Events and Volunteers Supervisor (Park/Rec Specialist IV)
Fairfax County Government
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Internal Number: 23-00055
Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking an Events and Volunteers Manager (Park/Rec Specialist IV), in one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With over 420 parks and 23,000 acres of parkland that includes recreation and nature centers, golf courses, lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities to make a difference.
Plans, develops, and directs community-based Summer Entertainment Series in county parks and other locations. Coordinates county-wide cultural programs and special events with other county agencies, and civic organizations, in collaboration with the Board of Supervisors, partnership with park supporter groups, local nonprofit cultural groups, and public/private partnership. Works in conjunction with the Fairfax County Park Foundation to secure sponsorship funding, works with corporate sponsors and community partners. Develops, negotiates, and manages contracts and invoices with performing artists, sound and video companies and other supporting services. Develops and manages annual budgets for each district's concert series. Supervises professional staff, contracted staff, part-time and volunteer staff. Serves as Volunteer Manager for Park Services Division, overseeing volunteer programs at nine RecCenter locations and community-based programs. Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communications to promote events. Develops long range, annual goals and objectives and program/service plans. Serves as a part of the branch management team and other agency assignments as required.
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 management, therapeutic recreation, business administration/management, public administration, or a closely related field.; Plus, four years of progressively responsible experience in park management or multi-faceted recreation center management providing a variety of recreation programs in the area of assignment; two years of the required experience must have included supervisory duties.
Experience with scheduling, supervision, and management of multiple, large, broad-based special events.
Experience in administering contracts and invoices for performing artists and sound/video companies.
Experience developing and managing budgets including grants and donation funds.
Experience in developing long range and annual program plans with operating, evaluation methods and reporting.
Experience in volunteer management and scheduling.
Experience working in collaboration with other agencies, civic organizations, boards, and partners.
Able to work evenings and weekends.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Driver's License (Required)
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: Ability to stand, walk, stoop etc. Ability to carry 30 lbs. To setup portable stage and performance equipment as needed. To work on and with sound and lighting equipment. Working knowledge of proper use of sound equipment. 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