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NOVA Parks has a full-time opening for PARK MANAGER at Upton Hill Regional Park, Arlington, Virginia. Annual Starting Salary: $58,377.61. Excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.
The PARK MANAGER is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and executing an operational management plan for a park. Work is performed under the general direction of the Park Operations Superintendent with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action. The Park Manager will supervise staff which may include Assistant Park Manager, Park Specialist, Naturalist, maintenance employees, part-time staff, and volunteers. Annual performance goals will be set for the Park Manager. Park Managers are subject to lateral transfer within the organization.
Manage facility operations
Manage facility and grounds maintenance
Develop and manage budget
Establish and maintain positive public relations program
Perform administrative duties
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (minimum)
Education: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in park management or closely related field.
Physical: Non-manual and manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in office and outdoorsettings; will perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, lift items at or greater than 80 pounds, climb ladders, use tools, and operate equipment.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in parks or conservation work or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:
Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, and practices involved in park management.
Considerable knowledge and experience in personnel management.
Ability to develop comprehensive operating procedures and performance standards and to evaluate programs and employees against such standards.
Considerable ability to review and analyze expenditures and revenues in determining appropriate budgets.
Considerable ability to identify and isolate problems, and to initiate appropriate actions.
Considerable ability to deal effectively with the public and special interest groups, and to provide a strong, positive public relations program; with considerable ability to interpret and explain NOVA Parks policies, rules, and procedures to employees and to the public.
Considerable ability to communicate clearly and effectively with ability to prepare written correspondence and present accurate reports.
Considerable knowledge of the materials, equipment, and procedures involved with park maintenance.
Ability to maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the park and recreation profession.
Working knowledge of personal computers and various software applications.
Certification or ability to obtain certification in CPR and first aid and other licenses as required.
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain drivers’ license with safe driving record.
Availability for off-duty phone calls and/or ability to report to work in emergency situations when off duty.
Availability to work rotating schedules, additional hours during peak operating times including weekends.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
Park Managers are subject to lateral transfer.
Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 for assistance.
It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) operates 32 regional parks and manages various historic and conservation-oriented facilities, land and trails which encompasses more than 12,200 acres. The preservation of open space is a high priority. In addition, we strive to offer recreation opportunities not traditionally provided by local governments