The following non-merit parks and recreation job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.
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Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
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Five Positions Available
Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #: ELT-NCS-20007
Salary: $13.0698 (Grade S7) and $14.3176 (Grade S9) – No benefits
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 daily 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. Beginner-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Basic knowledge of creating a worksheet; performing calculations in a worksheet; modifying and formatting a worksheet; printing workbook contents).
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.
Send resume to:
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community 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
Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16011
Salary: Pay rates vary, based on experience; no benefits
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Agency: Parktakes - Park Services Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
Salary: $11.20/hour, Exempt
Hours: Part-time position, (2-3 weekdays 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.)
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 Rec Dynamics 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 Ninette.Heiligh@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Position open until filled.
Benefits: This position is an exempt part-time position and does not offer health benefits.
Agency: McLean Community Center
Salary: $16.00-$22.00 an hour, based on experience
Location: McLean Community Center, 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean VA 22101
Hours: Part time. Position requires the ability to work some evenings and weekends as required. Hours may vary according to events schedule. Hours will be determined by the McLean Community Center’s event schedule. Working approximately 12 events throughout the calendar year may be required. This position will not exceed 900 hrs. per calendar year.
Benefits: There are no benefits included in this position.
The McLean Community Center’s Special Events Department is looking for a part-time recreation Special Events Assistant to perform special event administrative and practical duties and work a variety of special events throughout the year.
The ideal candidate must be organized and experienced in: administrative duties and support, worked small, medium, and large community events, possess strong event planning and management skills, project management, volunteer management and vendor interaction.
- Administrative duties and support of the Special Events department
- Facilitation and execution of special events
- Assist with event requirements which include pre-post event planning, program plans, schedules, logistics, budget management, timelines, etc.
- Assist in solving event-related challenges.
- Maintain positive and consistent working relationships with sponsors and external vendors. Provides quality customer service in all internal and external interactions. Work with volunteers of all ages Other duties may be assigned.
This position will work on various aspects of special events which include, but are not limited to: administrative duties and support, pre-post event planning, production, coordination and execution of events, assist with the physical set-up and breakdown of events as well as facilitating recreational activities.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum age is 18 years.
Qualifications and Skills: Job skills related to event coordination, management and planning, recreation management, leisure services and other related fields. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, and Adobe.
Physical Requirements: Required to assist with the physical set-up and breakdown of events. Must be able to lift 30-40 pounds, stand for long periods of time, walk, bend, squat, reach, hear, see and drive.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
To Apply: Send resume by email to Catherine Nesbitt at Catherine.Nesbitt@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Agency: McLean Community Center
Salary: $14.50-$15/hour DOE, partial benefits eligible
Schedule: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; additional morning, evening and weekend hours will be required.
This advertisement will be used to fill multiple positions including one for immediate hire and several Summer Camp hires.
Job Objectives: Under direct guidance of the Old Firehouse Manager this position is responsible for direct supervision of teens and “tweens” in a recreation setting, off-site field trips and summer programs. Facilitators research, create and implement appropriate recreation and leisure program experiences for the teens of the community while ensuring a safe and fun environment and continually encouraging personal growth within participants.
- Act as an integral part of a team providing exceptional customer service to all who enter the Old Firehouse.
- Provide direct supervision to participants to ensure safety, while promoting fun and encouraging positive interaction and relationship development.
- Facilitators act as role models for impressionable youth.
- Safely operate 12 passenger vans while transporting staff and participants.
- Research, develop, and implement appropriate recreation and leisure programs and clubs.
- Prepare recreational facilities for participant use and report any safety deficiencies.
- Represent and convey information regarding the Old Firehouse’s programs and services at community and school events
- Support center operations through purchasing of supplies, maintaining inventory, and other duties as assigned.
- 21 years old
- 1 year of experience in a recreation setting coordinating and implementing recreational programs.
- Possession of a valid state driver’s license with no more than 5 demerit points.
- Current First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification within 90 days of employment.
- Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services background check and a check of the applicants driving record.
- Currently or previously enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least 1 year worth of course work in recreation, leisure, fitness, education or a related field.
- Principles, practices and methods of recreation program development, facilitation, and teambuilding.
- Principles, methods and techniques of supervising teenage participants in recreational activities.
- Recreational activity hazards and standard safety practices.
- Rules, practices, techniques and equipment used in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Office and indoor/outdoor recreational facility environment; travel from site to site; exposure to computer screens, potentially hazardous chemicals, inclement weather conditions; may work in or with water; may work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Schedule may include morning, evening and weekend hours.
- Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting and carrying; operating motorized vehicles.
Email resumes to Ashlyn.Thompson@fairfaxcounty.gov
Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15072
Salary: Starting $12/hour, based on experience
Location: Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, Virginia
Position Start Date: The Camp Site Directors will need to begin planning and organizing in May but full work weeks are not required until June. Attendance is required at trainings held in early June. Must be available to work through the last day of camp on September 2nd.
Under the direct supervision of the Land Programmer, the Camp Site Directors provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents by overseeing all aspects of the camp program delivery. They plan and implement recreational day camp programs; are responsible for assisting in the preparation of counselor schedules; prepare and maintain staff and children's records and files; and administer medications to campers as directed on authorization forms. They act as a liaison between camp counselors and site staff, between camp and parents, and between site camp programs and Youth Services.
Directors are responsible for ensuring the following: health and safety precautions are met, staff are complying with FCPA Standard Operating Procedures, and Virginia Department of Social Services regulations are being followed. They assist camp staff in the maintenance of equipment, supplies, and camp areas; assist counselors in preparing daily plans and calendars and create handouts for parents; help counselors in planning and confirming field trips, guest speakers and special events; adhere to all guidelines as outlined in the Camp Counselor Handbook including documenting all accidents, injuries, incidents, complaints, and problems as well as reporting to supervisor regularly regarding status of camp.
They handle camp inquiries and assist with camp registrations, confirmations, and wait list placements; assist staff in contacting campers prior to camp; substitute for counselors when a counselor is absent; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary. The Camp Site Directors will have direct authority over Camp Counselors and reports directly to the Site Programmer daily and to Youth Services when required. Training will be provided. Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.
Directors will work together to oversee these camps:
- Kiddie Camp, ages 3 - 5 years (children must be potty trained), preschool aged camp
- Junior R.O.C.S., ages 5 - 8 years, a variety camp
- Summer R.O.C.S., ages 8 - 14 years, a variety camp
- Sport Zone Camp, ages 6 - 13 years, a sports themed camp
Minimum Qualifications: Staff must be of good character and reputation and be capable of accepting training, carrying out assigned tasks, communicate orally and in writing, communicate with emergency personnel and understand instructions on prescriptions. Camp Site Directors must be at least 21 years old and have one of the following:
A high school diploma and three years of programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or An early childhood certificate or credential and two years of programmatic experience with children in a group setting (with one year of supervisory experience), or College credits or undergraduate degree (with 48 semester hours in education, recreation, or related field) and one year of programmatic experience with children in a group setting, or A graduate degree in a child-related field and six months of programmatic experience with children in a group setting. In addition, all Camp Site Directors must:
Agree to a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services. Provide negative TB test results (valid for two years). Attend staff development and training and a site orientation. Have current First Aid and CPR certifications. Have never been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Provide at least two references.
Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship.
To Apply: Submit a résumé and include two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Nicole Falceto, Land Program Supervisor, Spring Hill RECenter by email to Alexander.Barnard@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:
Attn: Alexander Barnard
Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Rd McLean, VA 22102
Questions? Call Alexander at 703-324-9167