Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

Park Operations Jobs

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The Park Operations Division (POD) is a Fairfax County Government organization that provides maintenance services to parks throughout the county. Employees in POD are employed by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance. The FCPA was awarded the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

The POD has many vacant positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. Minimum requirements for all appointees are as follows: Valid driver’s license. Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and work outdoors in variable weather conditions performing physical labor. Ability to traverse uneven ground. Ability to bend, twist, turn, stand, sit and stoop. Ability to operate motor vehicle. Ability to operate grounds equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. All appointees must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

Seasonal Position Descriptions

Park Operations Maintenance Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority 

Salary: $12.00/hour, no benefits

Schedule: Weekday and weekend work starting in mid-March and ending in mid-November consisting of 16-40 hours per week. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Now hiring for the 2021 season! Responsible for keeping park property including but not limited to athletic fields, grounds, and picnic rental shelter clean and safe for patrons. Collecting trash from receptacles and or grounds then transporting for disposal, cleaning restrooms and other facilities. Be efficient in the order sites are visited and with the routes taken from site to site. Sites with high priority should be visited more frequently and be given greater attention. Inspect facilities each shift and document findings.

Interacts with public to provide information about facilities and enforce the park rules.

Requirements: Valid driver’s license. Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and work outdoors in variable weather conditions performing physical labor. Ability to traverse uneven ground. Ability to bend, twist, turn, stand, sit, and stoop. Ability to operate motor vehicle. Ability to operate grounds equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. All appointees must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

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.  

Area 1 (Fairfax, McLean, Oakton, Vienna)
Area Manager: Olivier Anquetil
3200 Jermantown Rd.
Oakton, VA 22124
Olivier.Anquetil@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 2 (Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax, North Springfield)
Area Manager: Amber Stramel
8116 Braddock Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003
Amber.Stramel@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 3 (Alexandria, Franconia, Lorton, Springfield)
Area Manager: Phil Hager
6901 South Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22310
Philip.Hager@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 4 (Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, West Springfield)
Area Manager: Ed Richardson
10401 Burke Lake Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Ed.Richardson@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 5 (Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax)
Area Manager: Walter Wesley
4501 Brookfield Corp. Dr.
Chantilly, VA. 20151
Walter.Wesley@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 6 (Great Falls, Herndon, Reston)
Area Manager: Wayne Brissey
1410 Hunter Mill Rd.
Vienna, VA. 22182
Wayne.Brissey@fairfaxcounty.gov

Turf Crew Worker

Position Title: Seasonal Turf Crew Worker

Location: 8116 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. 22003

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 am to 2:30 pm.

Salary: Starting at $14.50 per hour

Overview: Under the direction of the Turf Crew Assistant Manager and/or Maintenance Crew Chief participates in the maintenance of 43 synthetic turf fields county-wide. Operates groomers, utility vehicles, tractors, and multiple kinds of attachments in the daily maintenance and makes a variety of repairs to synthetic turf. Works on special projects for athletic field improvements and/or maintenance for natural or synthetic turf athletic fields.  

Duties Include:

Assisting the Turf Crew to maintain 43 synthetic turf fields county wide using trucks, trailers, tractors with attachments, utility vehicles with multiple specialized attachments, and other specialized hand tools.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver's License is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in performing synthetic turf maintenance using a variety of equipment and attachments.
  • Knowledge of making artificial turf repairs using a variety of equipment and techniques. Knowledge and experience operating natural turf maintenance equipment. 
  • General knowledge of Fairfax County park locations.

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.  

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

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit our Jobs and Internships webpage.

Maintenance Worker ***Benefits Eligible***

Position Title: Maintenance Worker ***Benefits Eligible***
Location: Area 2 at Wakefield Park, 8116 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Salary: Starting at $15.14 per hours. *Benefits eligible.

Overview: This position reports to Area 2 at Wakefield Park daily and is dispatched to work locations throughout the county. Under the supervision of the maintenance crew chief, participates in a variety of unskilled tasks asso-ciated with mowing and grounds/park maintenance. Duties will include, but are not limited to: trash removal, re-stroom cleaning, completing minor repairs to park facilities, playground equipment, picnic areas, walkways, trails, fencing, signs, dugouts, player benches, and other amenities. A valid motor vehicle driver's license is required. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

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.  

Note: *This position is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov.  

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships
 

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