Arlington, Virginia
$61,027.20 - $93,267.20 Annually
Oct 09, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking an Operations and Nutrition Supervisor to work in the Office of the Senior 55+ Programs . The Supervisor will be responsible for managing program operations and administration of the Senior Nutrition Programs in partnership with Arlington’s Area Agency on Aging, including the Social 60+ Café Program (Senior Congregate Meal Program) and supervision of five (5) Senior Centers. In addition, the Supervisor will collaborate with the 55+ Unit Manager and Senior Center Directors to ensure the standardization of operations and processes across all Senior Centers.

Specific duties include:
  • Managing daily operations, budgets, programs and staff of five senior centers, including three congregate meal sites, programs and activities;
  • Supervising 4 directors and multiple senior center substitutes to ensure full staffing at all centers;
  • Working with Senior Center Directors and Nutrition Program coordinators to ensure the quality and content of the 55+ Programs by planning and scheduling appropriate activities which include OSAP core program elements, such as education, recreation cultural arts, socialization, self-governance;
  • Monitoring adherence to State and Federal regulations and guidelines regarding Older American Act Nutrition and transportation program funds;
  • Maintaining accurate participant, budget and administrative records, including documenting, reviewing and tracking all program expenditures;
  • Purchasing and ordering supplies within the allocated budget for the nutrition program;
  • Preparing program and evaluation reports, reviewing monthly reports submitted to DHS/AAA for the nutrition program;
  • Supervising, hiring and training staff and volunteers, including monitoring work and management of administrative duties and providing guidance on policies, procedures and operations;
  • Developing programs and contributing ideas in concert with the priorities and direction from OSAP and with divisional and departmental objectives;
  • Promoting and encouraging the involvement of individuals in recreation programs and providing an environment that fosters senior empowerment, including assessing needs of potential and actual participants; and
  • Providing advocacy, education, resource referral, consultation and customer service through communication with staff and customers.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Health Science, Gerontology, Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation, Adult Education or a closely related field, plus two years' experience in administration or management of programs in a senior adult and/or recreation setting.

Substitution: Additional years of experience in the specialty area may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the education requirement. A Master's degree in the area of specialty may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s in related field and experience in one or more of the following:
  • Congregate Meal and Senior Nutrition Programming;
  • Planning and implementing recreation programs for individuals 55 and older in a community setting;
  • Special event planning;
  • Coordinating or supervising the work of others;
  • Working with an ethnically diverse population; and/or
  • Community organizing and developing community outreach/marketing strategies.

Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4: 30p.m. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required depending on programmatic needs. Employee must be able to travel to different locations.

The official title of this position is a DPR Programmer II.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree (or higher)


How many years of experience do you have in the administration or management of programs in a senior adult and/or recreation setting?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months but less than 1 year
  • 1 year but less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more


Please indicate if you have experience in any of the following:
  • Management of programs in a senior adult and/or recreation setting
  • Congregate Meal and Senior Nutrition Programming
  • Planning and implementing recreation programs for individuals 55 and older in a community setting
  • Special event planning
  • Coordinating or supervising the work of others
  • Community organizing and developing community outreach/marketing strategies
  • None


Please describe your experience with the management of programs in a senior adult and/or recreation setting, including Congregate Meal and Senior Nutrition Programming? Put N/A, if not applicable.

Required Question

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