Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Facilities Support Project Manager I 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.
Under general direction, supervises a variety of skilled contractors in supporting the daily safe operation of all park facilities and support systems. Plans, monitors, schedules, coordinates, and manages the work of consultants, and construction contractors, carrying out capital construction, renovation, or maintenance projects at various large and small parks. Projects are managed at all facilities across the County including: RECenters, golf courses, historic properties, and a variety of outdoor park locations through construction contractors, and/or staff. Provides quality control to ensure construction process achieves the required goals and meets project specifications. Reviews work to ensure required field inspections comply with applicable codes, standards, laws and regulations relating to construction projects. Works with Park Operations and Park Services management and in collaboration with Planning and Development in taking on projects that involve major repairs and or renovations. Writes scope of work to be done, gets quotes from contractors, requests funding, issues purchase requests, and closes out projects upon completed.
(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.)
Directs the overall operations, services, and personnel of an assigned park location or unit and ensures that agency standards for cleanliness, maintenance, safety, and operational effectiveness are met at assigned sites and facilities;
Plans, schedules, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff and ensures the availability of training and professional development programs;
Coordinates and interacts with other County agencies on issues affecting park/recreation management and operations;
Compiles and monitors the annual budget for the assigned unit and develops quarterly target projections and budget plans;
Researches and develops program standards that comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, that meet industry standards, and that assure participant safety;
Oversees the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target
underserved populations, to increase overall participation in programs, and to ensure the resolution of community concerns and customer complaints;
Prepares, reviews, and evaluates financial and administrative reports to analyze current practices and trends and initiates actions to maximize site use and revenue;
Participates in the development of short- and long-term goals, operating objectives, strategies and implementation plans, and submits recommendations for improved service delivery to ensure that scheduling of activities at facilities maximizes revenue and customer satisfaction;
Authorizes the procurement of required items or services;
Reviews and recommends actions on plans for the acquisition, development, construction, and renovation of park facilities;
Inspects, reports, and resolves encroachments with citizens and appropriate staff;
Ensures that all required certificates, licenses, and permits are current and posted.
Reviews facility plans to assure accessible design, construction, and makes recommendations to ensure compliance with ADA and other regulations.
Surveys potential new facilities, coordinates the scheduling of facilities with school administrative personnel, and resolves usage problems;
Reviews and approves all client service plans, determines appropriate treatment protocols, and ensures other related participant documentation (assessments, progress notations) is completed according to agency standards;
Participates in interdisciplinary human service planning teams;
Ensures completion the Division’s license applications to operate programs and compliance with governing regulations;
Plans and coordinates with agency and County staff on resource management issues for developed and undeveloped parks.
Develops and supports ongoing collaborative relationships with County agencies and other community-based agencies in order to identify service delivery needs, identify and develop community resources and coordinate efforts to meet those needs.
Develops a regional communication network to share and exchange information on regional issues and trends.
Identifies and establishes collaborative partnerships with community leaders, schools, agencies, businesses and non-profits to develop programs that support agency initiatives.
Manages group processes through facilitation, conflict resolution, mediation, consensus building and leadership development.
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 park or recreation center management;
- Knowledge of financial management controls relating to accounting and budgeting;
- Knowledge of group work methods;
- Ability to manage a large complex operation with extensive capital equipment, property value, and inventory;
- Ability to motivate, supervise, and evaluate staff and to develop and implement staff training programs;
- Ability to schedule, coordinate, and prioritize the work of a diverse groups of employees;
- Ability to analyze programs and procedures and evaluate their performance against established objectives;
- Ability to prepare clear and concise financial, administrative, and operational reports;
- Ability to prepare and adhere to budgets;
- Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
- Ability to obtain support of leaders and participants for programming implementation;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. If assigned to therapeutic recreation positions or positions dealing with access for disabled persons:
- Knowledge of the specific limitations associated with various disabilities;
- Knowledge of general medical and psychiatric terminology;
- Knowledge of OSHA/Universal precaution standards;
- Knowledge of principles, practices, tools and techniques of team-based management– facilitation, consensus decision-making, conflict resolution;
- Knowledge of principles, practices, tools and techniques of community building and planning.
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license;
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 license check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; 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.