Park Maintenance Area Manager (park/rec Specialist Iv)

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Fairfax Statn, Virginia
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Jul 17, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Park Maintenance Area Manager to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 400 community parks throughout the county, this position is key to providing safe and fun park environments for all to enjoy.

This advertisement will fill the position at Area 4 Maintenance. The duties of this position require travel to assigned parks on a regular basis and driving a county vehicle to follow up on inspections and to participate in job related offsite meetings. Performs other tasks related to effective management of a group of regional parks. Plans and directs the overall operation, services, maintenance and personnel of a group of regional parks with multiple diverse sites. Completes administrative, financial and planning duties related to management of a group of regional parks. Ensures that formal safety inspections are conducted and documented by staff. Reviews practices to ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures. Works with local community associations, athletic and service organizations, schools and individual citizens. Develops and implements standards and procedures for the security and protection of the public, parks, facilities and resources against vandalism, fire and other damage. Develops budget plans and tracks all financial activity.

This position will only be filled up to the mid-point of the advertised salary range.

The office location for this position is 10401 Burke Lake Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039.

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.)
Directs the overall operations, services, and personnel of an assigned park location or unit and ensures that agency standards for cleanliness, maintenance, safety, and operational effectiveness are met at assigned sites and facilities;
Plans, schedules, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff and ensures the availability of training and professional development programs;
Coordinates and interacts with other County agencies on issues affecting park/recreation management and operations;
Compiles and monitors the annual budget for the assigned unit and develops quarterly target projections and budget plans;
Oversees the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target
underserved populations, to increase overall participation in programs, and to ensure the resolution of community concerns and customer complaints;
Prepares, reviews, and evaluates financial and administrative reports to analyze current practices and trends and initiates actions to maximize site use and revenue;
Participates in the development of short- and long-term goals, operating objectives, strategies and implementation plans, and submits recommendations for improved service delivery to ensure that scheduling of activities at facilities maximizes revenue and customer satisfaction;
Authorizes the procurement of required items or services;
Reviews and recommends actions on plans for the acquisition, development, construction, and renovation of park facilities;
Inspects, reports, and resolves encroachments with citizens and appropriate staff;
Ensures that all required certificates, licenses, and permits are current and posted.

Surveys potential new facilities, coordinates the scheduling of facilities with school administrative personnel, and resolves usage problems;
Plans and coordinates with agency and County staff on resource management issues for developed and undeveloped parks.
Develops and supports ongoing collaborative relationships with County agencies and other community-based agencies in order to identify service delivery needs, identify and develop community resources and coordinate efforts to meet those needs.
Develops a regional communication network to share and exchange information on regional issues and trends.
Manages group processes through facilitation, conflict resolution, mediation, consensus building and leadership development.

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 park or recreation center management;
Knowledge of financial management controls relating to accounting and budgeting;
Knowledge of group work methods;
Ability to manage a large complex operation with extensive capital equipment, property value, and inventory;
Ability to motivate, supervise, and evaluate staff and to develop and implement staff training programs;
Ability to schedule, coordinate, and prioritize the work of a diverse groups of employees;
Ability to analyze programs and procedures and evaluate their performance against established objectives;
Ability to prepare clear and concise financial, administrative, and operational reports;
Ability to prepare and adhere to budgets;
Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally 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 four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and park management, therapeutic recreation, business administration/management, public administration, or a closely related field.;
Plus four years of progressively responsible experience in park management or multi-faceted recreation center management providing a variety of recreation programs in the area of assignment; two years of the required experience must have included supervisory duties.

Four years of experience in overall operation and maintenance of a group of regional parks, with responsibility for supervising and managing multiple crew operations. Demonstrated effective team management and leadership skills. Must demonstrate effective customer skills working with diverse community organizations. Three years of experience in the use of a personal computer and various software applications to prepare written communication and memoranda, and to utilize maintenance management applications.

Valid driver’s license

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

Able to traverse uneven terrain and accommodate sustained period of time in outdoor weather extremes. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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.

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