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 has many positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointee's must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

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.

Year-Round Position Descriptions

Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Hours: Average 15-20 hours per week. Variable, but hours will include some mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

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

Hourly Rate: 11.29

Location: 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive Reston, VA, 20190 . Our programs complement the parks mission to preserve, protect and foster stewardship.

Instructor Description: Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history, geocaching, orienteering, kayaking and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, events and special request programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural or cultural history, education or a closely related field and six months experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to

Applications accepted year-round

Park maintenance workers and supervisors report for duty and work at Lake Fairfax Park. These positions are demanding yet rewarding for both entry level job seekers and those looking for advancement opportunities within Fairfax County. Candidates must possess the ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather. These positions are seasonal positions that are available from 25 to 48 weeks per year. Working weekend and summer holidays is required and may be on a rotating schedule depending upon staffing levels.

Duties include:

  • General park maintenance
  • Mowing and weed-eating operations
  • Campground maintenance
  • Athletic field maintenance
  • Trail repairs and preservation
  • General cleaning duties, routine manual labor tasks

Prerequisites for any maintenance position:

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical
  • Successfully complete the background investigation

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Seasonal Position Descriptions

Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Under direction of full time managers, assists in supervising operation of a large multifaceted park.

  • Acts as supervisor during given shifts while performing duties related to the daily operation of the various facilities within the park. Reports problems or takes necessary action. Completes opening and/or closing procedures of park facilities, operates equipment such as park truck, boats with motors, trail vehicles and personal computer.
  • With full time management staff, trains seasonal employees as needed to ensure they complete their assigned work. Directs work of subordinate employees and completes their tasks in their absence. Schedules employees, orders supplies, conducts inventory of for-sale items. Inspects for safety violations.
  • Performs cash control duties such as operating point of sale, counts safe money, and changes funds. Prepares deposits and delivers money to bank. Records daily entries in log books.
  • Assists full time managers with development and implementation of special events/programs.
  • Interacts directly with park visitors to inform them of fees, schedules, park rules and regulations.
  • Renders first aid; seeks emergency services as needed.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2019

The lake is our most beautiful attribute here at the park. Daily peddle boat and canoe rentals are available. Boat house staff coordinate all marina activity. Staff will receive training in CPR & Basic Water Safety.
Duties include:

  • Distribute life jackets to all patrons
  • Ensure compliance with marina rules
  • Safely operate our antique carousel
  • Inspect boats and safety equipment
  • Monitor lake activity for customer safety
  • Provide emergency rescue care if needed
  • Provide emergency rescue care if needed
  • Perform guided tours on lake

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Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Duties include:

  • Assists customers in making reservations for camp sites
  • Operates cash register for point-of-sales to include boat rentals
  • Provides customers with exceptional customer service as the first point of contact with phone calls and in-person questions
  • Assists with the operation of the carousel
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend shifts

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