Jim Wolfe has a clock in his office that counts down the days, hours and minutes to retirement. That time will be running out soon as the city's director of parks and community services will hang it up in December.
The search for a replacement has already begun. The city has hired executive search team Peckham and McKenney to solicit and interview applicants. A job listing was posted on the National Recreation and Park Association's website last Friday with a filing deadline of Aug. 15.
Wolfe has been parks director since 1998, coming from Manhattan Beach in Southern California. He plans to move to the Central Coast.
The parks director oversees 40 municipal parks and more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. There are also four golf courses in the area, including the city's municipal course that opened in 2005, Callippe Preserve. The city is advertising the position at a salary of $153, 456.
Peckham and McKenney has conducted executive searches on a number of city positions in the Bay Area. Recently, the firm was hired by the city of Tracy to find a parks and community services director.
While his last day on the job isn't set in stone, Wolfe said he expects it to be Dec. 30.