Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


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

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY. 

 

9/21/2016 - Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (Therapeutic Recreation) is looking for staff who are interested in enriching the lives of individuals with special needs by working part time for our week-end and weeknight winter/spring programs. They are holding a Fall 2016 Open Hire Event. For more information, please click here.

 

 

 


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 7th 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.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-16012
Salary: $12.52/hour (Grade S7), non-merit, benefits eligible*
Location: Bailey’s Community Center, Falls Church, VA
Schedule: This position is scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

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

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

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

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record 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 Greg Williams at gregory.williamsjr@fairfaxcounty.gov. Position open until filled.

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

Store Clerk

Job#: ELT-FCPA-16065
Agency: Park Services Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
Hours: 20+ hours per week, weekend shift work is expected
Pay: Exempt, limited-term position, $10-$12/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store

Responsibilities: Work duties include welcoming visitors and providing information about the farm park; retail sales; daily opening and closing activities, including accurate responsible cash handling procedures and forms; inventory stocking and display; operating a carousel, operating a tractor for wagon rides, some light facility maintenance and housekeeping. 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid state driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors. Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required, as well as the abilities to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine; lift 50 pounds; perform housekeeping duties, stocking, inventory stocking and other things as needed. Training will be provided for carousel and tractor operation.  

To Apply: Interested persons should contact Teresa Reynolds at Teresa.Reynolds@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-8261

Lead Store Clerk

Job#: ELT-FCPA-16064
Agency: Park Services Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
Salary: $14.50/hour
Hours:32 hours per week (March-December) and 24 per week (January and February) Hours will include weekday, weekend and special events.
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist Store Manager with recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating staff and resolving customer problems or complaints by determining optimal solutions
  • Assist Store Manager with operational issues, which includes (but not limited to): managing staff, housekeeping, administrative duties, pricing and merchandising.
  • Overseeing the inventory of the store, purchasing and receiving.
  • Providing exceptional customer service and ensuring the employees also provide the same level of service.
  • Responsibly managing store revenue, including accurate cash handling, drawer reconciliation, ticket management, and delivery of deposit.
  • Attracting customers by creative merchandising.
  • Ensuring interior and exterior of store is maintained to park standards.
  • Planning events and promotional campaigns for boosting sales.
  • Oversee store in store manager’s absence.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of retail experience. More extensive retail experience will be welcomed.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license and be at least 20 years of age.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively teach/develop others to next level.
  • Good merchandising skills and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes.
  • Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and organizational skills.
  • An upbeat demeanor, with a sales-oriented personality.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally

Additional Information: This position may not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  The hired individual is 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.

Interested persons should contact Teresa Reynolds at Teresa.Reynolds@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-9101.

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.    

Store Clerk

Salary: $10-12/hr (no benefits)
Job#: ELT-FCPA-16058
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, Virginia
Hours: 20+ hours a week

Responsibilities:  Frying Pan Farm Park is seeking a part-time Store Clerk for the Frying Pan Country Store. This is an exempt limited-term position (no benefits). Position is 20+ hours per week.  Weekend shift work is expected.

Work duties include welcoming visitors and providing information about the farm park; retail sales; daily opening and closing activities, including accurate and responsible cash handling procedures and forms; inventory stocking and display; operating a carousel, operating a tractor for wagon rides, some light facility maintenance and light housekeeping. 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid state driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors. Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required, as well as the abilities to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine; lift 30 pounds; perform housekeeping duties, stocking, inventory stocking and other things as needed. Training will be provided for carousel and tractor operation.

Interested Persons should contact Teresa Reynolds at Teresa.Reynolds@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-8261

Historic Farm Educator

Salary: $10-15/hr (no benefits)
Job#: ELT-FCPA-16057
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, Virginia
Hours: 20+ hours a week

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.

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

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

Burke Lake Train/Carousel Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16050
Salary: $8.21- $8.75 depending on experience exempt limited-term position (no benefits.) Open to staff from other FCPA sites
Hours: Weekends and weekdays, holidays, set and rotating schedule
Location: Burke Lake Park

Duties and responsibilities include: Operating the train and carousel, money handling, ticket sales, safety checks, minor preventative maintenance, use of a two way radio, customer service. 

Hours: The train and carousel are open from the beginning of April to Memorial Day on weekends only, from Memorial Day to Labor Day every day, from Labor Day to the end of October weekends only.  Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Weekend hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day are 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Qualifications: Applicants should be 18 years old and have a valid Virginia drivers license

To Apply: Position open until filled. Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Keith O’Conner by email at Keith.Oconnor@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out an application at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA, 22039

Phone: 703-323-6600
Fax: 703-324-3996

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

Registration Unit Operator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date posted: 6/21/16

Closing Date: 7/5/16

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

Nature Education Teacher Aid - Summer 2016

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park by email to Rita.Peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Recreational Instructors

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

Interpretive Naturalist 

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16035
Salary: $13-$17/hour, depending on qualifications
Schedule: Spring, summer, fall: 20-25 hours/week. Winter: 5-10 hours/week. Not to exceed 900 hours/year (possibility for this to be increased later in the year)

Benefits: Access to boating equipment, paid on-site and job-related training

Hours: Variable. Primarily weekday mornings. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and occasional overnight camping programs. Summer season includes mainly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. camp weeks.

Location: Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Located on the Potomac River with over 400 acres of forest, meadow and ponds.  Will also involve leading programs around the region at different schools, libraries, historic sites and rec centers.

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

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and one year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within three months of employment.  

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field or additional two years of experience beyond minimum. Experience working and caring for animals including reptiles and amphibians. Certified interpretive guide certification. Boating experience and ACA instructor certification.

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

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

Recreation Leader II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

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

Equestrian & Maintenance (Facility) Assistant

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

Under the direction of the Park’s Equestrian and Maintenance Manager, the duties include: Operating point of sale and ringing in transactions; assisting customers with questions on facility services; filing (both physical and digital), assisting with horse shows, checking in and monitoring equestrian users, selling and creating daily, quarterly and annual riding passes, answering phones, answering patron’s questions, enforcing parks rules and regulations, cash handling, maintaining Indoor Arena bulletin boards, checking flyer racks, office cleaning. Assists with recruiting and supervising volunteers for weekend horse shows; assists in marketing, preparing for, running and closing out park-sponsored horse shows; and assists with park-wide special events.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have equestrian experience, a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and(or) lift up to 50lbs unassisted. See and communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of finishing required and requested tasks without direct supervision.

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

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

Assistant Picnic Coordinator (Facility Attendant I)

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: Must possess excellent customer service skills with strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. Data entry accuracy, proficiency using Microsoft Office and ParkNet software. Ability to work independently and on a team.  Experience with ParkNet software preferred.   Must thrive in a busy environment and excels in multitasking.

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

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

Park/Recreation Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply:  Please submit your resume via email to Paige.Tucker@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Activity Facilitator (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood & Community Services
Job #
ELT-NCS-16001
Salary:
$12.35/hour; no benefits
Hours: Work hours vary from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., weekdays and weekend hours depending on teen center. Extended hours may be required to meet program goal and expectations.

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Send your resume by fax to 703-704-6336 or by email to Maria Franco-Nativi at Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Nature Education Teacher - Summer 2016

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

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

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

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes by email to Rita.Peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

2016 Water Mine Seasonal Positions

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

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

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

Summer Camp Director - Spring Hill RECenter

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

Under the direct supervision of the Land Programmer, the Camp Site Directors provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents by overseeing all aspects of the camp program delivery. They plan and implement recreational day camp programs; are responsible for assisting in the preparation of counselor schedules; prepare and maintain staff and children's records and files; and administer medications to campers as directed on authorization forms. They act as a liaison between camp counselors and site staff, between camp and parents, and between site camp programs and Youth Services. Directors are responsible for ensuring the following:  health and safety precautions are met, staff are complying with FCPA Standard Operating Procedures, and Virginia Department of Social Services regulations are being followed. They assist camp staff in the maintenance of equipment, supplies, and camp areas; assist counselors in preparing daily plans and calendars and create handouts for parents; help counselors in planning and confirming field trips, guest speakers and special events; adhere to all guidelines as outlined in the Camp Counselor Handbook including documenting all accidents, injuries, incidents, complaints, and problems as well as reporting to supervisor regularly regarding status of camp. They handle camp inquiries and assist with camp registrations, confirmations, and wait list placements; assist staff in contacting campers prior to camp; substitute for counselors when a counselor is absent; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary. The Camp Site Directors will have direct authority over Camp Counselors and reports directly to the Site Programmer daily and to Youth Services when required. Training will be provided. Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Directors will work together to oversee these camps:

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

Minimum Qualifications:  Staff must be of good character and reputation and be capable of accepting training, carrying out assigned tasks, communicate orally and in writing, communicate with emergency personnel and understand instructions on prescriptions. Camp Site Directors must be at least 21 years old and have one of the following:

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

In addition, all Camp Site Directors must:

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

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

To Apply:  Submit a résumé and include two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter by email to Alexander.Barnard@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

Summer Camp Leader - Spring Hill RECenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply:  Submit a résumé and include two references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter by email to Alexander.Barnard@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

2016 Rec-PAC Open Hires

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

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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