Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0790

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


Lake Fairfax Park,
Park Authority

Job # 13-0790

$47,354 to $63,139  (Grade 21)

Lake Fairfax Park is located in Reston, Virginia. Directs and supervises the daily operation and programming of this lakefront facility. Conducts financial management and analyses. Develops and tracks the park's annual budget and revenue projections. Authorizes purchases and reviews expenses. Develops annual and long range plans, performance objectives and business strategies. Projects maintenance and capital improvement needs, scheduling and funding strategy. Ensures facility and staff compliance with operational, safety and maintenance standards. Supervises, trains, counsels and evaluates staff. Interacts with user/community groups and citizens.



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, or other closely related field (such as life sciences, natural history or outdoor recreation); plus two years of progressively responsible experience in park or recreation services related work, as applicable to the position (i.e., conservation management, environmental education, interpretation, park programming, or a closely related field).



First Aid/CPR certification within 90 days of employment. 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.



Bachelor's degree in leisure services, recreation and park management, life sciences, natural history, outdoor recreation or other closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of two years of experience in the management of municipal park and recreation facilities, park or recreation services related work, conservation management, environmental education, interpretation, or programming. Demonstrated abilities in: management of maintenance and operations; financial and resource management; annual and long-range planning; personnel management; community outreach; and programming, event planning and leadership. Experience using: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher software; the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (i.e., the county's FOCUS system); and ParkNet. Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP).



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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