Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-3311
TTY 703-222-7314

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035

Cathy Spage,
Director

Non-Merit - Misc Parks and Rec

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.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21069
Salary: Pay for this position starts at $13.00 per hour and may increase based on experience and certifications.
Hours: This position is scheduled 4 days a week, including one weekend day. Shift lengths are generally 6-8 hours long.
Location: Twin Lakes Golf Course; 6201 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124

Duties include: 

  • Provide exceptional customer service to patrons. 
  • Serve food and drinks.
  • Operate a cash register/point of sales system. 
  • Process both cash and credit card transactions. 
  • Clean tables, counters, and kitchen. 

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be 18 years old or older. 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To Apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21066
Salary: Starting at $11.00 per hour
Hours: Part-time work, varying schedule including evenings.  
Location: Cub Run Rec Center, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Cub Run Rec Center is looking for a self-motivated individual to work evening maintenance shifts. The job duties include spraying down and cleaning locker rooms, toilets, etc. Mopping floors, cleaning windows/mirrors, etc. Also, could involve set up of tables & chairs for classes and events.  

Duties include: 

  • Cleaning locker rooms, restrooms, floors, windows
  • Restocking supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, soaps)
  • Sweeping and mopping floors
  • Setting up rooms for parties, classes, and other events

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a previous maintenance position
  • Ability to work nights 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21065
Salary:  $13-15/hour, non-benefits eligible
Location:  Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, Herndon, VA
Schedule:  2-3 days per week, occasional weekends.

Serves as the initial point of visitor contact for walk-in and phone inquiries at Frying Pan Farm Park’s historic Visitor Center, which is housed in a converted dairy barn.  This position requires a self-motivated, independent worker with good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multitask and remain organized in a busy environment, and the ability to prioritize workload.  Training provided.

Duties:  Welcomes visitors to the park, distributes information, and answers phones.  Processes class registrations, payments and contracts.  Schedules facility rentals.  Maintains an online SharePoint calendar for facility reservations and other commitments.  Monitors rentals and ensures compliance with facility rules.  Light maintenance as needed.  Works at site special events.  Performs administrative, marketing and research tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be 21 years or older and possess a valid drivers license.  Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted or 55 pounds assisted.  Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Must hear see and speak and communicate fluently in English.

Special Qualifications:  

  • Will be required to pass a background check and drivers license check.  
  • First Aid and CPR required within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience in customer service.  
  • First Aid and CPR certification.  
  • Multilingual (in English and other languages).  
  • Available to work by the beginning of August.

To Apply:  Send resume to Teri.Tucker@fairfaxcounty.gov.  For additional information, call 703.437.9101.

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21064
Position Title: Manager on Duty
Location: Providence Rec Center; 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church, Va. 22042
Hours: Hours vary and may include weekdays; mornings, mid-day, and evening shifts.
Salary: Starting at $12.00 per hour, salary dependent on experience.

Overview: Under supervision of the site manager, the person in this position is responsible for overseeing the op-eration of the Providence Rec Center.  The Rec Center includes fitness center, swimming pool, rooms to host clas-ses, rentals, etc.  Duties include supervision of all building staff, customer service, responding to emergencies, cash handling, knowledge of Park Authority computer system and light maintenance.

Duties Include: 

  • Ensures the safe and effective operation of the RECenter. Early shift opens the RECenter, preparing it for members and staff. Closing shift closes and secures the RECenter at the end of each day.
  • Leads the operational staff, providing leadership, coaching and feedback.
  • Ensures RECenter is well maintained and kept in safe conditions.
  • Performs routine maintenance and custodial tasks to include sanitizing high touch surface areas, empty-ing trash cans, and cleaning restrooms and other areas.
  • Provides excellent customer service, answers phones, greets patrons, gives facility tours, sells member-ships, and assists customers in resolving issues or concerns.
  • Performs administrative work as needed.
  • Takes initiative to increase one's knowledge of the RECenter operations, its facilities, programs, services, and resources.
  • Serves as the primary contact point for RECenter customers. Provides verbal and written information and directions relating to facilities and programs. 
  • Stays up to date on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, state and coun-ty laws, and other pertinent guidance.
  • Note’s safety/security and maintenance concerns, addresses them where feasible, and reports to supervi-sor using appropriate methods and recordkeeping.
  • Responds on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.
  • Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Helps to set up and take down rooms for rentals-including putting up tables and chairs, moving equipment out of rooms, when necessary, etc.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Be able to lift to 25 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work. 
  • Must be personable, punctual, dependable, and self-motivated.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Extensive customer service experience. 
  • Experience dealing effectively with emergencies and other difficult situations.
  • CPR/First Aid Training.
  • Pool Operators Certificate.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Please send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21063
Position Title: Assistant Picnic Coordinator, Park Rec Support VI
Location: Herrity Building; 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035
Hours: Seasonal weekdays 8:00am-4:30pm
Salary: $12.51 per hour. 

Overview: 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 point of sale 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. Must have experience handling difficult customer service situations.

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 Recreation Dynamics & BI software. Thrives in a busy environment and excels in multitasking. Must be able to problem solve or trouble shoot issues that arise with software and customers.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Please submit your resumes to morgan.chapin@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

Closing Date: 7/30/2021

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21062
Position Title: Huntley Meadows Park G-Status Park Maintenance Assistant
Part-time: up to 900 hrs/year
Hours: Variable. Hours include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Work schedule: approximately 20 hours/week year-round. Set work schedule somewhat negotiable, with occasional work outside regular schedule. Note: This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year. 
Salary: $14/hr. no benefits
Location: Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley, located in Alexandria, VA. Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow, and wetland habitat, as well as a circa 1825 villa and its outbuildings.

Position Description: Under the direction of the Natural Resource Manager, complete a wide variety of park grounds and building maintenance, including some natural resource work. Executes work orders and logs completion. Completes routine maintenance on equipment and facilities. Responsible for cleaning all park areas and facilities. Supports wetland maintenance activities. Supports natural resource work, including spraying invasive species. Supports visitor safety activities, including snow removal.

Requirements: Driver’s License. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Ability to use ladders, lawn mowers, weed whackers, backpack blowers. Ability to work independently. 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. Must be comfortable working in a natural environment and working around animals, including snakes and insects.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Karen.Sheffield@fairfaxcounty.gov 

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22306

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21061
Position Title: Educator/Historian Program Leader
Location: Colvin Run Mill Historic Site; 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066. 
Schedule: Must have scheduling flexibility to allow for weekday and weekend times as well as occasional evenings.  Availability for morning school trips in the fall, especially October - November, and again from late February through early June.  Average 15-18 hours weekly.
Salary: Ranging from $11.94 per hour to $15.93 per hour.

Overview: Colvin Run Mill Historic Site seeks a charismatic team member for immediate hire to teach our cultural history programs. Applicants should have strong oral communication skills with the ability to present and teach to groups of varying, age, number, and cultural background. This team member will be responsible for providing tours, leading education and scout programs and camps, and assisting with events and micro-weddings. Additional duties include administrative, front-desk and cashier duties.  

Required Qualifications: Interest in history, historical research, and educational programming with excellent oral and written communications skills. Enthusiasm for working with people, especially school-aged children.  Ability to present and interpret programs to diverse groups.  Some experience in customer service and administrative sup-port. Successful candidate must be able to acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of Colvin Run Mill. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, audio visual and standard office equipment. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in history, nature and/or education or a related field. Undergraduate degree in a related field. Multi-lingual is a plus.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Please send resume with two references and cover letter to FCPAColvinRunMill@fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21060
Position Title: Park Naturalist/Outdoor Instructor 
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. 
Hours: Variable, but hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Part time work averaging 19 to 30 hours per week. 
Salary: Ranging from $14.00 to $16.00 per hour. 

Instructor Description: Under the supervision of the Park Programmer presents interpretive programs with pro-vided outlines in natural and cultural history, geocaching, orienteering, outdoor recreation, kayaking and natural science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include school groups, scout groups, camps, public, thematic class series, events, and off-site and special request programs.  Assist operations staff with park events.  Assist in assessing the sites natural resources with the Lake Front Senior Interpreter. Assist Camp Director and play a vital role in our summer camps. Provide operational support to all programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience with natural sciences, education, recreation, or a closely related field.  Experience presenting educational programs to groups and teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively. Experience using a kayak or canoe or willingness to learn.  Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Must be at least 18 years old and have a clean driving record.  First Aid/CPR/AED certified or the ability to attain certification within the first six months of employment.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send resume to sarah.oberther@fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21059
Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Wakefield Park - Area 2 Maintenance Shop; 8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale VA 222003.
Hours: Monday through Friday; 8am to 2:30pm.
Salary: Starting at $15.29 per hour, benefits eligible*

Overview: Under supervision, is responsible for a variety of technical and clerical functions as the operation’s initial point of contact; performs administrative tasks for Area Park Management shop.

Creates documents, memos and tracks data using a computer with desktop applications. Possesses knowledge and skill in word processing, spreadsheet compilation, email, and database management. Must be able to operate basic office equipment, i.e., fax, copier and printer. Creates, updates, or submits work order request and credit card purchase requests.  Tracks shop budget and responds to staff inquiries on work order status in the Agency’s AIMS. Coordinate’s procurement activities for the shop; enters/retrieves data from the Asset Information Management System (AIMS). Answer phones, take messages, and check voice messages daily.

Duties Include:

  • Duty #1 – 50% Clerical/Technical: Using AIMS, check daily for unassigned work demands and inform managers; collect work reports from managers and enter time and materials in each work task. Maintains electronic spreadsheet/record-keeping system of staff work hours for routine work tasks. Maintains and updates the operation’s filing system. Assists with time entry/corrections for staff using the County’s time and attendance reporting system as needed. Tracks Shop Budget. Provide support for the operation’s time keeping systems. Ensure copier, fax and printers are stocked with paper and ink.
  • Duty #2 – 20% Communication: Answer phones, take messages, and check voice messages daily. Relay messages/issues to appropriate staff. Attend meetings and take minutes as required. Accept and sign for deliveries. Post in central location employment and labor related notices and documents such as: safety posters and notices, OSHA, VIOSH, Federal, State, County, etc.
  • Duty #3 – 10% Purchasing: Inventorying and ordering office supplies as needed. Assists with procurement card documentation for the operation. Collects all completed procurement card logs, verifies funding codes, scans logs, then submits scanned logs to the purchasing section. Files hardcopies of procurement card logs. Resolves all missing/incorrect procurement card receipts with vendors and staff. Assists with purchase requisitions as required for items not purchased on a procurement card. Maintains an electronic spreadsheet of all outstanding purchasing documents; assists with closing out purchase orders once materials are received.
  • Duty #4 – 10% Inspections, Training and Safety: Assist with completing and filing, basic maintenance, shop, equipment, and vehicle inspections. Inspections may include but not be limited to: first aid kit, shop emergency signs and lighting, shop safety, fire extinguisher, various vehicle and equipment, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), portable toilet cleaning, contract mowing, etc. Assist with tracking parts, materials and park features inventories. Assist with tracking employee safety, mandatory, and other trainings. Ensure all building and equipment certifications are current.
  • Duty #5 – 10% Other: Assist with other duties as assigned. Obtain a general understanding of all applicable Agency and County Procedures, Regulations, Guidelines, and Policies. May assist with custodial duties in shop offices and restrooms. May be required to operate a County vehicle to visit headquarters, parks, and other locations to perform duties above

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience providing administrative support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of administrative office procedures.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software, to include Excel, SharePoint. Proficient in typing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with all levels of management, vendors and customers.

Equipment Information:

  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Printer, Copier, Fax
  • Vehicle

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • May require walking on uneven surfaces.
  • May require standing, bending over or sitting for extended periods of time.

Certifications/licenses

  • Driver's License (Required upon hire)

Note: *This position is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: County of Fairfax/McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-21004
Salary: $16.50
Hours: 10am-5pm hours may vary (occasional evenings and weekends required). Internship will be for six weeks during the Fall.
Location: McLean Community Center

Under direction of the Youth/Instructional Programs Manager, the Recreational Programs/ Events Intern plans, organizes and provides supervision and oversight for a broad spectrum of recreation activities, classes, camps, services, facilities, field trips and programs; conducts outreach and marketing activities with board members, users, and community groups. Performs additional related work as required.

This position in recreation is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day program planning and coordination and supervision of various activities and services administered within the McLean Community Center. Areas of assignment may include assisting in camps, class programming, updating/editing and assembly of policy & procedure guidelines for the Program Dept., customer service, invoicing/payments, and event management.

Recreation/Events Interns are expected to exercise a high degree of expertise, initiative and independent decision-making to insure customer satisfaction.

Examples of Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative and not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment.)

  • Plans, organizes, conducts, and coordinates a wide variety of recreational and
  • community service programs within the McLean Community Center, schedules activities and programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates program activities, assists in registration office management, responds to questions and concerns.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and other documents such as operating, activity and
  • financial reports, instructional dept. policy & procedures guideline manual, promotional materials and agenda items; presents materials to Programs Manager.
  • Provides input into the development of budgets, including determining staffing and other operating expenses.
  • Maintains contacts with patrons to provide necessary coordination of services.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements:
Applicants must be a senior in a college/university or in graduate school

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.
Send resumes to: Christian.Hayes@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21057
Salary: $11.50 /hour
Hours: Varies; 20+ hours per week
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA

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 management, stocking, merchandising; operating the carousel, operating a tractor to drive 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 20 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: As soon as possible

To apply: Interested Persons should contact Teresa Reynolds at Teresa.Reynolds@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-8261
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21055
Salary: $21.00 to $30.00 per hour
Hours: Part time work not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year
Location: Resource Management Division (Heritage Conservation Branch); Hunter House, 9601 Courthouse Road Vienna VA 22181

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a dynamic, talented, and energetic technician to work part or full time with the Heritage Conservation Branch (HCB) staff in our daily operations, which includes stewardship and conservation management of 114 historically significant sites in Fairfax County Virginia’s beautiful parks.

Job duties will include:

  • Assisting Resident Curator Program Manager to update treatment and work plans on historic sites and participate in conservation inspections.
  • Maintaining and tracking HCB financial data spreadsheet for reconciliation  
  • Working with Operations Manager to ensure work tasks for maintenance and conservation are entered, assigned, and tracked.
  • Understanding and assisting with development of HCB Geographical Information System (GIS) property database.
  • Assisting in conservation and maintenance inspections for 114 historically significant sites.
  • Maintaining HCB’s Historic Buildings Grading System with assistance from Branch Manager.
  • Administrative coordinator of the Historic Site Volunteer Corp (HSVC).
  • Assisting in development of HCB Standard Operating Procedures
  • Developing dynamic and informative presentations.
  • Participation in public meetings after hours as necessary, such as Park Authority Board meetings, History Commission, Architectural Review Board, etc.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should be graduate students or graduates of a Historic Preservation Program or Architecture, Urban Planning equivalence and have relevant interest and experience working with the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Preferred candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter with your interest to david.buchta@fairfaxcounty.gov 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority – Green Spring Gardens
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21052
Salary: $11.43 /hour (position is exempt and not benefits eligible)
Hours: 15-20 hours/week. Saturday and Sunday hours and some holiday work is required.
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia

The Historic House at Green Spring Gardens has an opening beginning immediately for a part time assistant to work in all aspects of daily operations and tea programs.
Duties: Assist with all aspects of daily operations and tea programs at the 1784 Historic House. Opening and closing house to the public; greeting visitors and providing general and historical information about the site; gift shop and art show sales; handling cash register; providing general administrative support; answering telephone; taking program reservations; setting up for teas; assisting volunteers with tea service and clean-up; and assisting with light housekeeping tasks.

Minimum Requirements: Experience in customer service and administrative support; excellent communications skills; ability to climb stairs and to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.; basic computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office. Successful candidate must acquire a working knowledge of the history of the Historic House and Green Spring Gardens.

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification and limited food manager license (offered through Fairfax County).

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for employee benefits, such as medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage, participation in flexible spending programs, earned leave or holiday pay. 

To apply: Please e-mail resumes to Historic House Coordinator Deborah Waugh at deborah.waugh@fairfaxcounty.gov. Interviews with qualified applicants will begin immediately. Position open until filled. 
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21051
Salary: $12-15.24/hour
Hours: 15-20 hours per week (not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year), occasional weekend work required.
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

Assists with the following:

  • Maintenance of 31 acres of gardens including lawns, gardens, and trails. 
  • Maintenance of public use facilities, including the Historic House and Horticulture Center. 
  • Repairs and seasonal upkeep of greenhouses.
  • Events at gardens. 
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Two years’ experience in grounds and building maintenance.
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: high school 
  • graduation or a GED issued by a state Department of Education. 
  • Must be eligible to work in Virginia and have access to reliable transportation. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to conduct basic conversation in English.
  • Must be able to transverse rough terrain in all-weather conditions. 

Hours: 15-20 hours/week; 6:00am – 1:00pm; occasional weekend work required. 

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

To apply: Shawn Miller, Building and Grounds Manager, Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 for further information. Submit resume by email to Shawn.Miller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

Position open until filled. 
 

Agency: Park Authority 
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21048
Salary: Starting at $12.00 per hour.
Hours: Year-round, part-time work. Approximately 15 to 30 hours per week. Shifts include opening, closing, weekends, and some holidays.  
Location: Oak Marr Golf Center, 3136 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA 22124

Looking for eager and willing to learn individual who is responsible, friendly, and an excellent communicator dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all.

Duties Include: 

•    Selling memberships, food/beverage, and pro-shop merchandise.
•    Handling multiple phone calls and facility information inquiries.
•    Demonstrating the ability to multi-task during high traffic operating hours.
•    Maintaining cleanliness of front desk surroundings.
•    Operating a point of sales (POS) system.
•    Ability to be a team player and work well with others.
•    Communicates effectively with staff, customers, volunteers, and front desk manager.
•    Provides comfortable and inviting experiences for customers.
•    Demonstrates critical thinking skills and resourcefulness when handling problems that may occur.


Minimum Qualifications: 

•    Must be 18 years old or older to apply.
•    Reliable Transportation
•    Basic math skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

•    1+ year of experience in customer service.
•    Cash Handling experience.
•    Experience with Microsoft Office 365 including Word and Excel.
•    Golf retail experience. 
•    Experience playing/knowledge of golf. 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov. 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21045
Salary: Starting at $15.40, depending on experience.
Hours: Hours very and may include weekdays, weekends, mornings, mid-day, and evenings shift.
Location: Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

Lee District Park & Rec Center is looking for dynamic leaders to join our operations management team.  Lee District Park & Rec Center offers a dynamic working environment in a role that combines leadership/supervision, customer service, and indoor and outdoor facility operations. This is an excellent opportunity to join a strong team and build your resume with entry level management experience!  Both benefit eligible and non-benefit eligible positions are available.

Duties Include: 

  • Ensures the safe and effective operation of the RECenter. Early shift opens the RECenter, preparing it for members and staff. Closing shift closes and secures the RECenter at the end of each day.
  • Leads the operational staff, providing leadership, coaching and feedback.
  • Ensures RECenter is well maintained and kept in safe conditions.
  • Performs routine maintenance and custodial tasks to include sanitizing hightouch surface areas, emptying trash cans, and cleaning restrooms and other areas.
  • Provides excellent customer service, answers phones, greets patrons, gives facility tours, sells memberships, and assist customers in resolving issues or concerns.
  • Performs administrative work as needed.
  • Takes initiative to increase one's knowledge of the RECenter operations, its facilities, programs, services, and resources.
  • Serves as the primary contact point for RECenter 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.
  • Note’s safety/security and maintenance concerns, addresses them where feasible, and reports to supervisor using appropriate methods and recordkeeping.
  • Responds on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.
  • Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Be able to lift up to 25 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work. 
  • Must be personable, punctual, dependable, and self-motivated.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Extensive customer service experience. 
  • Experience dealing effectively with emergencies and other difficult situations.

Note: This position is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21043
Salary: Starting at $14.50 per hour
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 am to 2:30 pm.
Location: 8116 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. 22003

Under the direction of the Turf Crew Assistant Manager and/or Maintenance Crew Chief participates in the maintenance of 43 synthetic turf fields county-wide. Operates groomers, utility vehicles, tractors, and multiple kinds of attachments in the daily maintenance and makes a variety of repairs to synthetic turf. Works on special projects for athletic field improvements and/or maintenance for natural or synthetic turf athletic fields.  

Duties Include: 
Assisting the Turf Crew to maintain 43 synthetic turf fields county wide using trucks, trailers, tractors with attachments, utility vehicles with multiple specialized attachments, and other specialized hand tools.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Valid Driver's License is required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and experience in performing synthetic turf maintenance using a variety of equipment and attachments. 
  • Knowledge of making artificial turf repairs using a variety of equipment and techniques. Knowledge and experience operating natural turf maintenance equipment.  
  • General knowledge of Fairfax County park locations. 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To Apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov  or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21041
Salary: Starting at $15.00 per hour.
Hours: Hours vary including mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. 
Location: Pinecrest Golf Course; 6600 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Manager on duty with a variety of responsibilities to include opening and or closing facility; Conducting cash close-out at end-of-day; Making bank deposits; and assisting customers in all aspects of golf course operation.

Duties Include: 

  • Acts as manager on duty in the absence of the manager. 
  • Responsible for overseeing staff activity; correct deficiencies as appropriate.
  • Ensure starter and marshal are performing their duties. 
  • Assist staff in all aspects of operation including food service. 
  • Cleaning and restocking facility for next days' business.
  • Responsible for closing cash registers and completing nightly closing paperwork.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be available to work nights, weekends & holidays.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Golf experience preferred.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Previous food service experience preferred.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To Apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21039
Salary: $11-$14/hour based on experience.  
Hours: Approximately 17 hours/week. Days and hours vary and include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park; 2713 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

Performs routine maintenance, cleaning, and groundskeeping tasks. Mows, string trims, rakes sand, waters, and weeds the grounds at Frying Pan. Sweeps, mops, and disinfects floors in buildings. Cleans and disinfects site restrooms, to include walls, floors, and bathroom fixtures. Empties trash receptacles and picks up litter throughout the park. Assists with equestrian activities, i.e.: cleaning horse stalls and helping with shows. 

Qualifications: Experience maintaining buildings and grounds preferred. 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 and able to conduct basic conversation in English. Self-motivated.

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

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

Applicant evaluation will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. 

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-21000
Salary: $15.00 - $18.00/hour
Hours: Part-Time 30 hours/week
Location: Reston Community Center

The Reston Community Center is seeking a Head Lifeguard for the Terry L. Smith Aquatic Center. The Head Lifeguard will be responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.  This position is classified as E-Status Non-Merit Benefit eligible.
Qualifications: Must have two or more years of Lifeguarding experience.  Employment is contingent upon current certification of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training for the Professional Rescuer, CPR, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred. National Parks and Recreation Association Aquatic Facility Operator License or comparable preferred.

To Apply: Submit an RCC application (http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/) or send your resume to Brittany.Kartchner@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Brittany Kartchner, Aquatics Operations Director at the email provided.
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21036
Salary: Starting at $15.00 per hour
Hours: Monday through Friday 5:30am-2pm, Rotating Weekends
Location: Oak Marr Golf Course; 3136 Jermantown road Oakton V.A 22124

Duties Include: 

  • Day-to-day maintenance of the Golf course, Club house grounds and driving rang.
  • Prepare course for play daily.
  • Course set up, rake sand traps, mow greens & tees.
  • Pushmow and weedeat grounds, edging, mulching and landscaping turf and beds.  
  • Trash Removal, clean restrooms, and servicing water coolers.
  • Work outdoors in adverse conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Prior Golf course maintenance desired but willing to train the right candidate.

Note: This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are eligible for some benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To Apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov
 
If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21028
Salary: $15.14/hour, benefits eligible
Hours: 30 hours per week; some weekends and holidays required  
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Perform garden installation and maintenance of a variety of gardens, including removal of invasive species. Propagate seeds, plugs, and cuttings for use in gardens.  Some weekend and holiday work required.  

Minimum Qualifications: Basic gardening and plant knowledge required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Outlook; and ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in adverse weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: Horticulture or related degree and a passion for plants, the environment and gardens. 

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County).

Note: This position is may does 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 resume to Visitor Services Manager Susan Eggerton, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 or email at Susan.Eggerton@fairfaxcounty.gov.  

Position open until filled. 

Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21015
Salary: $12.00 - $16.00/hr
Hours: March – December, part time/30 hours per week average summer. Will include weekday/weekend, mornings, afternoons, evening shifts, and on holidays.
Location: Burke Lake Park 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 
Note: This position may not exceed 1,400 hours per calendar year. No paid leave or holiday pay. 

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Park Manager/Assistant Park Manager, responsible for overseeing an 888-acre park with 7 facilities and supervision of seasonal staff.  Duties to include, supervise all staff, including assigned facility and staff, create schedules, train staff, customer service, respond to emergencies, coordinate work groups, cash handling and end of day accounting, lite maintenance work, occasional custodial work and trash removal, inventory control, and special projects as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: Have management experience, ability to work alone with minimal supervision, work with others in a team setting.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally, and in writing.  Must have a valid driver license with a good driving history.

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 60 pounds repeatedly. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check.  Be certified in: First Aid, CPR, A.E.D, Boater Safety, Basic Water Safety within 30 days.  

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Eric.Null@fairfaxcouny.gov
Phone: 703-323-6600 x 0 Eric Null
Burke Lake Park Assistant Manager
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station 22039
Fairfax County Park Authority   

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-21013
Salary: $21.64 to $28.85 per hour.
Hours: Weekend Mornings and Weekday Evenings.
Location: Multiple RECenter locations in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) provides quality facilities and services which offers residents opportu-nities for recreation to improvement their physical and mental well-being, and enhancement of their quality of life. Aquatic Instructors provide a special service to our customers, providing students of all ages and skill level various skill sets and competencies. We offer programs for parents and children as well as the dependent beginner to the advanced independent fitness swimmer.

Duties Include: 

  • Be dependable, enthusiastic and have a great attitude.
  • Always assure safety of all participants.
  • 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.
  • Complete administrative tasks.
  • 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.
  • 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 be at least 16 years old. 
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • 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. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • CPR, First Aid, and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) certifi-cations for to teach swim lessons.
  • American Red Cross or Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor Certification.
  • Nationally Recognized Aqua Aerobics Instructor Certification.
  • Proven experience working as a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard.
  • Sound knowledge of proper swimming techniques and water safety rules.
  • Strong swimming abilities.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic. 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To Apply: Please email your resume to joshua.lainhart@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships 
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-21010
Salary: $12.00/hour, no benefits
Hours: Weekday and weekend work starting in mid-March and ending in mid-November consisting 16-40 hours per week.  Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
Location/Contact: (see below)

Now hiring for the 2021 season!  Responsible for keeping park property including but not limited to athletic fields, grounds, and picnic rental shelter clean and safe for patrons. Collecting trash from receptacles and or grounds then transporting for disposal, cleaning restrooms and other facilities. Be efficient in the order sites are visited and with the routes taken from site to site. Sites with high priority should be visited more frequently and be given greater attention. Inspect facilities each shift and document findings.

Interacts with public to provide information about facilities and enforce the park rules.

Requirements: Valid driver’s license. Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and work outdoors in variable weather conditions performing physical labor.  Ability to traverse uneven ground. Ability to bend, twist, turn, stand, sit, and stoop.  Ability to operate motor vehicle. Ability to operate grounds equipment.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.  All appointees must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

To Apply: Please send email and/or resume to the contacts at the various locations below:

Area 1 (Fairfax, McLean, Oakton, Vienna)
Area Manager: Olivier Anquetil
3200 Jermantown Rd.
Oakton, VA 22124
Olivier.Anquetil@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 2 (Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax, North Springfield)
Area Manager: Amber Stramel
8116 Braddock Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003
Amber.Stramel@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 3 (Alexandria, Franconia, Lorton, Springfield)
Area Manager: Phil Hager
6901 South Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22310
Philip.Hager@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 4 (Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, West Springfield)
Area Manager: Ed Richardson
10401 Burke Lake Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Ed.Richardson@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 5 (Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax)
Area Manager: Walter Wesley
4501 Brookfield Corp. Dr.
Chantilly, VA. 20151
Walter.Wesley@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 6 (Great Falls, Herndon, Reston)
Area Manager: Wayne Brissey
1410 Hunter Mill Rd.
Vienna, VA. 22182
Wayne.Brissey@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-21009
Salary: $13 to 15/hour
Status: G (Part-Time, 900 hours per year maximum)
Schedule: 24 hours/week on average, hours variable between 7 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.
Location: Lake Accotink Park

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 workspaces and visitor areas.

Takes initiative to increase knowledge of the park, its facilities, programs, services, and resources. 

Assist Assistant Manager and programming team with developing and teaching/leading programs and events.

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: High School diploma or equivalent, a combination of course work in education, parks and recreation, hospitality and tourism, business, or related field, at the college level, plus 2 years of successful employment in a position of responsibility. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Valid driver’s license and excellent driving history.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience in planning, implementing, and leading adult and family classes and events. Ability to communicate in a language that is prevalent in the local community, in addition to English fluency. Experience working in a public park setting.

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. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry. Be certified in: First Aid, CPR, A.E.D, Boater Safety, Basic Water Safety, and MAT certification or within 30 days.

To Apply: Submit your resume to: Dan Grulke via email at Dan.Grulke@fairfaxcounty.gov.
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-21008
Salary: $10 - 12/hour
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year
Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16-32 hours/week. Winter: 0 – 8 hours/week
Location: Lake Accotink Park

Assist in supervising the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, miniature golf course, picnic and birthday party areas, and a marina offering boat rentals, and bike rentals. Acquire and maintain proficiency in all aspects of one or more areas of service. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; boat rental operations; amusements and birthday party operations. Supervise, train and coach up to 8 part time workers and all waterfront activities during assigned shifts; resolve and report problems that arise. Make weekly marina schedules, ensure staff has their required breaks,  managing the marina shifts to include: Breaks, rotations, trainings, cleaning duties, and report on customer service issues, staff issues, and equipment issues. Supervise recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff. Provide leadership to boathouse team to ensure patrons safely access rental boats, patrol boats are properly cared for and utilized, and staff remain vigilant. Ensure quality customer service and proactively interact with customers.
Accumulate advanced knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff. Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations. Support processes and procedures that maximize cost efficiency of facility operations. Ensure effective utilization of staff.
Perform daily inspections of facilities, equipment, supplies and work methods. Assist in planning and implementing special events, group use, and birthday parties. Provide staff, facilities and equipment use to enhance camp programs, classes, and events. Participate in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations in lieu of or in tandem with a seasonal or full time manager. Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Must be organized, self-motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task-oriented. Strong team player, with demonstrated leadership ability. Good oral and written communication skills. Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Demonstrated commitment to expanding or improving skills and taking on new responsibilities. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment.  Valid drivers license and excellent driving history. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification within 3 weeks of employment. Experience is a supervisory role.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Accuracy in point-of-sale cash-handling operations in a fast-paced environment. Values clean and organized public areas and work spaces. Skilled in performing routine custodial work that meets high standards. Experience supervising and training staff or volunteers. Experienced boater. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community. Experience in managing and supervising a marina operation.

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. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification, Basic Water Safety, and CPR/First Aid/AED training will need to be completed before working marina shifts.

To Apply: Submit your resume to: Dan Grulke via email at Dan.Grulke@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-21007
Salary: $8.50 – 10.00/hour
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16-32 hours/week. Winter: 0 – 8 hours/week
Location: Lake Accotink Park

  • Assist in the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, miniature golf course, picnic and birthday party areas, and a marina offering boat rentals, and bike rentals. 
  • Work on the front lines in one or more areas of service to which you are assigned. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; boat rental operations; amusements and birthday party operations. Under the direction of a marina supervisor, work with 2 to 6 other part time workers to support waterfront activities during assigned shifts.
  • Monitor recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff and perform rescues as needed.
  • Assist patrons with safe access to rental boats. Explain and demonstrate safety equipment and precautions. Learn to operate patrol boats and 32-foot pontoon tour boat. Use all equipment safely and responsibly. 
  • Operate a carousel and perform daily safety checks of the amusement.
  • Monitor play on the miniature golf course and retrieve litter and stray equipment.
  • Greet patrons and provide quality customer service.
  • Acquire and apply factual knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Employ proper cash handing/cash security procedures and keep track of all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
  • Maximize cost efficiency of facility operations. Use time wisely.
  • Assist with daily inspections of facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning and custodial tasks, including restroom cleaning, litter removal, emptying trashcans, cleaning water fountains, wiping down pfd’s, sweeping/mopping, etc.
  • Assist with special events, group use, and birthday parties. 
  • Provide staff, facilities and equipment use to enhance camp programs, classes, and events.
  • Assist supervisor and/or other more senior staff in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations, as trained.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Interest in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Must be customer-focused, motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task-oriented. Strong team player. Good oral communication skills. Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Must be age 16 or older.

Preferred Qualifications: One or more season of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Cashiering experience. Customer service experience. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment. 

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. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification, Basic Water Safety, and CPR/First Aid/AED training will need to be completed before working marina shifts.

To Apply: Submit your resume to: Dan Grulke via email at Dan.Grulke@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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.

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

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

Visit Lifeguard Jobs for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

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Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-18005
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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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
Job#: ELT-MCC-18004
Salary: $15.25-$15.75/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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

Working Conditions:

  • 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 Andrew.Carter@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

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Water Mine

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21022
Salary: Starting at $14.00 per hour
Hours: The schedule for this position varies. This position primarily supports the evening and weekend shifts.
Location: Cub Run RECenter; 4630 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly, VA, 20151

Under the supervision of the site manager, the person in this position is responsible for overseeing the operations of Cub Run RECenter. Cub Run RECenter includes a fitness center, two pools and multi-purpose rooms that host classes, rentals, etc. Job duties include supervision of all building staff, customer service, responding to emergencies, cash handling and light maintenance work. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.  
  • Must have or be willing to obtain CPR/First certifications.  
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service and the ability to handle disputes and emergencies as they arise.
  • Previous experience supervising staff.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Pool Operator's Certificate (CPO).
  • Previous experience in Parks & Recreation Environments.
  • Experience in a cash handling operation in a fast-paced environment.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21029
Salary: $11.43 per hour
Hours: 20-30 hours per week; weekend, evening, and some holiday work is required
Location: Lake Fairfax Park; 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, Virginia 20190

Duties include: 

  • Assists with the operation of a park and visitor center/office including the operation of point-of-sale unit, answering telephone, greeting visitors, enforcing rules and regulations, and handling customer service issues. 
  • Closes the facility and park as assigned; confirms facility and monies are secured; ensures facility is clean and ready to operate the next day. 
  • Completes point-of-sale batch-out, balance and reconciliation of the cash collection, and preparation of bank deposits. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • All applicants should have the ability to work with people of all ages, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and have ability to use a personal computer.
  • Motor vehicle operator’s license. 
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21030
Salary: Starting at $10.40 per hour
Hours: Open availability is preferred. Shifts include weekends, midday, and openings
Location: Lee District RECenter; 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia, Virginia

Looking for eager and willing to learn individual who is responsible, friendly, and an excellent communicator. Dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all.

Duties Include: 

  • Selling memberships, classes, and pro-shop merchandise at front desk.
  • Handling multiple phone calls and facility information inquiries.
  • Demonstrating the ability to multi-task during high traffic operating hours.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of front desk surroundings.
  • Operating Rec Dynamics POS system.
  • Ability to be a team player and work well with others.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, customers, and front desk manager.
  • Provides comfortable and inviting experiences for customers.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and resourcefulness when handling problems that may occur.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Reliable transportation
  • Basic math skills
  • On the job training will be included

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1+ year of experience in customer service.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • Previous work experience in the Park Authority.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 including Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with Fairfax County Parks and RECenters.
  • Knowledge of Parktakes.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

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