About Our Job
This posting will accept applications through September 5, 2022.

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Parks Citywide Operations Manager to play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the historic and highly loved Denver park system in a safe and aesthetic manner. This individual is tasked with building on the legacy of our park system in the manner of the City Beautiful developed by the founding members of Denver’s Park System.

This position will lead and manage the Citywide Operations team including the Athletic Fields team, the Mower Maintenance Shop, the Park Inspections team, and the Urban Trails team. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and monitoring work programs in accordance with division maintenance standards. Developing and managing operating budgets, leading a work team of full-time and seasonal employees, and contractors, and providing customer response to citizens, City Council, and division partners. This position will report to 678 S. Jason St. in Denver. This position will require availability to work on weekends or for weather response as needed.

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) boasts one of the most diverse, expansive, and historic park and recreation systems in the West with 22 mountain parks and 260 urban parks, including 24 lakes, 80,000 trees, more than 80 miles of trails, 34 designated parkways, 10 off-leash dog parks, 29 pools, 30 recreation centers, 150 playgrounds, 300 athletic fields, and 8 public golf courses. DPR staff provide high-quality, safe, and meaningful programs, activities, and places that promote active lifestyles and improve quality of life in Denver. When you join DPR, you will play a vital role in maintaining Denver’s extensive system of parks and recreation centers and have a hand in shaping the future health and well-being of our city.

DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion

Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes

Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity

Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization

Tagged as: Full Time


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Parks Administration, Turf Management, Horticulture, or another related field

Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory experience

Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Required Skills:

Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

About City and County of Denver

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

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