Capital Project Manager
Job Details
Full Time
$8,891.00 - $10,807.00 Salary/month
Professional Services

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) is seeking talented project management professionals to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to implement capital improvement projects funded by the $250 million Measure F1 Bond measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2016. Joining the Capital Improvement Program team is an outstanding opportunity to make a significant impact on the District’s parks and facilities to better serve our community. 


The District
H.A.R.D. is an independent special district that encompasses over 100 square-miles and services 290,000 residents in the City of Hayward and the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview and San Lorenzo. Since its creation in 1944 H.A.R.D. has become the largest recreation district in California with over 140 parks that have received national and state recognition for their design, innovation and beauty, as well as hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs.

The Position

The Position
The Capital Project Manager will have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact upon the Hayward area by providing improvements for our parks, parkways, trails, and wide-range of facilities. The District is seeking highly motivated, innovative, and skilled individuals to assist in the planning, design and construction of capital improvements. Project Managers oversee outside consultants and contractors to deliver public works projects and report directly to the Capital Planning and Development Director. The successful candidate will bring:

  • A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible technical and professional work experience in project management including design and construction phases
  • A passion to create memorable places that improve the communities they serve
  • Exceptional communication skills and an ability to work with community members and agency decision makers
  • Ability to solve problems, overcome challenges, and respond effectively to changing priorities

A BA/BS degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, construction management, or related field is required. California registration as a professional architect, landscape architect or engineer is desired. Experience in the public sector is highly desired.


Note: Any offer of employment is conditional upon a satisfactory fingerprint clearance and/or background check with the Department of Justice (DOJ) via LiveScan.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is a Special Public District. As a California city, county, or state agency or public district employee, you may be called upon as a disaster service worker in the event of an emergency. To learn more about what this means our employees click here

Supplemental Questions

  1. How do you adapt to shifting priorities? Provide a specific example and how you responded.
  2. Describe your experience leading a community engagement process.  What has worked well and what have you learned that you would do differently in the future?
  3. What is the most complex project you have managed?  What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?