Non-Merit Recreation Job Opportunities


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

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

 


2017 Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) Summer Camp Open Hires If you are interested in working with children with disabilities ages 5-22 please go to our jobs page to learn more about open hires and available positions for Summer 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult and Family Class Programmer

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17063
Salary: $14.50  - $15.00 per hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: 32 hours per week, weekdays 9 am to 3 pm. Two to 4 weekend days per month and occasional evening hours required.

Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA includes a 1930’s working farm, public equestrian facility, and a large Visitor Center. The Visitor Center hosts evening classes, summer camps and concerts, and is rentable for meetings and parties. This dynamic park seeks a creative, self-motived programmer who loves working with people.   

  • Under the direction of the Visitor Center Manager, the Adult and Family Class Programmer duties include:
  • Develop ideas for and implement classes, including canine classes and vendor run summer camps.
  • Track attendance and class trends and adjusting programming accordingly.
  • Hire and supervise class instructors.
  • Work collaboratively with vendors and park staff to schedule camps and classes and support vendor run camps and classes on site.
  • Load camp and class information into the Parknet system.
  • Plan and implement seasonal on-site events. Assist with large scale special events.  
  • Assist with public inquiries in person and on the phone.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have programming and planning experience and a valid driver’s license. Comfortable working on personal computers and learning new software packages, high school diploma or GED equivalent. Be able to work out doors, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and (or) lift up to 40 lbs unassisted. See and communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of finishing required and requested tasks without direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:Background in Park and Recreations, experience with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with Parknet software and programming, experience with planning and implementing adult and family classes and events. First Aid, CPR, and or MAT certification. 

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.  Must be available to work the annual 4-H Fair, August 2-5.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Teri.Tucker@fairfaxcounty.gov

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.

Athletic Facility Area Monitor (Recreation Leader III)

Multiple Positions Available

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #: ELT-NCS-17006
Salary: $13.71 per hour (Grade S9) – No benefits, part time
Schedule: This position is scheduled to work up to 20 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours will be worked in the evenings and on weekends. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

Description:  Monitors community athletic groups’ use of Fairfax County Public School and Fairfax County Park Authority athletic fields and gyms.  Schedules periodic visits to an assigned number of facilities to ensure county regulations are being followed. Conducts safety inspections, coordinates with school and park staff, works with school security and police, checks permits, validates the number of members in user groups, collects reports from user groups, and is responsible for on-call emergencies within an assigned area. Reports to Program Manager on a weekly basis and is responsible for bi-weekly data entry.

Work schedule is weekday evenings and weekends.  Attendance at occasional training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications:   Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications:   Bilingual in Spanish and English.  Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities. Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct.

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

To Apply: Send resume to:
                                Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
                                Athletic Services
                                Attn:  Area Monitor Program
                                12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
                                Fairfax, VA  22035

                                Or e-mail to:   AthleticServices@fairfaxcounty.gov 

Closing Date: Open until filled

Ecological Technician (Ecologist I)

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17062
Salary: $25/hr.
Hours: 1560 hours per year

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking an Ecological Technician to assist with invasive plant management, habitat restoration and education & outreach. This position will join the Natural Resource Management and Protection (NRMP) Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Our staff is responsible for the management, protection and stewardship of natural resources on approximately 24,000 acres of parkland in Fairfax County, VA. This is a limited-term exempt position that will be scheduled to work 1560 hours per year, which on average is 30 hours per week. Compensation will be $25.00 per hour.

The Fairfax County Park Authority currently has limited in-house abilities to remove invasive plants and perform habitat restoration. The Ecological Technician will supplement herbicide spray work done by a professional contractor, as well as monitor restoration projects and record spatial data. Education and outreach as well as volunteer management will be a key component of the position. Applicants should be mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working alone in the field, as well as with groups.

Responsibilities of the Ecological Technician include:

    • Control invasive plants using manual control techniques and/or herbicides
    • Collect and manage spatial data using handheld devices/GPS units/desktop computers
    • Monitor current and future restoration projects
    • Maintain care of restoration plantings, which may include watering
    • Perform non-native invasive plant species assessments on parkland
    • Identify native and non-native plants
    • Participate in volunteer invasive plant removal events
    • Organize, deliver and procure tools and supplies
    • Update and distribute outreach materials (print & digital)
    • Outreach to staff and citizens on invasive species issues
    • Development of written and oral reports
    • May directly supervise seasonal employee(s) and/or volunteers
    • Other tasks as assigned

This is a seasonal position with the option to purchase county health benefits; no other county benefits are included. Funding for this position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis, however this is not guaranteed. Schedule is flexible during the workweek, but will require occasional evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, botany, geography, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field
    • Plant identification skills and experience using dichotomous keys
    • Knowledge of non-native invasive plants
    • Experience navigating in the field using aerial photos, maps and compass
    • Experience using hand-held GPS units
    • Knowledge and experience with GIS spatial data
    • Knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
    • Ability to work well independently and with little supervision
    • Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Possess clear, direct communication skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to present Complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences
    • Ability to work long hours in adverse weather conditions with potential exposure to insects, poison ivy, and uneven terrain
    • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs.
    • Ability to obtain Virginia Certified Pesticide Technician status within a reasonable time from hire
    • Valid US driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with the flora of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States
    • Experience working with volunteers
    • Experience with data collection using a handheld or resource-grade GPS
    • Experience with ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Online
    • Any relevant skills and certifications such as CPR/First Aid, Virginia Certified Pesticide Technician or Virginia Certified Commercial Applicator with Right-of-Way and Forestry certifications

To Apply: Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to Estock@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please email your application no later than November 17th, 2017. Applications after this date will not be accepted.

Fairfax County is an EOE/AA employer

Seasonal Park Manager

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17061
Salary: $13 to 15/hour
Hours: Status G(Part-Time, 900 hoursper year maximum)
Location: Lake Accotink Park

Schedule: 24 hours/week, hours variable between 7 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.

Ensures the safe and effective operation of the assigned lakefront park. Early shift opens the park and its facilities, preparing it for staff and visitors. Closing shift closes and secures the park and all facilities at the end of each day. Performs routine maintenance and custodial tasks to include emptying trash cans, collecting ground trash, and cleaning restrooms and other areas. Serves as facility attendant for park Visitors Center. Answers phones, greets patrons, performs administrative work such as updating logs, creating written materials for use by staff and patrons. Assists in maintaining clean, organized work spaces and visitor areas. Takes initiative to increase knowledge of the park, its facilities, programs, services, and resources. Serves as primary contact point for park visitors and customers. Provides verbal and written information and directions relating to facilities, programs, picnic area use, trails, natural and cultural resources, and other topics. Stays up-to-date on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, state and county laws, and other pertinent guidance. Notes safety/security and maintenance concerns, addresses them where feasible, and reports them using appropriate methods and recordkeeping. Acts as lead first responder on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty. Supervises marina operations during assigned Manager-on-Duty shifts. Duties may include making purchases on behalf of the site, adhering to county and Park Authority purchasing policies and procedures. Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in parks and recreation, hospitality and tourism, business, or related field, plus 2 years of successful employment in a position of responsibility. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment. Valid drivers license and excellent driving history.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of basic maintenance practices, materials, methods, and tools used in providing safe, clean and attractive grounds and public facilities. Boating experience and certification. Supervisory experience. Experience dealing effectively with emergencies and other difficult situations.

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 40 pounds.

To Apply: Submit your resume to: Julie Tahan via email at Julie.Tahan@fairfaxcounty.gov or via fax to 703-653-1332.

Weekend Naturalist

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17059
Salary: $11.44/hr.; no benefits
Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Location: Norma Hoffman Visitor Center

Position Description:

  • Work at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center front desk:  be the first point of contact for the volunteer assisting you as well as the public.
  • Responsible for opening, closing and securing the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center
  • Responsible for cash handling, processing sales, and completing a daily sales reconciliation
  • Responsible for basic animal care
  • Responsible for dealing with park and citizen incidents and emergencies
  • Responsible for operational  duties: reporting visitor numbers and program numbers, cleanliness of bathrooms, monitoring the outdoor classroom, keeping maps and brochures stocked, building safety (free of hazards, including shoveling walkway from parking lot to visitor center and/or laying sand in icy/snowy conditions), checking trashcans indoors and out for needed changing, and general visitor center upkeep and presentation.

Work Schedule: Work several weekend/holiday days each month, year round. Schedule set quarterly with weekend staff input.

Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of Huntley Meadows Park and local natural history
  • Ability to work independently without a supervisor present
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, including working well with the public, staff and volunteers
  • Must be comfortable with computers and be willing to learn new computer applications and processes
  • Must be comfortable working in a natural environment and working around animals, including snakes and insects

To apply: email resume to KLowe0@fairfaxcounty.gov

Daycare Staff Attendant

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17057
Salary: Starts at $10.50- $12.00/hour
Hours: 4-12 hours/week. We are currently looking to add a new staff member to our team to help with Weekday Evenings and Saturdays.This is a part-time position without benefits.

Drop-In Daycare is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Oak Marr RECenter 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124

The Drop–in Daycare Staff are the frontline customer service employees for the daycare room. As a Daycare staff member, you are responsible for, but not limited, to the following:

    • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for children in the daycare room on a daily basis
    • Assist in making sure that the daycare environment is always neat and orderly
    • Assist parents with the signing in/out process upon dropping off/picking up their children
    • Keep all appropriate records such as attendance, time and illness sheets
    • Meet and follow all daycare room rules and licensing regulations
    • Assist with daycare room activities
    • Maintain daily open communication with parents
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Keep supervisor informed on all relevant matters
    • Attend in-service and staff meetings
    • Attend mandatory Fairfax County trainings

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be First-Aid/CPR certified or willing to become certified
    • Be willing to undergo criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

    • Demonstrate passion for children as well as quality childcare
    • Demonstrate ability to work well with others in a childcare setting
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, ability to move and react quickly
    • Friendly, positive attitude
    • Reliable, dependable
    • Attentive, flexible and able to maintain a positive composure in a fast-paced environment
    • Exceptional customer service skills

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Mae Terry at Mae.Terry@fairfaxcounty.gov

Huntley Meadows Park G-Status Naturalist (Part-Time)

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17056
Salary: $12.00 - $14.00/hour
Hours: up to 900 hrs/year
Location: Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley, located in Alexandria Virginia. Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow, and wetland habitat, as well as the circa 1825 villa and its outbuildings.

Instructor Description: Plan, design, and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults (preschool aged children on a regular basis). Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, large events, and special request programs.

Front desk duties and historic house tours as needed.

Hours: Variable. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekdays and weekends.

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

Note: *This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.

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

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

Therapeutic Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services-Therapeutic Recreation Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-17005
Salary: $13.71-18.008

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.

The Therapeutic Recreation Leader is responsible for the planning and facilitation of activities for individuals with disabilities. Duties include:  assist with the supervision of participants, adapt and modify activities, work as part of the TRS team, communicate with parents, staff, and volunteers, provide personal care, assist with set-up/clean-up of programs, complete paperwork.

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.

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

Note: Staff are employed to work evening and weekend programs. This is a part-time position without benefits.

To Apply: For more information please call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Submit your resume to deanna.white@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail or fax

Attn: Deanna White Therapeutic Recreation Services 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax VA 22035 fax703-653-1375

Boat Rental Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17048
Salary:
$9 to $13/ hour; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia
Schedule: May through mid-October. Weekends and Monday holidays. Mornings and/or evenings. Schedule may vary. 20-30 hours per week.

Responsible for operating park’s boat rental operation which includes kayaks, canoes, and row boats. Staff works directly with site maintenance staff, and under the lead boat rental operator and assistant manager. Performs duties related to marina operations including monitoring river activity for visitor safety. Staff will receive training in CPR and water safety. Appointed staff will complete boater education course.

Daily duties include inspection of all boat rental and safety equipment,  Maintaining of marina area, operation of park patrol boat, monitoring visitor safety, answering visitor questions, and ensuring marina regulation compliance. General maintenance duties will be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older. High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. Able to lift 75 lbs. Canoeing, kayaking, or boating experience.

To Apply: Send resume by email to jordan.libera@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Jordan Libera
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066

Equestrian Operations Assistant

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17047
Salary: $14.50 per hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: up to 32 hours per week including regular evening and weekend shifts

Duties: Under the direction of the Park’s Equestrian and Maintenance Manager, the Equestrian Operations Assistant duties include:

Office duties - Checking in riders and collecting, and filing required rider documentation, selling riding passes, maintaining bulletin boards, document racks and marquis, tracking equestrian volunteer points, enforcing Equestrian Center/ Park rules and regulations.

Horse show support - Assists as directed during fundraiser horse shows and events including but not limited to: rider check-ins, stabling assignments, taking horse show entry payments, inputting horse show entry data and event breakdown and closing procedures. Assist with recruiting and supervising volunteers during fundraiser horse shows/ events. Assist with course set up.

Rentals - during Equestrian Center rentals assist the rental customer as needed, monitor the rental and its attendants and enforce park and rental contract rules and regulations, assist with and track any rental customer services provided for post rental invoicing.

Maintenance and ring prep - As needed support maintenance staff with ring dragging and watering, course set up and light janitorial duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have equestrian experience, a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, stand for long periods, lift up to 30 pounds unassisted, traverse uneven ground, see and communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and self-motivated.

Preferred Qualification:Experience in working at horse shows and or equestrian events in the office and on the grounds, computer experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel. Experience driving tractors and/or tractor with implements.

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: Send an emailed or faxed resume to Meghan Look, Meghan.look@fairfaxcounty.gov

Store Clerk

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17045
Salary: $10/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: Varies; 20+ hours per week

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

Responsibilities: This position duties will include, but are not limited to: welcoming visitors, providing information about the farm park, retail sales, daily opening and closing activities, including accurate responsible cash handling procedures and accompanying paperwork; inventory, stocking, display; operating the carousel, operating a tractor for wagon rides (once training has been completed), some light facility maintenance and housekeeping. 

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

Position Start Date: September 9, 2017

To apply: Interested persons should contact Yvonne Johnson at Yvonne.johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-8261

Visitor Center Attendant

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17043
Salary:$10.60/hour; exempt limited-term position (no benefits)
Hours: (see below)
Location: Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Va.

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays- up to 16 hours per week. Operates the front desk at Sully’s visitor center. This position is the first contact for park visitors- welcoming, orienting, selling tour tickets and providing information about Sully. Responsibilities include daily opening and closing procedures; cash handling skills; inventory count, stocking, shelving and display; and some facility maintenance and custodial duties. Position processes payments, registrations and other data through an online computer based point-of-sale system. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who has good computer skills, can multi-task, and who enjoys interacting with people.  

Requirements:  Good communication skills and a friendly attitude; abilities to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine; can lift up to 25 pounds; is familiar with Microsoft programs; and can perform accurate cash handling procedures. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older.

To Apply: Send resume and application by email to noreen.mccann@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please click here for application for this position. Phone inquiries to 703-437-1794.

Job application deadline: August 8.

Park/Rec Support Assistant IV

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17041 Park/Rec Support Asst. IV and ELT-FCPA-17042 Park/Rec Support Asst. IV
Salary: $14.50 per hour
Location: 8116 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003- Wakefield Area 2 shop
Hours: Hours are 6:00am to 2:30 pm. Hours could be dependent on weather. Could possibly work full 40 hour week but not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. This position will be terminated when full-time vacancies are filled, estimated to be in January 2018.

Duties: Assists the turf crew with artificial turf repairs and other maintenance related to artificial turf.

    • Assists the turf crew in all natural grass maintenance on all FCPA athletic fields.
    • Crew support for artificial turf including, all aspects of artificial turf repairs, the use of a hot melt glue gun, running of the groomers and other maintenance equipment.
    • Crew support for natural grass athletic fields including aeration, fertilizing and over seeding of all the athletic fields.
    • Participation in weekly and scheduled safety meetings.
    • Assists with general crew duties including shop, equipment and tool maintenance.
    • Active participation in training on the job.

Qualifications: Two years of experience in grounds and building maintenance. Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing and walking. Must be able to work in varying weather conditions.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working on athletic fields, having a VA pesticide and fertilizer certifications.

To Apply: Sam Burris, Turfgrass Specialist, Send resume to Sam.burris@fairfaxcounty.gov. Applications accepted until positions are filled. For further information call 703-321-7616.

Registration Unit Operator

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority, Parktakes- Park Services Division
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17036
Salary: $10.81/hour, exempt part-time position
Hours: 2-3 weekdays 8:45am-4:15pm
Location: Herrity Building:  12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Please submit your resume by e-mail to Britta.Stratford@fairfaxcounty.gov

Date posted: 07/07/2017

Closing Date: 08/07/2017

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

RCC@Home Instructor

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17035
Salary:$15-25 per hour, depending on qualifications

Reston Community Center’s (RCC) Leisure & Learning department is seeking professional instructors to facilitate pop-up style workshops for the RCC@Home program. Interested candidates will bring a desire to share their knowledge, and introduce their work to the Reston community. Instructors will host 2-3 hour workshops during which patrons receive step-by-step instruction on a particular activity or subject. Locations for instruction include, but are not limited to: community centers, commercial businesses and residential multi-family dwelling properties.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have an outgoing, captivating personality, strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to work quickly and energetically with our team.

We are currently in search of instructors with experience in the following areas:

    • Horticulturalists (e.g. growing native plants/herbs, constructing terrariums, succulent container gardens, and so on)
    • Arts and crafts (e.g. hand lettering, painting, candle making, woodworking)
    • Fitness and wellness (e.g. yoga, nutrition, meditation)

Responsibilities:

    • Lead, teach, oversee, and participate in the planning of programs and/or workshops
    • Encourage an open and fun environment to learn a new skill
    • Promote their workshops
    • Create and provide class descriptions and details for their programs
    • Monitor and track records of their participants

Requirements:

    • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in a specialized interest or skill, with preferably one year teaching or experience leading programs in a group setting
    • Strong public speaking, presentation and performance skills
    • Can demonstrate techniques and concepts required by their workshop curriculum
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Provide evidence of ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and teams
    • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
    • Must have reliable transportation to and from instructional sites

Criminal background check is required of employees

To Apply: Submit a resume, workshop ideas (including current experience leading the class), 2-3 samples of work and/or product photos, and link to online portfolio (if applicable) to LaTanja Jones, Collaboration & Outreach Director at latanja.jones@fairfaxcounty.gov.

You may also mail your submissions to:

LaTanja Jones
Reston Community Center
Attn: Collaboration & Outreach Instructors
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191

RCC Clubs Instructor

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17034
Salary:Salary $15-25 per hour, depending on qualifications
Location: See below

Reston Community Center’s (RCC) Leisure & Learning department is seeking professional instructors to facilitate activities for their RCC Clubs program. RCC Clubs is a new program, working to support Reston Opportunity Neighborhood (RestON), to provide after school programs held at the following three Reston schools: Dogwood Elementary, Forest Edge Elementary and Lake Anne Elementary.

Programs will be held for three, eight week sessions during the 2017-18 school year. Each of the RCC Clubs offered will rotate to one of the three schools, each session, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. once a week. The ideal candidate for this position will have an outgoing, enthusiastic personality and able to work effectively with children in grades 4-6.  

We are currently seeking instructors to facilitate the following RCC Clubs:

    • Cursive Club (teaching youth cursive handwriting and hand lettering techniques)
    • Zen Club (teaching youth yoga and/or meditation)
    • Language Club (introducing youth to a foreign language and/or American Sign Language)

Responsibilities:

    • Lead, teach, and oversee curriculum planning for their club
    • Encourage an open and fun environment in which students learn a new skill
    • Create and provide a class description for their club
    • Monitor and track weekly attendance records of their participants

Requirements:

    • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in a specialized interest or skill, with preferably one year teaching experience leading a program for elementary-aged youth
    • Strong public speaking, presentation and performance skills
    • Can demonstrates techniques and concepts required by their club’s curriculum
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Documented ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments and teams
    • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
    • Has reliable transportation with the ability to rotate among the three (3) proposed schools; will not be required to transport students

Criminal background check is required of employees filling the position(s)

To Apply: Submit a resume and letter of interest (stating area of concentration) to LaTanja Jones, Collaboration & Outreach Director at latanja.jones@fairfaxcounty.gov.

You may also mail your submissions to:

LaTanja Jones
Reston Community Center
Attn: Collaboration & Outreach Instructors
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191

Adapted Aquatics Instructor

Agency:Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17029
Salary:$20.46/hour
Hours: Varies; 4+ hours per week
Location: South Run RECenter

Job Summary: Adapted Aquatics Instructors provide a special service to our customers, teaching students of all ages and abilities swimming and water safety skills. We offer several unique programs including learn to swim, aquatic exercise, and Special Olympics Swim Team training classes for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. Paid training for our program is provided.

Responsibilities: As a swim instructor, you are responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Be dependable, enthusiastic and have a great attitude;
  • Assure safety of all participants at all times;
  • Prepare class routines for assigned classes;
  • Instruct classes for a variety of age groups and swimming level competencies;
  • Attend training opportunities and workshops;
  • Provide appropriate and professional feedback to students/parents on progress;
  • Maintain class area and equipment, cleaning up after class;
  • Conduct program in accordance with the approved class curriculum;
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all customers/class members;
  • Planning, implementing and delivering effective and qualitative programs for customers of all ages and ability;
  • Answer general questions about both registration and class placement;
  • Communicate to the Aquatics Director in advance of any classes you will miss

Skills:

  • Demonstrate a passion for swimming and teaching;
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a variety of ability, personality and fitness levels;
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to teaching space/environment and different learning styles;
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism and feedback from customers as well as supervisor;
  • Flexible with an ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Minimum Qualifications: Must have 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Must be a certified swim instructor through an accredited agency and/or be certified in the specialty you plan on teaching OR demonstrated extensive swim teaching experience; Must be able to work weekends. Must be 18 years old.

To apply: Interested Persons should contact Nicole Woodward at Nicole.Woodward@Fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-8565.

Bartender and Server

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17017
Salary: Starts at $8.22/hour (Grade S02, no benefits)
Schedule: This position is scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours worked will vary and include weekends and holidays. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, month or yearly.)   

Multiple positions available. Laurel Hill Golf Club is hiring for a seasonal food and beverage servers and bartenders. Bartends/servers will be responsible for serving food and drinks along with working occasional special events.  

Work schedule will vary from early mornings to late nights depending on shift worked. Attendance at occasional training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must be at least 18 years of age. Basic knowledge of food preparation.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities. Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct.  Point of sale and customer service experience.  Experience with EZ Links POS software.     

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

To Apply:  Email your resume to Matthew.Loewenstein@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail it to:

Laurel Hill Golf Club
Attn: Matt Loewenstein
8701 Laurel Crest Dr.  Lorton, VA 22079

Cook

Agency: Fairfax Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17016
Salary: Starts at $10-$15/hour depending on experience (Grade S02, no benefits)
Hours: This position is scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours worked will vary and include weekends and holidays. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, month or yearly.) 
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Club is hiring for a seasonal cooks. Multiple positions available. Hours vary and will include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Work schedule will vary from early mornings to late nights depending on shift worked. Attendance at occasional training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must be at least 18 years of age. Basic knowledge of food preparation.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience working in a commercial kitchen cooking basic to banquet food. Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities.Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct. Certified food manager in the state of Virginia. 

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

To Apply: Email your resume to Matthew.Loewenstein@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail it to:

Laurel Hill Golf Club
Attn:  Matt Loewenstein
8701 Laurel Crest Dr.  Lorton, VA 22079

Assistant Picnic Coordinator, Facility Attendant I

B-Status Part-Time position
Agency:
Fairfax County Park Authority, Park Services Division
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17009
Salary: $15.48/hour
Hours: Seasonal weekdays 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Herrity Building:  12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035

Customer Service Representative interacts with customers to provide information about reservable picnic areas and shelters for the Fairfax County Park Authority in a fast paced, high volume customer driven environment.  Representative will respond to customer inquiries about facilities as well as update online calendars, outlook calendars, and issue permits. Processes requests by email, mail, and fax as well as create new member accounts, search for current accounts, and ring in sales using ParkNet software.

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

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

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

To Apply: Please submit your resumes by e-mail to Eliza.TaborgaBascope@fairfaxcounty.gov

Closing Date: 3/03/2017

Date Posted: 2/13/2017

Benefits: This position is a B-status position: Eligible to work up to 1560 hours per calendar year and eligible for certain health benefits (Health, Dental, FSA)

Golf Instructor

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17004
Salary: $35-$45/hour based on experience; no benefits
Location:  Burke Lake Golf Course; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA  22039
Hours: April through October. Weekdays, evening and weekends.  Schedule will vary.

Under the direction of the Head Golf Professional, teaches junior golf camps, group golf lessons for adults and juniors, private lessons. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, Level II USGTF Instructor with experience teaching golf lessons. Must be at least 21 years old.

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 employment, 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:  PGA, LPGA, USGTF Level III certification, or currently in the PGA Apprentice Program. More than 5 years of experience in teaching golf lessons to a diverse group of students. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and include three references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as facility needs dictate. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment.  Interested candidates should forward resumes to Kate Via, Head Golf Professional, Burke Lake Golf Course at kate.via.lpga@gmail.com.

2017 Water Mine Seasonal Positions

Visit the Water Mine Employment page for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

Theater Assistant

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #: ELT-NCS-16008
Salary: $12.52/hour (Grade S07), no benefits*
Location: James Lee Community Center

Schedule: This position can work up to 17 hours a week, Monday through Sunday, on a schedule to be set according to the needs of the theatre on a weekly and monthly basis. The hours can include morning, afternoon, evening, nights, and weekends.

The James Lee Community Center Theater is a vibrant location for theatre arts, children’s programming, community activities, and more.  This position will assist the Theater Manager and Community Center Director in the coordination of theater programs as directed.  Responsibilities include assisting with the maintenance of the technical equipment in the theater, operating technical equipment or supervising the use of technical equipment for various programs.  The assistant may help facilitate load-in and strike of performances.  Trains and supervises theater volunteers as needed.  Ensures renters and users follow policies and operating procedures. Organizes, cleans, and secures theater equipment and facilities.  Interacts appropriately with a variety of community based groups and theatre organizations, which may include outreach and marketing.  Works primarily evenings, and weekend days and nights.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED, plus one year of technical theater experience.

Special Requirements: CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.  Applicants should have a valid driver’s license and qualify to drive a county vehicle. A driving record check will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant should possess strong interpersonal skills.  Be reliable, energetic, positive thinking, assertive, and a self-starter able to work responsibly with minimal supervision. Experience working in a theatre environment, operating theater equipment, and working with the public.  Familiarity with general computer functions.  Associate’s degree or work toward a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

*Note: This position cannot work more than 899 hours in a calendar year; however, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter by email to Daniel.Schrader@fairfaxcounty.govor by mail/fax to:

James Lee Community Center
Attention: Dan Schrader – Re:  Theater Assistant Position
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA  22042
Phone: 703-534-3387
Fax: 703-534-4582

Cook

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16059
Salary: $15.03 – 16.00/ hour depending on experience,  partial benefits eligible
Hours: Weekends and weekdays, holidays, set and rotating schedule
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Club

Under supervision, coordinates and participates in the activities of kitchen personnel engaged in preparing, cooking and serving food for consumption in County operated eating facilities; and performs related work as required.  Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

Minimum Experience: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus  one year of experience in the preparation  in a small to medium size kitchen operation, specifically in food preparation.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Certification as a Certified Food Manager (CFM) within 60 days from date of hire. First Aid and CPR certifications obtained within 30 days after appointment and recertification annually thereafter. A valid driver’s license may be required. A criminal history record check is required.

Preferred Experience: 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years’ experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

First shift is from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - job duties are to oversee all prep that needs to be done cleaning and organizing kitchen for the morning shift. Set up breakfast line and make sure everything on prep list is done for lunch and dinner.

Second shift is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Third shift is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday open and closing, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be required to work some weekend events; events at the site are from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Open until filled. Please apply in person at Laurel Hill Golf Course, or contact Edisson Rosales, Geovanny.Rosales@fairfaxcounty.gov (703) 493-8849.   

Cook’s Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16060
Salary: $13.10 -13.25/hour depending on experience
Hours: Weekends and weekdays, holidays, set and rotating schedule
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Course

Under direction, assists in the preparation of meals for residents in various correctional and human service settings; and performs do related work as required. Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food. Wash and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients. Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist. Prepare cold foods.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade, supplemented by two years of work experience, preferably including some experience in the preparation of a variety of food in considerable quantity.

Certificates And Licenses Required: Certification as a Certified Food Manager (CFM) within 60 days from date of hire. First Aid and CPR certifications obtained within 30 days after appointment and recertification annually thereafter. A valid driver’s license may be required. A criminal history record check is required.

First shift is from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - job duties are to oversee all prep that needs to be done cleaning and organizing kitchen for the morning shift. Set up breakfast line and make sure everything on prep list is done for lunch and dinner.

Second shift is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Third shift is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday open and closing, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be required to work some weekend events; events at the site are from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Open until filled. Please apply in person at Laurel Hill Golf Course, or contact Edisson Rosales, Geovanny.Rosales@fairfaxcounty.gov (703) 493-8849.

Deer Management Assistant

Job #: ELT-FCPA-16048
Agency: Animal Services Division, Police Department
Salary: $15/hour (Grade S5)

Description: This position is a limited-term seasonal position. This position has a special application process and does not accept resumes online through the AIMS system. Please read and follow instructions provided below. Responsible for assisting the deer management program manager in different aspects of the Fairfax County Deer Management Program, to include field work, and coordination of deer management activities with county, state, and federal agencies. Must be able to work a flexible schedule with long hours, 30 to 40 hours per week including evenings, nights, and possible weekends. Must be able to work outside in all types of climate. Must be able to work September – March. Familiarity with firearms, gun and hunter safety. Ability to field dress large game in the field including ability to drag deer. Ability to operate various pieces of equipment, including four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and covered trailers.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to two years or more of college studies in biology, environmental or life sciences, natural resources or closely related field.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of employer. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 75 pounds and drag up to 150 pounds. Must be able to operate ATV’s and have experience in towing trailers.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as a research assistant, wildlife biologist assistant, natural resource management or closely related field.

Selection Procedure: All applicants must pass a phone interview, and final oral interview.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter with Subject Heading “FY17 Deer Management Assistant Position” to the Program Manager: Sergeant Earit W. Powell III, earit.powell@fairfaxcounty.gov

Closing Date: 8/5/2016

Recreational Instructors

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

Recreation Leader II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

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

Assistant Picnic Coordinator (Facility Attendant I)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Park/Recreation Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Rec-PAC Open Hires

View the flyer (PDF format) to learn more about open hire dates and available positions for summer 2017.


Summer Camp Director -Spring Hill RECenter

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authorit y
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.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D.; plus experience working with youth, adults and families. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

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

Southgate Community Center
12125 Pinecrest Rd
Reston, VA 20191

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recreation Event Assistants

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

Multiple positions available. The McLean Community Center's Youth and Event Department are looking for part-time staffers to work a variety of youth and special events throughout the year. These positions will aid in the setup and breakdown of events; facilitate recreational activities with patrons; assist in all operational aspects of event production. Other duties may be assigned. Hours will be determined by the McLean Community Centers event schedule. Approximately 15 events occur throughout the calendar year.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum age is 18 years.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must be able to lift to 25 pounds.

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

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II)

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

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

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

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

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

Group Fitness Instructor

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

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

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

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

Skate Park Attendant

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

Duties include:

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

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

Note: Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

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

Trackless Train Operator/Interpreter

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

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

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

Qualifications: Applicants should—

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

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

Lifeguards

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

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

RECenters:

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

Outdoor Pools:

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

Lifeguards

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

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

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

Matthew McCall
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191
Fax: 703-476-8617

 



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