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Employment Opportunity:

Hiring! Community Development Specialist

Enjoy event planning? Being out and about in Kilmarnock? Organizing and creating great entertainment in our community? Consider joining the Kilmarnock team as the Community Development Specialist. Apply today!

Under general supervision from the Town Manager, performs professional duties in planning,
developing, coordinating, implementing, and supervising special events, recreation and
entertainment programs for the greater Kilmarnock community. Responsible for event planning,
design and production while managing all project delivery elements within time limits for the
Kilmarnock sponsored programs of the Kilmarnock Town Centre Park. Coordinates the use of the
Park by other groups. Works with Public Works Department and outside contractors to insure
maintenance operations take place as needed. May work on other programs and administrative
tasks as assigned. Receives general supervision from the Town Manager.
1. Event Coordination:
1. Plans, organizes, develops, schedules and evaluates seasonal Park
2. Establishes program content, methods, funding approaches for Town
sponsored programming.
3. Proposes ideas to improve provided services and event quality.
4. Organizes facilities and manages all event details such as decor, catering,
entertainment, special guests, equipment, and promotional materials, as
5. Assists with event set up and breakdown as appropriate.
6. Ensures compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations.
7. Proactively handles any arising issues and troubleshoots any emerging
problems on the day of the event.
8. Conducts pre- and post- event evaluations and report on outcomes.
9. Coordinates with Public Works staff on week nights, weekends, and
10. Must be able to work holidays and weekends for private and Town
sponsored special events.
2. Volunteer Coordination:
1. Provides volunteer coordination and recognition for special events, as
2. Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers utilized at Town sponsored
3. Provides direction to volunteer for special event duties.
4. Co-facilitates volunteer committees as required.
3. Administrative:
1. Schedules Park facilities; implements and manages a reservation system
for applicants, including fee collection.
2. Assists in planning, organizing, developing, and scheduling aspects of
other Town properties.
3. Develops marketing and publicizing of Town sponsored events as well as
the Park itself.
4. Assists with preparing and administering individual program or facility
budgets as appropriate; monitors expenditures in accordance with established
5. Provides clerical support, program registration, answering telephones, and
maintain correspondence with other divisions or agencies in response to public
inquires about use of the facilities at the Park.
6. Provides general supervision of condition of facilities during events
whether Town sponsored or reserved by others.
7. May conduct and attend a variety of community meetings educating the
public about use of the Park.
8. Assists in the development of classes, activities, and \or programs for
Town Centre Park.
9. May open and close the operations of the Park.
10. May perform emergency custodial maintenance work (examples: trash
clean up).
11. May assist with hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating
part-time and seasonal personnel; assigns work as necessary, should this need
12. Performs related administration duties as assigned by supervision when
special events activities are slower.
1. Education and Experience –
1. Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’
experience in event planning or any equivalent combination of education or
2. Special Requirements
1. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license.
3. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Excellent time management skills.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
vendors, co-workers, public, news media and other departments and agencies;
ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively,
verbally and in writing; ability to direct the work of others.
3. Ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently, and
possess excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills.
4. Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, social media is
5. Considerable knowledge of developing and administering special events
with attendance in excess of 500 people.
6. Must be a team player, and have the ability to work with a diverse group of
individuals (ranging from community leaders, non-profits, elected officials, staff
and volunteers), work in a team environment and be self-motivated. Ability to
work under stressful situations; ability to stay calm; have excellent problem
solving skills.
7. Ability to prepare and administer budget, maintain records and prepare
8. Demonstrated high energy level and flexibility, pleasant persona coupled
with sound judgment; flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential
information, knowledge of correct protocol for specific situations.
9. Ability to work a highly variable and flexible schedule: evenings, split shifts,
weekends, and some holidays.
1. Personal computer, including word processing software; phone; mobile or
portable radio; automobile.
1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required
to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and
arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl.
3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
1. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works
near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee
is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes.
3. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office,
or moderately noisy when in the field.

This is a FULL TIME, salaried position with benefits.

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance 100% paid by the Town for employees; employees may purchase health insurance for any dependents.
  • Virginia Retirement System eligible.
  • 457 Savings Account with employer match through Mission Square Retirement: Employee contributes at least $40 and the Town matches up to $20 per pay period
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 100% paid by Employer to Lincoln Financial
  • Optional Life Insurance purchase through Securian Life Insurance
  • Optional AFLAC purchase
  • Plus, earn Vacation and Sick Leave from Day 1 of employment. Vacation leave is earned at a rate of 40 hours for the first year of employment. Sick leave is earned at a rate of 3.09 hours per pay cycle.
  • There is a 90-day probationary period for all hires.

Resumes will be accepted until June 28, 2024. Salary commensurate with experience. Come join our great team!

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