Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


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

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

 


Activity Facilitator (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14005
Salary: $12.12/hour; no benefits  (Grade S07)
Location: Various
Schedule: Work hours vary from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., weekdays and weekend hours depending on program or special activity.  Extended hours may be required to meet program goal and expectations.

This announcement will be used to fill current and future Activity Facilitator positions at various locations throughout the county. Plans, prepares, and leads senior 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.  Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the senior center 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. Senior Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of fitness, 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 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 employer.

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

Note: This is a part-time position without benefits. Multiple positions are available.             

To Apply: Submit your resume by email to melissa.mcmillion@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Birthday Party Facilitator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14026
Salary: $10.45/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: Must be available for training in February. Birthday parties will run most weekends from beginning of March – end of 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.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about providing superior recreational, educational and environmental and cultural resource stewardship opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all.

Frying Pan Farm Park (Fairfax County Park Authority) is a popular Herndon park featuring Kidwell Farm, a 1920 – 1950s era working farm; indoor and outdoor equestrian facilities; visitor center with educational exhibit; and nature trails. Thousands of visitors choose to spend their free time participating in a wealth of recreational options including classes, programs, camps, concerts and events. Others simply come to walk the grounds and imagine what life would have been like when Fairfax County was a rural, agrarian community. And for many children, it’s their first visit to a working farm. Frying Pan Farm Park provides a much needed and welcome respite for Fairfax County residents.

Job Description: 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 set up and clean-up program spaces; fuel tractors; transport small farm animals; greet party guests and answer questions; lead programs featuring farm animals; drive tractor with wagon on a farm tour. 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.

Specific Requirements: All successful applicants 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, 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.

To Apply: You must submit a Fairfax County Park Authority seasonal employment application, résumé and two references. You may request a seasonal employment application packet by calling Frying Pan Farm Park at 703-437-9101 or by visiting the Equestrian Office, Monday-Friday. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Interested candidates should forward application packets to Michelle Edwards, Historian and Visitor Services Manager by email to Michelle.Edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
Attn: Michelle Edwards
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171

Questions? Call Michelle at 703-437-8261.

Tennis Instructor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14025
Salary: $13.13 - $25/hour, depending on experience and qualifications (no benefits)
Location: Spring Hill RECenter

Spring Hill RECenter is looking for a tennis instructor who will be primarily responsible for planning, organizing and implementing tennis lessons for ages 4 to adult. This is a part-time position with outdoor lessons offered spring – fall and indoor lessons in winter. Summer may include tennis instruction for camps. Most classes are offered on weekends. Duties include: Clearing courts of water in mornings, if needed. Set up and take down of supplies/equipment. Maintain supplies/equipment and communicate need for replacements if necessary. Plan lesson programs for various age groups. Take attendance. Communicate with staff and students if class is canceled or rescheduled.

Minimum Qualifications: Must demonstrate good leadership qualities. Excellent communication skills. Ability to adapt programs to changing needs of students.

Preferred Qualifications: CPR/First Aid Certified.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter at nicole.falceto@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

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

Summer 2014 RecQuest Open Hires

The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is conducting open hires for summer positions. Learn more about the dates, locations and requirements.

Lake Fairfax Park Seasonal Manager On Duty (MOD)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14023
Salary: Starts at $11.43/hour, commensurate with experience

Under direction of the Park Manger and/or full-time assistant managers, assists in the operation of a large managed park. Performs duties such as cash register ring-outs, counts safe money, and change funds. Completes deposits and delivers money to bank. Makes daily entries in logbooks.

    • Is manager on duty on given shift. Reports problems or takes necessary action. Completes activities including opening and/or closing of park facilities, operated equipment such as park truck, boats with motors, trail vehicles and personal computer. Performs duties related to the daily operation of the various facilities within the park. With full time management staff, trains seasonal employees as needed to ensure they complete their assigned work. Directs work of subordinate employees and completes their tasks in their absence. Schedules employees, orders supplies, conduct inventory of resale items. Inspects for safety violations. Performs safety inspections.
    • Assists full-time assistant managers with development and implementation of special event/programs.
    • Interacts directly with park visitors to inform them of fees, schedules, park rules and regulations.
    • Renders first aid; seeks emergency services as needed.
    • Completes related duties as assigned.

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

Camp Counselor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-13047
Salary: $10.46/hour
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 20-40 hours per week between June 2 and August 29

Help make positive childhood memories and gain valuable experience in parks and recreation and childhood development fields at Spring Hill RECenter’s summer day camps. Under the direct supervision of the program supervisor, camp counselors will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery. Camp counselors will plan, implement and supervise activities for children 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.

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.

Applicants must be available for training in June and the duration of summer through August 29. Counselors also assist with the county’s PirateFest held at Lake Fairfax on July 26th and are required to be available to work that weekend.

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: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter at  nicole.falceto@fairfaxcounty.gov  or by mail to:

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

Questions? Call Nicole at 703-324-9167.

Carousel Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14018
Salary: $10.00/hour, no benefits
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, Virginia
Schedule: 12-25 hours per week.  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11-5 Sundays. Seasonal from March through November.

Responsibilities:  Learn to operate a 1918 carousel. Carousel operators perform daily inspections on the carousel, take note of any equipment damage or wear and report maintenance and repair problems to their supervisors.  Greet patrons as they enter rides, and confirm that they meet height and other admission requirements to get on the rides. 

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

Qualifications: Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required as carousel operators work directly with the public. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors.  

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

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-1418
Phone: 703-437-8261

Store Clerk

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-140017
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, Virginia
Salary: $10.00 to $12.00/hour, no benefits
Schedule: 15 - 20 hours per week,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and an occasional weekend. Seasonal from March through December.

Responsibilities: Frying Pan Farm Park is seeking a part-time Store Clerk for the Frying Pan Country Store. 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; and some 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; to lift 35 pounds; to perform light housekeeping duties and inventory stocking. 

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

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-1418
Phone: 703-437-8261

Seasonal Gardener

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14016
Salary: $13.39/hour, benefits eligible*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  20-30 hours per week; some weekend work is required 

Duties: Performs garden installation and maintenance of a variety of different types of gardens to include propagation for gardens and invasive plant removal.  Curatorial and interpretive duties required as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Basic gardening and plant knowledge required.  Must have ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher; and ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications:  Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience working in gardens or in the landscaping field equivalent to the following: associate degree or experience in related field.  

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County).

Note: *This position is may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Send resume by email to bskarp@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail or fax to:

Brenda Skarphol, Curatorial Horticulturist
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-642-5173
Fax: 703-642-8095

Position will be open until filled.

Summer Camp Art Teacher

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14015
Salary:  $11.00 to $14.00/hour  DOE
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule:  Must be available to during Art Explorers Camp:  6/23-6/27, 6/30-7/03, 8/04-08/08

Become a summer camp art teacher and teach Art Explorers Camp at Frying Pan Farm Park Park! Spend an exciting summer on the farm, providing guidance and instruction to campers; leading camp activities; assisting other counselors and planning and directing a portion of art activities.  

Requirements: Must have art experience in painting, drawing, sewing, clay, or crafts. Previous experience working with children aged 8-14 in art, recreation, physical education, or outdoor setting preferred.

Qualifications: Prefer college art major or graduate of four-year program in Art.  Experience with outdoor or non-traditional education a plus.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Yvonne.Johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Adult Education Program Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14014
Salary $13.39/hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
Schedule: 25 hours per week, flexible schedule; includes some weekends

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 Family 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.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County).

Note: *This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Email your resume to segger@fairfaxcounty.gov or fax your resume to:

Susan Eggerton, Senior Interpreter
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road,
Alexandria, VA 22312
Fax: 703-642-8095  
Phone: 703-642-5173

Applicant evaluation will begin on April 7, and position will remain open until filled.

 Gardening Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14013
Location: Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, VA
Salary: $10.00/hour
Schedule: April 29 – mid September, 2014; 20 – 24 hours per week, no benefits

Assist with gardening tasks in the historic Sully garden, such as weeding, planting, maintaining paths. Work with a great team.

To Apply: Call Matt McNeal at 703-437-1794 or email to matthew.mcneal@fairfaxcounty.gov  for more information or an application. Deadline for applications is April 16.

Sully Historic Site
Attn: Matt McNeal, Maintenance Crew Chief
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-437-1794

Camp Counselor  

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14009
Salary:  $10.45/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, Virginia
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 20 - 40 hours per week between April 9 and April 18, 2014.  Monday – Friday, 20 - 40 hours per week between June 2 and August 29, 2014 (some weekend work required)

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

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

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

Note: All Summer camp counselors are required to be available to work the weekend of the 4-H Fair, August 2-3, 2014.

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 Allison Howell, Equestrian and Maintenance Manager, Frying Pan Farm Park by email to Allison.Howell@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
Attn: Allison Howell
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Phone: 703-437-9101

If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. 

Activity Facilitator (Part-Time)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14002
Salary: $12.12/hour, no benefits
Schedule: Work hours vary from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., weekdays and weekend hours depending on community center. Extended hours may be required to meet program goals and expectations.

Community Centers; multiple positions are available. This announcement will be used to fill current and future Activity Facilitator positions at various locations throughout the county. Facilitator will 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 meets 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, music production, art, theatre, music education, science, cooking, graphic design, costume design and sports.

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

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

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

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

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

Outdoor and Environmental Education Intern

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14005
Stipend:  $200 per week for 12 weeks
Schedule: Work days run approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F but may vary. Possibility for some overnight campouts.

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

Interns will work with a team of highly qualified educators to learn natural history, outdoor adventure skills and classroom management along the Potomac River.

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

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

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Michelle.Brannon@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Summer Camp Teacher

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-14006
Salary:  $11.00 to $14.00/hour  DOE
Schedule: Camp teachers will be hired on a weekly basis. Up to 7 weeks possible.

Join us at Riverbend Park this summer for outdoor adventures and fun with kids. Become a summer camp teacher. You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer on the Potomac River, teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors. Summer camps topics include natural history, outdoor adventure skills, science and more.

Qualifications: Must love being outside and have experience working with kids. Must be physically able to hike 5 miles in medium terrain. Must have degree in education, biology, environmental science or a related field. Experience with outdoor or non-traditional education a plus.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Michelle.Brannon@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Camp McLean Positions

Tot Counselor

 Job # ELT-MCC-14002
Salary:
$13.00/hour
Schedule: Must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 16, 2014 – August 8, 2014.

This announcement will be used to fill five positions. Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of pre-schoolers (3-4 years old). Must follow standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center. Directs and implements recreation activities for participants as directed by the Tot Camp Director. Prepares equipment and supplies for each activity. Responsible for daily clean up of various activities completed throughout the day. Assists with completion of end-of-camp supply inventories. Facilitates participant involvement in camp activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Preferred Qualifications:  Life Guard Certification, skills in the area of recreations, and experience working with children in a Summer Camp setting. CPR and First Aid certification. Previous experience working directly with 3 and 4 year olds.

To Apply:  Email resume to michael.fisher@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Camp Counselor

Job # ELT-MCC-14003
Salary:
$13.00/hour
Schedule: Must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 16, 2014 – August 8, 2014.

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of school age children (5 -10 years old). Must follow standards set forth by the state of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center. Directs and implements recreation activities for participants as directed by the Assistant Camp Director. Prepares equipment and supplies for each activity. Responsible for daily clean up of various activities completed throughout the day. Assists with completion of end-of-camp supply inventories. Facilitates participant involvement in camp activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

To Apply:  Email resume to michael.fisher@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Science & Nature Director (1 position)
Physical Recreation Director (1 position)

Job # ELT-MCC-14004
Salary:
$18.00/hour
Schedule: Must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 16, 2014 – August 8, 2014.

Must follow standards set forth by the state of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center. Plans, develops and implements highly structured activities in the area of specialty; this will be done prior to the beginning of the Camp. Provides clear instructions so participants may be successful in completing hands-on activities. Responsible for creating a program with a variety of activities. Creates activities that are age appropriate (5 – 10 years old). Responsible for the setting up of equipment each day for each group of Campers. Responsible for clean up of assigned area. Completes end-of-Camp inventory. Coordinates with other camp staff on field trips, swimming and special events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. 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. Life Guard Certification, skills in the area of recreations, and experience working with children in a Summer Camp setting. CPR and First Aid certification. Experience working directly with children ages 5 to 10.

To Apply:  Email resume to michael.fisher@fairfaxcounty.gov and specify which Director position you are applying to: Science & Nature or Physical Recreation.

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Rec-PAC Summer Program Open Hires for 2014

The Fairfax County Park Authority has scheduled four open hiring sessions to recruit summer staff for its Rec-PAC (Pretty Awesome Children) program, a six-week structured recreational program for elementary school children that runs from June 30 through August 7, 2014. Three open hiring sessions will take place at the Park Authority’s headquarters in Fairfax, and one session will take place at Navy Elementary School, also in Fairfax. Please visit the Park Authority's Rec-PAC announcement page for complete details.

Skate Park Attendant

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

Duties include:

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

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

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

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

Trackless Train Operator/Interpreter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-13028
Salary: $11 to $13/hour, depending on education and experience
Hours: Weekends, some weekdays and evenings. This position is year-round, up to 900 hours per year
Location: Work will require travel to various FCPA sites

The trackless train operator/interpreter is responsible for driving a trackless train while interpreting various natural and cultural resources for the general public and private groups at FCPA parks and other locations; researching and preparing short interpretive talks; exploring future locations for train use; ensuring safety and security of train and passengers; transporting the train; performing minor maintenance; occasionally collecting fees; recording attendance and financial data.

Qualifications: Applicants should: have a valid Virginia driver’s license and a clean driving record; have some experience in education, interpretation or group leadership.  Ability to drive a lawn tractor and drive a pick-up truck with trailer helpful. Should have the ability to work with diverse groups of people, and possess effective oral and written communication skills.

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

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

Summer Jobs with the Water Mine at Lake Fairfax Park

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

The Water Mine is now accepting applications for the 2014 season.  Employees at these parks are employed by Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance. The FCPA was awarded the 2012 and 2011 Best of Aquatics by Aquatics International and the 2010 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

The Water Mine has many openings for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointees must satisfactorily complete the background investigation prior to employment. 

Water Mine Lifeguard – 130 vacancies

Job # ELT-FCPA-12011
Salary: Starts at $9.49/hour

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

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

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

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

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

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

Water Mine Admissions Assistant Manager

Job # ELT-FCPA-13042
Salary: Starts at $13.13/hour, commensurate with experience

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

    • Responsible for all aspects of the front desk operation of  the admissions area for an outdoor seasonal water park under the direction of the Admissions Manager and the Water Park Manager and the Assistant Water Park Manager
    • Assists Admissions Manager with hiring and training duties
    • Assist with the supervision all front desk admission staff to include  four Supervisors and approximately 35 employees serving as cashiers and entrance line monitors
    • Excellent customer service
    • Pre-season and in-season pass sales
    • Sports sales operation
    • Compliance with agency cash handling protocol
    • Group and rental  admissions
    • Compliance of all safety standards
    • Administrative reporting and documentation

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

To Apply: Please send resume by email to Amy.Clayton@fairfaxcounty.gov

Therapeutic Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

 Preferred Qualifications:

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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

Working Conditions

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

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

Marina Staff

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-12007
Salary:
$7.40/ hour; no benefits
Location: Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, Virginia
Schedule: Through the end of October, 1-2 days per weekend,  11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Work one or both weekend days in a beautiful outdoor setting helping visitors enjoy boating on an 18 acre lake. Perform duties related to the operation of a marina including guided tours of the lake and monitor lake activity for customer safety. Staff will receive training in CPR & Basic Water Safety but must receive Virginia Boater Education Certificate. 

  • Distribute life jackets to all patrons
  • Ensure compliance with marina rules
  • Safely operate our antique carousel
  • Inspect boats and safety equipment
  • Monitor lake activity for customer safety
  • Provide emergency rescue care if needed
  • Assist in emergency weather related closings
  • Perform guided tours on lake

Minimum Qualifications: Must be 16 years (minimum age) or older.

To Apply: Complete the online application at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/employment.htm. For additional information, please call 703-471-5415.

Lifeguards

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

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

RECenters:

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

Outdoor Pools:

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

Lifeguards

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

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

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

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


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