Recenter Manager (park/rec Specialist Iv)

Location
Oakton, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 18, 2021
Ref
21-02572
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Rec Center Manager to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With over 425 parks, 23,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level. The Rec Center Manager Directs and supervises the work of staff in planning and operating the Rec Center facilities, programs and services. Conducts financial management and analyses. Develops and tracks annual budget and revenue projections. Authorizes purchases and reviews expenses. Develops annual and long range plans, performance objectives and business strategies. Projects maintenance and capital improvement needs, scheduling and funding strategy. Ensures facility and staff compliance with operational, safety and maintenance standards. Supervises, trains, counsels and evaluates staff. Interacts with user/community groups and citizens. Work shifts will include Manager on Duty responsibilities and may vary depending on staffing levels and workload. First Aid/CPR certification required within 90 days of employment.

The Fairfax County Park Authority will provide a virtual realistic job preview on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Interested candidates may join the following Microsoft TEAMS link to participate in learning more about the position with Park Authority staff.

To access, please click the TEAMS link below on December 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM to attend.

REALISTIC JOB PREVIEW:
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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.)

General
  • 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;
  • Researches and develops program standards that comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, that meet industry standards, and that assure participant safety;
  • Researches, develops and analyzes consumer needs, interests, and resources through a variety of assessment tools to determine appropriate instructional opportunities and leisure activities;
  • 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;
  • Establishes fee schedules and marketing formats and evaluates program participation levels and profit margins;
  • 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.


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;
  • Knowledge of various athletics, arts and crafts, drama, group activities and day camps;
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of OSHA/Universal precaution standards;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, tools and techniques of team-based management- facilitation, consensus decision-making, conflict resolution;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, tools and techniques of community building and planning.


Employment Standards

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in recreation, public administration, leisure services or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of four years of experience in the management of a large scale municipal recreation center. Demonstrated abilities in: management of maintenance and operations; financial and resource management; annual and long range planning; personnel management; community outreach; and leadership. Experience using FOCUS RecDynamics and Microsoft Office software. Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Handling cleaning equipment. Light lifting to include chairs, tables and site fixtures. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and 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 military status 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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