Equestrian Manager (park/recreation Assistant)

Herndon, Virginia
$43,128.18 - $71,879.60 Annually
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join a dynamic team as the equestrian manager of the Park Authority’s premier park, Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. Park amenities include a 1930’s working farm, wedding/rental venue, equestrian facility, pre-school, and natural and cultural resources on the 135-acre site with over 700,000 visits annually. Position includes coordination for the equestrian activities at Frying Pan Farm Park, Turner Farm ,and Laurel Hill. With supervision from the operations manager, assists in the coordination and implementation of all rentals, programs, special events, promotional materials, and volunteers associated with the equestrian facilities. This position will be responsible for development of marketing and promoting the rental space to the public, including outside the equestrian community. This position will assist with the inspection of the equestrian facilities, amenities, and grounds. Performs maintenance duties as necessary, surface prep, stall cleaning, repairs, preventative maintenance of all facilities, mowing, trimming, and jump maintenance as appropriate. Budget assistance to include tracking budget expenditures and revenue projections and justifications. Helps to develop short- and long-term equestrian goals, strategies, and plans for the equestrian facilities. Assists with recruiting, hiring, training, and managing all equestrian staff and volunteers. As the equestrian manager, this position creates and maintains the equestrian calendar and works with user groups to rent the facilities. Maintains the emergency action plan for equestrian facilities and grounds.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

General Duties
  • Assists in the administration of the facility operations such as conducting inventory, preparing administrative and financial reports, and assisting in the preparation of the annual operating budget;
  • Assists in the ordering and receiving of supplies;
  • Assists with the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of staff and volunteers;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits;
  • Ensures staff compliance with operating procedures and safety/security standards;
  • Informs the public of pertinent rules and regulations;
  • Directs residents to private and public resources and programs;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target
  • underserved populations and to increase overall program participation;
  • Delivers customer service by distributing literature and providing information;
  • Assists as a liaison between County agencies and residents.
  • Assists with providing operational support by supervising the maintenance of assigned facilities.
  • Assists with providing Parks/Recreation programming support by developing and coordinating several specialized programs and special events;
  • Maintains records necessary to the operation and evaluation of programs.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center and/or park management;
  • Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of administrative reports;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
Graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education, plus two years of related experience in a recreation center, recreational park, or golf course operation or two years’ experience organizing and coordinating public recreation activities or community affairs, as applicable to the position

  • Two years’ experience in an equestrian related facility.
  • Two years’ experience operating equipment to prepare the ring and setup for horse shows.
  • Graduate of an associate degree program with major course work in business, equestrian, parks and recreation or related field.
  • Experience with grounds and buildings maintenance and upkeep including use of tractor, utility vehicle, mowers.

Driver's License (Required)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date . Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and stand for long periods of time, walk uneven terrain, go up steps or ladders and work in a variety of weather conditions . All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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