Job Announcements

 

Activity Leader
Salary $8.50/hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part-Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for multiple open positions of Activity Leader to assist in the delivery of the summer camp. The position is part time in nature. These positions will primarily design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Activity Leaders will also assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the summer camp Unit Supervisor.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Preferably has an Associate’s Degree in Education, Parks & Recreation or a related field or is actively pursuing one. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Successful applicant will display a positive attitude and professional manner.

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: Normal hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Hours and shifts may vary depending on special events and needs of the Authority. The camp will run from May 23rd, 2016 until the end of the program within the first week of August 2016. The camp will not operate during the week containing the 4th of July. These seasonal positions will work the entire length of the camp as well as one or more training days and planning weeks prior to the camp start date. Required group training will take place at a later scheduled date in the week prior to the camp start date.

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 Activity Leader job description.

 

Unit Supervisor
Salary: $10.00/hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part-Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for multiple open positions of Unit Supervisor to assist in the delivery of the summer camp. The position is part time in nature. Under moderate supervision, Unit Supervisors are responsible for planning program activities, coordinating with other areas of camp operations, maintaining high standards of health and safety and directing the work of Activity Leaders.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Preferably has a Bachelor's degree in Education, Parks and Recreation or a related field or is actively pursuing one. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Successful applicant will display a positive attitude and professional manner.

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: Normal hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Hours and shifts may vary depending on special events and needs of the Authority. The camp will run from May 23rd, 2016 until the end of the program within the first week of August 2016. The camp will not operate during the week containing the 4th of July. These seasonal positions will work the entire length of the camp as well as one or more training days and planning weeks prior to the camp start date. Required group training will take place at a later scheduled date in the week prior to the camp start date.

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 Unit Supervisor job description.

 

Lifeguard
Salary: $10.00/hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part-Time

VLPRA will pay for Lifeguard certification if hired; must be available for training on ALL dates:

April 27th        4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
April 28th        5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 29th        10:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 30th        10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for multiple lifeguard positions. These temporary part time positions will work from May until September of 2017. Responsibilities include but are not limited to preventing, recognizing and responding to emergencies, providing care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over, maintaining the pool chemicals and water conditions per health department regulations, providing excellent customer service and ensuring safety of all aquatic patrons by enforcing all safety rules and regulations.

These positions work both traditional and untraditional hours to include some weekends. Hours and shifts may vary depending on special events and needs of the Authority.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of high school diploma or GED and be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must have current certification in CPR and First Aid as well as current Lifeguard Certification. VLPRA will pay for the training for applicants if hired and available on the April 27th – 30th dates listed above. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Successful applicant will display a positive attitude and professional manner. One year experience in lifeguard role or similar aquatic setting preferred.

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

To Apply:

Applicants may download applications at 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 Lifeguard job description.

 

Assistant Parks and Recreation Director
Salary: Dependent Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Classification: Full-Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation authority is accepting applications for the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director. This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the administrative functions of the Agency, and overall supervision and administration of all divisions managed by the Executive Director; including, but not limited to: programs and operations of community centers, parks, swimming pools, special events, therapeutics, senior citizens, athletics, parks master plan development, personnel, strategic planning, budget and other administrative assignments from 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 work to ensure that all staff are afforded the opportunity to work in a positive workplace where they are treated in a fair, respectful, and supportive manner by their colleagues and management. In order to succeed, the Assistant Director is expected to fully engage with the community and staff as well as assume a personal sense of ownership and pride in the Authority's operations.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Parks and Recreation Management, Sport Management or closely related field. Minimum of 7 years supervisory experience in the area of parks and recreation administration preferably serving an agency that serves a population of 100,000+ residents, budget development, management including personnel and operations.

Excellent Benefits Package!

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 Assistant Director job description.

 

Program Coordinator
Salary: Dependent Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Full-Time, FLSA-exempt

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation authority is accepting applications for Program Coordinator. This position supervises department employees which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, solving employee problems, selecting new employees, appraising employee performance, recommending promotions, discipline, termination and salary increases. Supervises, plans, and coordinates activities in the Summer Day Camp division including supervising assigned staff of part-time employees. Supervises contracted employees and programs in the Fitness and Instructional division. Plans assigned annual special events such as movies in the park, youth fishing rodeo, father son campout, 5K race, etc. Trains and provides continued education to part-time staff in assigned divisions. Develops and maintains annual budget for assigned divisions. Performs observations to ensure compliance with rules. Creates literature to market programs and services in assigned divisions. Researches new trends in Recreation and Programming divisions. Recruits volunteers for departmental special events. Meets with community representatives to plan departmental special events. Serves on regional festival committee. Plans the annual Fireworks Show. Organizes the youth cheerleading program for football and basketball. Assists with sports scheduling. Prepares reports documenting revenue and participation. Collects program fees; reviews daily deposits. Conducts staff meetings. Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as incident reports, weekly financial reports, timesheets, employee evaluations, and programming schedules. Prepares and/or processes a variety of documentation such as monthly reports, financial statements from events, program evaluation reports, daily bank deposits, and requisitions. Will assist Executive Director on other job tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management, hospitality management, sports and exercise science, or related field supplemented by three to five years of responsible experience in recreation programming, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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 Program Coordinator job description.

 

Office Assistant
Salary: Dependent upon Qualifications and Experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part Time

 

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Office Assistant in the administration building. The position is responsible for routine to moderately complex secretarial and clerical work in support of efficient and effective department operations. Work involves answering incoming telephone calls, directing customers, and providing information; may involve renting parks, facilities, etc. and collecting money for rental; updating website; maintaining reservations and monitoring facilities rented; typing memorandums and electronic mail; and performing other job duties as assigned.

Hours of operation: Normal hours of operation will be Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 5pm, but this position works both traditional and untraditional hours to include some weekends and nights. Hours and shifts may vary depending on special events and needs of the Authority.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED supplemented by one year of responsible secretarial or clerical work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid Georgia State Driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

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 Office Assistant job description.

 

Groundskeeper
Salary:  $23,088 - $32,323
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.

 

 

Competitive Soccer Referee
Salary: $16 per game
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Part Time

The position of 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 Competitive Soccer Referee. This position works with the Youth Soccer U10, U12 and U14 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 Competitive Soccer Referee 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