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 Schafrik,
Director

Non-Merit - Misc Parks and Rec

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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 military status 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: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-22011
Schedule: This position can work up to 17 hours a week, Monday through Sunday, on a schedule to be set according to the needs of the theatre on a weekly and monthly basis. The hours can include morning, afternoon, evening, nights, and weekends. 
Salary: $13.7298/hour (Grade S07), no benefits*
Location: James Lee Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Programs: Therapeutic Recreation Programs
Job: ELT-NCS-22009
Salary: Starting at $15.90 – No benefits
Status: Non-merit, not eligible for benefits
Schedule: Nights and Weekends

Are you interested in working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities? If so, then Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) is the place for you! We are frequently in search of individuals who share our passion for providing meaningful, even life changing, support and experiences to individuals with varying intellectual and physical disabilities. These are particularly ideal opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in human services, special education, social work, recreation management and therapeutic recreation.

  • Saturday Discovery and Saturday Voyager: Offer participants (ages 6-22) a variety of structured art, fitness and social activities.
  • Adult Social Clubs: Enjoy picnics, museum outings and seasonal events while promoting personal success and development of social skills for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Sports & Fitness: Accessible sports/ health opportunities for individuals (16+) with developmental disabilities.
  • Dance Club: With a new theme each month, Dance Club gives folks of all abilities the chance to socialize while listening to great music.
  • Various other weekday and weekend programs.

Positions Available:

  • Therapeutic Recreation Leader: Provides participant supervision. Facilitates daily activities and assists with program planning.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader: Oversees designated participants and staff within a program space. Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director: In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR program location. Oversees all participants and staff. Assists with participant behavioral support.


Salary Range:

  •  “Therapeutic Recreation Leader” - Rec Leader IIs (S7) and IIIs (S9) – Starting at $15.90 (FY 2023 living wage)
  • “Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader” - TR Leader I (S13) – Starting at $18.0685        
  • “Therapeutic Recreation Director” - TR Leader II (S15) – Starting at $19.8336

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Must have at least 250 hours of experience in recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).

Preferred Qualifications:
CPR/First Aid certification.

Special Requirements:
Must be able to successfully complete a criminal history record check. New Hires must have proof of a negative TB test result within the last year/Returning Staff need proof of a negative results within the past 2 years. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to start date.
*Note: Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and do not earn leave or receive holiday pay.

You MUST bring the following documents to the open hire session for an interview:

  • Original, signed Social Security card;
  • Photo identification;
  • Banking information to set up direct deposit;
  • Resume;
  • Resident aliens must provide INS Form I-151 and INS Form I-551; and
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption.

To apply: If interested, please send resume to NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov for consideration.
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-22037
Salary: $13.00/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.

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; handling mass mailings; and assisting with light housekeeping, flower arrangements and seasonal decorations. 

Minimum Requirements: High school education and one year’s 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. Proof of covid-19 vaccination or pre-approved exemption required.
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. 
 

Five Positions Available

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job #: ELT-NCS-20007
Salary: Starting at $15.90 – 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

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees >and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job: ELT-NCS-22001
Salary: Starting at $15.90 – No benefits
Status: Non-merit, not eligible for benefits
Schedule: Staff are employed to work Monday-Friday for 6-week summer camp program. Working hours will vary based on position.

Want to participate in rewarding work this summer? TRS is now filling openings for our 2022 Summer Camp programs that provide fun and support for school-aged children and teens with varying disabilities!

Therapeutic Recreation Director: Oversees all participants and staff. In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR Site. Assist with participant behavioral support
Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader: Oversees designated participants and staff within a camp room. Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities.
Therapeutic Recreation Leader: Provides participant supervision. Facilitates daily activities and assists with program planning.
Program Assistant: Provides program support to staff and participants. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Must have at least 250 hours of experience in recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).

Preferred Qualifications:
CPR and First Aid certification.

Special Requirements: Must be able to successfully complete a criminal history record check. Negative TB result.

*Note: Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and do not earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Submit your resume to NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov or attend either a virtual or in-person open hire. 

Virtual via Zoom (use links to register): 
Thurs., March 3rd 5:00pm-7:00pm: https://bit.ly/3urnB2k 
Wed., March 16th 12:00pm-2:00pm: https://bit.ly/3sktNXd 
Tues., April 5th 3:00pm-5:00pm: https://bit.ly/3B04DkX 
Tues., April 26th 6:00pm-8:00pm: https://bit.ly/34jcmhZ
Mon., May 9th 5:00pm-7:00pm: https://bit.ly/3LdxCWQ
 
In Person @ Pennino Building: 12011 Government Center Parkway on the 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035: 

  • Sat., March 26th 10:00am-12:00pm 
  • Thurs., April 7th 11:00am-1:00pm 
  • Sat., April 23rd 10:00am-12:00pm 

In Person @ Irving Middle School: 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152: 

  • Wed., May 4th 5:00pm-7:00 pm

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job: ELT-NCS-22000
Salary: Starting at $15.90 – No benefits
Status: Non-merit, not eligible for benefits
Schedule: Staff are employed to work 2-3 times a month on Saturdays or Sundays; program hours will vary. Some daytime, and evening work is available in a substitute capacity.

This announcement will be used to fill the Therapeutic Recreation Social Club positions at various locations throughout the county. The primary goal of the work is to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in positive leisure activities and improve social skills through the provision of a variety of recreation activities and leisure education sessions in the community. These positions work as members of the Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) team to accomplish specific outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Social Club Facilitator ($14.46 per hour): The Social Club Facilitator is responsible for assisting in the planning and facilitation of activities and special events in the community according to the needs and interests of the participants and the standards of TRS. Typical duties include: helping to facilitate a positive and safe leisure experience for members in the community; meeting at designated pickup locations; assisting with the set-up and clean-up of programs; supervising and assisting with the implementing modifications and adaptations for participants. Some personal care, such as feeding or changing, may be required. Please note: the salary will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range. This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.

Social Club Coordinator ($19.06 per hour): The Social Club Coordinator is responsible researching and coordinating two to three social and community outings a month for individuals with varying disabilities. Typical duties include: ensuring staff are prepared for trips; leading planning meetings; developing and implementing detailed activity plans and flyers; promoting participants independent leisure skills; picking up of backpack, keys, and supplies; maintaining current information on all program participants; taking attendance, submitting figures to the Adult Social Club Program Supervisor, and completing duties checklist; completing required paperwork; providing direction and leadership to staff and volunteers; ensuring appropriate supervision of participants; monitoring activity implementation and evaluating activity based on standards and program objectives; and providing feedback to staff concerning activities observed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have prior experience in a recreation or school setting for individuals with disabilities. Related course work may partially supplement experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual. CPR and First Aid certification. Experience facilitating recreational and educational programs with individuals with disabilities in facilities or community settings. 

Special Requirements: Must be able to successfully complete a criminal history record check. Negative TB result.

*Note: Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and do not earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Submit your resume to Ellie Gately by email: Elaine.Gately@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Resumes can also be mailed to: 
Attn: Ellie Gately 
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor 
Fairfax, VA 22035
 

Working for Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is a great choice for your career and community. This is an exciting opportunity that can serve as a gateway to employment with the county, as an entry-level position or as a second job with flexible hours.   On top of all the fun that you will have leading participants, in-person and online in exciting activities, you will also play an important role in shaping and enriching the lives of youth,  teens, adults and seniors. During programs, participants learn important life lessons about community service, teamwork, and explore new recreational activities ranging from STEAM, Health & Wellness, sports, theater, dance, arts, crafts, and more. As a Recreation Leader and a mentor, you can be a bright spot in someone else’s day!

We invite you to apply for consideration using the following instructions:
Position: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader III) positions available:

  1. Benefit-Eligible* positions: E-status (average 20-30 hours/week)
    ***Recreation Leaders III (Starting at $15.29/hour)
  2. Non-Benefit Eligible positions: G-status (average 17 hours/week)
    ***Recreation Leader III (Starting at $14.46/hour)

*Selected positions offer limited benefits. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. However, they are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. When candidates are contacted by the Hiring Manager, they will be informed if the position they are being considered for is benefits-eligible.

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting our service delivery and working locations—NCS business practices reflect the CDC’s recommendations for maximum workplace safety. All current employees and future employees are/will be required to complete a training of workforce safety protocols used in NCS facilities. Any questions regarding this, can be directed to the point of contact when you submit your application(s).

This announcement will be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions (Recreation Leaders IIIs) located at various NCS facilities across Fairfax County.

Seeking Activity Facilitators looking for part-time opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County residents. Activity Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community, teen and senior center activities that are age and ability appropriate.

  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.
  • They work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs.
  • They implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population.
  • They lead scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes.
  • They assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community.
  • They provide leadership and ensure the safety of all center participants.
  • They interact positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants.
  • They act as a role model and mentor.
  • They are accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants.
  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.

Note: Use of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms will be required to engage participants during hybrid programming.

Hiring Teams at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers prefer candidates with skills in the areas of art, cooking, costume design, educational tutoring, graphic design, music education, theatre, science, and sports.

If you have a background and interest in Recreation Activity Facilitation—consider exploring opportunities with Neighborhood and Community Services—a leader of Inclusive Community-Based Programs in your own backyard.

Schedule:
Positions vary.

  • We have positions that work on average 17 hours per week (a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year), and other positions that work between 20 and 30 hours per week (a minimum of 1,040 hours and maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year).
  • Specific weekly hours for all positions will be determined based on agency/program needs.
  • For all positions, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours worked per week.

Hours:
Work hours vary from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Location:

  • Various sites across Fairfax County.
  • Please see information below on NCS’s four Service Regions.

To Apply:

  1. Submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to the point of contact for your preferred Service Region;
  2. State the position you are interested in (Recreation Leader III) and
  3. State the type of position you are interested in (20-30 hours/week or 17 hours/week).

***If you are interested in applying for positions in multiple regions, please submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to each point of contact in the region(s) you prefer. Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to match your preference with NCS’s program needs.***

Region 1: Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Huntington Community Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, and South County Teen Center.
Contact: Jacob Berenbroick (Jacob.Berenbroick@fairfaxcounty.gov)

Region 2: Bailey’s Community Center, Bailey’s Senior Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lee District Community Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, and Willston Community Center. Glascow Middle School and Graham Road Community Building (Drop-In sites).
Contact: Jessica Esparza-Jones (jessica.esparza@fairfaxcounty.gov) and Elisa Velasco (elisa.velasco@fairfaxcounty.gov).

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Reston Teen Center, and Southgate Community Center.
Contact: Robert Grape (robert.grape@fairfaxcounty.gov)

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Mott Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program, David R. Pinn Community Center, Sully Senior Center, and Wakefield Senior Center.
Contact: Leon Milkins (leon.milkins@fairfaxcounty.gov) and Ronja Roberts (ronja.roberts@fairfaxcounty.gov).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED; plus experience working with youth, adults, and/or families. Must be 18 years of age. Individuals hired for positions working with teens must be at least 21 years of age.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED:

  • A valid driver's license and eligibility to drive participants is required at the time of hire.
  • Must pass the NCS mandatory vehicle training course.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and Food Handler certifications (Required within 3 months)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience working with community recreational programs serving youth, adults and/or families.
  • Previous experience with youth development and/or human growth and development.
  • Ability to drive a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus.
  • Bilingual in English and a second language, preferred but not required.

Working for Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is a great choice for your career and community. This is an exciting opportunity that can serve as a gateway to employment with the county, as an entry-level position or as a second job with flexible hours.   On top of all the fun that you will have leading participants, in-person and online in exciting activities, you will also play an important role in shaping and enriching the lives of youth,  teens, adults and seniors. During programs, participants learn important life lessons about community service, teamwork, and explore new recreational activities ranging from STEAM, Health & Wellness, sports, theater, dance, arts, crafts, and more. As a Recreation Leader and a mentor, you can be a bright spot in someone else’s day!

We invite you to apply for consideration using the following instructions:

Position: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II) positions available:

  1. Benefit-Eligible* positions: E-status (average 20-30 hours/week)
    ***Recreation Leaders II (Starting at $15.29/hour)
  2. Non-Benefit Eligible positions: G-status (average 17 hours/week)
    ***Recreation Leader II (Starting at $13.20/hour)

*Selected positions offer limited benefits. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. However, they are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. When candidates are contacted by the Hiring Manager, they will be informed if the position they are being considered for is benefits-eligible.

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting our service delivery and working locations—NCS business practices reflect the CDC’s recommendations for maximum workplace safety. All current employees and future employees are/will be required to complete a training of workforce safety protocols used in NCS facilities. Any questions regarding this, can be directed to the point of contact when you submit your application(s).

This announcement will be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions (Recreation Leaders IIs) located at various NCS facilities across Fairfax County.

Seeking Activity Facilitators looking for part-time opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County residents. Activity Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community, teen and senior center activities that are age and ability appropriate.

  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.
  • They work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs.
  • They implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population.
  • They lead scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes.
  • They assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community. * They provide leadership and ensure the safety of all center participants.
  • They interact positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants.
  • They act as a role model and mentor.
  • They are accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants.
  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.

Note: Use of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms will be required to engage participants during hybrid programming.

Hiring Teams at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers prefer candidates with skills in the areas of art, cooking, costume design, educational tutoring, graphic design, music education, theatre, science, and sports.

If you have a background and interest in Recreation Activity Facilitation—consider exploring opportunities with Neighborhood and Community Services—a leader of Inclusive Community-Based Programs in your own backyard.

Schedule:

  • Positions vary.
  • We have positions that work on average 17 hours per week (a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year), and other positions that work between 20 and 30 hours per week (a minimum of 1,040 hours and maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year).
  • Specific weekly hours for all positions will be determined based on agency/program needs.
  • For all positions, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours worked per week.

Hours:
Work hours vary from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Location:
Various sites across Fairfax County.
Please see information below on NCS’s four Service Regions.

To Apply:

  1. Submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to the point of contact for your preferred Service Region;
  2. State the position you are interested in (Recreation Leader II) and
  3. State the type of position you are interested in (20-30 hours/week or 17 hours/week).

***If you are interested in applying for positions in multiple regions, please submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to each point of contact in the region(s) you prefer. Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to match your preference with NCS’s program needs.***

Region 1: Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Huntington Community Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, and South County Teen Center.
Contact: Jacob Berenbroick (Jacob.Berenbroick@fairfaxcounty.gov)

Region 2: Bailey’s Community Center, Bailey’s Senior Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lee District Community Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, and Willston Community Center. Glascow Middle School and Graham Road Community Building (Drop-In sites).
Contact: Jessica Esparza-Jones (jessica.esparza@fairfaxcounty.gov) and Elisa Velasco (elisa.velasco@fairfaxcounty.gov).

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Reston Teen Center, and Southgate Community Center.
Contact: Robert Grape (robert.grape@fairfaxcounty.gov)

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Mott Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program, David R. Pinn Community Center, Sully Senior Center, and Wakefield Senior Center.
Contact: Leon Milkins (leon.milkins@fairfaxcounty.gov) and Ronja Roberts (ronja.roberts@fairfaxcounty.gov).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED; plus experience working with youth, adults and/or families. Must be 18 years of age. Individuals hired for positions working with teens must be at least 21 years of age.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED:

  • A valid driver's license and eligibility to drive participants is required at the time of hire.
  • Must pass the NCS mandatory vehicle training course.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications (Required within 3 months)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience working with community recreational programs serving youth, adults and/or families.
  • Previous experience with youth development and/or human growth and development.
  • Ability to drive a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus.
  • Bilingual in English and a second language, preferred but not required.

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-21004
Salary: Starting at $15.90 – No benefits

Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Government, is looking for staff who are interested in enriching the lives of individuals with special needs by working part-time for our weekend and weeknight/ fall/ winter/ spring programs.

Job Functions

  • Saturday Discovery and Saturday Voyager- offer participants (6-22) a variety of structured art, fitness and social activities.
  • Adult Social Clubs– enjoy picnics, museum outings and seasonal events while promoting personal success and development of social skills for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Sports & Fitness - accessible sports/ health opportunities for individuals (16+) with developmental disabilities.
  • Various other weekday and weekend programs

Positions

Therapeutic Recreation Leader 

  • Provides participant supervision.
  • Facilitates daily activities and assists with program planning.

Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader 

  • Oversees designated participants and staff within a program space.
  • Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities.

Therapeutic Recreation Director 

  • In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR program location.
  • Oversees all participants and staff.
  • Assists with participant behavioral support

Salary from $14.46- $19.06/hour, based on position.

Requirements
Must be 18 years of age. Preferred: At least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience). Must acquire CPR and First Aid Certification for children and adults that is valid through May 2022. TB test results: New Hires must have proof of a negative result within the last year/Returning Staff need proof of a negative results within the past 2 years.

If you would like to apply, submit your resume to:
ncs-tracers@fairfaxcounty.gov

Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
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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.

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees >and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemptionprior to their start date.Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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.

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees >and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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.

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees >and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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