Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


Parks and Recreation JobsThe following non-merit parks and recreation -- including summer camp -- 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.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY. 

 

 

 


Farm Hand

Agency:  Fairfax County Park Authority 
Salary: $10/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Hours:  12-25 hours per week. Hours vary between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and include a weekend shift.  This job can work for a high school student, with the hours being 3 to 5:30 p.m. after school and weekend hours.  This job will start late July/August and work through the year.  

Enjoy a chance to work outside on the farm and learn about gardening, crops, farm animals, and farm equipment. Main duties include animal feeding, watering, cleaning and milking. 

Minimum Qualifications: 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.,

Licenses and Certificates:  Must have a valid driver’s license.

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

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to  paul.nicholson@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-5318

Children’s Education Assistant

Salary: $12.00 - $14.00/hour, benefits eligible*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  20-30 hours per week

Duties:  Assist with all aspects of Children’s Education at Green Spring Gardens.  Plan and conduct plant-based nature programs for children and families. Develop programs, lesson plans, and teaching aids. Create and maintain interpretive exhibits.  Gardening and other light physical work.  Administrative duties include program scheduling, customer service, program database management and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience educating children. Experience with program or work scheduling. Working knowledge of nature and gardening. Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to the following: Associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, or related field, OR experience in education or related field.  Basic database entry experience. First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license.

Note: *This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. 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:Send resume via email to Susan Eggerton, Senior Interpreter,  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, 703-642-5173 phone, email: segger@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position will be open until filled.

Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.

Registration Unit Operator

Parktakes- Park Services Division, Fairfax County Park Authority 
$10.81/hour
(exempt part-time position)
(2-3 weekdays 8:45am-4:15pm) 

Location: Herrity Building: 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

Description:

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 on a team.  Bilingual in English and: Spanish, Korean, or Vietnamese.

To Apply: Please submit your resumes by E-mail to Ninette.Heiligh@fairfaxcounty.gov

Date posted: 6/21/16

Closing Date: 7/5/16

Benefits: This position is an exempt part-time position and does not offer health benefits.

IT Technician I

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-nnnnn
Salary: Up to $20.45/hour, benefits eligible*
Hours: Part-time, exempt position scheduled for 24 hours per week.

Under the supervision of the Park Authority’s Network/Telecommunications Analyst II, provides technical assistance and limited over-the-phone training to agency computer users and diagnoses and corrects or resolves personal computer problems, data communications problems, and software problems. Categorizes and escalates problems as appropriate. Logs all user contact into the branch’s tracking database.

Primary responsibility is responding to technical support requests via telephone, e-mail, or online submission. Assists agency users with technical support needs in person, via telephone, or through various means of remote access. Performs troubleshooting on hardware, software (agency specific, COTS, and Windows© desktop operating systems), and network related issues; collecting symptomatic information needed for diagnosis and resolution.

Uses skills obtained in the branch in the branch as well as in prior assignments to integrate new or replacement hardware and/or software into the computing environment. Loads new or updated software onto computers. Uses approved tools to image computers for deployment and use.

Follows help desk procedures uses industry standard tools such as Active Directory Users and Computers and/or branch-developed (VBScript) tools to manage users, computers and groups in an Active Directory domain. At the direction of the IT Program Manager, acts as an Agency Access Control Administrator (AACA) as defined by Fairfax County Procedural Memorandum 70-05.

Maintains inventory information for Park Authority computing hardware. Enters equipment into the inventory database. Performs physical inventory at Park Authority sites as required.

Travels to Park Authority sites as required to resolve problems, install or upgrade software, install or relocate hardware, and participate in special projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school; plus one year of general experience in the installation and troubleshooting of personal computers, network/telecommunications systems; or possession of an associate degree in computer science or a related field.

Special Requirements: Driver’s License required. Must be able to drive a county vehicle in order to travel to agency locations and transport equipment between locations. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of personal computers and personal computer software application packages. Knowledge of personal computer and network hardware. Knowledge of information systems in a large corporate, campus, and/or government environment. Experience installing, upgrading, supporting, and/or troubleshooting Windows© desktop operating systems (Versions 7 and 8.1) and Microsoft Office (2010, 2013 and Office 365);
    • Ability to communicate technical ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to provide one-to-one support to computer users both over the phone and in person;
    • Ability to follow established procedures to perform troubleshooting and resolution of various technical problems;
    • Ability to effectively interpret and analyze user problems to determine if initial call resolution is possible or whether escalation is appropriate. Ability to correctly prioritize, categorize, and document problems to assist with escalation and future reference;
    • Ability to effectively use both internal (ticket database, FAQs) and external (Microsoft KB, Google) search tools to assist with troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues;
    • Excellent communication and problem solving skills along with a high level of attention to detail.

*Note: This position is scheduled to work 24 hours per week (not to exceed 1560 hours per calendar year). Hours and days are flexible with a preference for ~8am-1pm M-F. 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: Submit your resume by e-mail to James.Lear@fairfaxcounty.gov. Resumes can also be mailed to:

                James Lear, Fairfax County Park Authority
                12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927
                Fairfax, VA 22035

Summer Marketing/Program Intern

Agency:Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-
Salary: $ 10.00
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: 20-30 hours per week. Mostly weekdays, Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoon/evenings and some weekends required. 

Work at a dynamic historic park, Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Virginia. Seeking a creative, self-motived individual who loves working with people. This position is responsible for assisting with marketing, running park programs and events including two summer concert series, the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and the Frying Pan Farm Stand.

    • Confirm performance details with artists. (Artists already hired and schedule is set);
    • Coordinate with site staff for set up and parking; 
    • Welcome guests to the shows and events, recognize sponsors, and assist customers with questions or problems during the shows and events;
    • Track attendance and create report for entire series;
    • Assist with marketing shows and events;
    • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Comfortable with large groups and speaking in public. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Suite programs. Be able to work out doors, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and (or) lift up to 40 pounds unassisted. See and communicate fluently in English.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in marketing, park and recreations. Proficient with Microsoft publisher. Self-motivated and comfortable working alone and in a team setting. First Aid, CPR certification.

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.  Must be available to work the annual 4-H Fair, August 4-7.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Teri.Tucker@fairfaxcounty

Assistant Gardener

Salary: $13.69/hour, benefits eligible* Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia Hours: 25-30 hours per week

Duties: Perform garden installation and maintenance in a variety of gardens, including propagation for gardens. Curatorial and interpretive duties as assigned. Some weekend work is required. Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience working in gardens or in the landscaping field equivalent to the following: associate degree or experience in related field. Preferred Qualifications: Master Gardener training, horticulture degree or classes, passion for plants and gardens.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid and CPR/AED certification. (offered through Fairfax County) Note: *This position is may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. 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: Send an emailed or faxed resume to Brenda Skarphol, Curatorial Horticulturist, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, 703-642-5173 phone, 703-653-6605 fax, email: brenda.skarphol@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position will be open until filled.

Children’s Education Assistant

Salary: $10.81 - $12.00/hour*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  15-20 hours per week

Duties:  Assist with all aspects of Children’s Education at Green Spring Gardens.  Plan and conduct plant-based nature programs for children and families.  Develop programs, lesson plans, and teaching aids.  Create and maintain interpretive exhibits.  Gardening and other light physical work.  Administrative duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience educating children.  Working knowledge of nature and gardening.  Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Ability to lift 50lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:  Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to the following:  Associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, or related field, OR experience in education or related field. First Aid and CPR/AED certification. (provided on job)

Note: *This position is may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To apply:Send an emailed or faxed resume to

Susan Eggerton, Senior Interpreter
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
email: segger@fairfaxcounty.gov
Phone inquiries: 703-642-5173.

Position will be open until filled. Applicant evaluation will begin on June 27, 2016

Nature Education Teacher Aid - Summer 2016

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16043
Salary: $10.50-12.75/hour depending on experience and qualifications
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: 8:00AM- 4:00PM Monday to Friday approximately, some weekend and evenings work possible

Join our team of environmental and outdoor educators at Riverbend Park this summer. Teacher aids will work with camp teachers to provide fulfilling summer experiences for campers. You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer along the Potomac River; teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors.

Must love being outside, and have strong interest in working with kids. Preference will be given to those with a degree in education, biology, environmental science or a related field. Experience canoeing, fishing or other outdoor sports a plus.  Teacher aids will work multiple weeks over the summer.

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. Valid Driver’s License.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three 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 resumes to Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park by email to rita.peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Rita Peralta Senior Interpreter Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-9018

Boat Rental Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16023
Salary:
$10 to $13/ hour; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia
Schedule: May through mid-October. Friday through Sunday. Monday holidays. Mornings and/or evenings. Schedule may vary. 20-30 hours per week.

Responsible for operating park’s boat rental operation which includes kayaks, canoes, and row boats. Staff works directly with site maintenance staff, and under the lead boat rental operator and assistant manager. Performs duties related to marina operations including monitoring river activity for visitor safety. Staff will receive training in CPR and water safety. Appointed staff will complete boater education course.

Daily duties include inspection of all boat rental and safety equipment,  Maintaining of marina area, operation of park patrol boat, monitoring visitor safety, answering visitor questions, and ensuring marina regulation compliance. General maintenance duties will be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older. High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. Able to lift 75 lbs. Canoeing, kayaking, or boating experience. Fishing experience a plus.

To Apply: Send resume by email to julie.gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Julie Gurnee
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066

Recreational Instructors

Recreational instruction positions available at Riverbend Park. Click on the links for more information:

Interpretive Naturalist 

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16035
Salary: $13-$17/hour, depending on qualifications
Schedule: Spring, summer, fall: 20-25 hours/week. Winter: 5-10 hours/week. Not to exceed 900 hours/year (possibility for this to be increased later in the year)
Benefits: Access to boating equipment, paid on-site and job-related training
Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and occasional overnight camping programs. Summer season includes mainly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. camp weeks.
Location: Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Located on the Potomac River with over 400 acres of forest, meadow and ponds.  Will also involve leading programs around the region at different schools, libraries, historic sites and rec centers.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and one year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within three months of employment.  
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field or additional two years of experience beyond minimum. Experience working and caring for animals including reptiles and amphibians. Certified interpretive guide certification. Boating experience and ACA instructor certification.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter by email to rita.peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Recreation Leader II

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-16004
Salary: $12.35/hour
Location: Lorton Senior Center
Schedule: This is a part-time position. The Senior Center operates, Monday-Friday and some evenings and weekends. Work hours will vary based on programs and activities.

This announcement will be used to fill a non-merit "G" status position. This position will be open until filled. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed for this position in order to qualify.

Provides oversight and administrative support for the Front Desk/Reception Area at the Lorton Senior Center. Monitors scan card check in procedure. Markets upcoming center events and programs. Makes appropriate referrals to other government or community resources for information and/or services. Ensures that customers receive courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient service. Maintains paper and electronic filing systems for records and messages. Routes and distributes incoming mail and email. Answers routine letters and email. 

Operates fax machine, phone system, and other office equipment. Performs filling and data entry. Knowledge of computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications. Complete forms in accordance with agency procedures. Is responsible for information systems management to support the Congregate meal program, facility management, and supporting administrative processes to include purchasing and supply management and data collection. May participate on special projects, needing to effectively communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with partner organizations or agencies.

Able to plan and lead senior center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Assists the NCS Administrative Assistant IV within the South County building, and if applicable, assists in translation services. Supervises any assigned volunteers.

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 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 the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Fairfax County programs, services, and resources. Experience working with the public including older adults, managing and supervising volunteers; and managing a high-traffic central reception desk. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Bilingual.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Submit your resume to: Maria Franco-Nativi via email at maria.franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov or via fax to 703-704-6797.

Equestrian & Maintenance (Facility) Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16033
Salary: $10-$12
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: Must be available to work the first full weekend in August. Must be available for weekday hours between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., days/hours will vary. Must also be available to work 4 to 5 weekend days per month for horse shows -- 8 hours + for show days

Under the direction of the Park’s Equestrian and Maintenance Manager, the duties include: Operating point of sale and ringing in transactions; assisting customers with questions on facility services; filing (both physical and digital), assisting with horse shows, 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 Indoor Arena bulletin boards, checking flyer racks, 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 assists with park-wide special events.

Minimum Qualifications: 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, carry, pull and(or) lift up to 50lbs unassisted. See and communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of finishing required and requested tasks without direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: Secretary or show manager experience for hunter, jumper or combined test horse shows, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Excel. Experience driving tractors and/or tractor with implements. Ability to learn new computer applications quickly.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Meghan.look@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Assistant Picnic Coordinator (Facility Attendant I)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority, Park Services Division
Job# ELT-FCPA-16032
Salary: $15.48/hour (Grade S12); benefits eligible*
Hours: Seasonal weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Herrity Building:  12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

Interacts with customers to provide information about reservable picnic areas and shelters for the Fairfax County Park Authority in a fast-paced, high volume customer-driven environment.  Responds to customer inquiries about facilities and updates online calendars, outlook calendars, and issues permits.  Processes requests by email, mail, and fax; creates new member accounts; searches for current accounts; and rings in sales using ParkNet software. 

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 two years 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: Must possess 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 on a team.  Experience with ParkNet software preferred.   Must thrive in a busy environment and excels in multitasking.

Note:* This position is a B-status position. Eligible to work up to 1560 hours per calendar year and eligible for certain health benefits (health, dental, FSA).

To Apply: Submit resume by email to Eliza.TaborgaBascope@fairfaxcounty.gov by deadline of April 29, 2016.

Park/Recreation Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16031
Salary: $13.13 to $19.70/hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Audrey Moore RECenter
Schedule:
Up to 20 hours a week during off peak season. 40 hours a week during the summer season. Time will vary.

Plans, schedules, implements and evaluates a variety of fee-based classes, camps, workshops, activities and special events for participants of all ages. Coordinates use of space, set-up and logistics. Schedules instructors, support staff and volunteers. Writes publicity materials. Provides information to RECenter users and makes presentations to community groups and organizations regarding the site and its programs. Processes class registrations and refunds. Adds and cancels classes based on demand. Completes and/or provides budget information. Supervises full-time, part-time and volunteer staff. Acts as manager on duty as scheduled and is responsible for operation of facility and collection of fees. Completes and reviews purchase requisitions and maintains inventory levels. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D., plus two years of related experience in a recreation center, recreational park, or golf course operation. 

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: Experience providing excellent service (in person and via telephone); performing all phases of programming in a parks/recreation setting (including fitness, exercise, performing and fine arts, camps, events, trips and leagues); using Microsoft suite software; and using ParkNet or similar online registration and data management system. Demonstrated skills in: creative problem solving; identifying relevant trends; and developing new programs. Ability to: analyze; pay attention to details; multi-task; run the operations of a recreational facility while scheduled as manager on duty; work effectively in a team environment; and work independently. Demonstrates initiative and strong oral and written communication skills. 

*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 paige.tucker@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Old Firehouse Summer Camp Activity Facilitator

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job # ELT-MCC-16002
Salary: $13.00/hour
Schedule: This is a seasonal position, from June to August. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.

Under direct guidance of Old Firehouse Management, is responsible for direct supervision of teens and “tweens” in a recreation setting and off-site field trips during the summer program.  Facilitators ensure a safe and fun environment in and out of the building 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 Old Firehouse.
  • 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.
  • Prepare recreational facilities for participant use and report any safety deficiencies to Facility Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:  At least 21 years old. One year of experience in a recreation setting coordinating and implementing recreational programs. 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 90 days of employment.

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. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently or previously enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least 1 year worth of course work in recreation, leisure, fitness, education or a related field.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of recreation program development, facilitation, and teambuilding.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of supervising teenage participants in recreational activities.
  • Knowledge of recreational activity hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Knowledge of rules, practices, techniques and equipment used in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions:  Works in office and indoor/outdoor recreational facility environment; travels 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. 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.

To Apply: Send your resume by email to Andrew.Carter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Old Firehouse Teen Center Activity Facilitator/Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job # ELT-MCC-16001
Salary: $17.00/hour, partial benefits eligible
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; additional day time, evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

Under direct guidance of the Teen Center Manager 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 programs.  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.  Recreation Therapist organizes and develops Therapeutic Recreation programs, supports inclusion among teens with and without special needs, and encourages teen participation in a variety of activities and events. 

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. 
    • Act as adult role model 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.
    • Make necessary phone calls.
    • Develop and organize therapeutic programs such as, but not limited to Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Sensory Integration Day, and Horseback Riding.
    • Encourage teens to participate in a variety of activities.
    • Promote inclusion among teens with and without special needs.
    • Attend staff meetings.  
    • Continue to develop and update long-term projects (resource guide, program plans, statistics).
    • Assist in the creation of behavior plans when needed.
    • Develop and present trainings to staff regarding therapeutic recreation/disabilities/adaptations etc.
    • Suggest and purchase approved supplies used for Therapeutic and/or Recreational activities.
    • Document population statistics at the center.
    • Communicate with parents about their teen’s status and progress. 
    • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 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 worth 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.  Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification. Experience working with people who have disabilities.

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

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.
    • Understand signs of escalating behavior.
    • Conduct assessments and document findings.
    • Organize therapeutic recreation based activities. 
    • Ability to interact and connect with parents and teenagers.

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.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Ryan Brookes at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org.

Activity Facilitator (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood & Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-16001
Salary:
$12.35/hour; no benefits
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.

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. The Facilitator will be 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 a 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: Send your resume by fax to 703-704-6336 or by email to Maria Franco-Nativi at maria.franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov

Nature Education Teacher - Summer 2016

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16010
Salary: $12-16/hour, depending on experience and qualifications
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday approximately, some weekend and evenings work possible

Join our team of environmental and outdoor educators at Riverbend Park this summer. Teachers will create lesson plans and run outdoor summer camps. You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer along the Potomac River; teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors. Must love being outside, and have experience working with kids.  Preference will be given to those with a degree in education, biology, environmental science or a related field.  Experience canoeing, fishing or other outdoor sports a plus.  Teachers will work multiple weeks over the summer.  

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants 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. Valid driver’s license.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three 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 resumes by email to rita.peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

2016 Water Mine Seasonal Positions

The following positions are available for the 2016 season at the Water Mine:

    • Water Mine Assistant Groups Coordinator
    • Water Mine Admissions Supervisor
    • Water Mine Pool Supervisor

Click here to view a PDF with complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

Summer Camp Director - Spring Hill RECenter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15072
Salary:  Starting $12/hour, based on experience
Location: Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, Virginia
Position Start Date:  The Camp Site Directors will need to begin planning and organizing in May but full work weeks are not required until June. Attendance is required at trainings held in early June. Must be available to work through the last day of camp on September 2nd.  

Under the direct supervision of the Land Programmer, 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. They plan and implement recreational day camp programs; are responsible for assisting in the preparation of counselor schedules; prepare and maintain staff and children's records and files; and administer medications to campers as directed on authorization forms. They act as a liaison between camp counselors and site staff, between camp and parents, and between site camp programs and Youth Services. Directors are responsible for ensuring the following:  health and safety precautions are met, staff are complying with FCPA Standard Operating Procedures, and Virginia Department of Social Services regulations are being followed. They assist camp staff in the maintenance of equipment, supplies, and camp areas; assist counselors in preparing daily plans and calendars and create handouts for parents; help counselors in planning and confirming field trips, guest speakers and special events; adhere 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. They handle camp inquiries and assist with camp registrations, confirmations, and wait list placements; assist staff in contacting campers prior to camp; substitute for counselors when a counselor is absent; 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. 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 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 two years of 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.

In addition, all Camp Site Directors must:

    • Agree to 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 resumes to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter by email to Alexander.Barnard@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Alexander Barnard
Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22102

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

Summer Camp Leader - Spring Hill RECenter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15073
Salary: $10.46/hour starting
Location: Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, Virginia
Schedule: Must be available for required trainings and camp planning in early June. Camps run beginning June 13th through September 2nd.

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. Help make positive childhood memories in parks and recreation and childhood development fields at Spring Hill RECenter’s summer day camps. 

Under the direct supervision of the Land Programmer and Camp Director, Camp Leaders provide high-energy games, a variety of activities and exceptional customer service to campers and parents. Camp Leaders 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 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 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.

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 resumes to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter by email to Alexander.Barnard@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Alexander Barnard
Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22102

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

2016 Camp McLean Positions

View the Camp McLean document (PDF format) for complete details regarding the following available positions:

    • Tot Camp Director
    • Assistant Camp Director
    • Tot Camp Counselor (four positions)
    • Camp Counselor (multiple positions)
    • Camp Specialists (positions available in the areas of Arts & Crafts; Science & Nature; Music & Drama; and Physical Recreation)

2016 Rec-PAC Open Hires

View the flyer (PDF format) to learn more about open hire dates and available positions for summer 2016.

Naturalist

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15070
Schedule: Part-time, cannot exceed 900 hours per year
Salary:
$11-$14/hour
Location: Huntley Meadows Park located in Alexandria Virginia.  Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow and wetland habitat.
Hours: Variable. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups may include school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, and special request programs. responsible for Parknet functions. Front desk, administrative, animal care and other 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 at least six months of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries.

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

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15011
Salary: $12.35/hour (Grade S7), non-merit, benefits eligible*
Location: James Lee 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, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver’s license check 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 Zurii Conroy at Zurii.Conroy@fairfaxcounty.gov.  Position is open until filled.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15010
Salary: $12.35/hour  (Grade S07)
Schedule: Work hours vary Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions at Southgate Community Center. These positions are part-time, temporary, do not earn leave and are not eligible for benefits.

Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population. Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. Assist 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. Community Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, 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, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

To Apply: Submit your resume by email to Christine Hodgson to christine.hodgson@fairfaxcounty.gov or to Lizaneth Lecca at lizaneth.lecca@fairfaxcounty.gov. Resumes can also be mailed to:

Southgate Community Center
12125 Pinecrest Rd
Reston, VA 20191

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15009
Salary: $12.35/hour  (Grade S07)

This announcement will be used to fill multiple non-benefit Activity Facilitator positions at Huntington Community Center.

Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population.  Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes.  Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants.  Assist 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. Community Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, 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 18 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) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

Note: Work hours vary from 9 a.m.to 8 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.   

To Apply: Submit your resume to Maria Franco-Nativi by email to Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.  Resumes can also be mailed to:

Maria Franco-Nativi
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 505
Alexandria, VA 22309

Recreation Event Assistants

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job # ELT-MCC-15008
Salary:
$13.00 to $16.00/hour, based on experience
Location: McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
Schedule: Very part-time. Some weekday evenings and weekends. Hours will vary according to event schedule.

Multiple positions available. The McLean Community Center's Youth and Event Department are looking for part-time staffers to work a variety of youth and special events throughout the year. These positions will aid in the setup and breakdown of events; facilitate recreational activities with patrons; assist in all operational aspects of event production. Other duties may be assigned. Hours will be determined by the McLean Community Centers event schedule. Approximately 15 events occur throughout the calendar year.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum age is 18 years.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must be able to lift to 25 pounds.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Andrew Jennings at Andrew.Jennings@FairfaxCounty.gov or fax to 703-556-0547 with attention to Andrew Jennings.

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.)

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

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

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-16014
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-16013
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

Lifeguards

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-16011
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-16001
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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