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CSD Parks Department downsizes

By From page A4 | April 18, 2012

El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Interim Parks Director Mark Riemer has been on the job less than two months, long enough to size up the department and then downsize it.

During the April board meeting he told CSD directors the department was top heavy, and proposed eliminating two positions that will save the district $81,000 in the first year.

The board promptly approved his proposal, which faced no opposition as the positions eliminated were vacant.

“The great thing about this downsizing is there’s no job loss,” Riemer said.

Longtime Parks Supervisor Dave Luckscheider recently departed, leaving three supervisors with eight full-time positions beneath them, one of which is currently vacant.

The department also employs six part-time seasonal workers. The new organization will have three cross-trained supervisors plus seven full-time workers.

“We’re moving away from specialization, so that hopefully everyone can do everything,” said Riemer. “Mentoring and cross-training are a big part of this.”

Gino Sciandri and Phil Stamborsky stay on Parks supervisors, with Kent Malonsen focused more on facilities.

Riemer told the board that the three supervisors are already stepping up, and are committed to making a leaner Parks Department work.

Before retiring, Riemer spent 25 years as Rocklin’s Director of Community Services and Facilities and one year as interim assistant city manager. His El Dorado Hills contract runs through July. He said he’s currently averaging 32 hours per week.

Mike Roberts

Discussion | 1 comment

  • Outraged CitizenApril 20, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Outragous! So this is where the CSD is going to spend our money. $146,000 + benefits for a new GM in our small community. Let's put a stop to this! General Manager, El Dorado Hills Community Services District, California El Dorado Hills is nestled along Highway 50 in the lower Sierra Nevada foothills only 25 miles from Sacramento and 75 miles from Lake Tahoe. The District operates as a form of local government delivering Recreation, Parks, Street Lighting and Landscaping, CC&R Enforcement/Design Review, Solid Waste Collection, and Telecommunication (Cable TV) services. With a 2012 budget (operating and capital) of approximately $9.8 million, 31 benefited employees, and 102 part-time employees, the District serves a population of 38,650. Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred with at least seven years of management experience in a municipal or community services district setting. Salary range is up to $145,594 DOQ with competitive benefits. Filing deadline is May 28, 2012. Detailed brochure to come soon. El Dorado Hills Community Services District Website --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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