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.  

 

 


Rental Facility Support Assistant

Agency:  Fairfax County Park Authority, Park Services Division
Job # ELT-FCPA-15050
Salary: $11.69/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: 15-30 hours per week
Location:  Various sites throughout Fairfax County, VA

Supports the customer’s use of Fairfax County Park Authority parks and rental properties on an as-needed basis.  Work dates and hours are flexible. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to supplement a full time or other part time position.  Specifics of the job description are below, and will also include other duties as assigned.

Supervises weekend and occasional weekday evening rentals at historic sites throughout Fairfax County.  Conducts tours with prospective clients and effectively communicates specific details about the use of each facility. Assists with general building and grounds maintenance to include light custodial work, weeding and maintaining garden beds.  Conducts building inspections prior to and after rentals and completes relevant paperwork. 

Monitors the use of shelters and picnic areas by the public to ensure compliance with park permits and rules.  Serves as back up to the picnic custodian which includes emptying trash cans and replacing liners and general pick up of the rental areas a couple weekends a year.

Minimum Qualifications:  Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus at least one year of experience providing customer service.

Special Requirements:  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must provide own transportation. Must have ability to lift 30 pounds. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Excellent customer service skills with strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently.  Bilingual in English and Spanish.

*Note: Individuals in this position 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 submit your resumes by email to emilie.shumate@fairfaxcounty.gov. Application deadline is 6/30/2015. 

Account Specialist (Facility Attendant I)

Agency:  Fairfax County Park Authority, Park Services Division
Job # ELT-FCPA-15049
Salary: $15.31/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: 20-30 hours per week
Location:  Herrity Building 12055 Government Center Parkway Suite 425 Fairfax, VA 22035

The Account Specialist in the Business Office supports the Central Services Coordinator and Registration Unit.  Responsibilities include verifying member number data entries from all source inputs; updating member accounts through:  returned Parktakes labels, member delete requests from staff, and new member number requests; processing Parktakes printer reports; verifying and completing class refund requests; providing account analysis and follow up with customers for accounts with balances due; managing annual credit letter project; and other tasks as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education. Experience creating and maintaining spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Office. Experience with Parknet software.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills with strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and with a team.  Bilingual in English and Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese preferred.

*Note: Individuals in this position 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 submit your resumes by email to emilie.shumate@fairfaxcounty.gov. Application deadline is 6/30/2015. 

Naturalist

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15048
Location: Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia
Schedule: Work several weekend days and/or holidays each month, year round
Salary: $11.00/hour, no benefits

Huntley Meadows Park is looking for a weekend naturalist to work at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center’s front desk. The Naturalist is responsible for opening and closing the facility and greeting visitors and providing assistance. He/she is the first point of contact for the volunteers assisting in the Center as well as the public.

    • Responsible for opening, closing and securing the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center
    • Responsible for cash handling, processing sales, and completing a daily sales reconciliation
    • Responsible for basic animal care
    • Responsible for dealing with park and citizen incidents and emergencies

Responsible for operational duties: reporting visitor numbers and program numbers; cleanliness of bathrooms; monitoring the outdoor classroom; keeping maps and brochures stocked; building safety (free of hazards, including shoveling walkway from parking lot to visitor center and/or laying sand in icy/snowy conditions); checking trashcans indoors and out for needed changing; and general visitor center upkeep and presentation.

Requirements:

    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
    • Knowledge of Huntley Meadows Park and local natural history
    • Ability to work independently without a supervisor present
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, including working well with the public, staff and volunteers
    • Must be comfortable with computers and be willing to learn new computer applications and processes
    • Must be comfortable working in a natural environment and working around animals, including snakes and insects

To apply: Email resume to Karen.Sheffield@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Environmental Education Intern 

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15045
Stipend
:  $200/week for up to 12 weeks
Location: Riverbend Park
Schedule: June to August 2015. Work days run approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon-Fri, but may vary.

Become an Environmental Education Intern at Riverbend Park this summer for outdoor adventure and fun with kids! This internship is a great starting place for someone with interest in outdoor, environmental or non-traditional education. You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer along the Potomac River, teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors.

Work with a team of highly qualified educators to learn natural sciences, local history, and outdoor skills such as fishing, boating, primitive skills, and wilderness survival.

Qualifications: Must love being outside and have experience working with kids. Must be physically able to hike 5 miles in moderate terrain and paddle a kayak and canoe (no experience necessary).

Preferences: Pursuing a degree in education, environmental science, parks and recreation or a related field.  Experience canoeing, fishing, Spanish language skills a plus. This is a non-smoking facility.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Julie.Gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Summer Camp Teacher - Riverbend Park

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15046
Salary:
  $12 to $14/hour
Location: Riverbend Park
Schedule: Teachers will work multiple weeks over the summer.

Join us at Riverbend Park this summer for outdoor adventures and fun with kids.  Become a summer camp teacher!  You will have a chance to spend great summer on the Potomac River, teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors. 

Teachers will create lesson plans and run outdoor summer camps. Must love being outside, and have experience working with kids.

Qualifications: A degree in education, biology, environmental science or a related field a plus. Experience canoeing, fishing or other outdoor sports a plus.

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

Carousel Operator & Wagon Ride Driver

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15044
Salary: $10.00/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Hours:  12-16 hours per week. Hours available are 9-5 Saturdays and 10 -5 Sundays. Seasonal from March through November.

Weekend wagon ride drivers and carousel operators needed. Imagine yourself driving a farm tractor.  Now imagine that tractor with a 25-person wagon behind it, full of park guests who want to learn all about the landscape and history of Frying Pan Farm Park! Those considering this position should be comfortable driving or learning to drive a tractor and should possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.  Training is provided for wagon ride driving and carousel operation.

Responsibilities: 

    • 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.
    • 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.  Greet patrons as they enter rides, and confirm that they meet height and other admission requirements to get on the rides. 

Additional Responsibilities: Assists in the Country Store during down time.  Serves as a back-up sales clerk when the store is busy. Other job duties may include special event support, visitor information and general guest services. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid state driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old.  Carousel operators and wagon ride drivers work directly with the public. 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. 

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to  Kelly.Brooks@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-1418
Phone: 703-465-3710

Naturalist

 Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15042
Schedule: Part-time, 1500 hours per year
Salary:
$14.50-$16/hour; benefits eligible*
Location: Huntley Meadows Park located in Alexandria Virginia.  Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow and wetland habitat.
Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Instructor Description: Plans, designs and presents 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. Responsible for Parknet functions. 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 Kylie.Starck@fairfaxcounty.gov:

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-768-2525

Assistant Camp Director

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-15039
Salary: $10.70/hour; no negotiation. No benefits
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Schedule: Weekdays primarily 8:30-4:30pm, some weekend days for prep work. This is a limited term position from June 22 through September 4th.
Staff Supervisor:  Naturalist/Historian Senior Interpreter

Assists Camp Director to lead natural/historical interpretative programs for our summer camps. Training will be provided as needed by Supervisor and Camp Director. This position will reflect our site’s mission: To preserve, conserve, and interpret the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park; which enriches communities in western Fairfax County.

Responsibilities: In order to facilitate camp programming, duties may include:

    1. Work directly with campers aged 6-11.
    2. Supervise teen volunteers (12-18) and delegating appropriate duties to them.
    3. Assist Camp Director with group management and supervision.
    4. Assist Camp Director in teaching programs, leading activities and supervising games.
    5. Assist in planning and preparing daily camp plans and schedules.
    6. Take initiative while not directly supervised to lead program and activities.
    7. Assist with conflict resolution with both camper’s parents and campers.
    8. Communicate effectively with parents and general park visitors.
    9. Directly responsible for small groups of campers.
    10. Flexible and able to improvise.
    11. Set-up and clean-up of camp program supplies and activities.

Qualifications:

    1. Experience working with elementary school-aged children is strongly preferred.
    2. Knowledge of ecology, especially life cycles of native reptiles and amphibians, insects, and other animals (or willing to learn).
    3. Knowledge of park history, particular farm life, Civil War and Virginia Indians (or willing to learn).
    4. Capable of creating and delivering interpretive programs.
    5. Capable of walking or hiking distances of up to three miles per day in various weather and trail conditions.
    6. Able to work outside for the entire day
    7. Interpersonal and customer service skills.
    8. Able to do some light lifting up to 20 pounds.
    9. Must be punctual and dependable.

To Apply:  Submit resume and references to Kiersten.Conley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15005
Salary: $12.22/hour (Grade S7), non-merit, benefits eligible*
Location: Bailey’s Community Center, Falls Church, VA
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 afterschool and teen 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, weekends, and evenings.

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

College graduate in recreation is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.

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 Greg Williams at gregory.williamsjr@fairfaxcounty.gov. Position open until filled.

Registration Unit Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority, Parktakes - Park Services Division
Job # ELT-FCPA-15027
Salary: $10.69/hour, no benefits
Schedule: 2-3 weekdays, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location:  Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

Performs a variety of duties and functions as the agency's initial contact to the public; Receives calls regarding classes, camps, trips and tours offered through the Parktakes magazine. Registers, cancels and transfers programs for customers. Processes registration requests by phone, mail, and fax, creates new member accounts and searches for current accounts using ParkNet software. Assists in scheduling activities for adults and children that function at varying levels. Representative will also respond to any customer inquiries about services as well as handle and resolve complaints. Individual should be knowledgeable of all department policies.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus at least one year of experience providing customer service in a related field.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills with strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. Data entry accuracy, proficiency using Microsoft Office and ParkNet software. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Korean, or Vietnamese.

To Apply: Please submit your resume by email to  Jonathan.Frederick@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

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.

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 

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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-15007
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 oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org

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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