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Lake Fairfax Park and the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole - Employment Opportunities


The Water Mine and Lake Fairfax Park are now accepting applications for the 2014 season.  

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole and Lake Fairfax Park are Fairfax County Government organizations.  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 and Lake Fairfax Park have many openings for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people.
All appointee's must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment. 

Applications are now being accepted, and we will continue to accept application as the summer season progresses unless it is otherwise noted below.  If you are interested in applying please complete the online application or call (703) 471-5415 for more information.

Online Seasonal Employment Application Online Seasonal Employment Application

To apply for Water Mine LEADERSHIP and ADMINISTRATIVE positions, please visit the Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities website, and submit your resume to the appropriate hiring manager.

Lake Fairfax Park Seasonal Manager On Duty (MOD)
Now accepting applications for 2014!

  • Under direction of Park Manger and or full time assistant manager’s 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.

Water Mine Lifeguard (130 vacant positions)
Now accepting applications for 2014! Training begins as early as January 2014

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:

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

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 ft.
  • Swim a minimum of 10 ft. underwater.
  • Successfully get out of the pool at the pool’s edge without using a ladder, steps or ramp.
  • **Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

Lake Fairfax Park Maintenance Supervisors and Workers
Applications accepted year-round

Park maintenance workers and supervisors report for duty and work at Lake Fairfax Park. These positions are demanding yet rewarding for both entry level job seekers and those looking for advancement opportunities within Fairfax County. Candidates must possess the ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather. These positions are seasonal positions that are available from 25 to 48 weeks per year. Working weekend and summer holidays is required and may be on a rotating schedule depending upon staffing levels.
Duties include:

  • General park maintenance
  • Mowing and weed-eating operations
  • Campground maintenance
  • Athletic field maintenance
  • Trail repairs and preservation
  • General cleaning duties, routine manual labor tasks

Prerequisites for any maintenance position:

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical
  • Successfully complete the background investigation

Lake Fairfax Main Office Custodian
Applications accepted beginning in February 2014

These are seasonal positions. Working 5 to 9:30 p.m. Weekend and summer holiday work is required. Schedule may be on a rotating basis depending upon staffing levels.
Duties include:

  • Office and bathroom custodial duties
  • Trash removal
  • Light equipment repairs

Lake Fairfax Main Office Team Member
Now accepting applications for 2014!

Office staff provides support to the administrative staff and general service to park customers.
Duties include:

  • Process Water Mine season pass sales
  • Sell tickets for boat rentals and carousel rides
  • Administrative duties (answering phones, filing, etc.)
  • Check-in campground guests
  • Process reservations
  • Sell basic camping essentials


Lake Fairfax Park is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-471-5415.

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