County of Alameda

Assistant General Manager (#1104H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$64.82-$78.79 Hourly / $5,185.60-$6,303.20 BiWeekly /
$11,235.47-$13,656.93 Monthly / $134,825.60-$163,883.20 Yearly

Under general direction, the Assistant General Manager assists in the planning, organizing, administration and promotion of the recreation and park programs and services of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District; represents the General Manager when directed, acts in the General Manager’s absence, and performs related work as required.


The incumbent of this one (1) position class assists the General Manager in the planning, organization and coordination of the District’s activities. The Assistant General Manager represents the General Manager at conferences and meetings and other relationships as assigned by the General Manger, and when directed, acts in the General Manger’s absence. Exercises administrative and professional judgment with latitude for independent action and initiative; assists with public relations and the stimulation of interest and understanding of the Recreation and Park District. This position receives supervision through conferences with, and review by, the General Manager.


1. Assists in the planning, organization and development of a broad program of diversified recreation and park programs and services for the District; assists in the supervision of the activities and functions of three (3) divisions of the District organization, and may personally manage or administer programs in the Business, Park or Recreation Divisions when assigned by the General Manager.

2. Represents the General Manager at meetings and conferences, and acts for him in his absence; supervises the organization, conduct the promotion of divisional programs as a continuing responsibility or when specifically assigned by the General Manager.

3. Assists in the preparation and administration of the District budget; assists in the supervision of recruitment and selection of personnel and the training and evaluation of employees; makes studies and prepares recommendations and reports on District programs and activities for the General Manager.

4. Assists the General Manager in the establishment and continuance of cooperative planning and working relationships with local community agencies and organizations; interprets and explains District programs and services to community groups and individuals; assists in the organization and development of neighborhood and community groups to further the goals of the Recreation and Park District; recommends on acquisition of facilities and equipment.


A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process. 


Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university with specialization in Recreation, Business Administration or in a closely related field,



Five (5) years of increasingly responsible full time professional experience directing park and recreation activities, at least three (3) years of which was in a position requiring program responsibility and supervision of professional and sub-professional personnel.


A combination of higher education and similar experience.

Valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record.

The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles of finance, business and of personnel administration; philosophy and objectives of the public recreation movement; and related community needs and resources.
  • Facilities and equipment required for a comprehensive recreation and park program.
  • Means of obtaining cooperation from the public and enlisting support in building a broad recreation and park program.

Ability to:

  • Gather and analyze data relating to the administration of a Park and Recreation District.
  • Deal effectively with District Staff and the public.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Withstand sustained periods of sitting while intermittently operating keyboards, twisting and reaching to operate other equipment without incapacitating adverse effect.
  • Exercise sound judgment within general policy guidelines.