Job Announcements

 

Athletics Recreation Supervisor
Starting Salary: $35,928 – 50,299
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Full-Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Adult Recreation Supervisor. This position, under limited supervision, performs supervisory and recreational work planning, organizing, and directing a variety of indoor and outdoor athletic events and team sports. Work involves coordinating and monitoring adult athletic programs that are fair for all involved, recreational in nature, fun, and safe. Position is responsible for all advertising, staffing and managing of athletic events and programs under charge. Responsible for growing and improving existing Adult Athletics programs and developing and launching new programs. Position will also play an integral role in tracking participants, teams, hotel nights, restaurant and shopping impacts of sports tourism generated by VLPRA. Position will assist in promoting VLPRA and drawing new tournaments and other sports tourism opportunities to the Valdosta-Lowndes County area. Reports to the Assistant Director.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in sports management, recreation, physical education or a related field, supplemented by four years of experience implementing and supervising sports programs; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must have a valid State driver’s license.

The successful candidate must be a mature and highly capable individual and must demonstrate superb skills in team leadership and motivation. Must have excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service, organization, and project management skills. The position requires a smart, dynamic, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated, self-starter who is pro-active, able to develop new protocols and procedures, and respond to unexpected challenges, oftentimes with limited outside guidance. The successful candidate will, at all times, maintain a keen awareness of the professional environment and ensure that all staff and volunteers feel they are working in a positive workplace and being treated in a fair, respectful, and supportive manner by their colleagues and management. In order to succeed, the employee is expected to fully engage with the community and staff as well as assume a personal sense of ownership and pride in the Authorities operations.

Hours of operation: Employment in this full time position may require both regular and irregular work hours to include frequent weekends and nights or holidays depending on the needs of the Authority.

This full-time position includes an excellent benefits package!

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.

Application, cover letter, resume, and references are to be mailed to or turned in at:
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
1901 North Forrest Street or P.O. Box 1746
Valdosta, GA 31603
Phone: (229) 259-3507

Click here to review the Athletics Recreation Supervisor job description.

 

Groundskeeper
Salary:  $23,896 - $33,454
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Full Time

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Parks Groundskeeper. This position, under regular supervision, performs grounds maintenance for the maintenance and repair of the parks and recreational facilities and grounds. Work involves ensuring cleanliness of grounds, operates spray equipment and machinery in the application of various herbicides, preparing sports turf playing fields for activities, performing electrical maintenance, performing general carpentry duties, providing horticulture maintenance, and painting. Reports to the Parks Coordinator.

Hours of operation: Employment in this full-time position may require both regular and irregular work hours to include frequent weekends and nights or holidays depending on the needs of the Authority.

Qualifications: Requires an Associate’s degree in turf management or related field supplemented by one to two years of grounds and facility maintenance experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Bachelor’s degree in turf management or a related field with experience in electrical, plumbing, irrigation and/or landscaping preferred. Valid category 24 ornamental and turf pesticide applicators license holder preferred. Must possess a valid State driver's license; CDL license preferred. Must be capable of obtaining CDL and pesticide license within 6 months of employment if not currently held.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.

The successful candidate must be a mature and highly capable individual. He/She must have excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service, organization, and project management skills. The position requires a smart, dynamic, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated individual who can operate a variety of machines, read and understand manuals and policies, and have a common sense understanding to carry out instructions and deal with any problems that arise. The successful candidate will, at times, meet and deal with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner, and act as a good-will ambassador for the Authority at all times. He/she will also maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.

To Apply:

Applicants may download applications on this page using the links above or below or come into the Administrative Office to complete an application. Applications, resumes and/or cover letters are to be mailed to or turned in at:

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
1901 North Forrest Street (or) PO BOX 1746
Valdosta, GA 31603
Phone (229) 259-3507

Click here to review the Groundskeeper job description.

 

Facilities and Grounds Manager
Salary: $58,490.00 – 81,886.00
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Classification: Full-Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Facilities and Grounds Manager.  This position plans, directs, and manages the service operations, budget and personnel of the parks division. Work is performed with considerable independence and latitude to allow professional judgment to be exercised in providing leadership and making decisions. Reports to the Executive Director.

The successful candidate must be a mature and highly capable individual and must demonstrate superb skills in team leadership and motivation. He/She must have excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service, organization, and project management skills. The position requires a smart, dynamic, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated, self-starter who is pro-active, able to develop new protocols and procedures, and respond to unexpected challenges, oftentimes with limited outside guidance. The successful candidate will, at all times, maintain a keen awareness of the professional environment and ensure that all staff feel that they are working in a positive workplace and being treated in a fair, respectful and supportive manner by their colleagues and management. In order to succeed, the Facilities and Grounds Manager is expected to fully engage with visitors and staff and assume a personal sense of ownership and pride in Park and Facility operations.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Turfgrass Management or related field, plus 7 years of progressively responsible upper management level experience in public parks, professional/university sports facilities setting or a related field. Advanced knowledge of agronomy and environmental turfgrass management practices including pest, disease and weed management.   Past experience managing at least 12+ full -time employees and numerous part time employees a plus.  Excellent computer skills, including solid experience in working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Valid US driver’s license is required.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED.

Hours of Operation: This position will require some weekend availability due to sports tournaments and special events.

A cover letter, resume and references must be emailed to Executive Director George Page at gpage@vlpra.com OR mailed to George Page, Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, 1901 North Forrest Street, P.O. Box 1746, Valdosta, GA 31603. The application can be obtained on this page above the job descriptions. 

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMEBS) Retirement System.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, credit check and a driver’s license verification will be conducted.

 EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE!

Click here to review the Facilities and Grounds Manager job description.

 

Non-Competitive Soccer Referee
Salary: $12 per game
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part Time

The position of Non-Competitive Soccer Referee records game statistics and/or keeps time for youth soccer programs and is responsible for officiating in scheduled games and programs sponsored or coordinated by VLPRA. Must be aware of the sports officiating rules and playing guidelines for soccer. Assists with the implementation of all rules, regulations, and policies governing the sports program, and mediate conflicts and official protests in conjunction with the specified VLPRA Supervisor. A moderate level of independent judgment is necessary to be a Non-Competitive Soccer Referee. This positions works with the Youth Soccer U6 and U8 leagues. This position reports to the Youth Athletic Supervisor.

Qualifications: Must be a minimum of 17 years old. Prior experience in soccer is required. Knowledge of the Rules of Play standard to soccer and the ability to enforce such rules. Ability to establish and maintain effective, harmonious, cooperative, and productive working relationships with other participants including coaches, players, supervisors, and other employees. Must have reliable transportation. USSF Soccer Referee certification preferred.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.

Hours of Operation: Games will be played primarily between 5pm and 9pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the weeks of the soccer seasons. Some games may be played on Saturday mornings depending on the needs of the Authority.

To Apply:

Applicants may download applications above or below or come into Administrative Office to complete an application. Applications are to be mailed to or turned in at:

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
1901 North Forrest Street (or) PO BOX 1746
Valdosta, GA 31603
Phone (229) 259-3507

Click here to review the Non-Competitive Soccer Referee job description.

 


Applicants must submit a separate application for each position for which they wish to apply.

 

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a driver’s license verification will be conducted.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E)
VLPRA participates in the E-Verify Program which enables us to verify the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States.
VLPRA E-Verify Number:  581412
Authorization Date:  July 2012