Lake Fairfax Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Fairfax Jobs

Lake Fairfax 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.

Lake Fairfax Park is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-471-5415.

To apply for open seasonal positions, click on the position below and follow the directions to apply. For more information, please call 703-471-5415.

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Lakefront Park Attendant

Status: G (Part-Time, 900 hours per year maximum)

Schedule: 24 hours/week, mostly weekends and some holidays

Salary: $8.58-$12/hour

Duties include:

  • Ensures the safe and effective operation of various park facilities that may include depending on the hiring site: campground, marina, mini-golf, carousel, miniature train, and public gathering areas.
  • Greets patrons and provides information regarding facilities, directions, park regulations and rules, safety information, etc.
  • Perform cash handling procedures as needed
  • Assist in boat rental procedures and ensures the safety of patrons partaking in watercraft activities
  • Assist in carousel operation and ensures the safety of all riders
  • Monitor campground and ensure all guests adhere to facility rules and regulations
  • Maintains cleanliness of park facilities
  • Assist in park events and programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours: variable, ranging from 9am-9pm

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to perform light to medium labor outdoors on land and water. Must be able to lift up to 25 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, and demonstrate follow through on assignments. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and must provide a driving record to the satisfaction of the employer. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.

Lakefront Maintenance Assistant

Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)

Hours: 20 – 30 hours/week, mostly on weekends

Salary: $11 - 14/hour, depending on skills and experience

Duties include:

  • Perform maintenance and custodial tasks to ensure the park is safe and clean.
  • Empty indoor and outdoor trash cans, collect ground trash, and assist patrons with controlling trash in picnic areas.
  • Clean and stock public restrooms and employee restrooms.
  • Remove trash and debris from the lake.
  • Remove weeds from activity areas, sidewalks, curbs and around buildings and parking lots.
  • Greet patrons and provide information 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.

Hours: Variable, ranging from 7 am to one hour past dark. Requires at least one weekend day per week.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to perform medium to heavy labor outdoors on land and water. Must be able to lift up to 50 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, and demonstrate follow through on assignments.  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and must provide a driving record to the satisfaction of the employer. 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.

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