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.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18083
Salary: $11.2007/hour (position is exempt and not benefits eligible)
Hours: 15-20 hours/week. Saturday and Sunday hours and some holiday work is required
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Duties: Assist with all aspects of daily operations and tea programs at the 1784 Historic House. Opening and closing house to the public; greeting visitors and providing general and historical information about the site; gift shop and art show sales; handling cash register; providing general administrative support; answering telephone; taking program reservations; setting up for teas; assisting volunteers with tea service and clean-up; handling mass mailings; and assisting with light housekeeping, flower arrangements and seasonal decorations.

Minimum requirements: High school education and one year’s experience in customer service and administrative support. Excellent communications skills; ability to climb stairs and to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.; basic computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Successful candidate must acquire a working knowledge of the history of the Historic House and Green Spring Gardens.

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification and limited food manager license (offered through Fairfax County).

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for employee benefits, such as medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage, participation in flexible spending programs, earned leave or holiday pay.

To apply: Please e-mail resumes to Historic House Coordinator Deborah Waugh at deborah.waugh@fairfaxcounty.gov. Interviews with qualified applicants will begin immediately. Position open until filled.

Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18082
Salary: Salary range from $10.95 per hour (most counselors) up to $14.50 per hour depending on qualifications.
Hours: 10-40 hours per week (40 hours during most summer camps). During camp, hours will be 8:30am-4:30pm (camp runs 9:00-4:00). There is mandatory training in early June.
Location: Camp Counselor/Nature, Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA

The Science/Nature Program at Cub Run RECenter is looking for one camp counselors/interns to run our summer program (the other counselor has already been hired). Applicants should have a love of science & nature and want to share his/her knowledge with school-age children. Primary responsibilities will be teaching/assisting summer camp. There usually are 2 instructors for each summer camp, with a max of 16 children.

Qualifications: Individuals should have a demonstrated interest in nature and/or science. Must be at least 18 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach or assist with summer camps for school-age children. Titles include: Zoology Camp, Wilderness Survival, Space Explorers, and Dinosaur Camp. (We have been offering these camps for years and have a well-established curriculum for you to follow.) Campers range in ages from 5-12.
  • Supervise pool time with the children during some afternoons during camp.
  • Conduct hikes and explorations outdoors.
  • Organize summer camp curriculum and supplies.
  • Conduct other environmental education programs for schools, scouts, and summer camps.

This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals are not eligible to earn paid leave or holiday pay. Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer. The summer camp application packet can be found at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/camps/2018-counselor-application-packet.pdf

To apply, send application to:

Chris Terpak Malm
Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA
703-817-9407 (feel free to contact me if you have questions)Christina.Terpak-Malm@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

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

Job Functions

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

Positions

  • Therapeutic Recreation Leader
    • Provides participant supervision
    • Facilitates daily activities and assists with program planning
  • Therapeutic Recreation Unit Leader
    • Oversees designated participants and staff within a camp room
    • Plans and facilitates daily therapeutic activities
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
    • Oversees all participants and staff
    • In charge of day-to-day operations at a TR Site
    • Assist with participant behavioral support

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

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have at least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience).
  • Must acquire CPR and First Aid Certification for children and adults that is valid through August 2019.
  • TB test results: New Hires must have proof of a negative result within the last year/Returning Staff need proof of a negative results within the past 2 years.
  • Want to interview in person? Come to an open hire session. At Open Hires you can fill out an application, be interviewed, and if hired, fill out all hiring paperwork.
  • Location: Pennino Building-12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Wednesday, March 13: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.(10 Floor)
  • Thursday, April 18: Noon - 4 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • Saturday, May 11: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (2nd Floor)
  • Saturday, May 18: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (10th Floor)
  • *Thursday, May 23: 3 - 7 p.m.(10th Floor)

* subject to position availability

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

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

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

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

Agency: 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.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18066
Salary: $9.00 per hour
Location: Burke Lake Golf Center
Work Hours: All shifts available, facility open daily from 7am-11pm.

Must be 18 years of age in order to serve alcohol. Prepares food in a short order grill setting. Operates a cash register. Performs regular cleaning of facility. Cleans dining room and outside seating areas. May serve/sell food and beverage outside on driving range structure, patio. Other duties as assigned.

Send applications to: Lennea.Treynor@fairfxcounty.gov

Phone: 703-323-1641

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18061
Salary: $8.22 - $11.00
Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day - October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Location: Burke Lake Park 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. No paid leave or holiday pay.

Job Description: Staff is responsible for racking and setting up rental boats including: canoes, kayaks, rowboats, motor boats. Staff provide guided tours on lake on a pontoon boat and assists patrons with park information and directions and bait and tackle sales / rentals. Other responsibilities include cash handling, assisting boaters in and out of the boat, facility clean up, life jacket distribution, boat and safety equipment inspection. Staff will provide emergency assistance if needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Boating and fishing experience preferred. Driver’s license required. Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. CPR and Basic Water Safety training recommended, but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Chris.Danna@fairfaxcounty.gov

Phone: 703-323-6600

Chris D’Anna
Burke Lake Park Assistant Manager
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station 22039
Fairfax County Park Authority

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18062
Salary: $8.22 - $11.00
Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day - October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Location: Burke Lake Park 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. No paid leave or holiday pay.

Job Description: Staff will work at the park train station as cashiers and ticket takers and facility operators including driving the CP Huntington miniature train and running the carousel. Staff assist patrons with park information and directions. Other responsibilities include track work, facility upkeep, and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications: Driver’s license required. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. CPR preferred. Must be able to repeatedly lift 20 lbs. or more

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Chris.Danna@fairfaxcounty.gov

Phone: 703-323-6600

Chris D’Anna
Burke Lake Park Assistant Manager
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station 22039
Fairfax County Park Authority

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Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-18085
Salary: $11.20
Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week during camps
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Hendon VA


Frying Pan Farm Park Camp Schedule: June 17th – August 23rd. Counselors will receive training in June and may help in planning and organizing camps prior to camp start date.

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
• Great Invention Camp
• Escape From the Past Camp
• All About Horses Summer Camp
• Escape from Oz Camp

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 August 1-4 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.
 

OR
Mail: Patrick McNamara
Frying Pan Farm Park
Fairfax County Park Authority
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Questions? Call Patrick at 703-437-8261

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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.