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Park Manager
Job Title: Park Manager
Job Code: 18-06-21
Address: , Virginia 22039
Emp Type: Full-Time
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience:  4
Travel: None
Starting Salary: $59,136
Start Date: 7/27/2018
# of Openings: 1

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Please include Opportunity Announcement #18-06-21 when applying.

NOVA Parks has a full-time opening for Park Manager at Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Station VA.  Starting Salary Range: $59,136.51 - $71,198.66


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. The Park Manager at this location will also oversee Bull Run Marina in Clifton, Virginia and Fountainhead Regional Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (with illustrative examples of work)

  • Manage personnel;

  • Manage facility operations;

  • Manage facility and grounds maintenance;

  • Develop and manage budget;

  • Establish and maintain positive public relations program;

  • Perform 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.

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

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.

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 Manager 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.


t 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: 6/29/2018

Company Information
Company Name: NOVA Parks
Health Insurance Life Insurance Dental Insurance
Attention: Resumes may be sent to:, or NOVA Parks Headquarters Attn: Human Resources 5400 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039

  Listing #:   3322   
  Date Created:   6/29/2018
  Last Updated:   7/2/2018
  Date Expired:   7/29/2018
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