Parks and Facilities Maintenance Director - Hayward Area Recreation & Park District, California

The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District, known locally as “HARD,” is an independent special district created in 1944 to provide park and recreation services.  Located in Alameda County, the District encompasses over 100 square-miles and serves 290,000 residents in the City of Hayward and the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview and San Lorenzo.  Since its creation, HARD has provided residents with numerous unique facilities and parks that are treasures in the region, many of which have received national and state recognition for their design, innovation and beauty, as well as hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs.  Today, HARD is the largest recreation district in California with over 140 parks, school parks, open space areas, and facilities.  HARD provides services through 128 full time staff members with an overall budget of $33.6 million for Fiscal-Year 2018-19.  Additionally, in November of 2016, voters of the District overwhelmingly passed Measure F1 for H.A.R.D. Clean, Safe and Local Parks to issue $250 million in General Obligation Bonds for park and facility improvements.  HARD is experiencing a renaissance of significant magnitude and these two Director opportunities (both vacancies created by the retirement of long tenured employees) are incredible opportunities to join a high performing team providing state-of-the-art facilities and programs to a very appreciative public.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, with a budget of $16.8 million and 62 full-time equivalent employees, the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Director plans and directs the activities and operations of the Department including the repair of the District’s parks, landscaped areas, recreational areas, and buildings.  The Director is responsible for developing strategies, goals and objectives to improve departmental services; will participate as a member of District’s Leadership Team; assists the Capital Department Program Manager in the planning and design of new parks and facilities; and will coordinate departmental activities with other District Departments and outside agencies.  The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who has the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the department all while keeping their eye on the future and continuously looking for ways and partnerships to improve upon what the department offers to the residents of the District.  A Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, ornamental horticulture, park management, construction management, forestry, architecture, engineering, public administration, or a related field, and six years of professional and responsible experience developing and managing programs in parks and facilities maintenance, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity, are required.  The salary range is from $133,024 to $161,702 DOQE with attractive benefits.

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Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.