Old Firehouse General Manager (park/recreation Specialist Ii)

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Mclean, Virginia
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Full Time
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Responsible for the overall management of the Old Firehouse Center and its operation, staff, rentals, programs, partnerships and activities. The Old Firehouse Center is an extension of the McLean Community Center (MCC). Specific duties include:
  • Manages and oversees the maintenance of the facility.
  • Supervises, identifies and tracks Old Firehouse Center activities and programs and maintains records of service providers, vendors, partnership agreements, and customer satisfaction.
  • Complies, edits, reviews, approves, and submits written copy of Old Firehouse Center programs, activities and event offerings for the program guide and summer brochure (three to four times a year.)
  • Ensures the Old Firehouse Center follows guidelines, policies and procedures in compliance with the McLean Community Center, MCC Governing Board and Fairfax County.
  • Assures compliance with agency, county, state, and federal laws, polices, procedures and guidelines for purchasing, accounting, and program delivery.
  • Leads management team in identifying, determining and implementing marketing plans, strategies, and publicity for the Old Firehouse Center in conjunction with the agency's Public Information Office.
  • Leads management team in the development of the Old Firehouse Center's and Camp McLean budget; tracks program expenditures and revenue; creates a monthly directors and financial report which submitted on or near the tenth of every month to MCC comptroller.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, interview, hire, evaluation, and supervision of the Old Firehouse Center management team and its staff.
  • Responsible for compliance of guidelines, procedures and policies in the use of county vehicles and OFC staff usage.
  • Duties are performed under the supervision of the general program director.

Schedule: This is a full-time merit position working 40 hours per week; scheduled work hours are subject to change and include evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.

Illustrative Duties

General Duties
  • Conducts program and service delivery evaluations using a variety of tools;
  • Identifies deficiencies and recommends alternative strategies as needed and incorporates viable suggestions into programming;
  • Develops and maintains community and corporate partnerships;
  • Develops and implements community outreach plans to target underserved populations;
  • Develops, prepares, and submits an annual budget;
  • Monitors revenues and expenses and reconciles revenue/expense reports;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits and to departmental goals and objectives;
  • Evaluates data from daily operations and compiles administrative reports documenting attendance and service delivery for use in developing future programming;
  • Completes regular inspections and safety assessments, maintains a hazard and drug-free environment, documents issues to identify risk areas, and recommends improvements;
  • Ensures that agency programs, facilities, and personnel meet all standards for certifications and licenses related to the area of assignments;
  • Analyzes and ensures accountability of center inventory;
  • Authorizes the purchase of supplies and equipment;
  • Conducts inspections to ensure that the housekeeping, cleanliness, and maintenance of the facility are acceptable and meet quality standards;
  • Develops and implements guidelines for the security and protection of a site against fire, vandalism, and other damage;
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and county safety and health standards and operational procedures;
  • Acquires and posts all current certificates, licenses, permits, and operating requirements;
  • Compiles and retains operational and safety records and complies with federal, state and county safety standards;
  • Enforces operating policies and procedures, evaluates their effectiveness and recommends changes;
  • Coordinates efforts to optimize revenue production and/or customer satisfaction;
  • Promotes diverse center participation of persons from various cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds;
  • Makes arrangements for the use/maintenance of agency vehicles, facilities, and equipment;
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and schedules volunteers and subordinate staff to assist in various aspects of programming including mentoring, instruction, and program aides;
  • Develops and disseminates material to publicize and market activities at the assigned location.
  • Schedules, plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates a diverse selection of leisure activities such as after-school programs, character education activities, family activities, community outings, hobby enrichment classes, leisure counseling and education, aquatics, camps, fitness, and therapeutic activity interventions;
  • Develops activity plans and process instructions for a variety of selected activities with input from staff, community members, and volunteers;
  • Coordinates with health, social services, legal, financial, housing professionals and other local organizations to arrange and conduct special programs.
  • Administers long-term rentals, prepares the annual calendar of events, and collects fees;
  • Manages individual client cases, updates the Virginia Uniform Assessment Instrument, conducts comprehensive therapeutic and functional assessments of all individuals with disabilities, and documents progress and care plans;
  • Works with other human service agencies to provide appropriate intervention strategies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center, aquatics, or rental property operations management, as appropriate to the position;
  • Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
  • Knowledge of group work methods and activity facilitation;
  • Ability to motivate and supervise staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise financial and administrative reports;
  • Ability to administer budgets;
  • Ability to plan, develop and administer recreation programs or community activities;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to develop and implement sound management practices;
  • Ability to conduct training programs;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
  • Ability to work independently using sound judgment in the execution of the position's duties;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
If assigned to teen or senior center position:
  • Knowledge of the various theories of human development;
  • Knowledge of aging- or youth-related risk factors and early identification criteria;
  • Knowledge of OSHA/Universal precaution standards.

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 four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation and park management, therapeutic recreation, or other closely related field; plus two years of progressively responsible experience in park or recreation services related work, as applicable to the position.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • CPR required within 3 months of hire.
  • First Aid required within 3 months of hire.
  • AED required within 3 months of hire.
  • Experience supervising multiple staff and have the ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Experience with preparing and maintaining operating revenue and expense budgets.
  • Experience developing and implementing programs and events for all age groups.
  • Experience dealing with customer service.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office Suite applications, i.e.-- Word, Access and Excel.
  • Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services check, and driving record check.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to operate a county van to transport students from school and other activities.
  • Occasional evening, weekend and holiday work will be required.
Position requires physical mobility and sensory awareness sufficient to observe and direct staff performance, activities, facility operations and maintenance. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, stoop, stand, bend and walk for extended periods of time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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 status as a veteran 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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