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


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 positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointee's must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

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.

To apply for year-round position(s) or open seasonal positions, please complete the online application or call (703) 471-5415 for more information.

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Year-Round, Leadership and Administrative Positions

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

Now Accepting Applications for select positions for the 2015 Summer Season

Seasonal Positions

Lake Fairfax Park Seasonal Manager On Duty (MOD)

  • 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 positions)
Now accepting applications for 2015! Training begins as early as January 2015

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.

Water Mine Admissions Team Member (20 positions)
Now accepting applications for 2015!

Admissions team members work in a fast paced environment while greeting our guests with a smile.
Duties include:

  • Process transactions for admission
  • Provide general Water Mine and Lake Fairfax Park information to guests
  • Inspect coolers for prohibited items
  • Issue wristbands to guests
  • Welcome groups and assist with their entrance
  • Assist with weather related closings
  • Help keep line traffic flowing
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance duties to include locker rooms, grounds, and pool during scheduled rounds

Water Mine Admissions Supervisor Now accepting applications for 2015!

Under the supervision of the Admissions Manager, Admissions Supervisors lead and support the Admissions Team during their scheduled shift to provide excellent customer service.   Applicants must have a minimum of one (1) operational season of guest relations/customer service experience or equivalent experience.  These positions require a flexible schedule which may include early morning or late evening hours.
Duties Include:

  • Ensure compliance of all agency cash handling procedures are followed
  • Supervise, organize, and guide Admissions Staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Complete daily financial reports.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels at all times
  • Assist with managing pool closures and other weather related closings
  • Help keep line traffic flowing
  • Provide excellent customer service, ensure a safe and efficient daily operation

Water Mine Admissions Supervisor - Assistant Group Coordinator Now accepting applications for 2015!

The Assistant Group Coordinator will perform the duties outlined in the Admissions Supervisor description above, and also perform the following duties:

  • Assist with making group reservations, prepare and send group use contracts
  • Respond to customer inquiries for group use, discounted group admissions, and birthday party reservations
  • Welcome groups, review policies, and collect payments

Water Mine Admissions Assistant Manager – Group Reservations Coordinator (position filled)

Under general supervision, and as part of a leadership team, assists with the daily operation of admissions, with primary responsibilities being the management of group reservations, discount group admissions, and birthday party rentals.

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:

  • Maintain group reservation data base, log books for birthday party rentals and discounted group admission tickets
  • Respond to customer inquiries via e-mail, telephone, and walk-in
  • Administer group reservation contracts
  • Responsible for collecting fees on site and billing of long term renters
  • Welcome groups and process check-in and admission
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Ensure all agency cash handling policies are met
  • Train Assistant Group Coordinator
  • Serve in Assistant Manager – Operations role, as scheduled

Water Mine Admissions Assistant Manager – Operations Manager Now accepting applications for 2015!

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:

  • Ensure that all agency cash handling guidelines are followed by staff
  • Assist with hiring, orientating, and training of Admissions Staff
  • Daily supervision of cashiers and line monitors
  • As part of a leadership team, ensure the daily safe and efficient operation of admissions
  • Assist with meeting fiscal goals for the facility
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Assist with scheduling employees
  • Perform inventory of supplies and order as required
  • Conduct and document daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of facility area and equipment and ensure issues are resolved

Water Mine Waterpark Supervisor Now accepting applications for 2015!

Applicants must hold a current Ellis & Associate ILTP Lifeguard License and have a minimum of two (2) operational seasons in aquatic operations with progressive roles and/or leadership roles.  These positions require a flexible schedule which may include early morning or late evening hours.  Availability to start work in a part-time capacity as early as February is preferred.
Duties include:

  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and training seasonal staff
  • Organize and supervise the aquatic staff in the performance of their duties
  • Maintain balanced pool water and filtration system
  • Complete and process reports and inspections
  • Enforce health department and Park Authority regulations

Lake Fairfax Main Office Custodian

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

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 Marina Team Member

The lake is our most beautiful attribute here at the park. Daily peddle boat and canoe rentals are available. Boat house staff coordinate all marina activity. Staff will receive training in CPR & Basic Water Safety.
Duties include:

  • 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
  • Provide emergency rescue care if needed
  • Perform guided tours on lake

Lake Fairfax Marina Supervisor

Acts as facility supervisor on a given shift. Directs work of subordinate employees and completes their tasks in their absence. One to two years of marina operations experience is recommended.
Duties include:

  • Assists in the operation of the marina & carousel
  • Ensures an efficient and safe operation
  • Observes facility to correct obvious problems
  • Completes data tracking requirements and information logbooks
  • Operates equipment such as motorboats, amusement ride, and trail vehicle
  • Communicates with Park Management staff on the operation of facility
  • Interacts with park visitors and provides services and information
  • Renders first aid, seeks emergency services as needed

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


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