Arlington, Virginia
$61,027.20 - $93,267.20 Annually
Mar 05, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

The Athletic and Facility Services Division (AFS) in the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has an exciting opportunity for a recreational programming professional interested in providing sports offerings to a large and diverse community. The Sports Programmer will oversee youth leagues that include flag football, indoor soccer, and basketball league that has over 8,000+ participants, as well as adult leagues that include softball, basketball, indoor soccer, and ball hockey. This person is also responsible for acting as the liaison to our external partners and non-profit sports organizations.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serving as a liaison to adult or youth partner sports leagues as assigned by the Manager of Sports Leagues and Field Management;
  • Acting as a Commissioner of Adult Sports Leagues as assigned by the Manager of Sports Leagues and Field Management;
  • Overseeing scheduling and registration and performing data entry in various recreation management software including StackSports and Rectrac;
  • Working collaboratively with the Athletic Field Maintenance Team to ensure fields are prepared for use;
  • Meeting periodically with partner sports organizations to cultivate and uphold existing departmental relationships; and
  • Performing contract management to include officials, and other County services.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management/Administration, or Recreation Management
  • Progressively responsible (at least two years) of experience in community sports league management or recreation administration.
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 applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Master's Degree in Sports Management/Administration, Recreation Administration or related field;
  • Managing programs in a local government setting;
  • Background or experience in sports; and
  • Using recreation management software such as RecTrac, StackSports, or other similar web-based scheduling systems.

Additional Information

Work hours: Typically, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends may be required.

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 considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. 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:

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.


How many years of experience do you have managing community sports leagues or in recreation administration?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years or more


Which of the following best describes your education? Please check all that apply:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management, Sports Administration, Recreation Management, or related area.
  • Bachelor's Degree in another area.
  • Master's Degree in Sports Management, Sports Administration, Recreation Management, or related area.
  • Master's Degree in another area.
  • None of the above.


Please select which of the following you have experience in:
  • Managing programs in a local government setting.
  • Background or experience in sports.
  • Using recreation management software such as RecTrac, StackSports, or other similar web-based scheduling systems.
  • None of the above.

Required Question