Assistant Director At Lincolnia Senior Center (park/rec Specialist I)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$22.67 - $37.78 Hourly
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement is for a job-share position.

Facilitates and conducts programs and activities for assigned population (youth, adults, older adults, families) to achieve identified outcomes. Facilitates and conducts center programming to address identified trends, needs, and interests. Assists in the day-to-day operations of an assigned facility. Performs administrative tasks related to facility management, financial management, personnel management, and risk management. Other duties as assigned.

Note: Job share merit positions for 20 hours per week. Eligible for all County benefits and will pay the part-time premiums for health benefits. Leave benefits are prorated based on scheduled hours, retirement participation is mandatory.

Illustrative Duties

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;
  • Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment;
  • 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;
  • Manages operation, staff, maintenance and vendors of a Park or Athletic field mowing crew within a geographic area of Park facilities;
  • Manages operations, maintenance, safety and staff associated with park forestry; Inspects tree conditions for safety and proper maintenance and report required corrective action.

  • 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;
  • Schedules, coordinates, and evaluates class, camp, and tour programs held at parks, centers, schools, government facilities, and private vendor locations;
  • Coordinates and schedules sports leagues and tournaments;
  • Coordinates planning, scheduling, and billing for day and overnight trips and tours.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • 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 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:
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. (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)

  • Valid Driver's license
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications (Required within 3 months)
  • Food Handler Certification (Required within 3 months)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • College-level course work in recreation or related field;
  • Bilingual ability;
  • Experience assisting with the development and implementation of appropriate recreational activities in a community center, teen center, senior center or recreational program;
  • Experience working with participants and volunteers of all ages;
  • Therapeutic Recreation experience or prevention-orientated recreation programs working with populations with disabilities;
  • Experience assisting with the development and implementation of appropriate recreational activities in a community center, senior center or recreational program;
  • Experience working with youth, adults and seniors;
  • Experience in prevention-orientated, outcome based programs working with youth, adult and senior population with disabilities.

Work performed in a center environment. Job may require standing, running, jumping, etc., to demonstrate recreation activities. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds and drive a vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

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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