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 - Parks Instructors/Facilitators

The following non-merit parks and recreation instructors/factiliatators 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY. 

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Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-21001
Hours: (see below)
Salary: $18.00 - $30.02 per hour (S14)
Location: Reston Community Center

Under the supervision of the RCC Program Director, this position serves as an instructor of woodshop classes and/or a supervisor of the Open Woodshop public, “open” lab sessions. As an instructor, the candidate teaches classes to include a course outline and individual session lesson plans in accordance with RCC policies. The instructor is responsible for supply inventory and must notify the supervising RCC Program Director of any supply, equipment and audio-visual needs. Whether serving as a Woodshop Instructor or an Open Woodshop Lab Supervisor, this position exercises a high level of independent judgment in safety, planning and supervision of participants. The candidate must have thorough knowledge and experience working with a variety of woodshop equipment and demonstrate the proper use, maintenance, and safe handling of all power tools and handheld tools used in the woodshop.  This position generally works 4-8 hours per week. The typical schedule includes weekend (i.e. Saturday) and weekday evening hours. Work is generally active, and the employee will be required to travel by car, walk to sites, load, unload, and carry supplies up to 30lbs.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Experience with woodcraft and using hand-held tools and power equipment.
  • Preferable experience teaching in small group setting.
  • Preferable certification or completion of classes in a specialized field related to woodworking or other visual arts programs.
  • Exercises a high level of independent judgment and excellent communication skills in individual or group settings.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least one year work-experience teaching woodworking related programs in a classroom setting.
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Please send resumes to: casmera.lebron@fairfaxcounty.gov.
 

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-21006
Salary: Recreation Leader II - Starting at $13.07/hours, Recreation Leader III - Starting at $14.32/hour
Hours: Work hours vary from 9 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..

NCS seeks non-benefit eligible 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 duties include:

  • Planning, preparing, and leading senior center activities that are age and ability appropriate.
  • Working collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention, health & wellness and are based on community needs.
  • Implementing programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population.
  • Leading scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes.
  • Assisting in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community.
  • Providing leadership and ensuring the safety of all center participants.
  • Interacting positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants.
  • Acting as a role model and mentor.
  • Accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants.

MORE INFORMATION:

Webpage here, and downloadable flyer here.

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 or III), and
  3. State the type of position you are interested in (20-30 hours/week or 17 hours/week).

Please note: 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: Hollin Hall Senior Center, Kingstowne Active Adults Center, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center.
Contact:Alexa Fuerth

Region 2: Bailey’s Senior Center, James Lee Senior Center, Lincolnia Senior Center.
Contact:Karen Albers

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Senior Center.
Contact:Rob Grape

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Sully Senior Center, Wakefield Senior Center.
Contact:Lynne Lott

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21043
Salary: Ranging from $28.34 to $33.83, depending on experience and certifications.
Hours: 1-19 hours per week; varied schedule to include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Location: Multiple locations in Fairfax County, Va.

To develop safe and effective program design, instruction and implementation of exercise and fitness programs to clients based on industry standards.  Motivate and coach individuals/groups by designing and delivering personalized fitness plans.

Duties Include: 

  • Design, plan, adapt and implement a safe and effective workout program addressing individual’s assessment and goals.
  • Promote and market classes and programs to clients and to the general public.
  • Adapt exercise prescription to the individual need of participants.
  • Update and maintain certifications as required.
  • Respond responsibly to emergency situations; reports any unusual problems or events to supervisor and maintain records as required.
  • Inspect facility and equipment for safety hazards, deficiencies and cleanliness.
  • Complete administrative tasks, including client records, time sheets, training availability requests and client evaluations.
  • Sets up, operate and break down materials as needed.
  • Assist with conduct of department special events.
  • Establishes an environment that promotes the enjoyment of physical activity.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years of age. 
  • Current Personal Training Certification that meets Standard Operating Policy criteria.  
  • Current CPR and first aid certification. 
  • Complete a criminal background check.
  • Complete all mandatory county trainings.
  • Ability to engage in physical activity.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
  • Ability to operate fitness equipment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • College degree and two years related experience
  • Two professional references.
  • Continuing education experience in specialty, rehabilitation, and wellness areas.

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: Email 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-21038
Salary: Ranging from $24.18 to $28.58, depending on experience and certifications.
Hours: 1-19 hours per week; varied schedule to include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Location: Multiple locations in Fairfax County, Va.

Leads safe and effective exercise classes to participants.  Work involves responsibility for class design, planning, and conduct, as well as maintenance of fitness class equipment.

Duties Include: 

  • Designs, plans, and leads safe and effective group exercise classes.
  • Promotes and markets classes and programs to the general public.
  • Adapts exercise prescription to the individual need of participants.
  • Updates and maintains certifications as required.
  • Responds responsibly to emergency situations; reports any unusual problems or events to supervisor, and maintains records as required.
  • Inspects facility and equipment for safety hazards, deficiencies, and cleanliness.
  • Completes administrative tasks, including attendance records, teaching availability requests, and participant evaluations.
  • Assists with set-up, operation, and breakdown of classes.
  • Assists with conduct of department special events.
  • Establishes an environment that promotes the enjoyment of physical activity.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Sixteen years old or older. 
  • Current CPR certification. 
  • Current Group Exercise Instructor certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to engage in physical activity.
  • Ability to operate fitness equipment.
  • Ability to perform CPR and first aid.

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: Email 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-21035
Salary: $11.43/hr. no benefits
Status: G-Status, Part-time: up to 900 hrs/year
Hours: Variable. Hours include morning, afternoons, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Note: This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.
Location: Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley, located in Alexandria Virginia. Over 1500 acres of forest, meadow, and wetland habitat, as well as the circa 1825 villa and its outbuildings.

Responsible for camp support including working with and supervising children, design/lead camp activities, check in/check out procedures, and first aid when needed. Responsible for leading nature programs and historic house tours as needed. Responsible for COVID state and local health department cleaning/disinfecting guidelines. Responsible for opening, closing and securing the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center and Historic Huntley and related outbuildings. Responsible for RecDynamics functions, processing sales, front desk duties, manager on duty, trail monitoring duties, dealing with park and citizen incidents and emergencies.

Requirements:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in history, natural, life or physical sciences, natural history, education, parks and recreation or closely related field and six months experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to work independently without supervisor present. Proven ability to work well with children. Must have strong interpersonal skills, including working well with the public, staff, and volunteers. Must be comfortable with computers and be willing to learn new computer applications and processes. Must be comfortable working in a natural environment and working around animals, including snakes and insects.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Kylie.Starck@fairfaxcounty.gov
Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: (703) 768-2525
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21019
Salary: Starting at $12.50 per hour
Hours: 4-20 hours per week on weekdays plus additional weekend work as needed
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park; 2710 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

Learn and grow your knowledge of farming, rural community life and culture as you connect the park’s visitors to the historic treasures of Frying Pan Farm Park. We are a 135-acre park with equestrian facilities, 70 acres of undeveloped land with a nature trail, 20 historic buildings, and an educational farm. Historic Farm Educators help the public to connect in a personal way with the park and results in allowing them to develop a sense of place. This is achieved through the following. 

Duties Include: 

  • Teaching interactive and hands-on preK-3rd grade school field trip programs.
  • Driving a tractor and wagon to deliver interpretive wagon rides to field trip participants and the public.
  • Research, develop, and deliver formal and informal interpretive programs.
  • Opening, closing, and providing general care for the historic site.
  • Providing support for special events and outreach programs during the week and on weekends.
  • Leading and assisting with scout programs. 
  • Provide support for special events and outreach programs.
  • Assisting as needed in the country store including operating the historic carousel. 
  • Provide general administrative duties, scheduling support, and other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Must be personable, punctual, dependable, and capable of working alone. Must have proven strong oral communication skills and ability to memorize information. Interest in working with children outdoors. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service. Able to work outdoors, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and (or) lift up to 35 lbs. unassisted. All applicants must have a desire to learn and ask questions of the park’s history and its artifacts, poses strong communication skills, and have a positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in childhood development or interpretive program delivery. Experience working with children in a group setting. Strong interest in outdoor or agricultural education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Experience working with small farm animals and/or driving a tractor, working in environmental or agricultural education, or garden work.

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 Patrick.Mcnamara@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-21016
Salary: $11.4359/Hour
Hours: 40 hours per week, limited term
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly VA 20151

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking an enthusiastic Summer Education Teacher to assist and lead natural/historical interpretative programs for our outdoor summer camps. This position will reflect our sites mission: To preserve, conserve, and interpret the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, which enriches communities in western Fairfax County.

Responsibilities: To facilitate camp programming, duties may include: 

  • Work directly with campers aged 6-12.
  • Assist with group management and supervision.
  • Contribute to the development of nature and science lessons and activities. 
  • Works with the team in teaching nature and science-based programs, leading activities, and supervising games. 
  • Assist in planning and preparing daily camp plans and schedules.
  • Take initiative while not directly supervised to lead program and activities.
  • Assists with conflict resolution with both camper’s parents and campers.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and general park visitors.
  • Directly responsible for small groups of campers.
  • Flexible and able to improvise.
  • Set-up and clean-up of camp program supplies and activities.
  • Assist in aftercare, if held this summer. 

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone. Strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills and able to manage multiple tasks at once. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service is crucial. Knowledge of ecology, biology or natural sciences, local wildlife and/or American history. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in childhood development or interpretive program delivery. Experience working with children in a group setting. Strong interest in outdoor, natural, and cultural education and resource stewardship.  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, cultural or natural history. Knowledge of local history and wildlife.  CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification.

Physical Requirements: This work requires the ability to lift to 50 pounds. Capable of walking or hiking distances of up to 3 miles per day in various weather and trail conditions.

Time Commitment: Time shifts are 8-4:30pm and 8:30-5pm Monday through Friday.  This is a limited term position from Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 20th. 

Training: Training will be provided as needed by Camp Administrator, site staff and Visitor Services and Operations Manager. Must complete Summer Camp Staff Orientation and Training.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Kiersten.Fiore@fairfaxcounty.gov

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-21000
Salary: $18.00 - $25.00, based on experience
Hours: Mainly Tuesday afternoons, other days as needed. Up to 10 hours per week.
Location: McLean Community Center
McLean Community Center is seeking an instructor for our youth sports classes. The successful candidate must be able to prepare an effective plan for sports programs. In addition, the sports instructor should have knowledge and skills for sports such as basketball, tennis, and T-ball. McLean Community Center will also look into the possibility of adding Pickleball and/or other sports in the future. Pickleball experience is a plus. Working hours will be Tuesday afternoons from 3:35pm – 6:30pm, with the potential for more depending on class registrations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience coaching/teaching youth sports. Specifically, T-Ball (Baseball/Softball) and Soccer 
  • Experience using recreation registration software.
  • Experience with customer service.
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Pickleball, Basketball, Tennis
  • Extensive experience coach/teaching youth sports.
  • Experience using Active.net recreation software
  • Extensive Experience dealing with customer service.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office, Word, Access, and Excel.

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

Certifications Required:
CPR, First Aide and AED certifications required within the first 90 days of employment.

To Apply: Send resumes to Christian.Hayes@fairfaxcounty.gov

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-19020
Salary: $22.16/hour (negotiable based on experience)
Location: South Run RECenter
Schedule: Saturday 8:45am-12:15pm; additional working hours may be available

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

Responsibilities:

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

• Be dependable, enthusiastic and have a great attitude

• Assure safety of all participants at all times

• Prepare class routines for assigned classes

• Instruct classes for a variety of age groups and swimming level competencies

• Attend training opportunities and workshops

• Provide appropriate and professional feedback to students/parents on progress

• Maintain class area and equipment, cleaning up after class

• Conduct program in accordance with the approved class curriculum

• Provide outstanding customer service to all customers/class members

• Planning, implementing and delivering effective and qualitative programs for customers of all ages and ability

• Answer general questions about both registration and class placement

• Communicate to the Aquatics Director in advance of any classes you will miss

Skills:

• Demonstrate a passion for swimming and teaching

• Demonstrate an ability to work with a variety of ability, personality and fitness levels

• Ability to adapt and be flexible to teaching space/environment and different learning styles

• Ability to receive constructive criticism and feedback from customers as well as supervisor

• Flexible with an ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Minimum Qualifications: Must have 1 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Must be a certified swim instructor through an accredited agency and/or be willing to get certified (FCPA will pay for class) OR demonstrated extensive swim teaching experience; Must be able to work weekends. Must be 17 years old.

To apply: Interested applicants should send their resume to Nicole Fagan at Nicole.Fagan@Fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-8565

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPAa-19002
Salary: $11.7423/hour
Hours: Part-Time: up to 900 hrs./year
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located in Chantilly, Virginia. This park’s missions reflects the natural and cultural history of its 650 acres of forest, meadow, stream habitat and historic buildings.

Instructor Description: Plan, design, and present interpretive programs in cultural history field for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, events, and special request programs. Responsible for cash handling and class scheduling through RecDynamics. Other duties may include front desk coverage, administrative work, teaching nature based field trips and exhibit animal care.

Hours: Variable. Hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekdays and weekends.  Required, if needed, two weekend Manager on Duty shifts a month.

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

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

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Kiersten.Conley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

5040 Walney Road

Chantilly, VA  20151

703-631-0013

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-19003
Salary: $11-13/hour
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly VA 20151
Schedule: 40 hours per week, limited term

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking an enthusiastic Summer Education Teacher to assist and lead natural/historical interpretative programs for our outdoor summer camps. This position will reflect our sites mission: To preserve, conserve, and interpret the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park; which enriches communities in western Fairfax County.

Responsibilities: In order to facilitate camp programming, duties may include:

  • Work directly with campers aged 6-11.
  • Supervise teen volunteers (12-18) and delegating appropriate duties to them.
  • Assist the Summer Education Director with group management and supervision.
  • Assist the Summer Education Director in teaching programs, leading activities and supervising games.
  • Assist in planning and preparing daily camp plans and schedules.
  • Take initiative while not directly supervised to lead program and activities.
  • Assist with conflict resolution with both camper’s parents and campers.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and general park visitors.
  • Directly responsible for small groups of campers.
  • Flexible and able to improvise.
  • Set-up and clean-up of camp program supplies and activities

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone. Strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills and able to manage multiple tasks at once. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service is crucial. Knowledge of ecology, biology or natural sciences, local wildlife and/or American history.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in childhood development or interpretive program delivery. Experience working with children in a group setting. Strong interest in outdoor, natural and cultural education and resource stewardship. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, cultural or natural history. Knowledge of local history and wildlife. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification.

Physical Requirements: This work requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Capable of walking or hiking distances of up to 3 miles per day in various weather and trail conditions.

Time Commitment: Time shifts are 8-4:30 or 9:30-6pm, Monday through Friday. This is a limited term position from Monday, May 28 through Saturday, August 24th.

Training: Training will be provided as needed by Supervisor and Summer Education Director. Must complete June 5-6 Camp Staff Orientation and Training from 5-9pm

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Kiersten.Conley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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

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

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

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of employment, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18038
Salary: $16.00-20.00/hour; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia
Schedule: May through mid-October. Variable schedule may include Weekdays and weekends.

Instructor will teach, evaluate and provide feedback on paddling and safety skills for participants of all ages and abilities. Provide outstanding, safe, and educational experience to participant’s on-land and water. Monitor paddling environment conditions for safety of participants, staff, and other water users. Follow program outlines for expectations and outcomes. Prepare and inspect personal and group equipment, before and after use. Accurately document classes, organize class related paperwork and incidents reports. Provide resource interpretation and knowledge of the local area. Maintain strong communication with park staff, recreation programs manager and park users. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Other duties as agreed upon.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older. High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. CPR/ First Aid and AED. Able to lift 75 lbs independently. 2+ years stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayak in a river venue. ACA Instructor Certification opportunity offered to right candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: ACA Level 2-Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor or equivalent, Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge counselor, Freshwater fishing experience, Wilderness First Aid or Responder. Knowledge of local natural and environmental history. Experience driving large vehicles with a trailer.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Jordan.Libera@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Jordan Libera
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703)759-9018

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18039
Salary: $16.00-20.00/hour; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia
Schedule: May through mid-October. Variable schedule may include Weekdays and weekends.

Instructor will teach, evaluate and provide feedback on paddling and safety skills for participants of all ages and abilities. Provide outstanding, safe, and educational experience to participant’s on-land and water. Monitor paddling environment conditions for safety of participants, staff, and other water users. Follow program outlines for expectations and outcomes. Prepare and inspect personal and group equipment, before and after use. Accurately document classes, organize class related paperwork and incidents reports. Provide resource interpretation and knowledge of the local area. Maintain strong communication with park staff, recreation programs manager and park users. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Other duties as agreed upon.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older. High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. CPR/ First Aid and AED. Able to lift 75 lbs independently. 2+ years kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding in a river venue. ACA Instructor Certification opportunity offered to right candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: ACA Level 2-River Kayak Instructor or equivalent, Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge counselor, Freshwater fishing experience, Wilderness First Aid or Responder. Knowledge of local natural and environmental history. Experience driving large vehicles with a trailer.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Jordan.Libera@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Jordan Libera
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703)759-9018

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18040
Salary: $16-20/hour based on experience; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: May through mid-October. Variable schedule may include weekdays and weekends.

Lead fishing programs for kid’s birthday parties, public and private programs. Experience working with children in an outdoor or educational setting is preferred. Have freshwater angling experience, working knowledge of fishing equipment, techniques, and handling. Ability to paddle a canoe, kayak, and rowboat, introductory training will be offered.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to associate’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and one year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Possess current or acquire first aid, CPR and AED certifications. Must be at least 18 years old.

Special Requirements: All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred qualifications: Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education or interpretation and resource stewardship and conservation. Pursing a degree in the natural or environmental sciences, parks, recreation and leisure services, or education. More than 3 years of fishing experience and technical knowledge. USCG Boating license, experience with a powerboat. Experience driving a large vehicles with a trailer.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should contact Jordan Libera, Recreation Programmer, Riverbend Park by email to jordan.libera@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Jordan Libera
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-9018

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