Resumes and required cover letters will be reviewed as applications are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for priority consideration.
Located on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Fremont boasts a thriving population (approximately 230,000) with an area of 90-square miles. Designated as the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area, Fremont is an attractive example of metropolitan living at its best. Fremont is also a fantastic place to raise a family. Between Fremont’s award-winning school districts, low crime rate, great restaurants, and outdoor recreational opportunities, there is no better place to work or play. The Bay Area’s Regional Transit System also connects Fremont to the greater Bay Area, allowing for easy travel between other cities like San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. Access to Interstates 680 and 880 also gives Fremont’s residents the opportunity to easily travel throughout the Bay Area. The City of Fremont is seeking a solution-oriented manager who is able to lead a team of experienced professionals with diverse talents as their new Community Services Director. The ideal candidate will be an approachable servant leader who possesses a strong background in Parks and Recreation and customer service. A candidate that can train, mentor, and develop staff is highly desirable. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work independently with limited supervision or direction. The successful candidate must possess knowledge and philosophy of objectives, trends, techniques, and principles of recreation services administration. Understanding and knowledge of principles and practices of modern park and recreational facilities management, administration, budget, and personnel management, along with federal and local laws and regulations related to recreation services, park management and environmental services is required.
Any combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, park management, public or business administration and six (6) years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of community recreation and/or park management, including at least three (3) years of responsible management experience. Qualified candidates must also possess or obtain a valid California driver’s license. A Master’s degree is desirable. Membership in and certification through the California Park and Recreation Society is also desirable. The annual salary range for the Community Services Director is $225,750 - $304,500; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.