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

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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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Park Operations Virtual Job Fair

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

Park Operations Maintenance Worker

Salary: $13.25/hour, no benefits
Hours: Weekend and holiday work starting in mid-March and ending in mid-November consisting of 16-24 hours per week.
Location/Contact: (see below)

Now hiring for the 2022 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, inspecting 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.

To Apply: Please send email and/or resume to the contacts at the various locations below:

Area 1 (Fairfax, McLean, Oakton, Vienna)
Area Manager: Olivier Anquetil
1927 Pimmit Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
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: William Douglas
6901 South Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22310
William.Douglas3@fairfaxcounty.gov

Area 4 (Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, West Springfield)
Area Manager: Marcos Suarez
10401 Burke Lake Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Marcos.Suarez@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

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
 

Maintenance Worker – Forestry ***Benefits Eligible***

Position Title: Maintenance Worker – Forestry 
Location: 4501 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, Virginia. 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 3:00pm.
Salary: Starting at $15.30 per hour. 
Overview: The Forestry Maintenance Worker Performs a variety of semi-skilled manual tree maintenance; removes diseased, dead, or undesirable trees from parkland and other designated County-owned property. Duties include chipping brush, assist aerial lift operators and felling operations, and operate all forestry-related equipment.  Assist with all site safety requirements. Maintain and document all equipment including chainsaws, chippers, trucks, and aerial lifts. Saw chain sharpening, grease, and lube all equipment per manufacturer and/or supervisor instructions, keep all equipment clean and well-maintained.

Duties Include: 

  • Crew support including, job site clean-up, brush chipping, chainsaw use.
  • Compliance with industry safety standards (ANSI Z-133)
  • Participation in weekly and scheduled safety meetings.
  • Assists with general crew duties including shop, equipment, and tool maintenance.
  • Active participation in training on the job and in house.
  • Must be a team player, willing to learn and able to share in all required job duties.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • One year of experience in ground and building maintenance. 
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education.  
  • Must be physically able to life 50 pounds.  
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, and ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas.  
  • Must be able to work in varying weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in natural areas or parks, use of forestry equipment such as chainsaws, chippers and pruning tools.

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

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.  

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

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