Lake Fairfax Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-471-5415
TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

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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FCPA 2020 Lake Fairfax Virtual Job Fair

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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Front Desk Staff

Position: Front Desk Staff
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16 to 32 hours/week. Winter: 0 to 8 hours/week.
Salary: $11 to 13.45 per hour.

Description: Serves as the initial point of visitor contact for walk-in and phone inquiries at Lake Fairfax Park’s Office. This position requires a self-motivated, independent worker with good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multitask and remain organized in a busy environment, and the ability to prioritize workload.  Training provided.

Duties: 

  • Welcomes visitors to the park, distributes information, and answers phones.  
  • Operates point of sale machine to sell firewood, camping supplies, and other items and services.
  • Assists campers in scheduling campgrounds using our computerized system.
  • Checks in campers and issues parking passes, campground rules, maps, and other information.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Park Office. 
  • 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.
  • Perform daily inspections of facilities, equipment, supplies and work methods.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid driver’s license.  
  • Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted.  
  • Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First Aid and CPR certification.  
  • Multilingual (in English and other languages).  
  • Accuracy in point-of-sale cash-handling operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Values clean and organized public areas and work spaces.
  • Skilled in performing routine custodial work that meets high standards.
  • Experience supervising and training staff or volunteers. 

Special Requirements: Will be required to pass a background check and driver’s license check.  First Aid and CPR required within 90 days of employment.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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.  

Lake Front Maintenance Specialist

Position: Lake Front Maintenance Specialist
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: Spring, 24 to 32 hours/week; Summer, Up to 40 hours a week; Fall, 24 to 32 hours per week.
Salary: $13 to $18 per 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 in 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.

Hours: Negotiable, staff are needed in the early mornings as well as later into the evenings. Days vary, must be available 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.  
  • CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising teams of volunteers involved in maintenance or similar work.
  • Multilingual (in English and other languages).

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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 Specialist (Entry level) 

Position: Marina Specialist (Entry level) 
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: 40 hours a week for summer camp.
Salary: $11 to 13.45 per hour.

Description: Assist in the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, trackless train, picnic areas, and a marina offering boat rentals.

  • Work on the front lines in one or more areas of service to which you are assigned. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; tour boat and boat rental operations; amusements operations. Under the direction of a marina supervisor, work with 2 to 3 other part time workers to support waterfront activities during assigned shifts.
  • Monitor recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff.
  • Assist patrons with safe access to rental boats. Explain and demonstrate safety equipment and precautions. Learn to operate patrol boats and use all equipment safely and responsibly. 
  • Operate a carousel and perform daily safety checks of the amusement.
  • Greet patrons and provide quality customer service.
  • Acquire and apply factual knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Employ proper cash handing/cash security procedures and keep track of all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
  • Assist with daily inspections of facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning and custodial tasks, including restroom cleaning, litter removal, emptying trashcans, cleaning water fountains, wiping down pfd’s, sweeping/mopping, etc.
  • Assist with special events, group use, and other rentals as needed.  
  • Assist supervisor and/or other more senior staff in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations, as trained.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be customer-focused, motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task-oriented.
  • Strong team player.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Must be age 16 or older.

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.
  • CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment. 

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 40 pounds. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification will determine assigned areas of service and may increase potential for hiring and advancement.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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 and Amusements Supervisor

Position: Marina and Amusements Supervisor
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16 to 32 hours/week. Winter: 0 to 8 hours/week.
Salary: $12 to 14.52 per hour.

Description: Assist in the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, trackless train, picnic areas, and a marina offering boat rentals.

  • Acquire and maintain proficiency in all aspects of one or more areas of service. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; tour boat and boat rental operations; amusements and birthday party operations. Supervise, train and coach up to 5 part time workers and all waterfront activities during assigned shifts; resolve and report problems that arise.
  • Supervise recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff. Provide leadership to boathouse team to ensure patrons safely access rental boats, patrol boats are properly cared for and utilized, and staff remain vigilant.
  • Ensure quality customer service and proactively interact with customers.
  • 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.
  • Support processes and procedures that maximize cost efficiency of facility operations. Ensure effective utilization of staff.
  • Perform daily inspections of facilities, equipment, supplies and work methods.
  • Assist in planning and implementing special events and group use events. 
  • Participate in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations in lieu of or in tandem with a seasonal or full-time manager. 
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task oriented.
  • Strong team player, with demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to expanding or improving skills and taking on new responsibilities.
  • CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment.  
  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving history. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification within 3 weeks of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field.
  • Accuracy in point-of-sale cash-handling operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Values clean and organize public areas and work spaces.
  • Skilled in performing routine custodial work that meets high standards.
  • Experience supervising and training staff or volunteers.
  • Experienced boater.
  • 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 40 pounds.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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.  

Manager on Duty (MOD)

Position: Manager on Duty (MOD)
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year).
Hours: Spring, 16 to 32 hours/week; Summer, Up to 40 hours a week; Fall, 16 to 32 hours/week.
Salary: $13 to $17 per 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 facility attendant for park Visitors Center. Answer phones, greet patrons, perform administrative work such as updating logs, creating flyers and written materials for use by staff and patrons, maintain and trouble-shoot office equipment, filing and organizing.
  • Demonstrate safe cash handling operations by operating a point-of-sale machine, preparing cash drawers for cashiers, closing 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 Marina Operations Manager or Marina Supervisor to cover a short-term absence.
  • Complete special projects and tasks as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in parks and recreation, hospitality and tourism, business, or related field, plus 2 years of successful employment in a position of responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.  
  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving history.

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.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • 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 40 pounds.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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.  

Camp Counselor

Position: Camp Counselor
Location: Lake Fairfax Park
Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)
Hours: 40 hours a week for summer camp 
Salary: $13-15/hour depending on experience

Description: 

  • Help make positive childhood memories and gain valuable experience in the parks and recreation and childhood development fields at Lake Fairfax Park’s summer day camps. 
  • Under the direct supervision of the program supervisor, camp counselors will provide high quality services and exceptional customer service to campers and parents through program delivery.
  • Camp counselors will plan, implement, and supervise activities for children aged 8 – 14; organize and maintain camp supplies; keep camp program areas tidy, safe and presentable; prepare and distribute activity calendars and supply lists; communicate camper assessments to parents and make phone calls as necessary.
  • Document accidents, injuries, complaints and problems and report through the proper chain of command; and provide overall supervision of children enrolled in the program in keeping with FCPA procedures and policies. 
  • Training will be provided.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with children in a group setting. Must have proven strong oral and written communication skills. Must be a strong team player and demonstrate initiative to complete tasks. Interest in working with children outdoors.

Preferred Qualifications: Education, childhood development or summer camp background. Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education and/or cultural resource stewardship. Experience working in nature-based programming.

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.
  • Agree to a Criminal Background Check and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services and have NEVER been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes.
  • Provide negative TB test results (valid for two years).
  • Attend all mandatory staff development and training.
  • Be able to obtain first aid and CPR certifications; training provided.
  • Provide at least 2 references.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please call 703-471-5414 for more information.

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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