Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1556

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

(Park/Recreation Specialist I)

Park Authority

Job # 12-1556

$42,044 to $56,058  (Grade S19)

Assists with operations and programming of an aquatic complex at an assigned RECenter. Conducts inspections of aquatic facility and equipment, and ensures the facility compliance with all regulations. Directs or responds to emergency situations. Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates instructors, lifeguards and volunteers. Oversees staff coverage, customer service, pool operations and pool facility maintenance. Plans, designs, schedules, implements and evaluates recommendations for improvement of the aquatic program of classes, rentals and general public operations for all ages and abilities. Maintains records and prepares reports. Submits budgetary needs and tracks expenditures. Ensures inventory of supplies is maintained. Coordinates with staff to process registrations; and schedule classroom space, pool space and equipment usage. Provides information for publications and promotional material. Makes presentations to community groups regarding programs. When scheduled as Duty Manager, is responsible for operations of entire facility.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an associate's degree in recreation, park management, therapeutic recreation, or a closely related field, plus two years of related experience in recreation center, park, athletic field, golf course operations, or community-based program coordination or a related field, as applicable to the position.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. Required certificates/licenses: Fairfax County Pool Operators Permit; Lifeguard License; and Professional CPR and First Aid license. Within six months of appointment, must obtain Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training Instructor License; and Water Safety Instructor certification.



Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in: operating and managing an aquatic facility; training and supervising lifeguards and other staff; supervising staff planning programs; and ensuring adherence to maintenance and safety standards.



Panel interview.



*The RECenter to which this position will be assigned is not known at this time.



Hours will vary. Holiday and weekend work may be required at times.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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