Bedford County Parks & Recreation
Bedford County, VA
Job Type
$ 30,378- $38,946 Actual salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
Required Education
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field, or minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of experience in recreation or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  Performs intermediate professional work planning, organizing, promoting, coordinating, and supervising outdoor events and programs throughout Bedford County. Recruits and supervises volunteers and seasonal staff. Maintains records, event calendars, and files. Prepares reports and presents statistical data back to management. Supports a team approach to building the parks and recreation program, reaching departmental goals, and developing new initiatives. Performs related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Required Experience

Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license, proof of insurance required to drive on County business, and acceptable driving record.
General knowledge of outdoor events programming; operations, services and activities concerning the standards and practices of recreation activities and related programs.
General knowledge of facility maintenance practices and modern and complex principles and practices of marketing, public relations, volunteer recruitment and retention and special events.
Knowledge of marketing theories, principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Ability to prepare technical reports.
Computer experience including web maintenance, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community officials, associates, volunteer groups, program participants and the public.

Employee Benefits

Full Time

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