Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1332

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

(Park/Recreation Assistant)

Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

Job # 13-1332

$18.04 to $24.05/hour  (Grade S16)

Location for this 20-hours per week jobshare position is the Herndon Senior Center (873 Grace Street in Herndon, Virginia). Assists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of outcome-based programming for Fairfax County residents ages 55 and older. Programming focuses on recreational activities, educational programs, community service projects, volunteer programs, community trips, health and wellness programs, cultural programs, and special events. Assists with the following: coordinating, organizing and promoting senior center activities; providing telephone reassurance and referral to appropriate resources; supervising senior center volunteers and auxiliary staff; maintaining statistics and records; and depositing funds to financial institutions on a weekly basis. Directs daily operation of senior center in the director's absence. Facilitates and coordinates safe building usage. Facilitates involvement of seniors with disabilities and assists in implementation of modified and adapted activities for older adults that function at varying levels.



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D.; plus two years of experience organizing and coordinating public recreation activities or community affairs.



CPR/AED and First Aid certification required. Certified Food Manager or Certified Limited Food Manager (which can be acquired once employed with training provided by the agency). 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.



College-level course work in recreation or related field. Bilingual in English and a second language. Experience: assisting with the development and implementation of appropriate recreational activities in a senior center or recreational program; and working with senior program participants and volunteers. Therapeutic Recreation experience or prevention-orientated recreation programs working with geriatric population with disabilities.



Panel interview with written questions. A second interview may be required for top candidates.



Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required by program responsibilities.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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