Lake Accotink Park

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Accotink Jobs

Lake Accotink 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 Accotink 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 703-569-0285 for more information.

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Seasonal Position Descriptions


Now Hiring Camp Counselors and Staff


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

Schedule: 24 hours/week, hours variable between 7 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.

Salary: $13 to 15/hour

Duties include:

  • Ensures the safe and effective operation of the assigned lakefront park. Early shift opens the park and its facilities, preparing it for staff and visitors. Closing shift closes and secures the park and all facilities at the end of each day.
  • Ensures park facilities are well maintained and kept in safe conditions.

  • Performs routine maintenance and custodial tasks to include emptying trash cans, collecting ground trash, and cleaning restrooms and other areas.
  • Serves as facility attendant for park Visitors Center. Answers phones, greets patrons, performs administrative work such as updating logs, creating written materials for use by staff and patrons. Assists in maintaining clean, organized work spaces and visitor areas.
  • Takes initiative to increase knowledge of the park, its facilities, programs, services, and resources.
  • Serves as primary contact point for park visitors and customers. Provides verbal and written information and directions relating to facilities, programs, picnic area use, trails, natural and cultural resources, and other topics.
  • Stays up-to-date on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, state and county laws, and other pertinent guidance.
  • Notes safety/security and maintenance concerns, addresses them where feasible, and reports to supervisor using appropriate methods and recordkeeping.
  • Responds on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.
  • Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, traverse uneven ground, lift up to 50 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone.

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

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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 in the miniature golf course, 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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Lake Accotink is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-569-0285