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: Park Authority 
Job#: ELT-FCPA-20016 
Salary: $12-14/Hour  
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly VA 20151 
Schedule: 40 hours per week, limited term 

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is seeking an enthusiastic Summer Education Director to be the camp director to design, write, 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. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Supervise campers aged 6-14 years. 

  • Supervise teen volunteers (14-18yrs.) and Summer Education Teachers delegating duties. 

  • Designs, writes, and leads daily camp plans, interpretive programs, and schedules. 

  • Trains staff and volunteers on interpretive programming. 

  • Oversees group management and supervision.  

  • Manages conflict resolution with both camper’s parents and campers. 

  • Communicates effectively with parents and general park visitors. 

  • Directly responsible for campers and youth volunteers. 

  • Works with Camp Administrator to budget, plan, and purchase camp supplies. 

  • Performs 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, managing multiple tasks at once. Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be flexible and able to improvise. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service is crucial. Knowledge of ecology, biology or natural sciences 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. Certified in CPR/First Aid 

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 8:30a-5pm, Monday through Friday.  This is a limited term position from Monday, May 18 through August 25, 2020.  

Training: Training will be provided as needed Camp Administrator and site staff.  Must complete All Camp Staff training June 1-2, 5-9pm, Camp Staff Site Orientation and online training. 

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

Agency: Park Authority 
Job#: ELT-FCPA-20017 
Salary: $11-13/Hour 
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly VA 20151 
Schedule: 40 hours per week, limited term 

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park 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 6-14. 

  • Supervise teen volunteers (14-18) and delegating appropriate duties to them. 

  • Assist with group management and supervision. 

  • Assist 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, managing multiple tasks at once. Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be flexible and able to improvise. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service is crucial. Knowledge of ecology, biology or natural sciences 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. Certified in CPR/First Aid. 

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 7-3:30 or 9:30-6pm, Monday through Friday.  This is a limited term position from Monday, May 18 through August 25, 2020.  

Training: Training will be provided as needed Camp Administrator, Summer Education Director and site staff. Must complete All Camp Staff training June 1-2, 5-9pm, Camp Staff Site Orientation and online training. 

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

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: 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.

 

Please note: due to the current and ongoing public health crisis related to the novel coronavirus (COVID19), NCS has had to make changes to our hiring process which result in canceling the open hire sessions scheduled for April. Our expectation at this time is that the hiring process will resume in due course once the public health situation has improved. Applicants are encouraged to stay abreast of any updates regarding recruitment, both in NCS and Fairfax County. 

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: 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: Brian.Armstrong@fairfaxcounty.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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