PLEASE NOTE: Gates to some Jefferson County Parks will be closed from November 1 as we begin to winterize facilities. ALL PARKS are available to pedestrian traffic. If you encounter a closed gate during daylight hours, please feel free to park at the gate and walk into the park. Thank you!
The Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking to fill the Park Supervisor position.
This is a full time position with benefits. Applicants must have a college diplomas or equivalent and a minimum of three year experience in park management/maintenance. Job functions include, but are not limited to mowing, disinfecting, and staff management. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background investigation inquiry.
Applications and a complete job description can be obtained online at www.jcprc.org or you may request an application to be emailed to you by calling the office at 304-728-3207. It is preferable for you completed application to be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail the completed application to the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission, 235 Sam Michael’ s Lane, Jefferson County WV, 25442.
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We hope this finds everyone both mentally and physically healthy during this unprecedented time.
As you may know, we were the recipients of the Levitt AMP (your city) grant in 2020 and we have been working closely with the Levitt Foundation, as well as local, regional, and national artists to produce a family-friendly community concert series at The Amp at Sam Michaels. The health, safety, and well-being of the community is the first priority of the Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction music series. With this in mind, and considering the time required to finalize contracts coupled with the continuously changing timelines and our substantial loss of funding; we were left to make some difficult decisions.
Unfortunately, the decision has been made to postpone the Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction summer concert series until summer 2021.
This decision did not come easy. The Levitt Foundation has generously allowed The Amp and JCPRC to retain the grant offer until the summer of 2021 without reapplication. This makes it possible to look forward to bringing the community together and bring the energy back to Jefferson County in a way we have seen and know is possible.
Several considerations were taken into account:
- Safety and health considerations, especially for large events are continuously changing as information about this pandemic evolves.
- Contracts are binding and take time to negotiate. It is irresponsible to sign contracts we could not be certain we could fulfill due to changes in guidelines and recommendations.
- Local businesses who had expressed interest in sponsorships are now stretched thinner than ever.
- Jefferson County Parks and Recreation has had to make deep cuts to our budget in excess of $350,000 (1/3 of our total operating budget) due to loss of programming revenues and loss of hotel motel tax contributions. Funds need to be reserved for park maintenance and staff to make the gates open and the parks run, even at a minimal capacity.
We know we will come back as a community in 2021 stronger than ever! We cannot wait to be together at the park to feel the energy and power, the Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction music series will surely bring. We look forward to seeing you again, and get back to doing the things we love to do in our community.
The Staff at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation,
Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction,
and The Amp at Sam Michaels Park
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