Performs responsible professional work in planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating a variety of County-wide natural resource based outdoor programs and outdoor recreation programs, to enhance the appreciation of nature, and health and wellness initiatives. Responsible for supervising and managing parks or other types of recreational facilities as well as partnering with groups/clubs to implement programs at facilities. Responsibilities may include kayaking, trails, camps, sports marketing and ecotourism initiatives, and work to support recreation, tourism and special event programs. Manages seasonal personnel, coordinates use of facilities, markets and advertises programs and events, prepares and maintains budget for area of responsibility; and evaluates the success/quality of the program/facility. May represent the County on a variety of boards, commissions or committees.
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Position open until filled. First round of applications will be reviewed May 25.
Approximate start date for the position is August 23, 2021.
Bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, public administration or a related field, and 2 to 4 years of experience in outdoor recreation planning and implementing outdoor recreation to a variety of audiences; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Designation as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) is desirable.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record required.
Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office Suite desired.
Requires an acceptable background check.
Additional Salary Information: County issued IPhone and Surface Pro provided
About York County Parks and Recreation
York County is in the eastern part of Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the north part of the Peninsula and shares land borders with the independent cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson, as well as James City County, and shares a border along the York River with Gloucester County.
For centuries, the County of York has figured prominently in both the political and economic history of the Peninsula, the Commonwealth, and the Nation. The port of Yorktown, which remains the seat of government, was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution where on October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to the combined American-French forces under Washington and Rochambeau.
Today, Yorktown is part of an important national resource known as the "Historic Triangle" (Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg). The County of York successfully blends contemporary living with the appreciation and preservation of a rich community heritage.
The county has 6 community parks including the McReynolds Athletic Complex and a 545 acre nature park. Parks and Recreation is also responsible for 3 boat landings and the outdoor fields at the 10 elementary schools as well as the 4 middle schools.
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