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

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of vaccination or an exemption status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reason will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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-21049
Salary: Starting at $15.15 per hour. *Benefits eligible.
Hours: 24 – 30 hours per week, including some weekends.
Location: Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Va. 20151.

Come work in a beautiful park setting with a great team. Help support all maintenance for grounds and buildings and for all programs and special events.

Duties Include: 
•    Completes required maintenance work; custodial, mowing, weeding, landscaping, tree care, trail work, garden support, snow and ice removal, buildings upkeep, minor repairs. 
•    Programming and special event support (set up/take down).

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid drivers license. 

Preferred Qualifications: Some experience with grounds equipment, mowing and tractors. 

Note: *This position is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

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

Closing June 4th, 2021.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Agency: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-21047
Salary: $12-15/hour depending on experience 
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, May-October and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary but generally shifts are 8 am to 4:30pm or 11:30 pm to 8 pm, four- five days a week including weekends. Holiday work required.
Location: Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

About Scott’s Run Nature Preserve: Scott’s Run Nature Preserve has close to 400 acres of forested land in the globally rare area of the Potomac Gorge and is Fairfax County’s natural resource jewel. It features unique plants and geologic features that attract people from all over the region. The position will be directed by the Natural Resource Manager at Riverbend Park. Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park! 

Duties: 

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural resource based parkland including trails. 
  • Conduct surveys, plantings and other natural resource projects. 
  • Lead volunteers on cleanups, trail maintenance and other special projects. 
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure regulation compliance. 
  • Trash pick up, clean up of graffiti and other damage. 

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 spend extended periods of time standing, walking, and ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Must be able to work in varying weather conditions. This is a physically demanding job that will be entirely spent outdoors and staff must be physically able to complete all duties. 

Preferred Qualifications: College level work related to ecology, biology, environmental science or related field. Knowledge of local flora and fauna, including non-native invasive plants. Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools. Experience working on trails and being outdoors. 

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. 

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

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

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!

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

 

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

 

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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Visit Fairfax County Park Authority Jobs and Internships to find open summer positions. 

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Come join us for a summer of fun! Visit the Water Mine Employment page for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

Water Mine

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Visit Lifeguard Jobs for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

 

Visit Lake Accotink Jobs for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

 

Visit Lake Fairfax Jobs for complete details and directions on how to apply for these positions.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

 

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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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