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.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-20030
Salary: $10 to $12/hour, no benefits
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 2-4 days per week, to include a weekend shift.Two part time positions will help staff the farm between the hours of 7am and 5:30pm

Duties include work on one of the last working farms in Fairfax County; daily chores with livestock include feeding, watering, milking and cleaning stalls; crop field operations include hay making, small grains, and corn production; interaction with the visitors is an important, attend offsite outreach and help with special events on site; and farm maintenance to include fence repair and mowing as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with livestock, equipment operation and working with the public. First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

Special Qualifications: Will be required to pass a background check and driver’s license check. First Aid and CPR/AED required within 90 days of employment.

To Apply: Send resume to Paul.Nicholson@fairfaxcounty.gov

For additional information, call 703-437-5318

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-20029
Salary: $15.20/hour, Benefits eligible*
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 25 to 40 hours per week, to include a weekend shift.

Duties include: work on one of the last working farms in Fairfax County; daily chores with livestock include feeding, watering, milking and cleaning stalls; crop field operations include hay making, small grains, and corn production; interaction with the visitors is an important, attend offsite outreach and help with special events on site; and farm maintenance to include fence repair and mowing as needed; supervision of youth volunteers and assisting in other areas of the park as needed. This position will have the opportunity to work with the draft horses, to include grooming and driving. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with livestock, equipment operation and working with the public. First Aid and CPR certification.

Special Qualifications: Will be required to pass a background check and driver’s license check. First Aid and CPR required within 90 days of employment.

To Apply: Send resume to Paul.Nicholson@fairfaxcounty.gov. For additional information, call 703-437-5318

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

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-20028
Salary: $15.14-$20/hour
Hours: 30 hours per week (not to exceed 1560 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: 30 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:  Contact Nicole Conners, Site Manager, Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 for further information. Submit resume by email to Nicole.Conners@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Note: *This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

Position open until filled.

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-20023
Salary: $15.14/hour, benefits eligible*
Hours: 30 hours per week; not to exceed 1560 hours per year; weekend and occasional evening work required.
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA

Position Duties:

Marketing and Communications

  • Generate a monthly e-Newsletter, create promotional flyers and informational boards
  • Assist in preparing a farmers market marketing plan 
  • Create and implement social media marketing strategies, responsible for Instagram account @FairfaxFarmMarkets
  • Educate vendors on good marketing strategies

Event Planning

  • Assist in planning and organizing vendor and market manager meetings
  • Assist market managers in planning and coordinating educational programming at farmers markets including Chef @Market, National Farmers Markets Week and Fall Harvest Festival

Administrative Duties

  • Collect and organize vendor payments and required documents
  • Prepare annual Market Manager Handbooks
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and managing market volunteers

Minimum Qualifications: Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms and ability to learn new software applications. Ability to coordinate volunteers.  Ability to prepare administrative reports.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with county staff, community organizations, state and federal agencies and the public.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally before a large audience and in writing for marketing and funding support. Highly organized and able to work independently. Willing to attend and manage Farmers Markets when needed. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in adverse weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: An associate degree or higher in an accredited program with demonstrated skills and knowledge of organizing programs, community education and marketing. Coordination of an Instagram account for an organization. Grant writing experience a plus. Examples of relevant degrees include: Horticulture, Agriculture, Food Science, Food Marketing, Biology, Environmental Sustainability, Business or related degree. Three years of progressively responsible experience in related field is desired.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license.

Note: *This position is scheduled to work an average of 30 hours per week (not to exceed 1,560 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: Contact Pamela Smith, Community Horticulture Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens at 703- 642-0128. Submit resumes by email to Pamela.Smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-20022
Salary: $18.88/hour, benefits eligible*
Hours: 30 hours per week; not to exceed 1560 hours per year; weekend and occasional evening work required.
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA

Coordinates the operation of 10 seasonal farmers markets throughout Fairfax County, including special events such as Farmers Markets Week and Fall Harvest Days. Recruits vendors, hosts meetings about the market program, processes applications and coordinates the vendor selection process. Maintains administrative records for the program. Monitors the markets for compliance with market rules and visits vendors to ensure products are locally grown or produced. Assists with the recruitment, training and management of the volunteer Market Managers. Works with county staff to promote the markets and deliver excellent customer service. Works with government and nonprofit organizations to organize and promote the SNAP at Market programs. Coordinates the farmers markets Instagram account by scheduling posts and organizing photos and other content.

Minimum Qualifications: Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms and ability to learn new software applications. Ability to coordinate volunteers. Ability to prepare administrative reports. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with county staff, community organizations, state and federal agencies and the public. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally before a large audience and in writing for marketing and funding support. Highly organized and able to work independently. Willing to attend and manage Farmers Markets as needed. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in adverse weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: An associate degree or higher in an accredited program with demonstrated skills and knowledge of organizing programs, community education and marketing. Coordination of an Instagram account for an organization. Grant writing experience a plus. Examples of relevant degrees include: Horticulture, Agriculture, Food Science, Food Marketing, Biology, Environmental Sustainability, Business or related degree. Three years of progressively responsible experience in related field is desired. Some experience with farmers market management or interest in promoting local, producer-only foods and agriculture.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license.

Note: *This position is scheduled to work an average of 30 hours per week (not to exceed 1,560 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: Contact Pamela Smith, Community Horticulture Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens at 703- 642-0128. Submit resumes by email to pamela.smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

 

Position open until filled. Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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 
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18068
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.

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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: $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.

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 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

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