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Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a Facility Manager to be responsible for the on-site and overall day-to-day management and operation of the Gunston Community Center and the outdoor park and athletic facilities. This position supervises and schedules the staff assigned to the facility and is directly accountable for ensuring that the highest levels of customer service are being applied. Additionally, this position develops center management goals and objectives; establishes systems, structures, and strategies to ensure interdependence and shared management practices with other facility managers; and developing, establishing, and leads facility operations teams.

The center will provide services managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation and Arlington Public Schools which includes a full size gym, auxiliary gym, fitness room, preschool room, large multipurpose room, game room, kitchen and two joint use classrooms. The primary purpose and focus of the center is the provision of a full range of recreation and leisure services for an urban and diverse community of all ages. The Gunston Community Center is one of six joint use facilities where a County run community center resides alongside an Arlington Public School facility (Gunston Middle School). To learn more about the Gunston Community center click here .

Specific duties include:
Developing and organizing work programs, schedules and assignments;
Providing opportunities and leadership for staff development;
Monitoring and measuring service effectiveness and efficiencies;
Providing technical expertise in the review of staff work;
Evaluating and implementing new technologies and innovations as they relate to center operations;
Providing training, monitoring and setting standards for indoor and outdoor operations supporting marketing efforts and monitoring the facility budget; and
Participating in facility, department, division, and community team workshops, attending committee meetings, and other activities scheduled at various sites.
Selection Criteria
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Facilities Operations/Management, Physical Education, or related field; plus one year of experience managing and/or administering recreation programs and activities in a large, urban community/multi-service based recreation center.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a directly related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
CPR, First Aid, and AED certification;
Supervisory experience in a large, multi-use, public recreation facility in an urban environment;
Experience in collaborative management of facilities and/or centers;
Training and/or experience in mediation, negotiation and/or facilitation;
Experience monitoring budgets;
Bilingual ability in Spanish/English; and/or
Experience in using Microsoft Word and Excel
Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, and maintain throughout the course of employment a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
Additional Information
Work hours:
Vary between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday-Sunday depending on scheduling needs; many evening and weekend hours should be expected.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give see resume as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. website: (please use the apply button below).

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.
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