Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


The 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.

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.

 

 


Interpreter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16018
Salary: $10/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 4-20 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per year with occasional weekend and evenings.

Love to be outdoors; work with kids and animals? Join the team at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon.

Responsibilities: This is an education position that involves teaching hands-on formal and informal farm activities offered to public program participants five days a week, and occasional weekend work. Additional job responsibilities include wagon tractor driving, carousel operation, gardening support, special event support, visitor information and general guest services. Specific training will be provided.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma and be at least eighteen years old.  Applicants should have a basic knowledge of natural and cultural history; have experience working with children, hold solid communications skills, with the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to work in a team setting.

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

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in areas of study that would be most appropriate includes outdoor recreation and interpretation, history, agriculture, natural resources, biology/ecology, anthropology, museum studies or other related field. Experience working with children in a group setting. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship.

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-9101

Camp Director

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job: ELT-FCPA-16016
Salary: $12.00/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: 20-40 hours per week

Love to be outdoors; work with kids and animals? Join the team at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon.

Responsibilities: 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. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Interpreter, the Camp Site Director will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents by overseeing all aspects of the camp program delivery; assist in the planning and implementation of the recreational day camp programs; responsible for hiring, training and  scheduling counselors; prepare and maintain staff and children's records and files; administer medications to campers as directed on authorization forms; 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; wagon ride driver duties. Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Qualifications: 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in agriculture, outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Must have a current driver’s license.

Special Requirements: Must complete a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services, to the satisfaction of the employer. Must provide negative TB test results (valid for two years). Must attend staff development and training and a site orientation. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications by start of camp. Must 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. Must provide at least two references. Must be available to work the 4 H Fair August 4-7.

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-8261

Summer Camp Counselor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16017
Salary:$10.45/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 20-40 hours per week, between June 20 and September 2, 2016. All summer camp counselors are required to be available to work the 4-H Fair, August 4-7, 2016.

Love to be outdoors; work with kids and animals? Join the team at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon.

Responsibilities: 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 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. You will also 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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in areas of study that would be most appropriate includes outdoor recreation and interpretation, history, agriculture, natural resources, biology/ecology, anthropology, museum studies or other related field. Previous experience is desired. Applicants must have strong communication skills and be able to work independently.

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.

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-8261

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 to Patricia Simcic by fax to 703-704-6336 or by email to patricia.simcic@fairfaxcounty.gov

Camp Counselor for Nature Program

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16015
Salary: From $10.81/hour (most undergrads) up to $16.50/hour, depending on qualifications* 
Location: Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA
Schedule/Hours: 10-40 hours per week  (40 hours during most summer camps). During camp, hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (camp runs 9 - 4). In May/early June, applicants will be expected to start work planning summer camps.  Timing is flexible.

The Science/Nature Program at Cub Run RECenter is looking for one or two camp counselors.  Applicants should have experience or education in science & nature and want to share his/her knowledge with school-age children.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching/assisting summer camp.  There usually are two instructors for each summer camp.   

Qualifications: Individuals should have one or more years of college with a demonstrated interest in nature and/or science.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Responsibilities:

    • Teach or assist with summer camps for school-age children.  Titles include:  Zoology Camp, Wilderness Survival, and Dinosaur Camp.   (We have been offering these camps for years and have a well-established curriculum for you to follow.)
    • Supervise pool time with the children during some afternoons during camp.
    • Conduct hikes and explorations outdoors.
    • Organize summer camp curriculum and supplies.
    • Conduct other environmental education programs for schools, scouts, and summer camps.   

Note: *This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.  Individuals are not eligible to earn paid leave or holiday pay. 

To Apply: Send resume by email to Christina.Terpak-Malm@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to: 

Chris Terpak Malm
Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA

Questions? Call 703-817-9407.

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

Interpreter (School, Scout and General Programs)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16009
Salary: $13.40 /hour, limited benefits
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 20-32 hours per week

Love to be outdoors; work with kids and animals? Join the team at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon.

Responsibilities: This is an education position that involves teaching hands-on formal and informal farm activities offered to public program participants up to five days a week, including at least one weekend day.  Interpreters are responsible for planning, implementing and marketing activities and programs for the interest, enjoyment, and appreciation of visitors, and for the protection and enhancement of natural, historical and cultural park resources.  This Frying Pan Farm Park Interpreters:

    • Teach early to mid-20th century rural and agricultural history and natural resources for schools, scouts groups, and at special events.
    • Interpret accurate and engaging historical information to school groups and visitors of a historical site.
    • Open, close, and care for the historic site.
    • Create new educational programs, conduct research, and participate in outreach activities that benefit Fairfax County residents.
    • Provide general administrative and scheduling support.

Additional responsibilities include wagon tractor driving, carousel operating, museum store, gardening and special event support, and general guest services. Specific training will be provided.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old.  Applicants should have a basic knowledge of natural and cultural history; have experience working with the public, hold solid communications skills, with the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in areas of study that would be most appropriate includes outdoor recreation and interpretation, history, agriculture, natural resources, biology/ecology, anthropology, museum studies or other related field. Previous experience is desired. Applicants must have strong communication skills and be able to work independently.

To Apply: Resume can be mail, emailed to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: 703-437-9139
Phone: 703-437-9101

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 Duty Manager
    • Water Mine Pool Supervisor

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

Summer Camp Director - Spring Hill RECenter

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

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

Directors will work together to oversee these camps:

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

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

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

In addition, all Camp Site Directors must:

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

Summer Camp Leader - Spring Hill RECenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167.

2016 Camp McLean Positions

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

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

2016 Rec-PAC Open Hires

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

Naturalist

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education, or a closely related field and at least six months of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Kylie.Starck@fairfaxcounty.gov:

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

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-15011
Salary: $12.35/hour (Grade S7), non-merit, benefits eligible*
Location: James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, VA
Schedule: This position is scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Please submit your resume via email to Zurii Conroy at Zurii.Conroy@fairfaxcounty.gov.  Position is open until filled.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

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

Southgate Community Center
12125 Pinecrest Rd
Reston, VA 20191

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D.; plus experience working with youth, adults and families. Must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

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

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

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

Recreation Event Assistants

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

Multiple positions available. The McLean Community Center's Youth and Event Department are looking for part-time staffers to work a variety of youth and special events throughout the year. These positions will:

    • Aid in the setup and breakdown of events;
    • Facilitate recreational activities with patrons;
    • Assist in all operational aspects of event production.

Other duties may be assigned. Hours will be determined by the McLean Community Centers event schedule. Approximately 15 events occur throughout the calendar year.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum age is 18 years.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must be able to lift to 25 pounds.

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

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

Agency:  Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #  ELT-NCS-14010
Salary: $12.22/hour (Grade S7), benefits eligible*
Location:  James Lee Teen Center, Falls Church, Virginia
Schedule:  This position is scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

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

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D; plus, must have previous experience working with adolescents in a group setting.  The appointee must have the ability to drive a 14-passenger (non-CDL) shuttle bus, and be able to obtain CPR and First Aid certification that is valid through August 2015.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

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

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

To Apply:  Please submit your resume via email to  Jessica.Esparza@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14009
Salary: $13.38 - $16.08/hour

The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is looking to fill several part-time positions in Therapeutic Recreation Services’ Saturday Leisure Program. Employees will be working with school-aged individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a structured camp environment.

Qualifications:  Applicants with the Saturday Leisure Program are required to be at least 18 years of age, be a high school graduate and have at least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).

Work Schedule:  Work hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following program dates:

    • Session 1: October 18 and 25; November 1 and 8
    • Session 2: November 22; December 6 and 13; January 10
    • Session 3: January 31; February 7, 21 and 28
    • Session 4: March 21 and 28; April 11 and 18

Work Location:

Applicants are sought to fill positions at the following facilities:

    • Kilmer Center, 8102 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
    • Key Center, 6404 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    • Greenbriar West Elementary School, 13300 Poplar Tree Road, Fairfax, VA 22033

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

To Apply: For more information or to apply for employment, please call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Group Fitness Instructor

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job #: ELT-RCC-14003
Salary:  
$20.00 - $30.00/hour

The Reston Community Center is seeking group exercise fitness instructors to join its Fitness & Wellness department. Instructors will lead participants through exercises designed to enhance strength and endurance while ensuring the safety of the students.

Qualifications: Must have knowledge of safe exercise techniques and group exercise principles, and possess positive and effective communication skills. Group fitness certification required; ACSM, ACE, or AFAA preferred. Individuals with experience developing and implementing strength training and small group training classes are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Submit an RCC application (www.restoncommunitycenter.com) or send your resume to Jonathan.Navarro@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Jonathan Navarro, Fitness & Adult Director at the email provided.

Skate Park Attendant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16014
Salary:$9.49/hour
Schedule: 8-16 hours per week; seasonal from March through November. Hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 

Duties include:

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

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

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

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

Trackless Train Operator/Interpreter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16013
Salary: $11 to $13/hour, depending on experience
Hours: Mostly weekends, some weekdays and evenings
Location: Work will require travel to various FCPA sites

 Responsible for transporting and operating a trackless train and interpreting various natural and cultural resources throughout the FCPA park system. Work is under the general supervision of the Resource Management Division Train Coordinator.  

Duties and responsibilities include: Leads interpretive programs from the train; transports train using pick-up truck and attached trailer; maintains train safety and security; records attendance and financial data.

Qualifications: Applicants should—

    • Be able to drive a pick-up truck with trailer;
    • Be able to load four amusement-size train cars into the trailer and secure the cars;
    • Have a valid Virginia driver’s license;
    • Have some experience working with children – course work in education or interpretation would be beneficial, but are not required;
    • Be able to work with diverse groups of people, and possess effective oral and written communication skills.

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

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

Therapeutic Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lifeguards

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
ELT-FCPA-16011
Salary:
Pay rates vary, based on experience; no benefits

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

RECenters:

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

Outdoor Pools:

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

Lifeguards

Agency: Reston Community Center (RCC)
Job # ELT-RCC-16001
Salary: Starts at $9.00 to $13.00/hour, depending on experience
Schedule: Mornings, afternoons and evenings; weekdays and weekends

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

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

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


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