County of Alameda

Parks Supervisor (#1132H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$47.36-$57.58 Hourly / $3,552.00-$4,318.50 BiWeekly /
$7,696.00-$9,356.75 Monthly / $92,352.00-$112,281.00 Yearly


Under general direction, supervises the operations of the Grounds Division of the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Department, to include the supervision of landscaping, planting, repair and maintenance of park equipment, including District vehicles, grading and drainage of park areas, and overall maintenance of parks; to provide high quality customer service; and to perform related duties as required.  


The Parks Supervisor is the division head and directs all phases of landscape work district wide.  The Parks Supervisor is required to be able to effectively handle, with minimal supervision, grounds personnel from hiring, training and evaluating the employees to participating in the discipline of employees.  The Parks Supervisor is also required to plan and carryout landscaping jobs from sketches, plans or from general instructions given by the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Director.  This class differs from the Grounds Foreman and Equipment Operator Foreman classes by the latter classes having responsibility for a crew, while the Parks Supervisor is responsible for the entire Grounds Division.


NOTE:    The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.  


Hires, trains, schedules, motivates, develops and evaluates staff; prioritizes and monitors work assignments; establishes goals and standards; works with employees to promote good performance, correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures if necessary; trains volunteers and seasonal staff; plans, arranges, schedules and monitors projects for special crews and volunteers; develops and adheres to safety programs; reports workers’ compensation claims and coordinates alternate work assignments, as necessary; monitors neighbors, outside agencies, operating agreements and contractors; participates in the development of standards and guidelines for park residents; monitors park residents and contractors to ensure compliance with the guidelines/contract and responds to their equipment and maintenance needs; develops, coordinates, monitors and evaluates special events; ensures adequate training and development of staff for the operation of tools and equipment, administrative responsibilities, knowledge of District protocols, performance of physical skills, and responding to and handling emergency situations.


Writes reports, letters and memos; prioritizes planned and unplanned work; compiles statistics, keeps logs and records; develops, prepares, administers and monitors budget; prepares and writes specifications; administers, negotiates and monitors contracts, leases and agreements; reviews and approves staff timecards and purchase cards; drafts and reviews requests for proposals, reviews drawings and engineering specifications for landscape projects, facilities, infrastructure and other restoration projects, as needed; participates in the development and negotiations of operating agreements and ensures adherence to these agreements; purchases equipment, materials and supplies.  

Operations & Maintenance:  

Plans, prioritizes and implements maintenance operations; oversees the direct maintenance of multiple facilities, structures, and utilities; recognizes, protects, monitors and enhances the  District’s natural resources, including advising on ordinances; analyzes situations and solves problems; inspects District facilities; performs physical labor relating to projects and maintenance functions, as necessary; manages various resources and recreation features, as necessary; assists with the administration of the Integrated Pest Management Program at the park to ensure compliance with District procedures; performs all functions of support staff, as necessary; oversees vehicle and equipment maintenance; responds and acts upon emergency situations.  


Coordinates the activities of assigned area and maintains open communication with the Parks Director, other departments within division (i.e. Maintenance & Construction, Custodial and Golf Maintenance), other District Divisions, other public and private agencies, neighbors, and the general public; coordinates with contractors for job scheduling, preparation and planning; responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints; collaborates with the management to develop long term goals and strategies to improve the public’s experience and the park’s natural resources; coordinates with Public Safety Division to investigate and track incidents and implement preventative plans to reduce crime; participates in acquisition, planning and design processes when necessary; attends, prepares, and conducts meetings and presentations to the Board of Directors, Committees, District staff, the public, outside agencies, neighborhood associations, etc.; performs related duties as assigned.



Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade,



Four (4) years of experience in the Hayward Area Park and Recreation District classification of Grounds Foreman.



Six (6) years of recent experience in landscape/park facility maintenance, construction, or related field, which demonstrates the ability to provide effective supervision and quality customer service.



College level education in park maintenance, administration or management, resource management or a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. One (1) full year of college education is equivalent to six (6) months experience.


License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.

Special Requirements:

Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation AED and First Aid Training Certificate within six months of employment.

Certification as an Arborist by an accredited organization is desired. Pest Control Adviser Certification desired.


NOTE:    The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.  

Knowledge of:    

Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation; safe work practices in order to ensure a safe working environment; materials, methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in park maintenance and repair; trail maintenance and erosion control measures; horticultural planting techniques and methods, pruning techniques, fertilizing requirements, irrigation needs and other plant care techniques; different aspects of individual parks, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, utilities, reservations administration and grazing operations; budget and general administrative procedures; basic trades knowledge; skills required in the care, operation and maintenance of park equipment, tools and supplies; best practices of resource protection; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, personnel system and workorder system.      

Ability to:  

Understand and apply District and departmental policies and procedures; think clearly and apply logic and common sense to problem solving; supervise various concurrent projects; Develop, oversee and manage a park budget; exercise physical strength and agility to perform manual labor; learn basic wildlife, vegetation and geographic features found within the District’s parks; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.




AM:po revised/retitled 5/28/09

Old title:  Supervisor of Parks

CSC Date:   1/27/2010

IL:sa Revision 07/29/2021

CSC Date: 08/11/2021