Stafford County Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Stafford, Virginia
Job Type
Job Code
$36,337.60 - $49,046.40 Annually
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree in recreation or closely related field.
Suzanne Smith


Performs intermediate professional work in planning and implementing the County's recreational programs; does related work as required. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Recreation Program Supervisor. Supervision is exercised over subordinates.

Planning and organizing recreational programs and services for citizens of all ages;
Supervising and instructing recreational programs;
Training seasonal and volunteer staff;
Preparing and maintaining records and files;
Plans, organizes, and evaluates recreational programs for all segments, groups, and ages of the community;
Supervises fee class instructors, seasonal personnel, and volunteers;
Gathers information and makes recommendations for the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies;
Interviews and recommends for hire part-time and/or seasonal personnel;
Prepares reports on recreational programs;
Provides information to the public and responds to citizen and agency request for information regarding recreational programs;
Evaluates recreational programs and instructors, volunteers, and coaches; and
Performs related tasks as required.

Required Experience

Experience working in community recreational programs or any combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Valid NCTRC certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Employee Benefits

Health Insurance - Coverage is available through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and includes medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits. The employee will pay a portion of the premium as outlined below. Health insurance benefit options will be explained during new employee orientation.
Full Time Rates
Retirement - Administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Employees will contribute 5% of their salary into VRS .

Deferred Compensation Program - (Administered by ICMA Retirement Corporation and Nationwide)- Supplemental retirement program that allows employees to defer a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis (federal and state tax free). Various investment options are available.

Life Insurance - Offered through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) with coverage provided by Minnesota Life. Basic coverage includes benefits for natural death, which is twice the employee’s annual salary rounded to the next highest thousand dollars, and coverage for accidental death, which is double the natural death benefit. Additional group life insurance coverage is also available to employees and their dependents.

Leave Benefits
Annual leave is accrued based on years of service as follows: Sick leave for VRS Plan 1&2 employees is accrued based on years of service as follows: Sick leave for VRS Hybrid employees is accrued based on years of service as follows:
Less than 4 years of service:
8 hrs per month
4 to 14 years of service: 12 hrs per month
More than 14 years of service: 16 hrs per month
Less than 4 years of service: 8 hrs per month
More than 4 years of service: 12 hrs per month
8 hours per month
Holiday Pay - Regular full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Free, confidential counseling service available to employees and anyone in their household.

Direct Deposit - All employees have direct deposit of their bi-weekly paychecks into one or more financial institution(s) of their choice.

Credit Unions - Marine Federal Credit Union (MFCU) and Virginia Credit Union (VACU) - Employees and family members are eligible to join both credit unions. Checking and savings accounts, various types of loans, and other products are available.

Worker’s Compensation - Coverage at no cost to employees for injury or illness arising out of and in the course of employment.

Flexible Benefits Program: Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Allows employees to contribute pretax dollars to reimbursement accounts from their paychecks for unreimbursed medical and dependent care expenses. Administered through Mark III.

Voluntary Insurance Programs - Mark III offers supplemental coverage including short-term disability, hospital indemnity, cancer and other insurance products through payroll deduction.

Tuition Assistance - After one year of employment, all full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement on a first-come, first-serve basis. An employee may be reimbursed for a maximum of $1,500 per fiscal year.

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