Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (Prince William County Government)
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Salary: $58,634 - $65,000
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 202307705
Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center is looking for a new Aquatic Specialist to lead a team of award-winning aquatic staff in providing a safe environment where guests create lifelong memories. Are you ready to take on a leadership role for this award-winning aquatic team? Come work for an organization where you are well supported by a fantastic team of aquatic professionals and can have an amazing work/life balance. If you are an energetic and passionate aquatic professional, then we want you as our next Aquatic Specialist! The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is seeking a highly motivated aquatic professional to join our team! The Aquatic Specialist position is vital to the continued safe operations of our indoor aquatic facility at the Chinn Aquatic and Fitness Center. We are looking for a safety-first manager with the soft skills to build relationships with all levels of our organization. Our ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and an ability to lead a diverse aquatic team. We are looking for an experienced candidate who can dive right in and take advantage of the generous training opportunities and development programs our department has to offer. Utilize your extraordinary experience with staff supervision, training, maintenance, and operations to make our team even stronger. If you are ready to lead an award-winning aquatic site, apply now!
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or G.E.D. and 1 year of related (Aquatics) experience.
PREFERENCES: 2+ years’ experience working in Aquatics A valid CPO/AFO/LGI certification Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Management/Administration, Public Administration or related field 1 year of supervisory experience Experience with Ellis & Associates Local Government experience Ellis & Associates LGI, CPO or AFO training preferred Proven experience leading and training aquatics staff, recruiting seasonal staff, and managing site operations
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Typical schedule varies based on operational needs, with weekend and holiday work required based on operational, special event, and on-call schedules. This position is classified as exempt and can adjust hours to meet operational needs. A portion of on-call time is eligible for additional compensation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism conducts DMV record checks on all licensed employees and criminal background checks on all hires 18 years and older. Fingerprinting may be required. May operate a County owed vehicle or personal vehicle for business, valid driver’s license is required.
About Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (Prince William County Government)
Build your legacy as the Assistant Director for Planning and Capital Projects for one of metro-DC’s largest, most diverse park systems!
The Prince William County, Virginia Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (DPRT) is seeking a proven leader to oversee park planning and capital project functions for a 5,000-acre park system that serves nearly a half million residents and is poised to double in size over the next 20 years. The agency is engaged in unprecedented capital investment and is setting a national standard for equity-based park planning. If you are looking to unleash your full leadership potential to transform the quality of life for a burgeoning community located just 25 miles outside of the Nation’s Capital, rooted in cultural diversity and natural beauty, then apply today! In addition to working for a top-50 employer in Virginia, the position comes with unparalleled benefits including health and dental coverage, enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System, a defined contributions plan with County match, 11 paid holidays, 4 personal leave days, and generous training and professional development support.
Under guidance from... the Director, the Assistant Director for Planning and Capital Projects will provide oversight for short and long-term park and trail planning, capital construction, and open space expansion. Supported by an expert team of design, planning, and engineering professionals, the successful candidate will be responsible for the timely execution of a $65+ million capital project portfolio, including $41 million in bond referendum projects and $17 million in American Recovery Plan Act projects as well as numerous high-profile park master plan projects, all while managing the expectations of numerous internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will inspire excellence and collaboration within their team and lend his/her experience to help navigate complex technical, policy, political, budgetary, and stakeholder relations issues. Success in the role will require deft maneuverability amid competing priorities in pressurized situations in addition to a keen ability to set high standards for project management, prioritize and delegate tasks, communicate proactively with stakeholders, establish process efficiencies with partner agencies, build partnerships, and maximize public engagement.
Specifically, the position assigns and prioritizes assignments, assures deadlines are met, monitors expenditures, assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, prepares reports, coaches staff, coordinates with internal agencies, establishes and maintains communication channels and systems, determines appropriate actions related to project schedule and/or budget deviations, facilitates meetings, presents to advisory and elected bodies, conducts business planning, ensures work is in alignment with organizational strategic objectives, reviews projects and programs for effectiveness in meeting their objectives, and coordinates program work with external agencies to increase program effectiveness.
The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Team, which establishes strategic direction for the Department, develops the skills of Department managers that make up the Leadership Team, and drive home the County’s leadership-at-all-levels philosophy. The position reports to the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.