Operations Manager (park/rec Specialist I)

Springfield, Virginia
$49,526.46 - $82,543.97 Annually
Jun 03, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! Works as part of the Resource Management Division (RMD) with the Lakefronts Section in the Waterfront Sites and Natures Centers Branch. Under routine supervision, oversees the day-to-day operation of a lakefront park. Conducts safety inspections of park facilities; provides staff and volunteer training, as well as supervision; coordinates the operations of facilities throughout the park; establishes and enforces standards; processes payroll and financial reports: ensures effective scheduling of the lakefront park. Collaborates with management to identify and address new revenue opportunities and ensure safe operations and compliance with applicable regulations.

Multiple positions at various locations will be filled by this recruitment process to satisfy program needs. The locations of these vacancies include:
  • Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039)
  • Lake Accotink Park (7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150)
  • Lake Fairfax Park (1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190)

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
  • Plans, coordinates, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the operations and maintenance of the assigned facility or facilities;
  • Hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates staff;
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts specialized on-site staff training;
  • Completes and submits various financial, administrative, and statistical reports;
  • Identifies, recommends, and writes justifications for budget components such as capital equipment submissions;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals, and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision;
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements, and initiates corrective measures;
  • Responds to public inquiries and concerns;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target underserved populations and to increase overall program participation;
  • Analyzes and evaluates service in terms of individual and community needs;
  • Performs administrative functions at a facility, including budget preparation, recruitment of volunteer staff, maintenance of records necessary to the operation and evaluation of center programs, and report preparation;
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and schedules specialized activities and programs sponsored by the park, recreation, teen, community, or senior center in cooperation with residents and related agencies;

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;
  • Knowledge of aquatics, grounds maintenance, horticulture, agriculture, cultural or historic resources, or other specialized area as appropriate for the duties of the position;
  • 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 plan, develop, and administer recreation programs or community activities;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with employees and citizen groups;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of administrative reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”) Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an associate 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.

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and SharePoint.
  • Experience developing, requesting, justifying, and managing operations budgets including supervising cash generating facilities.
  • Experience with managing vehicle operation, motorized boats, marinas, and amusements.
  • Experience with event planning and management.
  • Experience with managing campground operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Park Authority (or similar recreation provider) operations and processes.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • CPR, first aid, AED (required)
  • Water safety instructor (required)
  • Us boat boater safety (required)

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

Dexterity to operate personal computer. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and walk on varied terrain. Climb ladders, stoop, etc. Ability to lift 50 pounds up to 80 pounds with assistance.
Ability to operate motor vehicle and motorboat. 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.


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