Lake Fairfax Park Site Manager (Park/Rec Specialist III)
Fairfax County Government
Location: Reston, Virginia
Internal Number: 23-00081
Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a motivated, business-minded, and creative Site Manager applicant to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 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. Lake Fairfax Park is located in Reston, Virginia. Directs and supervises the daily operation and programming of this lakefront facility. Conducts financial management and analyses. Develops and tracks the park's 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.
(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 description.) General duties
Conducts programs and service delivery evaluations using a variety of tools;
Identifies deficiencies, recommends revisions, and implements recommendations using innovative strategies;
Develops and maintains community and corporate partnerships and sponsorships or grants to provide services, funding, equipment and/or facilities;
Develops and implements community outreach plans that target underserved populations to increase overall program participation;
Recruits, trains, and schedules staff and volunteers;
Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff;
Participates in the development of long- and short-term goals, operating objectives, and strategies and implementation plans to improve service delivery and maximize the efficient use of parklands and recreation facilities;
Completes and evaluates various financial, administrative, and statistical reports from daily operations;
Develops and submits annual operating budgets and monitors revenue/expenditure levels against approved budget and targeted revenue plans;
Ensures compliance with financial guidelines and reconciles revenue and expense reports;
Ensures accountability for fixed assets;
Ensures that all facilities meet quality standards for housekeeping, cleanliness, and maintenance;
Ensures that facilities and grounds are free of safety hazards, that appropriate safety measures are implemented, and that all federal, state, and county safety standards are applied and satisfied;
Develops and implements security guidelines to protect park facilities and the public against fire, vandalism, and other threats;
Authorizes the procurement of supplies, equipment, or services;
Interacts with citizens and community organizations regarding park use, maintenance, and operations, and ensures resolution of customer complaints and concerns;
Acquires and posts all current certificates, licenses, permits, and operating requirements;
Reviews and makes recommendations on plans for new park or facility constructions;
Ensures compliance with established operating procedures;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the public and County staff;
Prepares and reviews contracts for facility use and contractual services.
Ensures accountability for resale inventories;
Conducts and/or reviews initial client intake, assessment and general functioning screening of children, teens, and adults with disabilities to determine appropriate treatment protocol for each assigned client;
Ensures best practices and protocols are followed by staff through training and assessment of work.
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 parks and recreation center operations,
maintenance, and management;
Knowledge of group work methods and activity facilitation;
Knowledge of financial management controls relating to budgeting and accounting of expenditures;
Ability to manage a large complex operation with extensive capital equipment, property value, and inventory;
Ability to motivate and supervise staff;
Ability to schedule, coordinate, and prioritize the work of a diverse group of employees;
Ability to evaluate employees' performance against comprehensive performance standards;
Ability to prepare clear, concise financial and administrative reports;
Ability to analyze programs and procedures and to evaluate their performance against established objectives;
Ability to prepare and adhere to budgets;
Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
Ability to develop and implement effective management practices;
Ability to develop and implement staff training programs;
Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
Ability to work independently using sound judgment in the execution of the position's duties. If assigned to teen/senior positions:
Knowledge of OSHA/Universal precaution 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, therapeutic recreation, horticulture, agriculture, cultural and historic resources, or other closely related field as appropriate to the duties of the position; Plus, three years of experience in park or recreation-related work, as applicable to the position, including one year of supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree in leisure services, recreation and park management, life sciences, natural history, outdoor recreation, or other closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of five years of experience in the management of municipal park and recreation facilities, park or recreation services related work, conservation management, environmental education, interpretation, or programming.
Demonstrated abilities in management of maintenance and daily operations; financial and resource management; annual and long-range planning; personnel management; community outreach; and programming, event planning and leadership.
Experience using: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher software; the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (i.e., the county's FOCUS system); and POS systems. Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP).
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's License (Required)
Basic Water Rescue Instructor within 90 days of hire
First Aid/CPR Instructor within 90 days of hire
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position is sedentary at times but does require walking and standing throughout the natural environment of a Lakefront Park Setting. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity. 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.
Fairfax County is home to a million culturally diverse residents within its 399 square miles. With the vast number of cultural, recreational and leisure activities available, Fairfax County is a great place to live...and work. There are over 10,000 merit employees in over 70 agencies that provide services to citizens. The main government center is located on Government Center Parkway in the Fair Lakes section of the county. Adjacent to the main building are two high-rises, the Human Services Center and the Community Development Center. In addition, there is a Public Safety Center in the City of Fairfax and numerous fire stations, police stations, parks, rec centers, public works facilities and other offices located throughout the county. We offer the following benefits: * tuition assistance program * vacation * sick leave * paid holidays * health insurance * life insurance * dental insurance * life insurance * long term care insurance * flexible spending accounts * deferred compensation *beautiful, professional facility with two levels of parking and a * Employees' Child Care Center * state-of-the-art fitness center * on-site credit union * easy access from all area major roads