Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


 The 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. 

 

 

 


Summer Seasonal Historic Farm Educator-Camps

Agency: Park Authority|
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17018
Salary: $10.95/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park

Job Description: An educational position that involves teaching hands-on formal and informal farm activities. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, seasonal farm educators will provide quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery. Duties will include, but are not limited to: to plan, implement, and supervise activities for children; organize and maintain camp supplies; keep camp program areas neat, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents as well as make phone calls, if necessary; document accidents, injuries, complaints and problems through the proper chain of command; provide overall supervision of children enrolled in the program in keeping with FCPA procedures and policies.  Training will be provided.

Schedule: All must be able to attend mandatory staff training on June 6th and 7th from 5pm-9pm at Jackson Middle School. Additional onsite staff training will be held during the week of June 12th-16th. Educators can expect to work anywhere from 20-40 hours per week with the first week of camp starting June 19th to the last week of camp ending the week of August 21st.

Salary: $10.95/hr.

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

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

All summer educators are required to be available to work the weekend of the 4-H Fair, August 3-6, 2017.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Education, childhood development, or summer camp background. Seeking degree in Outdoor Recreation and Interpretation, History, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Biology/Ecology, Anthropology, Museum Studies or other related field

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Patrick McNamara at Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Questions, call Patrick at 703-437-9101. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Bartender and Server

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17017
Salary: Starts at $8.22/hour (Grade S02, no benefits)
Schedule: This position is scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours worked will vary and include weekends and holidays. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, month or yearly.)   

Multiple positions available. Laurel Hill Golf Club is hiring for a seasonal food and beverage servers and bartenders. Bartends/servers will be responsible for serving food and drinks along with working occasional special events.  

Work schedule will vary from early mornings to late nights depending on shift worked. Attendance at occasional training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must be at least 18 years of age. Basic knowledge of food preparation.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities. Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct.  Point of sale and customer service experience.  Experience with EZ Links POS software.     

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

To Apply:  Email your resume to Matthew.Loewenstein@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail it to:

Laurel Hill Golf Club
Attn: Matt Loewenstein
8701 Laurel Crest Dr.  Lorton, VA 22079

Cook

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17016
Salary: Starts at $10-$15/hour depending on experience (Grade S02, no benefits)
Hours: This position is scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours worked will vary and include weekends and holidays. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, month or yearly.) 
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Club is hiring for a seasonal cooks. Multiple positions available. Hours vary and will include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Work schedule will vary from early mornings to late nights depending on shift worked. Attendance at occasional training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must be at least 18 years of age. Basic knowledge of food preparation.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience working in a commercial kitchen cooking basic to banquet food. Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities.Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct. Certified food manager in the state of Virginia. 

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

To Apply: Email your resume to Matthew.Loewenstein@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail it to:

Laurel Hill Golf Club
Attn:  Matt Loewenstein
8701 Laurel Crest Dr.  Lorton, VA 22079

Natural Resource Management (part-time)

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17015
Salary:$13/hour
Hours: Spring/summer months
Location: Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306

Applicants: College students or graduates, preferably with an interest in wildlife management, environmental science, or other applied sciences.

Duties: Selected candidate will assist with research projects, trail work, painting and general park maintenance. Duties could include but not be limited to any of the following:

Natural Resources

-Assist resource management crew with habitat management for wetlands, meadows, and forests.  Promoting native plant communities and controlling invasive exotic plants.

-Conduct encroachment inspections along park boundary.

Research

-Assist with water quality assessments.

-Participate in the invasive species program.

-Coordinate with nest box monitors on the bluebird program.

-Vegetation classification.

Maintenance

-Work with the resource management crew with trail work, grounds maintenance, clean ups and facility maintenance projects.

To Apply: Send resume to Dave Lawlor, Natural Resource Manager, at the above address or via email at dave.lawlor@fairfaxcounty.gov by April 7, 2017.

Call 703-765-8285 for more information.

Maintenance Assistant

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17014
Salary:$10-13/hour
Hours: Hours vary seasonally. (April-November) 15-35 hours per week (December-March) 5-15 hours per week (not to exceed 900 per calendar year); weekend and holiday work is required. Opening/Closing duties required.
Location:Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066

    • Assists with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource based parkland including grounds and trails.
    • Maintenance and Janitorial duties in public facilities and equipment.
    • Performs safety and security tasks
    • Opening/closing duties.
    • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects.
    • Assists with seasonal marina operation.
    • Assists with parking control on busy weekends and holidays

Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 75 pounds. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, and ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Must be able to work in varying weather conditions.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. First Aid/CPR/AED certification (provided by Fairfax County).

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in natural areas or parks.

To Apply: Contact Gary Eisner, Groundskeeper Specialist, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018  for further information. Submit resume by email to gary.eisner@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park. Applications accepted until position filled.

Adult Education Program Assistant

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17013
Salary:$14.50 per hour
Hours:25 hours per week, flexible schedule; includes some weekends
Location: Green Spring Gardens

Duties:  Assist Senior Interpreter with adult education planning, interpretation, and promotion at Green Spring Gardens.  Assist in all aspects of program planning.  Develop program ideas and teaching aids.  Produce quarterly/monthly brochures and flyers and coordinates distribution.  Contact presenters, purchase supplies, process speaker contract paperwork, make tour arrangements, and set up and take down programs including computer and projector set-up and provides support to outside presenters and Master Gardeners. Additional duties may include gardening maintenance and installation in the Discovery Garden.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or combination of college and appropriate experience.  This position requires an ability to independently develop and present mission related programs, use various software programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Publisher and have working knowledge of various computer systems including digital audio visual. Working knowledge of gardening or horticulture desired. Position also requires the ability to work with a wide variety of people to provide exemplary customer service and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 

Salary and Schedule:  $14.50 per hour; 25 hours per week, flexible schedule; includes some weekends.

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:Email or fax resume to Susan Eggerton, Senior Interpreter, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, 703-642-5173 phone, 703-642-8095 fax, email: segger@fairfaxcounty.gov

Applicant evaluation will begin on March 27, and position will remain open until filled.

Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Picnic Coordinator, Facility Attendant I

B-Status Part-Time position
Agency:
Fairfax County Park Authority, Park Services Division
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17009
Salary:
$15.48/hour
Hours: Seasonal weekdays 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Herrity Building:  12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

Customer Service Representative 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.  Representative will respond to customer inquiries about facilities as well as update online calendars, outlook calendars, and issue permits. Processes requests by email, mail, and fax as well as create new member accounts, search for current accounts, and ring in sales using ParkNet software.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus at least two years of experience providing customer service in a related field. Must have experience handling difficult customer service situations. 

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. Ability to work independently and on a team. Experience with ParkNet software. Thrives in a busy environment and excel in multitasking.

To Apply: Please submit your resumes by e-mail to Eliza.TaborgaBascope@fairfaxcounty.gov

Closing Date: 3/03/2017

Date Posted: 2/13/2017

Benefits: 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)

Birthday Party Facilitator

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17007
Salary:$10.45/hour
Hours:Weekends, varies
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA

Help make positive childhood memories and gain valuable experience in the parks and recreation field by facilitating birthday parties at Frying Pan Farm Park! 

Under the direct supervision of the birthday party coordinator, party facilitators lead birthday party guests (aged 2 to10) in fun and educational experiences involving animals and the natural world. Duties include delivering programs for birthday party participants, handling animals, driving tractors with a wagon on farm tours, setting up and cleaning-up program spaces; and providing excellent customer service to park visitors.

Party facilitators may be trained in carousel operation or assist with future party program development.

Minimum Qualifications:  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone. Must have proven strong oral communication skills and ability to memorize information. Interest in working with children outdoors. Previous experience working with children.

Special Requirements: All appointees must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, attend mandatory training, and possess current first aid and CPR certifications as well as a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Education in childhood development or interpretive program background. Experience working with children in a group setting. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Experience working with small farm animals and/or driving a tractor.

Position Start Date: Birthday parties will run most weekends from mid-March to mid-November. Party facilitators are not expected to work every weekend, but will be expected to commit to dates in advance. Hours per weekend average 4 – 8 hours. 2 weekend per month minimum commitment.  

To Apply: Submit a resume with cover letter to Patrick McNamara at Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov .

Historic Farm Educator

Agency: Fairfax Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17005
Salary: $10-15/hour (no benefits)
Hours: 20+ hours per week
Location: Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA

Responsibilities: Learn and grow your knowledge of farming, rural community life and culture as you connect the park’s visitors to the historic treasures of Frying Pan Farm Park. We are a 135 acre park with equestrian facilities, 70 acres of undeveloped land with a nature trail, 20 historic buildings, and a working educational farm.

The role of the Historic Farm Educator is to help our visitors connect to the park. Educators serve as a medium to explain the significance of keeping in touch with our historical roots. We help the public to bond and form a personal relationship with the park. This results in allowing them to develop a sense of place. This is achieved through the following duties:

    • Teaching interactive and hands-on preK-3rd grade school field trip programs.
    • Driving a tractor and wagon to deliver interpretive wagon rides to field trip participants and the general public.
    • Research, develop, and deliver formal and informal interpretive programs.
    • Provide support for special events and outreach programs.
    • Open, close, and care for this historic site.
    • Provide general administrative and scheduling support.

Schedule: 20+ hours per week to include weekday and occasional weekend work in spring, summer, fall; hours may be reduced in winter months.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license, and be at least 18 years old. Applicants should have a basic knowledge of natural and cultural history, and have some kind of experience interacting with the public.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Have a desire to independently learn and ask questions of the park’s history and its artifacts.
    • Possess strong communication skills including being able to read and respond to email requests and participate in formal and informal face to face meetings.
    • Have a positive attitude, be flexible to minor changes in day to day operations, and work as a member of a team.

To Apply: Resume can be submitted by email to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Golf Instructor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17004
Salary: $17.26-$34.54/hour based on experience; no benefits
Location:  Burke Lake Golf Course; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA  22039
Hours: April through October; 8-10 hours/week.  Weekdays, evening and weekends.  Schedule will vary.

Under the direction of the Head Golf Professional, teaches junior golf camps, group golf lessons for adults and juniors, private lessons. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, Level II USGTF Instructor with experience teaching golf lessons. Must be at least 21 years old.

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 employment, 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:  PGA, LPGA, USGTF Level III certification, or currently in the PGA Apprentice Program. More than 5 years of experience in teaching golf lessons to a diverse group of students. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and include three references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as facility needs dictate. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment.  Interested candidates should forward resumes to Kate Via, Head Golf Professional, Burke Lake Golf Course at kate.via.lpga@gmail.com.

2017 Water Mine Seasonal Positions

Visit the Water Mine Employment page for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

Lead Interpretive Naturalist

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17002
Salary: $15.13-18.13/hour depending on qualifications. This position is benefits eligible*
Hours: Part-Time: 1040-1560 hours/year. Spring, Summer, Fall: 25-35 hours/week. Winter: 15 hours/week. Some weekend work required.
Location: Riverbend Park is located on the shores of the Potomac River in Great Falls, VA. The park contains over 400 acres of forest, meadow and ponds.

Description: 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. Under the general direction of the Senior Interpreter, manage one set of programs including creating and scheduling programs as well as managing staff for the program.  Apart from interpretation, this position will focus on marketing and planning out strategies for increasing public involvement.All interpretive staff also participate in front desk, administrative, animal care and other variable jobs.   

Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and occasional overnight camping programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s 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 3
months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional 2 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.

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 rita.peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
Phone: 703-759-9018

Camp Specialists, Camp McLean

Positions Available in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Science & Nature, Music & Drama &Physical Recreation

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16071
Salary:$18/hour
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.  Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 26, 2017 - August 11, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. Documented experience teaching, directing, planning and implementing activities in the area of specialty. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications: Training certificates in area of specialty.  M.A.T, Life Guard, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and experience working directly with children ages 5 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services background check.

Job Description:

    • Must follow VA state Licensing standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care Centers in addition to the guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
    • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing highly structured activities in the area of specialty.  This will be done prior to the beginning of the Camp.
    • Provide clear instructions so participants may be successful in completing hands on activities.
    • Responsible for creating a program with a variety of activities.
    • Create activities that are age appropriate (camper age groups are 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10 years old).
    • Responsible for the setting up of equipment each day for each group of Campers.
    • Responsible for cleanup of assigned area.
    • Responsible for completing end of Camp inventory.
    • Coordinate with other camp staff on field trips, swimming and special events.
    • Other duties assigned.

Salary: Rate of pay starting at $18.00/hour

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Camp Counselor, Camp McLean

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16070
Salary:$13/hour
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 26, 2017 - August 11, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications: Life Guard Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and previous experience working directly with children ages 5 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting. 

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services background check.

Job Description:

    • Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of school age children (5-10 years old)
    • Must follow VA State Licensing standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care Centers in addition to the guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
    • Responsible for implementing, supervising, and facilitating campers’ involvement in recreation activities as directed by Camp and Assistant Camp Director.
    • Responsible for preparing equipment and supplies for each activity.
    • Responsible for cleanup of activities completed throughout the day.
    • Assists with completion of end of camp supply inventories.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: Rate of pay starting $13.00/hour

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Tot Camp Counselor, Camp McLean

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16069
Salary:$13/hour
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill four positions. Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. June 26, 2017 - August 11, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications: Life Guard Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and previous experience working directly with 3 and 4 year olds in a Summer Camp setting.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services background check.

Job Description:

    • Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of preschoolers (3-4 years old)
    • Must follow VA state licensing standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care Centers in addition to the guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
    • Responsible for implementing, supervising and facilitating campers’ involvement in recreation activities as directed Tot Camp Director.
    • Responsible for preparing equipment and supplies for each activity.
    • Responsible for cleanup of activities completed throughout the day.
    • Assists with completion of end of camp supply inventories.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: Rate of pay starting at $13.00/hour

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Tot Camp Director, Camp McLean

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16068
Salary:$18/hour
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill one position. Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 26, 2017 - August 11, 2017.

The tot camp will provide a comprehensive recreation program for campers aged 3-4 years old to include highly structured programs in the area of games, fitness, arts & crafts, music & drama and special activities & events.

The Tot Camp Director will be responsible for all phases of this operation from the planning stage to the evaluation stage and will directly supervise up to 5 counselors.  The Tot Camp Director will report to the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualification: Any combination of education or experience equivalent to the graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in recreation, physical education, teaching or related field.  Must be 21 years of age or older.

Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: M.A.T, Life Guard Certification, CPR & First Aid Certification and previous experience working directly with 3 & 4 year olds, and supervising others.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services background check.

Description:

    • Responsible for the organization, direction, planning and operation of the Tot Camp program.
    • Responsible for planning and developing recreational activities in the area of games, fitness, arts, crafts, music, drama, science and nature.  This will be done prior to the beginning of camp.
    • Responsible for coordinating all activities within Tot Camp and submitting the schedule of activities and a materials/supply list to Camp Director prior to the start of camp.
    • Must follow VA state licensing standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care Centers in addition to the guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
    • Evaluate camp activities.
    • Maintain written documentation and program statistics for the Tot Camp program.
    • Responsible for the face to face leadership during the Tot Camp program and establishing the proper lines of communication with parents and camp leadership.
    • Position is contingent on successful completion of a background check, TB test and fingerprinting, as well as a check by Child Protective Services.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: Rate of pay starting at $18.00/hour

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Registration Unit Operator

Parktakes- Park Services Division,Fairfax County Park Authority 
Job #:
ELT-FCPA-16067
Salary: $10.81/hour
Hours: 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 resume by e-mail to Ninette.Heiligh@fairfaxcounty.gov

Date posted: 12/16/2016

Closing Date: 01/06/2017

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

Hatha Yoga I Instructor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16066
Salary:$18-$25
Location:Frying Pan Farm Park-Herndon, VA

GOAL: To lead safe and effective Hatha Yoga I classes to participants. Work involves responsibility for class design, planning, and conduct

SUPERVISION: Work is performed under general direction of the Program/ Class Coordinator. Additional guidance and direction are received through FCPA standard operating procedures. Work is reviewed via class observation, written and verbal communications, and student satisfaction surveys.

PUBLIC CONTACT: Daily contact is maintained with the general public and patrons to respond to inquiries or concerns. Instructor is expected to maintain professional working relationships with the public, park staff and volunteers, and other FCPA departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May not include all duties performed)

    • Plan and lead safe and effective group yoga class designed for beginners/students who wish to learn basic yoga poses.
    • Design classes to be focused on balance, strength and flexibility.
    • Adapts exercise prescription to the individual need of participants.
    • Updates and maintains certifications as required.
    • Responds to emergency situations; reports any unusual problems or events to supervisor, and maintains records as required.
    • Inspects facility and equipment for safety hazards, deficiencies, and cleanliness.
    • Completes administrative tasks, including attendance records, teaching availability requests, and participant evaluations.
    • Assists with set-up, operation, and breakdown of classes.
    • Establishes an environment that promotes the enjoyment of physical activity.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Eighteen years of age, current CPR certification, current Group Exercise Instructor/Yoga certification. At least 200 hours of training.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to engage in physical activity. Ability to demonstrate stretches and exercises to students. Ability to perform CPR and first aid.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to teach in a group setting of approx. 10 students.

SALARY: $18-$25

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hours per week; most likely 8-11 consecutive Wednesday nights, per quarter. Classes are due to start January 11th at 7:30PM

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview

TO APPLY: Submit your resume to Becky Shearer, Rebecca.Shearer2@fairfaxcounty.gov

The Fairfax County Park Authority reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Old Firehouse Teen Center Activity Facilitator

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job #: ELT-MCC-16003
Salary: $14.50-$15/hour DOE, Partial Benefits Eligible
Schedule: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; additional morning, evening and weekend hours will be required.

Job Objectives: Under direct guidance of the Old Firehouse Manager this position is responsible for direct supervision of teens and “tweens” in a recreation setting, off-site field trips 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 and continually 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 role models for impressionable youth.
    • Safely operate 12 passenger vans while transporting staff and participants.
    • Research, develop, and implement appropriate recreation and leisure programs and clubs.
    • Prepare recreational facilities for participant use and report any safety deficiencies.
    • Represent and convey information regarding the Old Firehouse’s programs and services at community and school events
    • Support center operations through purchasing of supplies, maintaining inventory, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • 21 years old
    • 1 year of experience in a recreation setting coordinating and implementing recreational programs.
    • Possession of a 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, a child protective services background check and a check of the applicants driving record.

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.
    • 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 morning, 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.

Resumes can be sent to Nikhil Bali at Nikhil.Bali@fairfarfaxcounty.gov.

Theater Assistant

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #: ELT-NCS-16008
Salary: $12.52/hour (Grade S07), no benefits*
Location: James Lee Community Center

Schedule: This position can work up to 17 hours a week, Monday through Sunday, on a schedule to be set according to the needs of the theatre on a weekly and monthly basis. The hours can include morning, afternoon, evening, nights, and weekends.

The James Lee Community Center Theater is a vibrant location for theatre arts, children’s programming, community activities, and more.  This position will assist the Theater Manager and Community Center Director in the coordination of theater programs as directed.  Responsibilities include assisting with the maintenance of the technical equipment in the theater, operating technical equipment or supervising the use of technical equipment for various programs.  The assistant may help facilitate load-in and strike of performances.  Trains and supervises theater volunteers as needed.  Ensures renters and users follow policies and operating procedures. Organizes, cleans, and secures theater equipment and facilities.  Interacts appropriately with a variety of community based groups and theatre organizations, which may include outreach and marketing.  Works primarily evenings, and weekend days and nights.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED, plus one year of technical theater experience.

Special Requirements: CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.  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.  Applicants should have a valid driver’s license and qualify to drive a county vehicle. A driving record check will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant should possess strong interpersonal skills.  Be reliable, energetic, positive thinking, assertive, and a self-starter able to work responsibly with minimal supervision. Experience working in a theatre environment, operating theater equipment, and working with the public.  Familiarity with general computer functions.  Associate’s degree or work toward a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

*Note: This position cannot work more than 899 hours in a calendar year; however, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter by email to Daniel.Schrader@fairfaxcounty.govor by mail/fax to:

James Lee Community Center
Attention: Dan Schrader – Re:  Theater Assistant Position
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA  22042
Phone: 703-534-3387
Fax: 703-534-4582

Rental Facility Support

Part Time Position (10-25 hours per week)

Job#: ELT-FCPA-16063
Agency: Park Services Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
Salary: $10.95/hour
Location: Various sites throughout Fairfax County, VA

Description: This position 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. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus at least one year of experience providing customer service. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age.

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.

Closing Date: Until filled

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

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

Huntley Meadows Park E-Status Naturalist

Agency: Park Authority, Huntley Meadows Park
Job:#: ELT-FCPA-16062
Hours: 1560 hrs/year (Part-time, E-status)
Salary: $14.50 - $15.50/hour Benefits eligible*

Location: Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley located in Alexandria Virginia. Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow and wetland habitat.

Instructor Description: Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults (preschool aged children on a regular basis). 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.

Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

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

Evening Maintenance Worker

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16061
Salary: $9.50-$10.50/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 3-11 pm, 3-4 days per week; days vary and include both weekdays, weekends and holidays

This is a great fit for a second job or to work around a school schedule.

Description: Frying Pan Farm Park is a diverse 135 acre park and this position will include working indoors and outdoors. Duties include cleaning classrooms and restrooms, trash removal, unlocking and locking building for user groups, patrolling park grounds, responding to staff and visitor requests, supporting evening rental staff,  and other custodian duties. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, traverse uneven ground, lift up to 50 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County) must be completed with 60 days of hire.

To apply: Submit your resume to meghan.look@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Cook

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16059
Salary: $15.03 – 16.00/ hour depending on experience,  partial benefits eligible
Hours: Weekends and weekdays, holidays, set and rotating schedule
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Club

Under supervision, coordinates and participates in the activities of kitchen personnel engaged in preparing, cooking and serving food for consumption in County operated eating facilities; and performs related work as required.  Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

Minimum Experience: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus  one year of experience in the preparation  in a small to medium size kitchen operation, specifically in food preparation.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Certification as a Certified Food Manager (CFM) within 60 days from date of hire. First Aid and CPR certifications obtained within 30 days after appointment and recertification annually thereafter. A valid driver’s license may be required. A criminal history record check is required.

Preferred Experience: 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years’ experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

First shift is from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - job duties are to oversee all prep that needs to be done cleaning and organizing kitchen for the morning shift. Set up breakfast line and make sure everything on prep list is done for lunch and dinner.

Second shift is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Third shift is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday open and closing, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be required to work some weekend events; events at the site are from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Open until filled. Please apply in person at Laurel Hill Golf Course, or contact Edisson Rosales, Geovanny.Rosales@fairfaxcounty.gov (703) 493-8849.   

Cook’s Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16060
Salary: $13.10 -13.25/hour depending on experience
Hours: Weekends and weekdays, holidays, set and rotating schedule
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Course

Under direction, assists in the preparation of meals for residents in various correctional and human service settings; and performs do related work as required. Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food. Wash and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients. Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist. Prepare cold foods.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade, supplemented by two years of work experience, preferably including some experience in the preparation of a variety of food in considerable quantity.

Certificates And Licenses Required: Certification as a Certified Food Manager (CFM) within 60 days from date of hire. First Aid and CPR certifications obtained within 30 days after appointment and recertification annually thereafter. A valid driver’s license may be required. A criminal history record check is required.

First shift is from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - job duties are to oversee all prep that needs to be done cleaning and organizing kitchen for the morning shift. Set up breakfast line and make sure everything on prep list is done for lunch and dinner.

Second shift is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Third shift is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday open and closing, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be required to work some weekend events; events at the site are from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Open until filled. Please apply in person at Laurel Hill Golf Course, or contact Edisson Rosales, Geovanny.Rosales@fairfaxcounty.gov (703) 493-8849.    

Roving Park Educator

Agency:  Fairfax County Park Authority 
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16053
Salary: Starting at $11- $15hr. based on experience, no benefits. This position cannot exceed 980 hours per calendar year.
Hours: Weekday mornings (8am-1pm) Sept-Nov is required, some weekends and evenings. Training begins early-September and school programs begin last week of September.

Roving Park Nature/History, Educator is responsible for helping children learn while leading natural, cultural and historical scheduled and commissioned programs for the general public and private groups throughout the FCPA park system.  Work is under the general direction of Education and Outreach and the specific program directors at work sites. Program research, planning, and development may be required.

Job Description: Roving Park Educators teach a wide variety of education programs. Duties include leading programs, classes, camps, events and other activities with school and scout groups as well as the general public.

Location: Work will require travel to various Fairfax County Park Authority sites including lake front parks. Occasionally attend outreach events and staff a booth as a representative of FCPA and interact with the public to inform them of FCPA resources and programs.

Qualifications: Applicants should have some course work in nature/history, education, interpretation, or outdoor recreation. These would be beneficial, but are not required. Applicants should have the ability to work with all age groups. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Be able to walk long distances over various types of terrain and stand for long periods of time.

Salary: Starting at $11- $15hr. based on experience, no benefits. This position cannot exceed 980 hours per calendar year.

Hours: Weekday mornings (8am-1pm) Sept-Nov is required, some weekends and evenings. Training begins early-September and school programs begin last week of September.

To Apply: Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Terry Tomasulo, terry.tomasulo@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County Park Authority Suite 936
12055 Goverment Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA. 22035
Resource Management Division|
Education & Outreach

Deer Management Assistant

Job #: ELT-FCPA-16048
Agency: Animal Services Division, Police Department
Salary: $15/hour (Grade S5)

Description: This position is a limited-term seasonal position. This position has a special application process and does not accept resumes online through the AIMS system. Please read and follow instructions provided below. Responsible for assisting the deer management program manager in different aspects of the Fairfax County Deer Management Program, to include field work, and coordination of deer management activities with county, state, and federal agencies. Must be able to work a flexible schedule with long hours, 30 to 40 hours per week including evenings, nights, and possible weekends. Must be able to work outside in all types of climate. Must be able to work September – March. Familiarity with firearms, gun and hunter safety. Ability to field dress large game in the field including ability to drag deer. Ability to operate various pieces of equipment, including four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and covered trailers.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to two years or more of college studies in biology, environmental or life sciences, natural resources or closely related field.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of employer. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 75 pounds and drag up to 150 pounds. Must be able to operate ATV’s and have experience in towing trailers.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as a research assistant, wildlife biologist assistant, natural resource management or closely related field.

Selection Procedure: All applicants must pass a phone interview, and final oral interview.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter with Subject Heading “FY17 Deer Management Assistant Position” to the Program Manager: Sergeant Earit W. Powell III, earit.powell@fairfaxcounty.gov

Closing Date: 8/5/2016

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.

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.

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


2017 Rec-PAC Open Hires

View the flyer (PDF format) to learn more about open hire dates and available positions for summer 2017.


Summer Camp Director -Spring Hill RECenter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authorit y
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.

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 Zuri.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 Lizanet.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 (http://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 or by mail to Christopher Goldbecker Christopher.Goldbecker@fairfaxcounty.gov:

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: 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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