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Park Manager
Job Title: Park Manager
Job Code: 18-06-17
Address: Unknown
Emp Type: Full-Time
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience:  4
Travel: None
Starting Salary: $58,377.61 - $70,284.97
Start Date:
# of Openings: 1

To view the complete job announcement and job description, go to Please include Opportunity Announcement #18-06-17 when applying.


NOVA Parks has a full-time opening for a PARK MANAGER at Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, VA.  Starting Salary Range: $58,377.61 - $70,284.97  


The PARK MANAGER is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and executing an operational management plan for a park.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Park Operations Superintendent with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action.  The Park Manager will supervise staff which may include Assistant Park Manager, Park Specialist, Naturalist, maintenance employees, part-time staff, and volunteers.  Annual performance goals will be set for the Park Manager.  Park Managers are subject to lateral transfer within the organization.



·        Manage personnel;

·        Manage facility operations;

·        Manage facility and grounds maintenance;

·        Develop and manage budget;

·        Establish and mainten positive public relations program;

·        Perform of administrative duties.


Education: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to:  graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in park management or closely related field.


Physical: Non-manual and manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in office and outdoor settings; will perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, lift items at or greater than 80 pounds, climb ladders, use tools, and operate equipment.



Four years of progressively responsible experience in parks or conservation work or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.

Benefits: This position is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.


Selection Process: Panel interview.

Testing: The Park Specialist position is classified as a safety sensitive position. Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.


Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs


It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.


Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 for assistance.

Attached Document: Download attached document
Date Posted: 6/1/2018

Company Information
Company Name: NOVA Parks
Health Insurance Dental Insurance 401(k)
Life Insurance
Attention: How to Apply: Please complete a full time application online or submit your complete and current resume to the NOVA Parks Human Resources Office. Please include the NOVA Parks Opportunity Announcement Number on your resume. Resumes may be sent to:, or NOVA Parks Headquarters Attn: Human Resources 5400 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039

  Listing #:   3318   
  Date Created:   6/1/2018
  Last Updated:   6/4/2018
  Date Expired:   7/1/2018
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