Boulder County is a forward-thinking community with over 2,000 employees serving the needs of more than 300,000 residents. From the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the thriving agricultural lands and urban centers on the plains, Boulder County's 740 square miles include some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and smart-growth development along the Front Range.
The Parks & Open Space Director will provide strategic leadership and management for the sound stewardship of the County’s public lands, natural resources, and amenities. Areas of emphasis will include balancing new acquisitions and maintenance of existing lands, protecting natural systems and biodiversity, sustaining Boulder County’s agricultural lands, providing appropriate public access and passive recreation, and maintaining Parks & OpenSpace land as public use of the system dramatically increases.
The Director reports to the County Administrator and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The Director leads the Parks & OpenSpace Management Team to advance the mission of conserving natural, cultural, and agricultural resources and providing passive public recreation and other open space uses that reflect sound resource management and community values. The Director oversees a team of 160 full-time and 50 seasonal employees and manages an average annual operating and capital budget of approximately $59 million.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in resource management, environmental science, public administration or a closely related field, (a master’s degree is preferred) and 7 years of progressively responsible executive management or leadership experience, including personnel and fiscal management, with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience, with a large, multi-function organization in resource management, public lands, parks, open space, land conservation, public sector management, nonprofit or related organizations.