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.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-19000
Salary: $18.00 - $24.00/hour
Location: Reston Community Center

The Reston Community Center is seeking an English as a Second Language Instructor (ESL). The instructor will teach the older adult population ages 55 and older to develop conversational skills through a course outline and individual session lesson plans.

Qualifications: Must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from college and certification in a specialized field such as education, recreation, and/or language skills. Must be self-motivated and exercises a high level of independent judgment and good communication skills in individual or group settings. At least 2 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language preferred.

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

Job#: ELT-NCS-18021
Salary: $12.80 per hour – (S7)
Status:   Part-time
Hours: See below
Location (various locations): Hollin Hall Senior Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center

Schedule: This position is scheduled to work an average of 17 per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Work hours vary from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Description: This announcement will be used to fill non-benefit Activity Facilitator positions across Fairfax County sites. Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population. Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. Assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community. Provides leadership and ensures the safety of all center participants. Interacts positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants; acts as role model and mentor. Community Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, art, theatre, music education, science, cooking, graphic design, costume design and sports.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D.; plus experience working with youth, adults, older adults and families. Must be 18 years of age - individuals hired for positions working with teens must be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications:  Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

Special Requirements: The 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. A valid driver's license and eligibility to drive participants is required at the time of hire. Must obtain CPR, First AID, AED, Food Handler certification with 90 days.

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

To Apply: Please submit your resume via email to
Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Maria Franco-Nativi, 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 505 Alexandria, VA 22309

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: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18018
Salary: $13.71- $18.008

Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Government,is now filling openings for our 2019 Summer Camp programs that provide fun and support for school-aged children and teens with varying disabilities.

Job Functions

  • Health Sciences-Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pre-med, etc.
  • Education- Special Education, early childhood development, counseling
  • Social Sciences- Psychology, social work, etc.
  • Recreation- general, therapeutic rec, tourism, management etc.

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 camp room
    • Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
    • Oversees all participants and staff
    • In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR Site
    • Assist with participant behavioral support

Salary from $14.02-18.49/hour, based on position.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have 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 August 2019.
  • 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.
  • Want to interview in person? Come to an open hire session. At Open Hires you can fill out an application, be interviewed, and if hired, fill out all hiring paperwork.
  • Location: Pennino Building-12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Wednesday, March 13: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.(10 Floor)
  • Thursday, April 18: Noon - 4 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • Saturday, May 11: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (2nd Floor)
  • Saturday, May 18: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • *Thursday, May 23: 3 - 7 p.m.(10th Floor)

* subject to position availability

Location: Irving Middle School-8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152

  • Wednesday, April 24: 5 to 8 p.m. (Library)

If you would like to apply, submit your resume to:
Susan (Sue) Finken, susan.finken@fairfaxcounty.gov
Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/therapeutic-recreation/jobs

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18015
Salary: $14.83 per hour
Status: Non-merit, benefits eligible*
Hours: (See below)
Location: Various Fairfax County sites:

Region 1: Hollin Hall Senior Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Huntington Community Center and South County Teen Center

Region 2: Bailey’s Senior Center, Bailey’s Community Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, Willston Community Center

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Southgate Community Center and Reston Teen Center

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Sully Senior Center, Wakefield Senior Center, Mott Community Center, David R. Pinn Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program

Schedule: This position is scheduled to work between 20 and 30 hours per week – a minimum of 1,040 hours and maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours within that range. Work hours vary from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Description: This announcement will be used to fill limited benefit Activity Facilitator positions across Fairfax County sites. Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population. Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. Assists in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community. Provides leadership and ensures the safety of all center participants. Interacts positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants; acts as role model and mentor. Community Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, art, theatre, music education, science, cooking, graphic design, costume design and sports.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

Special Requirements: The 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. 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.  Must obtain CPR, First AID, AED, Food Handler certification with 90 days.

*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.

To Apply: Submit your resume to the respective facility of your interest.

Region 1: Please submit your resume via email to Maria Franco-Nativi at Maria.Franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Maria Franco-Nativi, 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 505 Alexandria, VA 22309

Region 2: Please submit your resume via email to tareque.obaidullah@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Tareque Obaidullah, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 346E Annandale, VA 22003

Region 3: Please submit your resume via email to  Amy.Ordonez@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Amy Ordonez, 11484 Washington Plaza West Suite 100 Reston, VA 20190

Region 4: Please submit your resume via email to brittany.burns@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Brittany Burns, Pennino Building 10th Floor, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18014
Salary: $12.80 per hour – (S7)
Status:   Part-time
Hours: See below
Location: Various Fairfax County sites:

Region 1: Hollin Hall Senior Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Huntington Community Center and South County Teen Center

Region 2: Bailey’s Senior Center, Bailey’s Community Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, Willston Community Center

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Southgate Community Center and Reston Teen Center

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Sully Senior Center, Wakefield Senior Center, Mott Community Center, David R. Pinn Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program

Schedule: This position is scheduled to work an average of 17 per week not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Work hours vary from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Description: This announcement will be used to fill non-benefit Activity Facilitator positions across Fairfax County sites. Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population. Leads scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Facilitator will be accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. Assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community. Provides leadership and ensures the safety of all center participants. Interacts positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants; acts as role model and mentor. Community Centers are particularly interested in candidates that have skills in the areas of educational tutoring, art, theatre, music education, science, cooking, graphic design, costume design and sports.

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

Preferred Qualifications:  Capable of driving a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus. Bilingual in English and a second language.

Special Requirements: The 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. 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. Must obtain CPR, First AID, AED, Food Handler certification with 90 days.p>

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

To Apply: Submit your resume to the respective facility of your interest:

Region 1: Please submit your resume via email to Maria Franco-Nativi at Maria.Franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Maria Franco-Nativi, 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 505 Alexandria, VA 22309

Region 2: Please submit your resume via email to tareque.obaidullah@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Tareque Obaidullah, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 346E Annandale, VA 22003

Region 3: Please submit your resume via email to  Amy.Ordonez@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Amy Ordonez, 11484 Washington Plaza West Suite 100 Reston, VA 20190

Region 4: Please submit your resume via email to brittany.burns@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Attn: Brittany Burns, Pennino Building 10th Floor, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

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