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Please include Opportunity Announcement #18-08-23 when applying.
NOVA Parks has a full-time opening for a PARK SPECIALIST at Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA. Annual Starting Salary: $44,128.58
The PARK SPECIALIST is responsible for assisting with planning, developing, coordinating, and executing an operational management plan for a park. Work is performed under the general direction of the Park Manager or Assistant Park Manager with latitude for independent judgment and action. Park Specialist assumes charge of park operations in the absence of the Park Manager and/or Assistant Park Manager. Annual performance goals will be set for the Park Specialist. Park Specialists are subject to transfer within the Regional Park system.
Assist with management of personnel;
Assist with management of facility operations;
Assist with management of facility and grounds maintenance;
Assist with establishment and maintenance of positive public relations program;
Assist with performance of administrative duties.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (minimum)
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in park management or closely related field preferred or an exceptional combination of education, experience, and training that is equivalent to a four-year degree.
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 outdoor settings; 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: One year of responsible experience in parks or conservation work, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:
Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices involved in park management.
Knowledge and experience in personnel management.
Ability to identify and isolate problems, and to initiate appropriate actions.
Ability to deal effectively with the public and special interest groups and provide a strong, positive public relations program.
Ability to interpret and explain NOVA Parks policies, rules, and procedures to employees and to the public.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, with ability to prepare and present accurate reports.
Ability to acquire a working knowledge of NOVA Parks, its development, traditions, and policies.
Working 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.
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain driver’s license with safe driving record.
Availability for call in emergency situations.
Availability to work additional hours during peak operating times including shift work and weekends.
Certification or ability to obtain certification in CPR and first aid and other licenses as required.
Park Specialists are subject to transfer.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
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
How to Apply: Please complete a full time application online or submit your complete and current resume to the NOVA Parks Human Resources Office. Please include the NOVA Parks Opportunity Announcement Number on your resume.
Resumes may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
NOVA Parks Headquarters
Attn: Human Resources
5400 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Testing: The Park Specialist position is classified as a safety sensitive position. Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.
Selection Process: Panel interview.
Benefits: This position is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 18-08-23
About NOVA Parks
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