Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1140

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

(Park/Recreation Specialist II)

Park Authority

Job # 13-1140

$47,354 to $63,139  (Grade S21)

Assigned to work at one of the RECenters* within the Park Authority. Manages an aquatic facility and programs. Directs staff in planning and operations of facilities, programs and services. Identifies and implements service improvements. Develops short- and long-range plans for operations and usage. Projects maintenance and capital improvement needs. Coordinates with agency staff to develop aquatic programming goals. Researches, develops and implements aquatic programs, special events and services. Plans, implements and evaluates a financially self-supporting aquatic program of classes, rentals and general public activities for all ages and abilities. Inspects and ensures cleanliness, maintenance, safety and operational effectiveness of facilities. Purchases materials and supplies. Prepares facility budget, projects revenue and oversees financial record-keeping and reporting. Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all facility staff and volunteers. Interacts with user groups, community groups and citizens.



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in recreation and park management, therapeutic recreation or a closely related field; plus two years of progressively responsible experience in park or recreation services related work, as applicable to the position (i.e., working in an aquatics facility).



Required certifications include: Pool Operator (Fairfax County), certified Swimming Instructor or Swim Coach and Water Exercise Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, CPR and First Aid. Must successfully pass a medical clearance test to use a respirator. Must pass Fairfax County approved Pool Operator test with 30 days of employment. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.



At least two years of experience managing an aquatic facility to include financial management, operation of filtration equipment, handling chemical equipment, coordinating routine and major maintenance, programming a wide array of aquatic classes (swimming, water exercise, safety), competitive meets, public recreational swimming activities, and coordinating group use of pool. Experience hiring, training and supervising lifeguards and aquatic instructors; and ensuring facility compliance with local, state and federal regulations related to operating an aquatic facility and programs. Experience using the ParkNet system; the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (FOCUS); and Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Excellent customer service, communication and customer service skills. Current certifications as a Fairfax County approved pool operator, lifeguard instructor, swimming instructor, and water exercise instructor.



Panel interview.



*The work location for this position is not known at this time. The position may be assigned to any of Fairfax County Park Authority's RECenters.



Work hours will include rotating shifts to include evening, weekend and holiday coverage; and also facility Manager on Duty and pool service required shifts.


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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