when needed to carry out essential job-related functions.
Graduation from an accredited college with a master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Natural Resources Management, Engineering, Environmental Science Planning Field or a closely related field.
Strong writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: PK - UC001
About Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 183 parks and operates a network of 9 regional parks, 38 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 15 wildlife sanctuaries, 8 nature centers, 41 public swimming pools, more than 200 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses. The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns and operates the iconic Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Amphitheatre which are jointly managed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.