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.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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-21037
Salary: Pay for this position starts at $9.50 per hour
Hours: This position works Saturday, Sunday, and Summer Holidays. Positions starts Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day weekend
Location: Lake Fairfax Park; 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, Virginia 20190

Duties:

  • Assists with the operation of marina and carousel including ensuring the safe and effective operation of the marina facilities. 
  • Greet patrons and provide information, assist in boat rental procedures, and ensure the safety of patrons participating in water activities.
  • Assists in the operation of the carousel.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.  
  • Must be able to perform light to medium labor on water and land and lift up to 25 lbs.   
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification 

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-21003
Salary: $20.00
Location: McLean Community Center

The summer day camp will provide a comprehensive recreation program for participants to include highly structured programs in the area of games, fitness, arts & crafts, music & drama and special activities and events.

The assistant director will be responsible for assisting the Camp Director with all phases of this operation from the planning stage to the evaluation stage. In addition, the assistant director will be responsible for general supervision of the camp in the absence of the Camp Director.  The assistant director will report to the Camp Director daily.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in a child related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, recreation, physical education, and one year of programmatic experience in a licensed camp setting or related experience. Per Virginia licensing regulations must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience directing day camp programs and working directly with children ages 3-10.  MAT, CPR and First Aid Certification.

Job Description:

Assists the Camp Director with all of the following duties, as well as fulfills duties independently in absence of Camp Director.

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating daily camp activities and schedules.  These program plans will include all areas mentioned above, should be documented and then approved by the Camp Director.
  • Responsible for assisting with all program publicity.  This may include but is not limited to preparation of flyers, posters, letters and conversations with parents.
  • Supervision of staff - both paid and volunteers.  It is the responsibility of the assistant director to assign tasks, monitor performance, evaluate performance, provide necessary training and elicit program ideas from staff.  The assistant director should deal with staff issues as they occur and always report to the Camp Director as soon as possible.
  • Responsible for day to day leadership during the camp program, general supervision, and for establishing proper lines of communication with parents.
  • Daily inspection of equipment and facilities for hazardous conditions.  This includes all outdoor play equipment, general program equipment, and facilities for hazardous conditions. If there are visible hazards, the assistant director should immediately notify the Camp Director as well as the rest of the Camp Staff.
  • Responsible for completing all paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for requesting all program supplies and equipment, in addition to the care and cleanup of these supplies and equipment on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining an open line of communication with the Camp Director concerning the program, staff, participants, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Sheleta.Anderson@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-21001
Salary: Rate of pay will be $15.50/hour
Hours: Candidate must be available to work M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., June 14, 2021 - July 30, 2021
Location: McLean Community Center

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.  

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.

Physical Requirements:
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.

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

To Apply: Email resume to Sheleta.Anderson@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: County of Fairfax/McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-21002
Salary: $16.50
Hours: This job will be May 10-Aug.13. 10am-5pm hours may vary (occasional evenings and weekends required).
Location: McLean Community Center

Under direction of the Youth/Instructional Programs Manager, the Recreational Programs/ Events Intern plans, organizes and provides supervision and oversight for a broad spectrum of recreation activities, classes, camps, services, facilities, field trips and programs; conducts outreach and marketing activities with board members, users, and community groups. Performs additional related work as required.

This position in recreation is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day program planning and coordination and supervision of various activities and services administered within the McLean Community Center. Areas of assignment may include assisting in camps, class programming, updating/editing and assembly of policy & procedure guidelines for the Program Dept., customer service, invoicing/payments, and event management.

Recreation/Events Interns are expected to exercise a high degree of expertise, initiative and independent decision-making to insure customer satisfaction.

Examples of Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative and not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment.)

  • Plans, organizes, conducts and coordinates a wide variety of recreational and
  • community service programs within the McLean Community Center, schedules activities and programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates program activities, assists in registration office management, responds to questions and concerns.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and other documents such as operating, activity and
  • financial reports, instructional dept. policy & procedures guideline manual, promotional materials and agenda items; presents materials to Programs Manager
  • Provides input into the development of budgets, including determining staffing and other operating expenses.
  • Maintains contacts with patrons to provide necessary coordination of services
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements: Applicants must be a senior in a college/university or in Graduate School

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

To Apply: Email resume to Sheleta.Anderson@fairfaxcounty.gov

It is that wonderful time of year again – camp time!  Neighborhood and Community Services’ (NCS) Camp Fairfax and Teens in Action programs begin June 14.  Working at summer camp is a great choice for your career and community. On top of all the fun that you will have leading campers in-person and online in exciting activities, you will also play an important role in shaping and enriching the lives of youth and teens. During summer camp, campers learn important life lessons about community service, teamwork and explore new recreational activities ranging from STEAM, Health & Wellness, sports, theater, dance, arts, crafts and more.  As a leader and a mentor, you can be a bright spot in someone else’s day!

Instructions: Click the link below to register for one of five open hire sessions where you will be interviewed virtually for an Activity Facilitator position located at one of the community centers. After completing the brief online questionnaire, you will be contacted and provided with an interview time slot. Please be prepared to send a copy of your resume to the hiring manager after your interview is confirmed.

Session 1 - Monday, April 12th  - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvfuugrDIuHNVIJXDz2tNLJzmx7bzXIO5g
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Session 2 - Tuesday, April 13th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Session 3 - Wednesday, April 14th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Session 4 - Thursday, April 15th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Session 5 - Saturday, April 17th - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
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If you are unable to attend our Virtual Open Hire events, we invite you to apply for consideration using the instructions below.

Positions: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIs and IIIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.If you are unable to attend our Virtual Open Hire events, we invite you to apply for consideration using the instructions below.

Positions: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIs and IIIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.

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*Selected positions offer limited benefits. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. However, they are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. When candidates are contacted by the Hiring Manager, they will be informed if the position they are being considered for is benefits-eligible.

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting our service delivery and working locations—NCS business practices reflect the CDC’s recommendations for maximum workplace safety. All current employees and future employees are/will be required to complete a training of workforce safety protocols used in NCS facilities. Any questions regarding this, can be directed to the point of contact when you submit your application(s).

Description: This announcement will be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions (Recreation Leaders IIs and IIIs) located at various NCS facilities across Fairfax County. 

Seeking Activity Facilitators looking for part-time opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County residents. Activity Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate. Work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs. Implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population. Lead scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes. Assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community. Provide leadership and ensure the safety of all center participants. Interact positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants. Act as a role model and mentor. Accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants. 

Facilitators will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities. Use of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms will be required to engage participants during hybrid programming. 

Hiring Teams at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers prefer candidates with skills in the areas of art, cooking, costume design, educational tutoring, graphic design, music education, theatre, science, and sports. 

If you have a background and interest in Recreation Activity Facilitation—consider exploring opportunities with Neighborhood and Community Services—a leader of Inclusive Community-Based Programs in your own backyard. 

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.  Must complete CPR, First AID, AED training within 30 days of hire which is provided by employer. 

Schedule: Positions vary. We have positions that work on average 17 hours per week (a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year), and other positions that work between 20 and 30 hours per week (a minimum of 1,040 hours and maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year).  Specific weekly hours for all positions will be determined based on agency/program needs. For all positions, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours worked per week.

Hours: Work hours vary from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Location: Various sites across Fairfax County. Please see information below on NCS’s four Service Regions.
 

To Apply: 

  1. Submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to the point of contact for your preferred Service Region;  
  2. State the position you are interested in (Recreation Leader II or III), and
  3. State the type of position you are interested in (20-30 hours/week or 17 hours/week).

If you are interested in applying for positions in multiple regions, please submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to each point of contact in the region(s) you prefer. Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to match your preference with NCS’s program needs.

Region 1:  

Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Huntington Community Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, and South County Teen Center.    
Send resumes and applications to:
Jacob Berenbroick
Jacob.Berenbroick@fairfaxcounty.gov

Region 2:  

Bailey’s Community Center, Bailey’s Senior Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, and Willston Community Center. Glascow Middle School and Graham Road Community Building (Drop-In sites). 
Send resumes and applications to:
Jessica Esparza – Jones 
Jessica.Esparza@fairfaxcounty.gov

Region 3:
Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Reston Teen Center, and Southgate Community Center.    
Send resumes and applications to:
Robert Webster
Robert.Webster@fairfaxcounty.gov

Region 4:
Little River Glen Senior Center, Mott Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program, David R. Pinn Community Center, Sully Senior Center, and Wakefield Senior Center. 
Send resumes and applications to:
Torrey Piper
Torrey.Piper@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-21004

Gear up for this summer! It'll be your best one yet!

Therapeutic Recreation is now hiring to fill more than 100 positions for its six-week summer camp program for school-aged youth with varying disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation is hosting a series of eight virtual open hire & information sessions for summer job seekers interested in working as a camp counselor or camp director.

Register Via Zoom for ONE of the Following Session Dates:

Session 1 - Tuesday, April 6, 3 pm-5pm
http://bit.ly/OpenHire1

Session 2 - Saturday, April 17, 10 am-12 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire2

Session 3 - Tuesday, April 20,3 pm-5 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire3

Session 4 - Saturday, May 1,10 am-12 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire4

Session 5 - Tuesday, May 4, 3 pm-5 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire5

Session 6 - Tuesday, May 11, 3 pm-5 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire6

Session 7 - Saturday, May 15, 10 am-12 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire7

Session 8 - Tuesday, May 18, 3 pm-5 pm
http://bit.ly/NCSOpenHire8
 

Call us at (703) 324 5532 or click here for more information on positions and our summer camps.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For more information, call 703-324-4600, TTY 711 March 2021

Please be prepared to send your resume once your registration is confirmed and discuss during your virtual interview.
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21018
Salary: Starting at $13.00 per hour
Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week during camps. June 18th – August 24th. Directors will receive training in June and may help in planning and organizing camps prior to camp start date.
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park; 2710 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

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 Senior Interpreter, the camp director will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery. Camp directors 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
  • Pioneer Homesteaders
  • All About Horses Summer 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 2 – 5 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.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21017
Salary: Starting at $11.44 per hour, may increase based on experience
Hours: 30-40 hours per week during camps
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park; 2714 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

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.

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.  

To apply: Send your resume to Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

Agency: Park Authority 
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21016
Salary: $11.4359/Hour
Hours: 40 hours per week, limited term
Location: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly VA 20151

The Fairfax County Park Authority 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: To facilitate camp programming, duties may include: 

  • Work directly with campers aged 6-12.
  • Assist with group management and supervision.
  • Contribute to the development of nature and science lessons and activities. 
  • Works with the team in teaching nature and science-based 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.
  • Assists 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.
  • Assist in aftercare, if held this summer. 

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, strong oral and written communication skills and able to manage multiple tasks at once. Previous experience working with children and experience in customer service is crucial. Knowledge of ecology, biology or natural sciences, local wildlife 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.  CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification.

Physical Requirements: This work requires the ability to lift 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 8-4:30pm and 8:30-5pm Monday through Friday.  This is a limited term position from Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 20th. 

Training: Training will be provided as needed by Camp Administrator, site staff and Visitor Services and Operations Manager. Must complete Summer Camp Staff Orientation and 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.

 

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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