Recreation Specialist

Chesterfield County
Full Time $48,447 - $56,926 Per year VA 6801 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 6/30/2024 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, natural sciences, environmental studies, outdoor education, recreation, or related field; one year of experience, two years preferred, preferably in recreation and/or an animal care environment with proficiency in organizing a moderately sized collection; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs desired. Ability to lift to 50 pounds. First aid and CPR certification preferred. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.


Join Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and bring your passion for the outdoors to life. We're in search of a dedicated individual to take charge of our live animal collection and spearhead the development and execution of nature programs at Rockwood Nature Center. Responsibilities include overseeing the care of our animals on a daily basis, managing animal care staff schedules, maintaining meticulous records, and ensuring the inventory of necessary dietary and care items. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to supervise both youth and adult participants, organize and execute activities catering to a diverse audience, and compile detailed reports. Flexibility is key as you may be required to assist with or perform other work as needed.


Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; includes some evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Work Location

Parks and Recreation

Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion