Recreation Superintendent

Frederick County, VA, Virginia
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Required Education
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred


Performs complex administrative, financial, managerial, and supervisory tasks in the administration of a year-round, County-wide, highly specialized recreation program.  May exercise supervision over all Recreation Division Personnel.  Performs related duties as assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director.  Acts independently in the absence of the Director.

  • Allocates, directs, and supervises the work of all employees in the recreation division;
  • Develops goals and objectives related to the annual work program as well as short term projects or assignments;
  • Provides a training program for all employees in the recreation division;
  • Delegates work assignments and duties as appropriate to subordinate staff;
  • Assists in the development of Division's marketing plan with the Public Information Officer;
  • Provides information to the media as requested; delivers presentation to community groups;
  • Drafts/revises policies and procedures as necessary, including forms and reports;
  • Develops recreation program revenue and expenditure projections and monitors progress.
  • Oversees completion of annual recreation division budget;
  • Represents the recreation division at monthly commission meetings and is the staff liaison to the commission’s youth sports and appeals committee;
  • Prepares bid documents and contracts;
  • Develops bid and proposal specifications contracts as necessary; prepares grant applications;
  • Conducts research, completes surveys and reports as necessary; maintains quarterly and annual program and participant summaries; and,
  • May drive a County vehicle.


Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in recreation or similar field including education, business, etc. Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Extensive experience in recreation administration or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge and use of all phases of County recreation administration and promotion. Ability to cooperate with and interpret recreational philosophies to County authorities, the media, civic groups, and the general public. Knowledge and use of fiscal management, budget preparation and inventory control. Extensive knowledge and use of the philosophies, principles, and methods of public recreation programming and development. Ability to analyze data and prepare a variety of clear and concise reports. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationship with co-workers and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience after issuance of license.

Supplemental Information
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Requires regular physical effort including but not limited to walking, talking, writing, typing, stooping, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing, balancing, lifting, pushing and pulling, sitting, gripping. May be required on occasion to lift and move up to 30 pounds. Indoor and outdoor work is conducted in variable weather conditions. Exposed to high or low temperatures, humid conditions, and other unfavorable weather conditions.

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Employee Benefits

Full compensation package included