The General Manager implements policies at the direction of the Board of Directors and advises the Board on efficient delivery of services and best practices to achieve an effective organization. This includes oversight of major projects and working cross-sectionally to explore methods to improve accountability, fiscal stability, cost effectiveness, and professional standards. Currently, this position is part-time (25-30 hours per week). A background working with public safety departments and related unions is helpful, as is knowledge of community services and contract development and negotiations.
Immediate priorities include:
Prepare organization and operations to move to a new long-term temporary facility that has already been identified, including management of tenant improvement design and negotiate transition with another special district.
Start negotiations of a new Franchise Waste Management Agreement to include food waste pick up.
Negotiate a new agreement with the Kensington Community Council (KCC) - provider of recreational programming in Kensington Park.
Hire two new positions - one in the police department and one in administration.
Manage the implementation of the recently approved budget, including many one-time projects and purchases.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4:00 PM ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021. START DATE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021.
Previous public sector agency administration experience (2 year min.) such as another special district or city management.
Previous executive management experience in a public sector agency (e.g., special district, city).
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Kensington Police Protection & Community Service District
The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District (KPPCSD) is a Community Services District that provides police protection, parks and recreation, and waste management services to the unincorporated area of Kensington. Fire service is provided by the Kensington Fire Protection District, and most other traditional municipal services in Kensington are provided by Contra Costa County. Kensington residents are actively involved in the governance of their community through this special district.
Each of the four major functional areas of KPPCSD are:
» Kensington Police Officers perform a variety of services which includes patrol response to crimes in-progress, traffic
enforcement, first aid and CPR, investigations, warrant and subpoena service, and other law enforcement duties.
» KPPCSD maintains a recently renovated Community Center, Kensington Park with amenities, including the tot lot, swings,picnic areas, basketball court, and tennis courts.
» KPPCSD partners with the Kensington Community Council (KCC) to offer a variety of educational and recreational classes and programs such as the Kensington After School Enrichment Program (“KASEP”), Summer Day Camps, youth a...nd teen events, and adult physical fitness classes. KCC is a non-profit that also helps raise funds and provides volunteers to help maintain the Community Center and Kensington Park.
» The KPPCSD provides both residential and commercial collection services for recyclables, trash, and green waste (no food) through a franchise agreement with Bay View Refuse and Recycling.
» The Administration section oversees business and finance functions of the District.
The KPPCSD has an operational budget of $3.5 million, approximately 75% of which funds the police department. There are currently budgeted for two full-time and two part-time administrative staff members (including the GM) and 9 sworn officers (including the Chief of Police). The District also contracts for legal and parks and recreation services.