Job Posting: Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Director

Job Posting: Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Director

Pasco County, Florida

Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director

Salary: $89,896.00 – $143,834.00 Annually


Plans, coordinates, administers and directs the operation of the County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. A priority for this position will be the implementation of the recently updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which outlines the growth, management and development of the County’s future Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources system that will include active and passive parks, natural areas, community centers, recreation facilities, trails, programs and special events. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving ability, strong business and administrative skills.


Plans and directs the maintenance, operation, and current programming of thirteen athletic complexes, three recreation complexes, four community centers, two aquatic facilities, four coastal parks, three wilderness parks, open space and natural areas, and numerous non-profit youth organizations.

Sets goals and objectives for three distinct divisions including the Natural Resource Division, Fiscal and Support Services Division, and Parks and Recreation Division. Oversees maintenance of navigational aids (four channels), three artificial reefs, seagrass, and manatee protection zones.

Prepares, presents and administers an operating budget of approximately $10 million and directs the activities of approximately 130 full-time employees and approximately 85 seasonal employees.

Prepares and delivers presentations to the Board of County Commissioners and citizen groups. Works with citizens on suggestions and concerns regarding the delivery of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Services. Coordinates and monitors Master Plans, Capital Improvement, and Capital Maintenance Programs.

Oversees the completion of design and construction of projects. Prepares periodic and special reports concerning the status of Recreational Programs, Parks, Environment Lands, and Capital Construction/Maintenance Projects. Performs related work as required.

Applicants may send resume to Barbara Hitzemann but must apply online at