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: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18007
Salary: $12.80 per hour – (S7)
Status:   Part-time
Location: Bailey’s Community Center 7611 Summers Lane Falls Church, VA 22043
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 at Bailey’s Community Center. 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 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 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 Ceola Grant at Ceola.Grant@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Ceola K. Grant
Bailey’s Community Center
7611 Summers Lane
Falls Church, VA 22043

Position open until filled

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

Agency: Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17029
Salary:$20.46/hour
Hours: Varies; 4+ hours per week
Location: South Run RECenter

Job Summary: 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 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Must be a certified swim instructor through an accredited agency and/or be certified in the specialty you plan on teaching OR demonstrated extensive swim teaching experience; Must be able to work weekends. Must be 18 years old.

To apply: Interested persons should contact Nicole Woodward at Nicole.Woodward@Fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-8565.

 

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18009
Salary: $14.83 per hour
Status: Non-merit, benefits eligible*
Hours: (See below)
Location: James Lee Community Center (Primary site), Glasgow Middle School (Drop-in), Graham Road Community Building (Drop-in)

Schedule: This position is scheduled to work between 20 and 30 hours per week – a minimum of 1040 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 at James Lee Community Center. 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: Please submit your resume via email to Terrence.Artis@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Terrence Artis
James Lee Community Center
2855-A Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

This is a promotional opportunity open to current county employees. Applications will be accepted through close of business on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services-Therapeutic Recreation Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-17005
Salary: $13.71-18.008

This announcement will be used to fill the Therapeutic Recreation Leader 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.

The Therapeutic Recreation Leader is responsible for the planning and facilitation of activities for individuals with disabilities. Duties include: assist with the supervision of participants, adapt and modify activities, work as part of the TRS team, communicate with parents, staff, and volunteers, provide personal care, assist with set-up/clean-up of programs, complete paperwork.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have 250 hours of prior experience in a recreation or school setting for individuals with disabilities. Related course work may partially supplement experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience facilitating recreational or educational programs with individuals with disabilities in facilities or community settings.

Note: Staff are employed to work evening and weekend programs. This is a part-time position without benefits.

To Apply: For more information please call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Submit your resume to Deanna.White@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail or fax

Attn: Deanna White
Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor
Fairfax VA 22035
fax 03-653-1375

 

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-18008
Salary: $12.80 per hour – (S7)
Status:  Temporary, Part-time
Location: Willston Multicultural Center 6131 Willston Dr.  Falls Church VA 22044
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 at Willston Multicultural Center. 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. Experience working with youth in educational and recreational settings.

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 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 Elisa Velasco at Elisa.Velasco@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail to:

Elisa Velasco
Willston Multicultural Center
6131 Willston Dr.
Falls Church VA 22044

Position open until filled