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Lake Fairfax Park Site Manager (Park/Rec Specialist III)

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.

Illustrative Duties
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

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;
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.

Operations
Ensures accountability for resale inventories;
Ensures best practices and protocols are followed by staff through training and assessment of work.
Programming
Provides coordination and support of special activities and events.
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;
Knowledge of OSHA/Universal precaution standards;
Employment 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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 driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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.

Type: Full-time.

Posted
09/01/2021
Location
Reston, VA 20190, US