Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


parks and recreation jobsThe following non-merit parks and recreation job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.

Fairfax County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.  

 

 


Marina Positions at Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink Park, managed by the Fairfax County Park Authority, is a popular 493-acre lakefront park located in Springfield, Virginia. Each summer, the park is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors who participate in a wide range of recreational and leisure pursuits, including programs, camps, classes, concerts, events, and self-directed outdoor recreational activities. Miles of trails, a picturesque lake, and numerous picnic areas are big attractions of this popular park. The focal point of the park is the marina, where visitors can rent canoes or pedal boats, take a ride on a pontoon tour boat or an antique carousel, and play a round on the lakeside miniature golf course. Located surprisingly close to I-495 and I-95 in Springfield, Virginia, Lake Accotink Park provides welcome respite for Fairfax County residents and visitors.

On a seasonal basis, the park employs highly motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about providing superior recreational services and park information to the public.

Marina Supervisor

Agency: Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-15021
Salary: $10.69/hour, no benefits
Schedule: Maximum of 900 hours per year. Must be available April through October or a significant portion thereof.  Must be available to work 8 - 16 hours per week in April, May, September and October, including weekends; 32 – 40 hours per week in June, July, August, including most weekends.  Exact work season dates, days and hours are negotiable.

The Marina Supervisor position is directly responsible for ensuring the safety and cost-effectiveness of the park’s waterfront operations on a day-to-day basis.

Job Description: As a member of the marina supervisory team, lead a team of approximately 20 facility operators to meet high standards of performance in the provision of boating and amusement services to the public. Coordinate day-to-day waterfront operations under the direct supervision of the marina operations manager and the general supervision of the park supervisor. Marina Supervisors will ensure quality customer service at all waterfront facilities; maintain safe and clean facilities, including picnic areas and restrooms; lead the team’s response to waterfront urgencies and emergencies; coordinate birthday party group use on site; assist the marina operations manager in planning and implementing monthly safety drills; conduct safety inspections of facilities, equipment and work methods; ensure successful implementation of scheduled weekly or monthly events including cruises, classes, and concerts; assist operations manager in training, coaching and evaluating team members; participate in weekly staff meetings and leadership team meetings; and proactively communicate with the site’s other work teams and management.

Other routine tasks include maintaining quality cash control procedures and completing logs and reports. Depending on qualifications, marina supervisors may also serve as park managers-on-duty as needed. Other job duties to support overall park operations may be assigned. 

Marina Supervisors will assume responsibility for emergency situations in the absence of a manager on duty or full time manager, and must be able to maintain control of sensitive or critical situations.

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in leadership and management. Two or more years of experience in the field of public service, parks and recreation, or outdoor education. Strong oral and written communication and leadership skills. Must be customer-focused, self-motivated and able to multi-task and prioritize. Two years of successful experience operating an assigned facility within a managed park or similar setting. Superior skills interacting with customers or park visitors in providing services and information. Demonstrated commitment to expanding or improving skills and taking on new responsibilities.

Special Requirements:  Driver’s license. CPR/First Aid (training will be provided). Basic Water Safety (training will be provided). Must have successfully completed an approved Virginia Boating Safety Class. For list of providers, see Ways to Take a Boating Safety Course.

All appointees must complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. For appointees under the age of 18, permission of a parent or guardian must be obtained in order for a criminal background check to be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising and training staff or volunteers. Outdoor recreation or water safety background. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community.

To Apply: Position open until filled. Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Colleen Roche by email at Colleen.Roche@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Lake Accotink Park
Fairfax County Park Authority
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 703-569-0285

Marina Specialist

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15022
Salary:
$8.02/hour, no benefits
Schedule: Maximum of 900 hours per year.  Must be available April through October or a significant portion thereof. Must be available 8 – 16 hours per week from late April to mid-June, weekends and holidays only. Must be available 16 – 32 hours per week from mid-June to late August, to include weekdays and weekends.  In September and October, must be available 8 – 16 hours per week weekends and holidays only. Exact hours are negotiable. 

The Marina Specialist position is a hands-on, labor intensive job outdoors in all weather.

Job Description: Gain experience working with a team of approximately 20 facility operators to meet high standards of performance in the provision of boating and amusement services to the public. Under the direct supervision of Marina Supervisors, Marina Specialists serve as front-line staff assisting customers while maintaining effective communication with team members. Duties include cashiering, greeting patrons and informing them about the amusements and boating services, explaining and demonstrating safety precautions, operating the carousel and performing daily inspections, assisting customers onto and off of rental boats, performing general cleaning and maintenance tasks including restroom cleaning, emptying trashcans, removing litter, and keeping customer and employee areas clean and organized. Will assist senior staff in responding to urgencies and emergencies on the water and on land. Other job duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in the field of public service, parks and recreation, or outdoor education. Must be motivated, flexible, energetic, task-oriented and customer focused. Strong team player. 

Special Requirements: Minimum age 15. CPR/First Aid (training will be provided). Basic Water Safety (training will be provided). The appointee must complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. For appointees under the age of 18, permission of a parent or guardian must be obtained in order for a criminal background check to be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: Customer service experience, water safety/boating safety training, cash handling experience, good oral and written communication skills, able to work with diverse groups of people. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the local community.

To Apply: Interviews will be held during an Open Hire session on March 20-21 from 2-6 p.m.:

Lake Accotink Park, Main Office/Visitors Center
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 703-569-0285 for more information

During this time, interested individuals may complete the application, interview with the hiring manager, and submit any references or schedule restrictions. Decisions will be communicated on March 31. If hired, you will be required to attend the initial training and orientation sessions.

Senior Marina Specialist

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15023
Salary:
$9.71/hour, no benefits
Schedule: Maximum of 900 hours per year.  Must be available April through October or a significant portion thereof. Must be available 8 – 16 hours per week from late April to mid-June, weekends and holidays only. Must be available 16 – 32 hours per week from mid-June to late August, to include weekdays and weekends.  In September and October, must be available 8 – 16 hours per week weekends and holidays only. Exact hours are negotiable. 

The Senior Marina Specialist position is a hands-on, labor intensive job outdoors in all weather.

Job Description: Gain experience working with a team of approximately 20 facility operators to meet high standards of performance in the provision of boating and amusement services to the public. Under the direct supervision of Marina Supervisors, Senior Marina Specialists will serve as primary front-line staff responsible for a specific facility or service. Examples include serving as lead cashier, tour boat operator, boathouse team leader, birthday party group liaison, or amusements operator. Senior marina specialists assigned to boating operations will help patrons safely access rental boats, perform routine equipment and facility maintenance, and operate motorized patrol boats. They will assist Marina Supervisors in responding to urgencies and emergencies on the water and in the vicinity of the marina. Senior Marina Specialists interact proactively with customers and patrons, providing them with information that reflects more advanced knowledge of the park and relevant subject matter. Other job duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in the field of public service, parks and recreation, or outdoor education. Must be self-motivated, flexible, energetic, task-oriented and customer focused. Strong team player, with demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate peers and work well together. Good oral and written communication skills, able to work with diverse groups of people.

Special Requirements: CPR/First Aid (training will be provided). Basic Water Safety (training will be provided). Must have successfully completed an approved Virginia Boating Safety Class. For list of providers, see Ways to Take a Boating Safety Course.

All appointees must complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. For appointees under the age of 18, permission of a parent or guardian must be obtained in order for a criminal background check to be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of work experience in customer service, water safety/public boating operations, outdoor recreation, or related work. Accuracy in point-of-sale cash-handling operations in a fast-paced environment. Skilled in implementing maintenance standards and performing routine custodial work. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the local community.

To Apply: Interviews will be held during an Open Hire session on March 20-21 from 2-6 p.m.:

Lake Accotink Park, Main Office/Visitors Center
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 703-569-0285 for more information

During this time, interested individuals may complete the application, interview with the hiring manager, and submit any references or schedule restrictions. Decisions will be communicated on March 31. If hired, you will be required to attend the initial training and orientation sessions. 

Nature Instructor

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15024
Salary: $13.00 - $16.47/hour,* depending on qualifications
Location:
Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA
Schedule: 10-40 hours per week  (40 hours/week  during most summer camps, average 30 hours/week for the year)
Hours: This position is capped at 1560 hours for the year.  During summer camp, hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (camp runs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) with some flexibility for vacation time and prep time. During the rest of the year, hours will vary based on when programs are scheduled, with occasional weekends.   

Cub Run is the only Fairfax County RECenter with a well-established nature program.  This program is planning to expand.  We are looking for an outgoing person who loves nature/science and wants to share his/her knowledge with children and the public.  Primary responsibilities will be planning, and coordination of nature/science programs.   

Qualifications: Individuals should have a demonstrated interest in nature and/or science, preferably with coursework or a college degree in a related area.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Must have some experience dealing with children in an educational/recreational setting. 

Responsibilities:

    • Conducts environmental education programs for schools, scouts, and summer camps.
    • Develops and evaluates new educational programs, hikes, and exhibits.
    • Teaches or assists with summer camps for sshool age children. Titles include Zoology Camp, Wilderness Survival, and Dinosaur Days Camp.  (We have been offering these camps for years and have a well-established curriculum.)
    • Supervises part-time nature staff.
    • Administration of programs including scheduling, registration, and program development.

* Note: Individuals are noteligible to earn paid leave or holiday pay, but will be eligible for insurance.  

To Apply: Send resume by email to Christina.Terpak-Malm@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to: 

Chris Terpak-Malm
Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA  20151
Phone: 703-814-7789 for questions or more information

Camp Counselor/Nature

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15025
Salary: From $10.70/hour (most undergrads) up to $16.47/hour,* depending on qualifications. 
Location:
Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA
Schedule: 10-40 hours per week  (40 hours during most summer camps)
Hours: During camp, hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (camp runs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Pre-work for camp begins in May, but we are flexible with the timing.

Seeking one or two camp counselors, who love nature/science and want to share his/her knowledge with children.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching/assisting summer camp – we will give you the information you need to know, but we need someone comfortable with running a nature camp program for 16 children. There usually are two instructors for each summer camp. 

Qualifications: Individuals should have one or more years of college with a demonstrated interest in nature and/or science.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Responsibilities:

    • Teaches or assists with summer camps for school age children.  Titles include  Zoology Camp, Wilderness Survival, Dinosaur Camp, and Wetlanders.  (We have been offering these camps for years and have a well-established curriculum for you to follow.)
    • Supervises pool time with the children during some afternoons during camp.
    • Conducts hikes and explorations outdoors.
    • Conducts other environmental education programs for schools, scouts, and summer camps.   

*Note: This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.  Individuals are not eligible to earn paid leave or holiday pay.   

To Apply: Send resume by email to Christina.Terpak-Malm@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to: 

Chris Terpak-Malm
Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA  20151
Phone: 703-814-7789 for questions or more information

Naturalist

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15020
Salary: $10-$14/hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Located on the Potomac River with over 400 acres of forest, meadow and ponds.
May also involve leading programs around the region at different schools or historic sites.
Schedule: Part-time, 1040-1500 hour per year. Spring, Summer, Fall: 25-35 hours/week. Winter: 10 hours/week
Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and occasional overnight camping programs.

Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, events and special request programs.  Front desk, administrative, animal care and other variable jobs included.

Preferred Qualifications:Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or a closely related field and six months experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions.

Note:  *Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position cannot exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Julie.gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
Phone: 703-759-9018

Equestrian Facility Assistant

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15019
Salary: $13.13/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: Weekday evening hours 2 - 9pm, days will vary, 2 to 3 Saturday’s per month working horse shows, 8 hours + for these shows

Under the direction of the Park’s Equestrian Assistant manager, the Facility Assistant duties include: checking in and monitoring equestrian users, selling and creating daily, quarterly and annual riding passes, answering phones, answering patron’s questions, enforcing parks rules and regulations, cash handling, maintaining bulletin boards, office cleaning, assists with recruiting and supervising volunteers for weekend horse shows, assists in marketing, preparing for, running and closing out park sponsored horse shows, and assist with park wide special events. Must be available to work the first full weekend in August.

Minimum Qualifications:Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have equestrian experience, a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, see and communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience in running horse shows, computer experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and horse show software. Experience driving tractors and/or tractor with implements. Ability to learn new computer application quickly.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Chris.Monson@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Activity Facilitator (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15002
Salary: $12.12/hour; no benefits
Location:South County Teen Center
Hours: Work hours vary from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., weekdays and weekend hours depending on teen center. Extended hours may be required to meet program goal and expectations.

Facilitator plans, prepares, and leads teen center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Works collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implements programming techniques that serve a multicultural and economically diverse population. Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Is accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. Assists in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community.  Provides leadership and ensures the safety of all center participants. Interacts positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants; acts as role model and mentor. Teen Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, music production, art, theatre, music education, science, cooking, graphic design, costume design and sports.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D.; plus experience working with youth, adults and families. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) shuttle bus. Bilingual in English and a second language. Experience working with youth in educational and recreational settings.

To Apply:  Please contact Melissa Mcmillion 703-704-6336 or email Melissa.mcmillion@fairfaxcounty.gov

Summer Camp Leader

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15017
Salary: $10.46-12.00/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: Part-time March through May, June through mid- August. Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about providing superior recreational, educational and environmental and cultural resource stewardship opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Camp Leader will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents by overseeing all aspects of the camp program delivery. Duties include assisting in the planning and implementation of the recreational day camp programs; hiring, training and scheduling counselors; preparing and maintaining staff and children's records and files; administering medications to campers as directed on authorization forms; keeping camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; preparing and distributing activity calendars and supply lists; communicating camper assessments to parents and making phone calls as necessary. Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Camp Leaders must be at least 21 years old and have one of the following:

  • A high school diploma and three years of programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or
  • An early childhood certificate or credential and two years programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or
  • College credits or undergraduate degree (with 48 semester hours in education, recreation, or related field) and one year of programmatic experience with children in a group setting, or
  • A graduate degree in a child-related field and six months of programmatic experience with children in a group setting.

Special Requirements: Must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services, to the satisfaction of the employer.  Must provide negative TB test results (valid for two years).  Must attend staff development and training and a site orientation. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications. Must have never been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Must provide at least two references. Must be available to work the weekend of August 1-2.

Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in agriculture, outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Edwards by email to Michelle.Edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions? Call Michelle Edwards at 703-437-9101.

Art Instructor

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15014
Salary: $10.45/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule:  Few training hours beginning May 18 (tentative) changing to 20-40 hours a week beginning June 22.

Frying Pan Farm Park is looking for an art instructor for our summer camps.  You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer on the farm leading camp activities; assisting other counselors and planning and directing a portion of art activities.  Two weeks will be spent directing and running your own Art Explorer’s Camp.

Work will include designing farm-inspired curriculum for 8-14 year olds. Work will include pre-camp planning, camp training, and curriculum development.

Qualifications: Must have art experience in painting, drawing, sewing, clay, or crafts. Previous experience working with children aged 8 -14 in art, recreation, physical education, or outdoor setting preferred. Must love being outside.  Prefer college art major or graduate of four-year program in Art.  Experience with outdoor or non-traditional education a plus. Must be available July 20-24, 2015 and August 1-7, 2015.

Special Requirements: All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Michelle Edwards at Michelle. Edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions? Call 703-437-9101.

Camp Counselor

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15008
Salary: $10.45/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: Tentative start date May 18, 2015. Monday – Friday, 20 – 40 hours per week between June 22 and September 4, 2015 (some weekend work required).

This is an education position that involves teaching hands-on formal and informal farm activities offered to pubic program participants. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, camp counselors will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery. Camp counselors will plan, implement and supervise activities for children. They procure, organize, and maintain camp supplies; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary; document accidents, injuries, complaints and problems and report through the proper chain of command; and provide overall supervision of children enrolled in the program in keeping with FCPA procedures and policies. Training will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with children in a group setting.  Must have strong oral and written communication skills.  Must be a strong team player and demonstrate initiative to complete tasks. Interest in working with children both indoors outdoors.

Special Requirements: All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.

All summer camp counselors are required to be available to work the weekend of the 4-H Fair, August 1-2, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in education, childhood development, or summer camp background. Seeking degree in outdoor recreation and interpretation, history, agriculture, natural resources, biology/ecology, anthropology, museum studies or other related field.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Michelle Edwards at Michelle.Edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions? Call Michelle at 703-437-9101. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Wagon Ride Driver

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15011
Salary: $10.00/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 8-16 hours per week. Seasonal from March through November. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Additional weekday mornings may be available. 

Weekend tractor drivers needed. Learn to drive a tractor for wagon rides. Enjoy a chance to work outside on the farm and learn about gardening, crops, farm animals, and farm equipment.

Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors.  Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid state driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old.

To Apply: Resume can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Sherry.Bizette@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-8261

Carousel Operator

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15012
Salary:$10.00/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 12-16 hours per week. Hours available are 10-5 Saturdays and 11-5 Sundays. Seasonal from March through November.

Learn to operate a 1918 carousel. Carousel operators perform daily inspections on the carousel, take note of any equipment damage or wear and report maintenance and repair problems to their supervisors. 

Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required.  Carousel operators work directly with the public. Greet patrons as they enter rides, and confirm that they meet height and other admission requirements to get on the rides.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors.  

Additional Responsibilities: Assists in the Country Store with sales during down time. Other job duties may include wagon tractor driving, gardening support, special event support, visitor information and general guest services.  Training will be provided. 

To Apply: Resume can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Sherry.Bizette@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-8261

Seasonal/Summer Jobs with the Water Mine at Lake Fairfax Park

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole, located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston, Virginia, is a seasonal outdoor water park operated by Fairfax County Park Authority, using the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program. 

The Water Mine is now accepting applications for the 2015 season.  Employees at these parks are employed by Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance. The FCPA was awarded the 2012 and 2011 Best of Aquatics by Aquatics International and the 2010 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. The Water Mine has many openings for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly peoplein a variety of positions. All appointees must satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation prior to employment. 

Lake Fairfax Park Seasonal Manager On Duty (MOD)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-15013
Salary: $13.13/hour, no more than 1560 hours in a year
Location: Lake Fairfax Park

Now accepting applications for 2015!Under direction of full time managers, assists in supervising operation of a large multifaceted park.

    • Acts as supervisor during given shifts while performing duties related to the daily operation of the various facilities within the park. Reports problems or takes necessary action. Completes opening and/or closing procedures of park facilities, operates equipment such as park truck, boats with motors, trail vehicles and personal computer.
    • With full time management staff, trains seasonal employees as needed to ensure they complete their assigned work. Directs work of subordinate employees and completes their tasks in their absence. Schedules employees, orders supplies, conducts inventory of for-sale items. Inspects for safety violations.
    • Performs cash control duties such as operating point of sale, counts safe money, and changes funds. Prepares deposits and delivers money to bank. Records daily entries in log books.
    • Assists full time managers with development and implementation of special events/programs.
    • Interacts directly with park visitors to inform them of fees, schedules, park rules and regulations.
    • Renders first aid; seeks emergency services as needed.
    • Completes other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, and CPR/First Aid/AED certified before start date. Must have valid driver’s license. Must pass criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

To Apply: Send resumes by email to Dan.Grulke@fairfaxcounty.gov or apply online at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/employment.htm.

Water Mine Lifeguard (130 vacancies)

Job # ELT-FCPA-15003
Salary: Starts at $9.71/hour

No prior experience or certifications are required. Training dates will be made available to applicants at the time of their interview.  

Our lifeguards are licensed through the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age at the start of the course. The applicant is responsible for the course fee. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program. Duties include:

      • Ensures health and safety of guests by pool surveillance and enforcement of park policies
      • Performs rescue and emergency care as needed (both in water and on land)
      • Provides immediate first aid treatment to guests in distress as needed
      • Maintains water and rescue skills at a "test ready" level at all times
      • Participates in regularly scheduled mandatory in-service trainings for a minimum of 4 hours per month
      • Provides exceptional customer service
      • Performs general cleaning and maintenance duties to include locker rooms, grounds, and pool
      • Maintains professional attitude and image at all times

Qualifications: Prerequisites for the lifeguard course: Swim 50 yards continuously using a front crawl or breaststroke; retrieve a 10-pound dive brick from a depth of 5 feet; swim a minimum of 10 feet underwater; and successfully get out of the pool at the pool’s edge without using a ladder, steps or ramp. 

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

To Apply: Apply online at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/employment.htm.

Water Mine Admissions Area Front Desk Supervisor (Limited vacancies)

Job # ELT-FCPA-15004
Salary: Starts at $10.69/hour, commensurate with experience

Under the supervision of the AdmissionsManager, leada and supporta the admissions team during their scheduled shift to provide excellent customer service.  These positions require a flexible schedule which may include early morning or late evening hours. Duties Include:

      • Ensures compliance of all agency cash handling procedures are followed
      • Supervises, organizes, and guides front desk staff in the performance of their duties.
      • Completes daily financial reports.
      • Ensures appropriate staffing levels at all times
      • Assists with managing pool closures and other weather related closings
      • Helps keep line traffic flowing
      • Provides excellent customer service, ensures a safe and efficient daily operation

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of one operational season of guest relations/customer service experience or equivalent experience.

To Apply: Please send resumes by email to ninette.heiligh@fairfaxcounty.gov  or apply online at:  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/employment.htm.

Water Mine AdmissionsAssistant Manager (2 positions)

Job # ELT-FCPA-15005
Salary: Starts at $14.00/hour, commensurate with experience

Under general supervision, assists in the daily operation of the admission area of a water park.  Part-time work may begin as early as February, continuing through the preseason.  Full time work hours ( 30 to 40 hours/week) may begin in March/April and continue throughout the summer season. The park closes for the season on Labor Day, and part time work may be available up until October or later to assist with winterizing the facility.   Duties include:

      • Responsible for all aspects of the front desk operation of the admission area for an outdoor seasonal water park under the direction of the Admissions Manager, the General Manger and Aquatic Manager
      • Assists Admissions Manager with hiring, training, and scheduling duties
      • Assists with supervision of all front desk admission staff and group reservation team to include 6 supervisors and approximately 35 employees serving as cashiers and entrance line monitors
      • Provides excellent customer service
      • Pre-season and in-season pass sales
      • Sports sales operation
      • Complies with agency cash handling protocol
      • Daily group and rental admissions
      • Complies with all safety standards
      • May be asked to assist with weekly payroll duties to include verification of employee hours and submission of time into county’s FOCUS system
      • Assists with meeting fiscal goals for the facility
      • Administrative reporting and documentation

Qualifications: A minimum of two seasons or one year working at a public facility (such as a park, community center, retail, or food service) with progressive roles and leadership roles.  Administrative experience preferred. 

To Apply: Please send resumes by email to  ninette.heiligh@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Water Mine Pool Supervisor (Limited vacancies)

Job # ELT-FCPA-15006
Salary: Starts at $11.69/hour

These positions require a flexible schedule that may include early morning or late evening hours.  Availability to start work in a part-time capacity as early as February is preferred.  Pool Supervisors, with the support of the Manager On Duty, will organize and supervise an aquatic staff of about 150 (~40 per shift) in the performance of their duties.  Duties also include:

      • Assists with recruiting, hiring, and training seasonal staff
      • Works as part of the leadership team to supervise the daily operation of the water park during scheduled shifts
      • Maintains balanced pool water and filtration system
      • Completes and processes reports and inspections
      • Enforces Health Department and Park Authority regulations
      • During lifeguard shortages, will be required to fill vacant shifts

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a current Ellis & Associate ILTP Lifeguard License and have a minimum of two operational seasons in aquatic operations with progressive roles and/or leadership roles. 

To Apply: Please send resumes by email to amy.clayton@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Camp McLean 2015 Summer Jobs

Candidates for these positions must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  from June 22, 2015 through August 6, 2015. View complete descriptions and requirements for these positions. PDF

Tot Camp Director (1 position)
Job #
ELT-MCC-15001
Salary: $18.00/hour

Responsible for all phases of this operation from the planning stage to the evaluation stage and will directly supervise up to five counselors. 

Tot Camp Counselor (5 positions)
Job #
ELT-MCC-15002
Salary: $13.00/hour

Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of preschoolers (3-4 years old).

Camp Counselor (multiple positions)
Job #
ELT-MCC-15003
Salary: $13.00/hour

Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of school age children (5-10 years old).

Camp Specialists (four positions):

      • Arts & Crafts
      • Science & Nature
      • Music & Drama
      • Physical Recreation

Job # ELT-MCC-15004
Salary: $18.00/hour
Responsible for planning, developing and implementing highly structured activities in the assigned area of specialty.  This will be done prior to the beginning of the Camp.

Assistant Camp Director (1 position)
Job #
ELT-MCC-15005
Salary: $19.00/hour

The summer day camp will provide a comprehensive recreation program for participants to include highly structured programs in the area of games, fitness, arts & crafts, music & drama and special activities and events. The assistant director will be responsible for assisting the Camp Director with all phases of this operation from the planning stage to the evaluation stage. In addition, the assistant director will be responsible for general supervision of the camp in the absence of the Camp Director. 

Teen Trip Director (1 position)
Job #
ELT-MCC-15006
Salary: $19.00/hour

Responsible for implementing, executing, leading and evaluating daily trip activities for teen-aged participants.

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov. State which Camp McLean position(s) you are applying for in the Subject line of the email.

Camp Site Director

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15001
Salary: $12.00/hour
Location:  Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, VA
Schedule: The Camp Site Directors will need to begin planning and organizing in May but full work weeks are not required until June.

We are seeking up to three highly motivated individuals enthusiastic about providing superior recreational activities for campers taking part in the Summer day camp at Spring Hill RECenter. Be a part of a fun, high energy, team environment and help children make friends and great memories over their Summer break.

Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the program supervisor, the Camp Site Directors provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents by overseeing all aspects of the camp program delivery. Plans and implements recreational day camp programs. Assists in the preparation of counselor schedules; prepares and maintain staff and children's records and files; administers medications to campers as directed on authorization forms. Acts as liaison between: camp counselors and site staff, between camp and parents, and between site camp programs and Youth Services. Responsible for ensuring the following: health and safety precautions are met; staff are complying with FCPA Standard Operating Procedures; and VA Department of Social Services regulations are being followed. Assists camp staff in the maintenance of equipment, supplies, and camp areas. Assists counselors in preparing daily plans and calendars and creates handouts for parents. Helps counselors in planning and confirming field trips, guest speakers and special events. Adheres to all guidelines as outlined in the Camp Counselor Handbook, including documenting all accidents, injuries, incidents, complaints, and problems as well as reporting to supervisor regularly regarding status of camp. Handles camp inquiries and assists with camp registrations, confirmations, and wait list placements. Assists staff in contacting campers prior to camp. Substitutes for counselors when a counselor is absent. Keeps camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable. Prepares and distributes activity calendars and supply lists. Communicates camper assessments to parents and makes phone calls as necessary. The Camp Site Directors will have direct authority over Camp Counselors and reports directly to the Site Programmer daily and to Youth Services when required. Training will be provided.  Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Directors will work together to oversee these camps:

    • Kiddie Camp, ages 3 - 5 years (children must be potty trained), preschool-aged camp
    • Junior Summer R.O.C.S., ages 5 - 8 years, a variety camp
    • Summer R.O.C.S., ages 8 - 14 years, a variety camp
    • Sport Zone Camp, ages 6 - 13 years, a sports themed camp

Minimum Qualifications: Staff must be of good character and reputation and be capable of accepting training, carrying out assigned tasks, communicate orally and in writing, communicate with emergency personnel and understand instructions on prescriptions.

Camp Site Directors must be at least 21 years old and have one of the following:

    • A high school diploma and three years of programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or
    • An early childhood certificate or credential and 2 years programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or
    • College credits or undergraduate degree (with 48 semester hours in education, recreation, or related field) and one year programmatic experience with children in a group setting, or
    • A graduate degree in a child-related field and six months of programmatic experience with children in a group setting

In addition, all Camp Site Directors must:

    • Complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services.
    • Provide negative TB test results (Valid for two years).
    • Attend staff development and training and a site orientation.
    • Have current First Aid and CPR certifications.
    • Have never been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.
    • Provide at least two references.

Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship.

To Apply: Submit a résumé and include two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Interested candidates should forward application packets to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter via email at nicole.falceto@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Nicole Falceto
Spring Hill RECenter
Fairfax County Park Authority
1239 Spring Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22102

Questions? Call Nicole at 703-324-9167. And thank you for your interest in joining the Spring Hill RECenter team!

Camp Leader

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15002
Salary: $10.46/hour
Location:  Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, VA
Schedule: Must be available for required trainings and camp planning in early June. Camps run beginning June 8th through September 4th.

Be a part of a fun and energetic team environment and help children stay active through games, activities, crafts, and field trips. We are seeking up to 20 Camp Leaders to oversee the care of campers by facilitating fun and entertaining activities. You’ll help make positive childhood memories in parks and recreation and childhood development fields at Spring Hill RECenter’s summer day camps. 

Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Land Programs Supervisor and Camp Director, Camp Leaders will provide high energy games, a variety of activities and exceptional customer service to campers and parents. Camp Leaders will plan, implement and supervise activities for children including field trips and pool time; procure, organize and maintain camp supplies; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary; document accidents, injuries, complaints and problems and report through the proper chain of command; and provide overall supervision of children enrolled in the program in keeping with FCPA procedures and policies. Training will be provided.

Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Camp Leaders may choose (sometimes assigned as needed) to be a part of a variety of camps which include:

    • Kiddie Camp, ages 3 - 5 years (children must be potty trained), camp for the preschool-aged child, crafts, games and story time
    • Junior Summer R.O.C.S., ages 5 - 8 years, see Summer R.O.C.S. description below
    • Summer R.O.C.S., ages 8 - 14 years, a variety camp that offers activities ranging from art and games to nature and other specialty activities
    • Sport Zone Camp, ages 6 - 13 years, a sports themed camp

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with children in a group setting.  Must have proven strong oral and written communication skills.  Must be a strong team player and demonstrate initiative to complete tasks. Interest in working with children both indoors outdoors.

Special Qualifications: All appointees must complete a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.  Applicants must be available for training in June and the duration of summer through September 4th.  

Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background.  Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Experience in any one or more of these topics: arts, crafts, nature, football, tennis, basketball, swimming, or any similar hobby, game or sport.

To Apply: Submit a résumé and include two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Interested candidates should forward application packets to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter via email at nicole.falceto@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Nicole Falceto
Spring Hill RECenter
Fairfax County Park Authority
1239 Spring Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22102

Questions? Call Nicole at 703-324-9167. And thank you for your interest in joining the Spring Hill RECenter team!

Recreation Leader II

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS- 14011
Salary: $12.12/hour  (Grade S07)
Location: Hollin Hall Senior Center

This announcement will be used to fill the Recreation Leader II position at Hollin Hall Senior Center. This position requires a collaborative approach to plan and organize activities and programs that are prevention and community-based focused.
Implements programming and lead activities using techniques to meet the needs of a diverse population and meet desired outcomes.  Assists in data collection, marketing, and outreach of center programs. Responsibilities also include ensuring the safety of participants and ability to work as a member of a team.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, and experience working with older adults population.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

Special Requirements:  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. CPR and First Aid certification. Will be required to complete Handle with Care training within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Valid driver’s license. Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) shuttle bus and have a good driving record. Bilingual. Experience working with older adults in educational and recreational settings.

Selection Procedure:  Panel interview. 

Note: This is a part-time position without benefits. The Senior Center operates, day, night, and weekend hours, six days a week. Work hours vary depending on program or special activity.  Must be able to work nights and weekends.

To Apply: Submit your resume to Melissa McMillion by email at melissa.mcmillion@fairfaxcounty.gov. Resumes can also be mailed to:

Melissa McMillion
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 505
Alexandria, VA 22309 

Drop-In Daycare Worker

OakMarr RECenter. Click here to view information about this part-time job opportunity.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency:  Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #:  ELT-NCS-14010
Salary: $12.22/hour (Grade S7), benefits eligible*
Location:  James Lee Teen Center, Falls Church, Virginia
Schedule:  This position is scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

Description:  Assists in the planning of activities that focus on prevention and community-based activities.  Implements programming techniques for a multicultural and economically diverse population.  Leads scheduled activities, encourages participation and aims to meet projected outcomes.  Assists in program marketing and outreach to the community. Work hours vary depending on programming needs including weekdays and weekends.

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D; plus, must have previous experience working with adolescents in a group setting.  The appointee must have the ability to drive a 14-passenger (non-CDL) shuttle bus, and be able to obtain CPR and First Aid certification that is valid through August 2015.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

Special Requirements:  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. 

*Note:  Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. 

To Apply:  Please submit your resume via email to  Jessica.Esparza@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14009
Salary: $13.38 - $16.08/hour

The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is looking to fill several part-time positions in Therapeutic Recreation Services’ Saturday Leisure Program. Employees will be working with school-aged individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a structured camp environment.

Qualifications:

Applicants with the Saturday Leisure Program are required to be at least 18 years of age, be a high school graduate and have at least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).

Work Schedule:

Work hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following program dates:

    • Session 1: October 18 and 25; November 1 and 8
    • Session 2: November 22; December 6 and 13; January 10
    • Session 3: January 31; February 7, 21 and 28
    • Session 4: March 21 and 28; April 11 and 18

Work Location:

Applicants are sought to fill positions at the following facilities:

    • Kilmer Center, 8102 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
    • Key Center, 6404 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    • Greenbriar West Elementary School, 13300 Poplar Tree Road, Fairfax, VA 22033

 All applicants will receive additional program training prior to beginning work.

To Apply: For more information or to apply for employment, please call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Group Fitness Instructor

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job #: ELT-RCC-14003
Salary:  
$20.00 - $30.00/hour

The Reston Community Center is seeking group exercise fitness instructors to join its Fitness & Wellness department. Instructors will lead participants through exercises designed to enhance strength and endurance while ensuring the safety of the students.

Qualifications: Must have knowledge of safe exercise techniques and group exercise principles, and possess positive and effective communication skills. Group fitness certification required; ACSM, ACE, or AFAA preferred. Individuals with experience developing and implementing strength training and small group training classes are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Submit an RCC application (www.restoncommunitycenter.com) or send your resume to Jonathan.Navarro@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Jonathan Navarro, Fitness & Adult Director at the email provided.

Skate Park Attendant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-13029
Salary:$9.49/hour
Schedule: 8-16 hours per week; seasonal from March through November. Hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 

Duties include:

  • Ensures the health and safety of guests through park supervision and enforcement of park policies.
  • Activates the facility Emergency Action Plan as needed.
  • Provides exceptional customer service.
  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance duties to include cleaning the skate shack, grounds, and emptying trash cans.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and image at all times.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, and experience working with teen population.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. No prior experience or certifications are required.   

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

To Apply: Send your resume by email to Alec.mcdowell@fairfaxcounty.gov or apply in person at the front desk of Audrey Moore RECenter, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia.

Trackless Train Operator/Interpreter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-13028
Salary: $11 to $13/hour, depending on experience
Hours:Mostly weekends, some weekdays and evenings
Location: Work will require travel to various FCPA sites

 Responsible for transporting and operating a trackless train and interpreting various natural and cultural resources throughout the FCPA park system. Work is under the general supervision of the Resource Management Division Train Coordinator.  

Duties and responsibilities include: Leads interpretive programs from the train; transports train using pick-up truck and attached trailer; maintains train safety and security; records attendance and financial data.

Qualifications: Applicants should—

    • Be able to drive a pick-up truck with trailer;
    • Be able to load four amusement-size train cars into the trailer and secure the cars;
    • Have a valid Virginia driver’s license;
    • Have some experience working with children – course work in education or interpretation would be beneficial, but are not required;
    • Be able to work with diverse groups of people, and possess effective oral and written communication skills.

To Apply: Position open until filled. Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Barbara Ziman by email at Barbara.Ziman@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Resource Management Division
Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: 703-708-0861
Fax: 703-324-3996

Therapeutic Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood & Community Services, Therapeutic Recreation Branch
Job # ELT-NCS-12002
Salary: $13.09, $15.01, or $16.47/hour; no benefits 

This announcement will be used to fill the Therapeutic Recreation Leader positions at various locations throughout the county. The primary goal of the work is to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in positive leisure activities and improve social skills through the provision of a variety of recreation activities, leisure education sessions, character education, and community service and at risk behavior prevention/education. These positions work as members of the Therapeutic Recreation Services team to accomplish specific outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Therapeutic Recreation Leader ($13.09/hour): The Therapeutic Recreation Leader is responsible for assisting in the planning and facilitation of activities and special events according to the needs and interests of the participants and the standards of TRS. Typical duties include: assist with the set-up and clean-up of programs; lead activities assigned by TR Unit Leaders; assist with the implementing modifications and adaptations for participants; complete paperwork as needed; and ensure supplies and equipment are in good order.

Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader ($15.01/hour): The Unit Leader is responsible for planning and implementing a schedule of daily activities according to the needs and interests of the participants and the standards of TRS. Typical duties include: give appropriate support and care to participants as needed; plan and make arrangements for scheduled activities; give assignments and evaluate the work performance of volunteers, program aids, and TR Leaders. Ultimately the Unit Leaders are responsible for the administration and management of the work of the unit/team, the quality of the activities, and the safety and care of the participants.

Therapeutic Recreation Director ($16.47/hour): The Therapeutic Recreation Director is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations concerning the activity plans. Typical duties include: ensure staff are prepared for field trips; order additional equipment and supplies as needed in a timely manner; maintain current information on all program participants; take attendance daily, submit figures to the supervisor, and complete daily duties checklist; complete required paperwork; provide direction and leadership to staff and volunteers; ensure appropriate supervision of participants; monitor activity implementation and evaluate activity based on standards and program objectives; and provide feedback to staff concerning activities observed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have 250 hours of prior experience in a recreation or school setting for individuals with disabilities. Related course work may partially supplement experience.

Special Requirements: CPR and First Aid certification. Must complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Negative TB result.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual. Experience facilitating recreational and educational programs with individuals with disabilities in facilities or community settings.

Note: Staff are employed to work after school, evening, and weekend programs. Some daytime work is available in a substitute capacity. This is a part-time position without benefits.

To Apply: Submit your resume by email to  Kaiesha.Fountain@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail it to:

Attn: Kai Fountain
Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

Old Firehouse Teen Center Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II) (part-time)

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job # ELT-MCC-12001
Salary: 
$13.50/hour, partial benefits eligible
Schedule: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary

Job Objectives: Under direct guidance of the Lead Activity Facilitator and merit staff at the Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC), is responsible for direct supervision of teens and “tweens” in a recreation setting and off-site field trips during the afterschool and summer programs. Facilitators research, create and implement appropriate recreation and leisure program experiences for the teens of the community while ensuring a safe and fun environment while encouraging personal growth within participants.

Essential Functions:

  • Act as an integral part of a team providing exceptional customer service to all who enter the OFTC.
  • Provide direct supervision to participants to ensure safety, while promoting fun and encouraging positive interaction and relationship development. 
  • Facilitators act as young adult role models for impressionable youth.
  • Safely operate 12-passenger vans while transporting staff and participants.
  • Research, develop, and implement appropriate recreation and leisure program
  • Prepare recreational facilities for participant use and report any safety deficiencies to Facility Manager.
  • Represent the Old Firehouse at community and school events such as back to school nights and open houses and convey information regarding all aspects of the OFTC programs and services
  • Provide direction for volunteers at annual OFTC events.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in a recreation setting coordinating and implementing recreational programs. Currently or previously enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year of course work in recreation, leisure, fitness, education or a related field. Possession of an appropriate, valid state driver’s license with no more than 5 demerit points. Current First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification within one month of employment. 

 Preferred Qualifications:

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Principles, practices and methods of recreation program development, facilitation, and teambuilding.
    • Principles, methods and techniques of supervising teenage participants in recreational activities.
    • Recreational activity hazards and standard safety practices.
    • Rules, practices, techniques and equipment used in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities.
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions

    • Office and indoor/outdoor recreational facility environment; travel from site to site; exposure to computer screens, potentially hazardous chemicals, inclement weather conditions; may work in or with water; may work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.
    • Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting and carrying; operating motorized vehicles.
    • This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed.  Employees occupying the position will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties requested by their supervisor, i.e., – the “other duties as assigned” clause that we all know and love! 

  To apply: For additional information or to apply, contact Ashley Smith at Ashley.Smith@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Lifeguards

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-12008
Salary:
Pay rates vary, based on experience; no benefits

Training is available. For details, call the site nearest you and ask for the Aquatic Supervisor:

RECenters:

  • George Washington - Alexandria, 703-780-8894
  • Mt. Vernon - Alexandria, 703-768-3224
  • Oak Marr - Oakton, 703-281-6501
  • Providence - Falls Church, 703-698-1351
  • Lee District - Franconia, 703-922-9841
  • South Run - Springfield, 703-866-0566
  • Spring Hill - McLean, 703-827-0989
  • Cub Run - Chantilly, 703-817-9407
  • Wakefield - Annandale, 703-321-7081 

Outdoor Pools:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool, Alexandria: Call Britta Stratford at Mt. Vernon RECenter - Alexandria, 703-768-3224
  • Watermine at Lake Fairfax Park (water park), Reston, 703-471-5415 

Lifeguards

Agency: Reston Community Center (RCC)
Job # ELT-RCC-12003
Salary: Starts at $9.00 to $13.00/hour, depending on experience
Schedule: Mornings, afternoons and evenings; weekdays and weekends

Must be certified in Lifeguarding and CPR. RCC Lifeguards receive free uniforms, paid in-service training and free advancement classes.

To Apply: Submit your resume by email to Joe.Leary@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail or fax to:

Joseph Leary
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191
Fax: 703-476-8617


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