Recreation Supervisor - Assistant / I

East Bay
4/26/2019 at 5pm
$62,912.00-$87,940.00 Annually

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Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing 7th on the list of the Greenest Cities in America according to a 2018 Wallet Hub survey and ranking 3rd Best City in the Nation  to raise a family, according to another 2018 survey by Wallet Hub. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,000 residents.   As a full service City, Fremont employs over 937 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $205 million.  

Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.   


The Recreation Division of the Community Services Department works within a business model that recovers program costs. The successful Recreation Supervisor candidate is a dynamic, effective leader with advanced knowledge of programming, budgeting, and implementing a variety of recreation services and activities who demonstrates creative problem solving and excellent customer service skills.  Recreation Supervisors exercise considerable judgment in day to day decision making with the scheduling and operations of recreation activities and programming. Recreation Supervisors work in various community services areas including: programming, day camps, community center operations, field allocations, marketing, contract classes, volunteers, and/or special events. Some Recreation Supervisors work within the Department’s  food, beverage, and hospitality facilities located in Aqua Adventure Waterpark and the City’s sports complex. All positions supervise part-time staff and establish positive working relationships with the public and community groups. Recreation Supervisors are accountable for ensuring programs meet the quality and service standards established by the Department and for keeping current on developments in the field and making recommendations to expand and improve activities and programs.  

The position will be filled  at either the Assistant Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Supervisor I level, based on the successful candidate’s career experience  and  knowledge.


- Plan, organize and manage diverse recreation programs and activities that may include day camps and special events; coordinate activities with community groups, other  City departments, or through partnerships
- Interview, train, schedule, assign work, discipline and exercise functional supervision of seasonal or temporary employees and volunteers
- Reserve, schedule, and coordinate maintenance of facilities, grounds, fields, parks, or shared space
- Develop and monitor budgets, individual performance plans and marketing plans
- Prepare minutes for Board or Commission and attend meetings as required
- Prepare reports, flyers memos, letters, and other written materials
- Elicit support and/or donations for program funding needs
- Explain and tactfully enforce City and department policies while working with individuals and community groups
- Maintain section webpages on City website, social media, e-mail, e-newsletters  and other means of communication to effectively reach out to the community
- Adhere to all safety regulations and/or protocols for programs, parks, facilities rentals and make suggestions on improvements when needed.

Ideal Candidate


Any combination of education and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Assistant Recreation Supervisor: graduation from High School or equivalent plus some college coursework in recreation or a related field, and six months experience leading recreation programs.

Recreation Supervisor I: possession of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university and two years of experience leading recreation programs.


- A valid, approved First Aid/CPR certification must be obtained within six months of appointment and maintained throughout the assignment.
- Incumbents must report child abuse and/or neglect as required by California Penal Code 11166.5
- Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is required by time of appointment.
- For positions at the Waterpark, the following are required within twelve months of date of hire: ServSafe Certification, Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatics Facility Operator (AFO).


The City is searching for a self-motivated individual who has advanced knowledge of programming, budgeting and implementing a variety of recreation services and activities.  This individual must be skilled in training, supervising and evaluating seasonal and temporary employees and volunteers.  In addition, the successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication abilities, as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other departments, community organizations and the general public.


Fremont offers an attractive benefits package, which includes, but is not limited to: CalPERS retirement plan, paid holidays, medical, dental and other city paid benefits. A complete benefits summary can be found at


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The first review of applications is April 12, 2019.