Saturday, January 14, 2012

Job Oppty: Park Management Specialist I - Fairfax County Park Authority

Via the Virginia Conservation Network enewsletter:

"Job # 12-2818

Salary Range: $62,867 to $83,823  (Grade S28)
The Fairfax County Park Authority's Resource Management Division, which is dedicated to interpreting and preserving Fairfax County's natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, health and inspiration of current and future generations, is seeking an experienced professional to lead its Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch. Serves as the Park Authority's senior natural resource stewardship staff member and provides policy recommendations, develops programs, secures funding and provides technical expertise to achieve the agency's natural resource stewardship mission. Manages multiple programs and projects and works independently to manage a challenging workload. Supervises a team of three full-time staff, part-time staff and contractors. Partnering and collaborating within and outside the Park Authority to build support for policies, projects and funding is an essential component of the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in recreation and park management or other pertinent related field; plus four years of experience in work related to parks or recreation, including responsible administrative/managerial experience, preferably in the applicable functional area (i.e., natural resource management and protection).

Special Requirements: Must be able to travel on foot in rough terrain, including steep slopes, with fallen trees and other obstacles, and standing and moving water. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in ecology, biological sciences, natural resources or a related field. At least five years of relevant experience, including at least three years of experience in supervising employees. A history of success in securing funding for natural resource projects or programs and in managing budgets. Experience: developing policy and best practices; managing contracts and projects; with public processes to include communication with stakeholder groups, public and/or private boards, elected officials, citizens, corporate entities, etc.; using Microsoft Office software; and using Geographic Information Systems (latest version of ESRI software). Expertise in natural resource management (inventories, planning and implementation). Demonstrated communication skills and ability to present complex information effectively to lay audiences.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

Note: Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends to attend meetings or for project obligations.

TO APPLY: Apply online at by January 20, 2012. Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY."

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