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.

Get PAID to Play!!! Creative, high-energy motivated candidates wanted for seasonal positions in the Fairfax County Park Authority Rec-PAC summer camp program. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check, certifications in First Aid/ CPR and attending staff training.

Duties include:

  • Facilitates daily activities and assists with site program planning.
  • Works with a group of campers.
  • Ensure health and safety of campers at all times
  • Provide immediate first aid treatment to campers in distress as needed
  • Participate in staff training prior to start of camp
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Maintain professional attitude and image at all times

Prerequisites for the Rec-PAC staff:

  • Be first aid and CPR certified by the first day of staff training.
  • Provide documentation of negative TB test results
  • Must attend one of the Rec-PAC open hire

Rec-PAC Open Hire Dates:

  • April 9th 5-8 Fairhill ES
  • May 15th 5-8 Oak View ES
  • May 23rd 10-1 Herrity
  • June 1st 2-5 Providence RECenter
  • June 4 5-8 Oakton ES
  • June 11th 10-1 Herrity

Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required. 

To Apply: Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/jobs for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the baAsis 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.

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: 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.

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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.