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 - Summer Hires

The following non-merit parks and recreation summer hire job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.

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

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

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Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-20000
Salary: Positions start at $13.07/hour (Recreation Leader IIs) OR $14.32/hour (Recreation Leader IIIs). These positions do not offer benefits.

Schedule: Positions will work on average 17 hours per week (a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year), Specific weekly hours will be determined based on agency/program needs. There is no guarantee of minimum number of hours worked per week

Work Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for all ten weeks of summer (June ## - August ##).

Location: Various sites across Fairfax County serving both programs. Please see below for specific locations.

To Apply: Submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to NCSRecruiting@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please clearly indicate: 1) the Program/s (Summer RecQuest and/or Teens in Action) you are interested in, and 2) the specific Center location you are interested in. Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to match your preference with agency needs. If you do not specify your preferences, your application will be considered for opportunities in both programs across all locations.

This announcement will be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions (Recreation Leaders IIs and IIIs) serving 2020 Summer RECQuest & Teens in Action Programs located at various Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) sites across Fairfax County.

Seeking Activity Facilitators looking for part-time SUMMER opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County youth. Activity Facilitators will be responsible for working with rising first grade youth through the age of rising twelfth grade youth in a rigorous inclusive environment with a 1:18 staff to participant ratio. Facilitators will be trained to develop and implement programs and activities using the Kid at Hope model and the Fairfax One’s Equity and Trauma Informed lenses. Facilitators are expected to provide an environment that is supportive, and offers mentoring and role modeling for youth in an inclusive, multiculturally diverse environment that crosses all socio-economic populations.

Facilitators will work within a team to implement activities around prevention, health and wellness, STEM, the arts, community service and engagement. Activities will be both inside and outdoor and will include up to two field trips per week that require staff participation and supervision. Staff will be responsible for supervision, scheduling, developing, set-up/ break-down and leading all planned activities. Staff are responsible for serving breakfast, lunch and snack daily and on outings, and are expected to report, document, and manage all incidents that occur within their assigned group. Facilitators are expected to attend five days of in-person training and complete on-line training around safety, county standards and ethics and mandated reporting.

Hiring Teams at various centers are seeking candidates with skills and experience in positive and supportive interaction with youth and teens; and backgrounds in education, science, theater/arts, music education, cooking, graphic design and sports/recreation leisure. If you are looking for a rewarding Summer Job in your own backyard, consider Neighborhood and Community Services Summer RECQuest or Teens in Action Programs.

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.

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.

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 of appointment.

Working Locations: In addition to providing the name(s) of your preferred program(s) (Summer RECQuest and/or Teens in Action Program), please provide the name(s) of the specific Center location you prefer in your application materials. If you do not specify your preferences, your application will be considered for opportunities in both programs across all locations.

RECQUEST LOCATIONS

Bailey's Community Center (5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041) David R. Pinn Community Center (10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030) Gum Springs Community Center (8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306) Huntington Community Center (5751 Liberty Drive, Alexandria, VA 22303) James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042) Mott Community Center (12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22030) Southgate Community Center (12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA 20191) WillstonMulticultural Center (6131 Willston Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044)

TEENS IN ACTION LOCATIONS Bailey's Community Center (5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041)

David R. Pinn Community Center (10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030) James Lee Community Center (2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042) Mott Community Center (12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22030) Providence CommunityCenter (3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA22031 Reston Teen Center (12196 Sunset HIlls Road, Reston, VA20190) South County Teen Center (8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA22309)

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-20002
Salary: $11-15/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, March-October and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary and will include weekend and holiday work. Morning and/or evening work required. Schedules 15-35 hours/week depending on position and boating operations.
Location: Riverbend Park

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Duties:

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource-based parkland
  • including grounds and trails.
  • Operate park’s boat rental operation including monitoring river activity for visitor safety.
  • Inspect boat rental and safety equipment, maintain marina area, and operate park patrol
  • boat.
  • Maintenance and janitorial duties in public facilities.
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions,
  • and ensure marina regulation compliance.
  • Opening and closing duties.
  • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects.
  • Assist with parking control on busy weekends and holidays

Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be able to complete all duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Canoeing, kayaking or boating experience. Virginia Boating license. Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools. Experience driving a trailer. Training will be provided for the right candidate.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be completed within 2 weeks of hire (may be provided by Fairfax County).

To Apply: Contact Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to Rita.Peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park.

Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-20000
Salary: Starts at $11.44
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Hendon VA
Schedule: 30 – 40 hours per week during camps

Frying Pan Farm Park Camp Schedule:
June 15th – August 21st. Counselors will receive training in June and may help in planning and organizing camps prior to camp start date. Paid training starts June 8th.

Help make positive childhood memories and gain valuable experience in the parks and recreation and childhood development fields at Frying Pan Farm Park’s summer day camps. Under the direct supervision of the program supervisor, camp counselors will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery. Camp counselors will plan, implement and supervise activities for children aged 8 – 14; organize and maintain camp supplies; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary; document accidents, injuries, complaints and problems and report through the proper chain of command; and provide overall supervision of children enrolled in the program in keeping with FCPA procedures and policies. Training will be provided.

Other job duties to support the program may be assigned.

Camps include:

  • Jr Farmer Camp
  • Farm Zoology
  • Farm Hand Camp
  • Adventure Camps
  • Great Inventions
  • All About Horses Summer Camp
  • FPFP Summer Games

Minimum Qualifications
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with children in a group setting. Must have proven strong oral and written communication skills. Must be a strong team player and demonstrate initiative to complete tasks. Interest in working with children outdoors.

Specific Qualifications
All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current first aid and CPR certifications 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.

Applicants must be available for training in June and the duration of summer.

Counselors also assist with the county’s 4H Fair held July 30-August 2 and are required to be available to work that weekend.

Preferred Qualifications
Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Experience working with horses and basic animal care.

To Apply:
Email: Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Questions? Call Patrick at 703-437-8261

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-19036
Salary: $10-$12/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, June-October and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary and will include weekend and holiday work. Morning and/or evening work required. Schedules 10-20 hours/week depending on boating operations.
Location: Riverbend Park

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking.  Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Duties:

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource-based parkland including grounds and trails.
  • Assist boat rental operators with managing the park’s boat rental operation.
  • Inspect boat rental and safety equipment and maintain marina area.
  • Maintenance and janitorial duties in public facilities.
  • Help with safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure marina regulation compliance.
  • Assist with parking control on busy weekends and holidays.

Qualifications: Minimum 16 years old. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be able to complete all duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Canoeing, kayaking or boating experience. Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be completed within 2 weeks of hire (may be provided by Fairfax County).

To Apply: Contact Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to Rita.Peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park.

Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-19035
Salary: $11-15/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, March-October and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary and will include weekend and holiday work. Morning and/or evening work required. Schedules 15-35 hours/week depending on position and boating operations.
Location: Riverbend Park

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Duties:

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource based parkland including grounds and trails.
  • Operate park’s boat rental operation including monitoring river activity for visitor safety.
  • Inspect boat rental and safety equipment, maintain marina area, and operate park patrol boat.
  • Maintenance and janitorial duties in public facilities.
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure marina regulation compliance.
  • Opening and closing duties.
  • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects.
  • Assist with parking control on busy weekends and holidays

Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be able to complete all duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Canoeing, kayaking or boating experience. Virginia Boating license. Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools. Experience driving a trailer. Training will be provided for the right candidate.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be completed within 2 weeks of hire (may be provided by Fairfax County).

To Apply: Contact Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to Rita.Peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park.

Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-19034
Salary: $12-15/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position May-September and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Sundays and one weekday. Monday holidays. 18-25 hours per week. Other opportunities for hours may be available.
Location: Riverbend Park

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Job Duties: Responsible for operating the front desk of park’s visitor center. This position is the first contact for park visitors. Welcome visitors and provide information about Riverbend Park’s natural resources and services. Responsibilities include daily opening and closing procedures, accurate cash handling skills, inventory stocking and display, and customer service. Position processes payments for park’s boat rental operation and processes program and rental registrations.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with excellent customer service skills who enjoys learning about the environment and assisting children, families and other park visitors.

Requirements: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation.

Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are a must, as well as the ability to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine and accurately perform routine cash handling procedures. Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities while remaining calm and visitor oriented.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter by to Julie.gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov 

Applications accepted until position is filled.

 

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-19005
Salary: $18.00/hour
Hours: Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 15, 2020 – August 31, 2020.
Location: McLean Community Center

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. Documented experience teaching, directing, planning and implementing activities in the area of specialty. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications: Training certificates in area of specialty. Life Guard, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and experience working directly with children ages 5 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting.

Special Requirements: 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.

Job Description:

  • Must follow standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing highly structured activities in the area of specialty.  This will be done prior to the beginning of the Camp.
  • Provide clear instructions so participants may be successful in completing hands on activities.
  • Responsible for creating a program with a variety of activities.
  • Create activities that are age appropriate (5-10 years old).
  • Responsible for the setting up of equipment each day for each group of Campers.
  • Responsible for cleanup of assigned area.
  • Responsible for completing end of Camp inventory.
  • Coordinate with other camp staff on field trips, swimming and special events.
  • Other duties assigned.

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-19004
Salary: $13.75/hour
Hours: Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 15, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications: Lifeguard Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification. Skills in the area of recreation and previous experience working directly with children ages 3 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting.

Special Requirements: 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.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of school age children (5-10 years old)
  • Must follow standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
  • Responsible for directing and implementing recreation activities for participants as directed Assistant Camp Director.
  • Responsible for preparing equipment and supplies for each activity.
  • Responsible for daily cleanup of various activities completed throughout the day.
  • Assists with completion of end of camp supply inventories.
  • Facilitate participant involvement in camp activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

Job Type: Part-Time, Internship Opportunities Available
Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-19013
Salary: Based on Position, $11.94- $21.63
Hours: Vary based on program and camp enrollment and locations
Location: Multiple locations

Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Government, is now filling openings for our fall/winter 2019 programs and spring/summer 2020 camp programs that provide fun and support for school-aged children, teens, and young adults (ages 2-22) with varying disabilities.

Therapeutic Recreation Services provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to develop the skills that enable them to participate in the recreation and leisure activities. We are seeking staff that would be committed to providing services, education and resources to meet the needs of participants and assist them on the road toward lifelong participation and enjoyment in recreation and leisure activities.

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

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

  • Monday, December 16, 2019: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • Friday, January 3, 2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • Friday, March 13, 2020: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.(4th Floor)
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020: Noon - 4 p.m. (2nd Floor)
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (2nd Floor)
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • *Thursday, May 28, 2020: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.(10th Floor)

* subject to position availability

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

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020: 5 to 8 p.m. (Library)

Job Functions

  • Summer Camps- Ages 2-22
  • Saturday Discovery and Friday/Saturday Voyager- offers 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.
  • SMILE– a playgroup that supports the social development of 3-5 year old’s with varying abilities
  • Sports & Fitness and Fit & Fuel- accessible sports/ health opportunities for individuals (16+) with developmental disabilities.
  • JPMF Swim Safety classes
  • Various other programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 2020.
  • TB test results: New hires must have proof of a negative result within the last year/ Returning

More information can be found here.

If you would like to apply, submit your resume to:

Ashley Cunningham at Ashley.Cunningham@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-19002
Salary: Rate of pay will be $18.50/hour
Hours: Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 17, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill each position. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. Documented experience teaching, directing, planning and implementing activities in the area of specialty. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications: Training certificates in area of specialty.  Life Guard, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and experience working directly with children ages 5 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting.

Job Description:

  • Must follow standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing highly structured activities in the area of specialty.  This will be done prior to the beginning of the Camp.
  • Provide clear instructions so participants may be successful in completing hands on activities.
  • Responsible for creating a program with a variety of activities.
  • Create activities that are age appropriate (5-10 years old).
  • Responsible for the setting up of equipment each day for each group of Campers.
  • Responsible for cleanup of assigned area.
  • Responsible for completing end of Camp inventory.
  • Coordinate with other camp staff on field trips, swimming and special events.
  • Other duties assigned.

Special Requirements: 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. 

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-19001
Salary: Rate of pay will be $13.50/hour
Hours: Candidate must be available to work 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 17, 2019 – August 2, 2019.
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications: Life Guard Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification.  Skills in the area of recreation and previous experience working directly with children ages 3 to 10 in a Summer Camp setting.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for supervision and welfare of assigned groups of school age children (5-10 years old)
  • Must follow standards set forth by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services with respect to Child Day Care in addition to those guidelines of the McLean Community Center.
  • Responsible for directing and implementing recreation activities for participants as directed Assistant Camp Director.
  • Responsible for preparing equipment and supplies for each activity.
  • Responsible for daily cleanup of various activities completed throughout the day.
  • Assists with completion of end of camp supply inventories.
  • Facilitate participant involvement in camp activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements: 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. 

To Apply: Email resume to andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job #: ELT-MCC-19000
Salary: $14.50/hour
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Under direct guidance of Old Firehouse Management this position is responsible for direct supervision of teens and “tweens” in a recreation setting and off-site field trips during the summer program.  Counselors ensure a safe and fun environment in and out of the building while 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. 
  • Counselors act as role models for impressionable youth.
  • Prepare recreational facilities for participant use and report any safety deficiencies to Old Firehouse Management.


Minimum Qualifications:
 

  • 21 years old
  • 1 year of experience in a recreation setting coordinating and implementing recreational programs.
  • Possession of an appropriate, 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 and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. 
 

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.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of recreation program development, facilitation, and teambuilding.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of supervising teenage participants in recreational activities.
  • Knowledge of recreational activity hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Knowledge of rules, practices, techniques and equipment used in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to 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 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.

Please send resume to Andrew Carter, andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18052
Salary: Non-Benefit eligible position from $10.00-$14.80 /hour.
Hours: 5:30 am-2 pm, weekend work required
Location: Burke Lake Park

Duties: Assist in maintenance of 18-hole golf course and 800 acre park. Golf duties may include course set up, mowing, bunker maintenance. Park duties may include picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, trail maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a background investigation upon hiring.

Contact: Tom.fornasar@fairfaxcounyt.gov or call 703-978-5337 for more information.

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Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-18003
Salary: $8.00-$11.00
Location: Reston Community Center

Description: Under the supervision of the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Directors, directly supervises children as a floating or substitute position with a group of children. Will also help to lead special events (e.g., talent show) with large groups and may substitute as an activity coordinator in a program area as needed. Topics include: Arts/Crafts; Music/Drama; Sports/Cooperative Games; Nature/Science; Life Skills/Orienteering, and special events.

Program and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Supervises campers while in the Specialist Coordinator’s activity or in the camp at large
  • Assists in evaluation of camp operations
  • Responsible for room preparation, set-up and clean up
  • Assists in maintaining camp behavior-management program
  • Assists in protecting, cleaning, and maintenance of school property utilized for camp
  • Shows flexibility when camp plans may change
  • Closely supervises campers during field trips
  • Establishes lesson plans to meet camp theme weeks
  • Develops age-appropriate lesson plans and teaches/directs activities in individual specialty areas
  • Cooperates with other staff in creating and implementing camp special events and complementary programs
  • Encourages counselors to actively participate in activities
  • Promotes positive attitudes among the campers
  • Provides a positive environment for campers to learn
  • Informs staff of class events during weekly staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of studying and training at an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge and ability to plan, develop, supervise, and administer youth activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Has experience in recreation or related field
  • Must be cooperative, dedicated, reliable, patient, and mature
  • Must be First-Aid and CPR certified at the beginning of camp.

After notification of hire, the following will be required:

  • Social Security card
  • Certification of bank deposit slip
  • CPR and First-Aid certification
  • Negative TB test
  • Criminal history record check, including fingerprinting

Please contact Debbie Heron, Director of Youth Programs, at (703) 390-6163, or at: Deborah.Heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-18002
Salary: $10.00-$14.00
Location: Reston Community Center

Counselors are directly responsible for campers in the 7-17 age range in a two-person team for Camp Goodtimes on the Road and Road Rulz. One counselor will be responsible for campers in the 5-14 age range for specialty camps. The Camp Counselor is a concerned team player within all aspects of camp, and will be under the supervision of the Camp Director and Assistant Directors.

Program Responsibilities

  • Supervises campers between activity periods, and at lunch on a rotating basis
  • Closely supervises campers during field trips
  • Communicates with other counselor on a daily basis
  • Shows flexibility when camp plans may change.

Camper Welfare

  • Assures safety and welfare of campers during camp hours
  • Actively works with campers to develop their positive self-image, tolerance of others’ differences and enthusiasm for camp
  • Assists CampDirector and Assistant Directors in determining strategies for helping individual campers with behavioral or other issues
  • Promotes positive relationships between the camp and parents.

Support Responsibilities

  • Assists in protecting RCC property and/or property at a venue utilized by the camp
  • Assists in maintaining camp behavior management program
  • Assists pool staff in maintaining safety during swim time, and swimming along side campers during all swimming sessions

Desired Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years old to work as a counselor with relative experience working with children
  • Must have high school diploma and/or relative experience working with children, and at least one year of college
  • Knowledge and ability to plan, develop, administer, and supervise youth activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Must be cooperative, dedicated, reliable, patient, and mature
  • Must be First-Aid and CPR certified by the beginning of camp.

After notification of hire, the following will be required:

  • Social Security card
  • Photo ID
  • Certification of bank deposit slip
  • CPR and First-Aid certification
  • Criminal history record check, including fingerprinting

Please contact Debbie Heron, Director of Youth Programs, at (703) 390-6163 or at: Deborah.Heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18050
Salary: $13.13/hour, Status G (Part-Time, 900 hours/year max.)
Location: Herrity Building & various parks throughout Fairfax County.
Schedule: This is a seasonal position; Saturdays & Sundays, April-October. Hours vary; less than 15 hours a week.

Description: The Park Authority’s Picnic Department is seeking a seasonal, weekend worker. The appointee to this position will have access to a county vehicle to complete custodial duties in several parks located throughout Fairfax County. Duties include cleaning reservable picnic areas, tidying restrooms, removing trash, and other custodian tasks as assigned. Parks that the appointee would be responsible for include, but are not limited to: Annandale Community Park, Arrowbrook Park, Braddock Park, Jefferson Manor Park, Mason District Park, McLean Central Park, Nottoway Park, Olney Park, and Roundtree Park.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather, traverse uneven ground, lift up to 50 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work.

  • Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County) must be completed with 60 days of hire.

To apply: Submit your resume to mary.bolinger@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to: 12055 Government Center Parkway #425, Fairfax, VA 22035. Attn: Mary Bolinger.

Annandale Community Park, Arrowbrook Park, Braddock Park, Jefferson Manor Park, Mason District Park, McLean Central Park, Nottoway Park, Olney Park, and Roundtree Park.

 

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