Facilities and Grounds Director

Salary: $63,354.00 – $88,697.00
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 Director.  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 Turfgrass Science/Management, Parks and Recreation Administration or closely related field, plus 7 years of progressively responsible management level experience in public parks, professional/university sports facilities setting or a related field. Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) certification would be a plus but not required. Excellent computer skills, including solid experience in working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.


A cover letter, resume and references must be emailed to the Executive Director at gpage@vlpra.com OR mailed to Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, Attn: George Page, P.O. Box 1746, Valdosta, GA 31603. The job application can be obtained on the Authority website at (www.vlpra.com)

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.

To apply for this job email your details to gpage@vlpra.com