Lake Accotink Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-569-3464
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

 

Now Accepting Applications for 2018

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.

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

Schedule: 24 hours/week, hours variable between 10 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.

Salary: $8 to 11/hour

Duties include:

  • Distribute life jackets to all patrons
  • Ensure compliance with marina rules
  • Safely operate our antique carousel
  • Distribute mini golf supplies and monitor course
  • 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

Must be available to work April through October
Must be available to work weekends

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Now Accepting Applications for 2018

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.

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

Schedule: 24 hours/week, hours variable between 10 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.

Salary: $8 to 11/hour

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

Must be available to work April through October
Must be available to work weekends

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Now Accepting Applications for 2018

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 them using appropriate methods and recordkeeping.
  • Responds on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.
  • Supervises marina operations during assigned Manager-on-Duty shifts.
  • Duties may include making purchases on behalf of the site, adhering to county and Park Authority purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Completes 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 weeks of employment. Valid drivers license and excellent driving history.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of basic maintenance practices, materials, methods, 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.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2018

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