Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation
Chesterfield, VA
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Bachelor's degree in recreation, park management, public administration


Under general direction, perform work of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing,
directing, and coordinating the activities of the Recreation Division of the Department of Parks &
Recreation, and assist with the management of overall department operations, may serve as
Director during the department Director's absence. Plan, develop, organize, and direct, through
program managers and supervisors, the county's overall recreation programming to include
services, facilities, accounting, budget management, policy administration, contract
management, procurement, and customer service. Oversee the management of recreation
programs, services, and staff; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service
delivery methods and procedures. Participate in the development and implementation of goals,
objectives, and priorities for the county's Parks and Recreation Department. Assist the director
in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and
responsibilities. Oversee and manage the department's annual operating budget and capital
budget; monitor revenue and budget expenditures. Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of
routine and special reports and presentations regarding Parks & Recreation Department
operations and development plans, as requested by department, Board of Supervisors, Parks
and Recreation Advisory Commission, or other boards, commissions, or citizens groups. Direct
and manage public relations, publicity and marketing efforts, media platforms and social media
outlets for the marketing and promotion of parks and recreation programs and facilities.
Respond to citizen requests for information and resolve the most difficult and sensitive citizen
inquiries and complaints. Provide departmental direction and supervision in the absence of the
Director of Parks & Recreation. Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of management,
supervisory, professional, seasonal, and other staff. Perform other work as required.

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in recreation, park management, public administration, business
administration, or a related field; master's degree in parks and recreation administration or a
closely related field preferred; seven years (ten preferred) of progressively responsible
experience in parks and recreation program management, including three years (five preferred)
of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. CPRP
(Certified Park and Recreation Professional) or CPRE (Certified Park and Recreation Executive)
preferred. Extensive knowledge of public recreation and park administration and operations; of
applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; of program planning/evaluation and
project management. Ability to analyze information and prepare appropriate recommendations;
to develop, monitor and control a budget; to manage, direct and coordinate the work of
department staff; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to establish effective working
relationships with both staff and the public; to utilize a personal computer and other standard
office equipment; to supervise, train, and evaluate the work of management, supervisory,
professional, and other staff. Good driving record required. Based on DMV point system,
record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four
months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit
points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be
obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least
three years of history and be dated within 30 days of interview date. Pre-employment
drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification

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