Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0315

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


Area 3,
Park Authority

Job # 13-0315

$57,210 to $76,280  (Grade S25)

The office location for this position is 6901 South Kings Highway in Alexandria, Virginia; however the duties require travel to assigned parks on a regular basis. Plans and directs the overall operation, services, maintenance and personnel of a group of regional parks with multiple diverse sites. Completes administrative, financial and planning duties related to management of a group of regional parks. Ensures that formal safety inspections are conducted and documented by staff. Reviews practices to ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures. Works with local community associations, athletic and service organizations, schools and individual citizens. Develops and implements standards and procedures for the security and protection of the public, parks, facilities and resources against vandalism, fire and other damage. Develops budget plans and tracks all financial activity.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation and park management, therapeutic recreation, business administration/management, public administration, or a closely related field; plus four years of progressively responsible experience in park management or multi-faceted recreation center management providing a variety of recreation programs in the area of assignment. Two years of the required experience must have included supervisory duties.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Valid driver's license required.



Four years of experience in overall operation and maintenance of a group of regional parks, with responsibility for supervising and managing multiple crew operations. Demonstrated effective team management and leadership skills. Must demonstrate effective customer skills working with diverse community organizations. Three years of experience in the use of a personal computer and various software applications to prepare written communication and memoranda, and to utilize maintenance management applications.



Panel interview.


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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