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Parks Project Coordinator (Part-Time)

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City Of Napa, CA Napa , CA 94558

Posted 5 months ago


WANTED: An amazing Parks Project Coordinator (Part-time) who enjoys working on a wide variety of projects, loves interacting with internal and external partners, and is excited to continue growing their career within our dynamic Parks & Recreation Department!

Have you always wanted to help create community through tangible results? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and make a positive impact with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!

We would love to see your record of proven success in:

  • Project Management
  • Designs, implements and manages ongoing projects and directs the related resources and activities to successful completion.
  • Technical Knowledge and Skill - knowledge of principles and practices of parks planning; keeping up with current developments and trends in the field of recreation.

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and using resources.
  • Adaptability
  • Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • Negotiation
  • Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach mutually beneficial agreements that gain customers' acceptance and commitment.
  • Cultivating Networks
  • Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders and potential partners inside and outside the organization who are willing and able to provide the information, ideas, expertise, and/or influence needed to advance understanding of business issues and achieve business goals.
  • Quality Orientation
  • Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how detailed; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

As the Parks Project Coordinator (Part-Time), you are responsible for project management of budgeted park capital improvement projects through the design, permitting and construction process. You are also responsible for the preparation of grant applications and administration of grant awards for park improvement and park acquisition projects. You may also assist with the planning, development and implementation of department policies and programs that serve the public.



  • Act as project manager for budgeted park capital improvement projects including developing a scope of work and budget for project implementation, selection of architect/engineer, preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction supervision, project budget monitoring and project close-out.

  • Negotiate, prepare, implement and administer consultant contracts as necessary.

  • Provide information to the public, contractors and consultants and serve as the City's contact person during project development and implementation; prepare and distribute information regarding parks projects and development issues.

  • Coordinate, organize and/or facilitate public meetings or other public involvement strategies to gather input in developing project plans.

  • Prepare and administer various grants for park capital projects and facility development.

  • Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.



Two years of college-level coursework in parks and recreation administration, urban and regional planning, marketing or a related field.


  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with City staff and the public and convey a positive image of the City.

  • Coordinate and manage complex, and politically sensitive construction projects including budgets, time lines, and quality of work product.

  • Review, prepare or manage the preparation of complex plans, applications, and specifications.

  • Perform difficult and complex technical research and analysis. Complete grant application materials and administer grant funds.

  • Analyze, understand and interpret all applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards, and planning principles and practices.

  • Use sound judgment when making decisions and in communications with others.

  • Conduct site visits or attend off-site meetings.

  • Work flexible hours for the purpose of attending meetings and conducting meetings.

  • Ability to effectively use general office software.


Important Note About Temporary & Part-Time Positions: Temporary and part-time employees are considered to be at-will, and are not covered by the City's Civil Service System. No benefits are afforded to temporary employees, with the exception of participation in the mandatory temporary employee retirement plan.

Please list all employers held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.


The City of Napa utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad outreach efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to take part in a process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, an eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments and eligible lists may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

What happens next?

  • We will review your application and all supplemental materials to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. Screening will include a review of minimum qualifications, application appraisal rating of education, training and experience and relevance of background qualifications related to the target job as well as supplemental questions if applicable.

  • Applicants selected to move forward in the process may be asked to participate in any combination of the following (at any phase of the selection process): a written examination, job related exercise, phone interview, in-person interview(s), and/or web-based testing.

  • Based on the City Charter, the final phase of the selection process is the Probationary Period, which in most cases is six months, but may be one year depending on your classification.

Reasonable Accommodations: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the HR Department in writing by the final filing date. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from HR and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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