Burke Lake Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Information Office open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

703-323-6600
TTY 711

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

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NEW BENEFITS FOR SUMMER STAFF!!!

  • $100 net sign up BONUS*
  • $100 net retention BONUS*
  • FREE summer access to all 9 Rec Centers with fitness centers, pools and more. A $100+ value!

*FCPA will provide a $100 net sign up and $100 net retention bonus for any summer seasonal employee who works from Memorial Day OR the start of the program through Labor Day OR the end of the program.

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2020 FCPA Burke Lake Virtual Job Fair

Burke Lake Park is a Fairfax County Government organization. Employees at these parks are employed by Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance. The FCPA was awarded the 2010 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

Burke Lake Park is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

To apply for open seasonal positions, click on the position below and follow the directions to apply. For more information, please call 703-323-6600.

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Campground Attendant

Position: Campground Attendant
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Friday through Sunday mid-April – mid-November, Part time/20 hours per week average. Will include mornings, afternoons, and nights. 
Salary: $11 – $12.25/hour

Description: 

  • Staff is responsible for handling camping registration, campground site assignments, and camp store resale. Staff is responsible for routine checks of the campground, upkeep, and trash collection. 
  • Staff assists patrons with park information and directions. Other responsibilities include cash handling, sales and restocking of camp store items, and facility maintenance. Must be able to repeatedly lift 40 lbs. or more. Additional duties may vary.  
  • Accumulate knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. CPR preferred. Driver’s license recommended. 

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Information Center Attendant

Position: Information Center Attendant 
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Spring and Fall: 16-24 hours, Summer: 24-36 hours a week
Salary: $11 – $12.25/hour

Description: 

  • Operation of Point-of-Sale register to sell and rent merchandise, and register customers for classes, events, programs, campsites, and ticketed activities throughout the park.
  • Accumulate advanced knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
  • April through October weekends and holidays will assist with Gate House operations which include verifying customer Fairfax County residency and handling cash/credit card transactions for entrance fees. 
  • Checking campers for reservations or assisting walk-in registration, issues parking passes, campground rules, maps, and other park related information.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Information Office. 
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park management and operations may be assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be 16 years or older. Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with handling cash and various payment methods as well as working with customers in-person, over the phone or through email.
  • Values clean and organized public areas and work spaces.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Lakefront Maintenance

Position: Lakefront Maintenance
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: Spring, 24 – 32 hours/week; Summer, Up to 40 hours a week; Fall, 24-32 hours/week.
Salary: $13.00-$17.00/hour, depending on skills and experience.

Description: 

  • Perform maintenance and custodial tasks including: 
  • Empty indoor and outdoor trash cans, collect ground trash, and assist patrons with controlling trash in picnic areas.
  • Assist in facilities maintenance including cleaning and stocking public restrooms and bath houses.
  • Safely operate grounds maintenance machinery including mowers, string trimmers, edgers, and other hand tools. 
  • Remove and dispose of trash and debris in the lake on a regular basis.
  • Remove weeds on the sidewalks, curbs and around buildings and parking lots.
  • Assist in trails maintenance as needed including trail clearing and repair.
  • Greet patrons and provide customer-focused informational services regarding facilities, directions, park rules and regulations, safety information, etc.
  • Identify and report to park management equipment or facilities needing repair.
  • Assist with special event set-up, operation and breakdown.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to perform medium to heavy labor outdoors on land and water. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds. Must be able to work alone and with others depending on the nature of assignments, be adaptable, maintain positive interactions with all park staff, volunteers and visitors. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.  

Preferred Qualifications: All of the above plus experience supervising teams of volunteers involved in maintenance or similar work. Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 60 pounds.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Marina Attendant

Position: Marina Attendant
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16-32 hours/week. 
Salary: $11.00-$12.45/hour

Description: 

  • Assist in the daily operations of the Burke Lake Marina.
  • Sell, prepare, and maintain rental equipment such as Boats, Motors, Personal Flotation Devices, Fishing Poles and Tackle, etc.
  • Assist boaters in emergency situations
  • Provide quality customer service 
  • Provide first aid to patrons in emergency situations.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned. 

Preferred Qualifications: One or more season of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Cashiering experience. Customer service experience. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community. 

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 50 pounds. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment.  

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Miniature Golf Attendant

Position: Miniature Golf Attendant
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Spring and Fall: 5-16 hours a week, Summer 20-36 hours a week
Salary: $11 – $12.25/hour

Description: 
Operation of Point-of-Sale register to sell miniature golf admission. Provide putting clubs, balls, course map and scoresheet and pencils to players.
Accumulate knowledge of the miniature golf facility, other park facilities and amenities as well as relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
Assist in the maintenance of miniature golf course. 
Other tasks or duties to support overall park management and operations may be assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be 15 years or older. Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with handling cash and various payment methods as well as working with customers in-person. Values clean and organized public areas and work spaces. First Aid and CPR certification.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Seasonal Manager on Duty (MOD)

Position: Manager on Duty (MOD)
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Spring, Summer, Fall: 24– 40 hours/week
Salary: $13-17/hour

Description: 

  • Work with minimal supervision to ensure the safe and effective operation of the park. 
  • Open the park and its facilities, preparing it for staff and visitors. Close and secure the park and all facilities at the end of each day.
  • Check in and check out picnic rentals, permitted events, and conduct routine park checks.
  • Serve as an attendant for any of the facilities in Burke Lake Park
  • Demonstrate safe cash handling operations by operating a point of sale machine, preparing cash drawers for cashiers, closing money batches at the end of each shift.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the park, its facilities, programs, and services in all interactions with patrons and staff.
  • Stay up-to-date on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, state and county laws, and other pertinent guidance.
  • Note safety/security and maintenance concerns, address them as feasible, and report them to park supervisor or other designated offices as appropriate.
  • Act as lead first responder on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty. 
  • Act as Facility Manager.
  • Complete special projects and tasks as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Leadership experience in a professional setting of at least 6 months. Experience in customer service equal to at least 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in providing safe, clean and attractive grounds and public facilities. Boating experience and certification. Experience dealing effectively with emergencies and other difficult situations.

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 60 pounds.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Train Station Attendant

Position: Train Station Attendant 
Location: Burke Lake Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day – end of October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. 
Salary: $11 – $12.25/hour

Description: 

  • Staff assist patrons with park information and directions. Other responsibilities include track work, facility upkeep, and maintenance.  
  • Accumulate knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Driver’s license required. Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications: 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 30 lbs. or more 

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  
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