District Superintendent I

Department of Parks and Recreation Pismo Beach, California
Job Type Paid permanent


Why work for California State Parks?

We like what we do and our job satisfaction is high. We are making a difference by helping to preserve the precious resources in our state parks and providing high quality recreation for everyone to enjoy.

California State Parks contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: From the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.

Together, State Park System lands protect and preserve an unparalleled collection of culturally and environmentally sensitive structures and habitats, threatened plant and animal species, ancient Native American sites, historic structures and artifacts... the best of California's natural and cultural history.

With over 340 miles of coastline, 970 miles of lake and river frontage, 15,000 campsites and 4,500 miles of trails, the State Park System provides wonderful recreational, educational, and inspirational opportunities for over 67 million visitors a year.

The Position

The District Superintendent I has the authority and responsibility to plan, organize, direct, implement, evaluate and control the District’s overall operation for the purpose of efficient and effective utilization of District resources in order to meet the Department’s objective of providing quality service and experience to the public. The District Superintendent I provides leadership, supervision, mentoring, and employee development opportunities to staff and maintains cooperative professional relationships within the community and with our state park partners in order to further the philosophy and purposes of the State Park System. This position will work closely with the managers and supervisors in all sections of the operation, as well as, division and headquarters offices.

Work Location

The Oceano Dunes District office is located in Pismo Beach, California. Pismo Beach, a classic beach town, is located on California’s Famous central coast, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast and 101 Highways.

The District includes Oceano Dunes SVRA and more traditional park operations of Pismo State Beach, including the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve and the Pismo Lake property. The District serves over 2.6 million visitors annually within an eight-mile stretch of sandy coastline, 4,800 acres of coastal sand dunes and urban park settings, consisting of one of the most sensitive environmental coastal habitats in the United States


The successful candidate should have broad and extensive (more than five years) experience in the management or administration of a park, public recreational, historical area, or a resource or recreation management organization, at least four years of which must have included the supervision of staff.

State housing is not available.  For further information regarding this position, please contact Laurie Taylor at (916) 653-8288 or at and check out our website at and our job posting at


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Category Recreation