• Full Time
  • Newark, Ca (East Bay)
  • $53.57 to $65.12 per hour, equivalent to an annual income of $111,426 to $135,450 USD / Year

Website City of Newark

Recreation and Community Services Supervisor I

Location: 6800 Mowry Avenue, Newark, CA 94560

Pay: $53.57 to $65.12 per hour, equivalent to an annual income of $111,426 to $135,450.

The job posting is open now until November 28th, 2023, by 5:00 pm, and those interested can apply via Calopps: https://www.calopps.org/newark/job-20422509

Description:The City is seeking a motivated leader with a proven track record of outstanding customer service and staff management, enthusiasm for discovering innovative solutions to meet community needs, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. This candidate must possess strong judgment, ethics, and experience in team building, coaching, and maintaining positive relationships with City personnel and community members. Additionally, they should demonstrate an innovative and progressive approach to serving a diverse community, from youth to seniors. In this role, they will directly oversee an energetic team comprising of recreation professionals. If you embody these qualities and wish to join a dynamic, results-driven team, we invite you to apply! The role demands a flexible schedule for effective staff and program supervision. The standard work schedule is Monday to Friday. Additionally, there will be occasional weekend work for departmental special events and spot-checking of staff and programs, as prearranged or as needed to provide coverage. This position is generally not eligible for a regular remote work schedule.

Ideal Candidate: The City of Newark seeks a skilled professional to lead the George M. Silliman Community Activity & Family Aquatic Center. This role entails overseeing Aquatics, Youth and Adult programming, and Center operations to create a vibrant community hub under the Recreation & Community Services Department. The chosen candidate will be a vital member of the management team, demonstrating strong leadership and coaching abilities with a can-do attitude. They will not only supervise the Aquatic Center, Youth and Adult programming but also manage guest services, special events, contract classes, and field rentals, ensuring seamless coordination and success. The ideal candidate should also have exceptional knowledge in administering, evaluating, supervising, and budgeting various recreation and community service programs, including Aquatic Center operations and regulatory requirements. Additionally, they will guide employees and volunteers, collaborate with the City’s other departments, and engage with community groups and educational institutions. Through active participation in city committees and task forces, the Supervisor will significantly contribute to enhancing the community’s overall well-being and engagement.

Experience & Training:

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation or a related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of professional experience developing and supervising a variety of recreation, social or cultural programs.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid driver license and a satisfactory driving record throughout employment. This position’s primary focus is Aquatics and other areas. When Assigned to Aquatics, the following certifications are required to be obtained within the probationary period and maintained throughout employment:

  • Lifeguard Training certification
  • Swim Lesson/Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Lifeguard Training Instructor certification
  • Other certifications that will assist in facility or program operations are desirable.

Applicants are encouraged to review the class specification for the essential duties, and knowledge and abilities required for the position.

* The position title is pending City Council approval.



Salary: $111,426-$135,450 annual package
The City offers an outstanding benefits package that includes:

Health Insurance eff. January 2024:  The City contributes the following amounts to employee health and welfare benefits:

  • Employee only: $913
    Employee + 1 dependent: $1,826
    Employee + 2 or more dependents: $2,412

If employee declines any or part of the City’s cafeteria plan, employee may receive up to $450 cash-in-lieu per month. Any cash out will be paid to the employee in taxable compensation. Proof of medical insurance is required.

  • Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2.0% @ 62 for New PEPRA members. The City does not participate in Social Security. The City participates in Medicare.
  • General Leave: 184 to 264 hours of general leave accrual each year, depending on length of service. Up to
  • 80 hours of general leave may be converted to pay per fiscal year.
  • Management Leave: Up to 56 hours per fiscal year.
  • Holidays: 13 paid holidays per year.
  • Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation.
  • Life Insurance: City-paid $50,000 policy.
  • Educational Reimbursement:  Up to $10,000 lifetime benefit.
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability: Voluntary participation.
  • Health Allowance: $100/month.
  • Wellness: On-site bicycle lockers, and employee wellness activities such as workshops, fitness challenges, and informal meetings.
  • Health & Fitness: Employees and eligible family members have free use of the gym, exercise equipment and aquatic facilities at the Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, as well as resident rates for classes and rentals.

You may review the Compensation and Benefit Plan for Management, Supervisory, and Professional Employee Group on our website for additional details.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted through CalOpps by: 5:00pm, November 28, 2023.

The most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview scheduled for December 7, 2023. Finalists will be invited to a department interview tentatively scheduled for December 13, 2023. The selected final candidate will be required to complete a background check, including fingerprinting, and basic physical exam.

We will make reasonable efforts in all phases of the selection process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 510-578-4267 or at hr@newark.org for accommodation requests.

The City of Newark is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace, and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of any local, state, or federal protected class.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all potential employees are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.  All new employees are required by law to sign a loyalty oath.

To apply for this job please visit www.calopps.org.