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Lake Fairfax Employment Opportunities

Lake Fairfax Park

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, please complete the online application or call 703-471-5415 for more information.


Year-Round Position Descriptions

Lake Fairfax Park Maintenance Supervisors and Workers
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


Seasonal Position Descriptions

Lake Fairfax Main Office Team Member
Now Accepting Applications for 2017!

Office staff provides support to the administrative staff and general service to park customers.
Duties include:

  • Process Water Mine season pass sales
  • Sell tickets for boat rentals and carousel rides
  • Administrative duties (answering phones, filing, etc.)
  • Check-in campground guests
  • Process reservations
  • Sell basic camping essentials

Lake Fairfax Seasonal Manager On Duty (MOD)
Check back in February - March 2018 for Availability

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.

Lake Fairfax Main Office Custodian
Check back in February - March 2018 for Availability

These are seasonal positions. Working 5 to 9:30 p.m. Weekend and summer holiday work is required. Schedule may be on a rotating basis depending upon staffing levels.
Duties include:

  • Office and bathroom custodial duties
  • Trash removal
  • Light equipment repairs

Lake Fairfax Marina Team Member
Check back in February - March 2018 for Availability

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

Lake Fairfax Marina Supervisor
Check back in February - March 2018 for Availability

Acts as facility supervisor on a given shift. Directs work of subordinate employees and completes their tasks in their absence. One to two years of marina operations experience is recommended.
Duties include:

  • Assists in the operation of the marina & carousel
  • Ensures an efficient and safe operation
  • Observes facility to correct obvious problems
  • Completes data tracking requirements and information logbooks
  • Operates equipment such as motorboats, amusement ride, and trail vehicle
  • Communicates with Park Management staff on the operation of facility
  • Interacts with park visitors and provides services and information
  • Renders first aid, seeks emergency services as needed

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

Online Seasonal Employment Application This application is for non-merit positions at Lake Fairfax Park.

BOLD questions are required.

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The selection process for most positions involves an evaluation of relevant education and experience. Therefore, it is important that you provide enough details so your qualifications can be properly evaluated. Start with the most recent employment first. Include military servce and volunteering. Complete all requested information.

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A firing or resignation does not automatically exclude you from employment. The circumstance, time elapsed, and recent employment record will be considered. If yes,

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Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
(Proof of identity and eligibility for employment in the U.S. is needed - prefer driver's license and SS Card.)
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If you are not a U.S. citizen, are there any restrictions on your eligibility for employment?


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