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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Rec-PAC Program Counselor Jobs

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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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2022

NEW PERKS FOR STAFF THIS YEAR – HIGHER PAY FOR ALL STAFF and FREE SUMMER ACCESS to all 9 Rec Centers with fitness centers, pools and more. A $100+ value!

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After you apply, you will be contacted by staff to discuss steps for completing the process.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Rec-PAC Leader (Camp Counselor)

Position Title: Rec-PAC Leader (Camp Counselor)
Location: Multiple locations in Fairfax County, Virginia. 
Hours: Monday through Friday; 8:15am – 4:15pm
Salary: 

Rec-PAC Leader (Camp Counselor) $13/hr. (1st year) $14/hr. (2nd year or has college degree)   $15/hr. (3rd year or is a teacher)

Duties Include: 

  • Lead groups of up to 18 kids.
  • Plan engaging programs for kids.
  • Lead campers in outdoor activities, sports, arts and crafts, and special events.
  • Ensure the safety of all campers.
  • Provides exceptional customer service.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining all camp equipment, supplies and camp areas. Ensures health and safety precautions are met.
  • Responsible for the overall safety of the children in camp, communicating with parents throughout the week and for preparing and distributing activity calendars (or syllabus) on the first day of camp and an activity summary at the end of camp.
  • Responsible for documenting all accidents, injuries and incidents and reporting child abuse/neglect to a supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have or be willing to obtain a First aid and CPR certification.
  • Available to work all 6 weeks of camp.
  • Must be 18 years old or older.            
  • Agree to a Criminal Background Check (fingerprint) and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services (CPS).
  • Provide negative TB test results (Valid for two years).
  • Have NEVER been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.

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.  

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

 

Apply

After you apply, you will be contacted by staff to discuss steps for completing the process.

Rec-PAC Camp Director

Position Title: Rec-PAC Camp Site Director
Location: Multiple locations in Fairfax County, Virginia. 
Hours: Monday through Friday; 8:15am – 4:15pm
Salary: 

Camp Director   $16/hr. (1st year) $17/hr. (2nd year or has college degree) $18/hr. (3rd year or is a teacher)

   
Duties Include: 

  • Assists full-time staff in preparing staff schedules, including extended care coverage. Camp Directors shall prepare and maintain files for staff, campers, and CIT’s Turns in staff hours to Area Supervisor.
  • Will be trained and responsible for administering medications to campers as directed on the authorization form and ensure proper documentation.
  • Provides exceptional customer service.
  • Serves as the liaison between counselors and site staff, between the camp and parents, and between the site and Youth Services and Social Services Prepares weekly paperwork, supervises, evaluates, and trains site staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring all Virginia Department of Social Services standards and FCPA regulations are adhered to and in compliance for licensure Ensures health and safety precautions are met.
  • Assist counselors with maintaining equipment and camp areas. He/she is responsible for ensuring field trip plans are confirmed and should assist counselors in planning activities as needed.
  • Required to make sure staff is properly completing forms and documents for accidents, injuries or incidents and reporting child abuse/neglect to a supervisor.
  • Will make phone calls to parents when necessary and assist staff when disciplinary situations arise. Camp Directors will communicate with parents before and during camp in a written form (email, notes home, etc.)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Agree to a Criminal Background Check (fingerprint) and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services (CPS).
  • Provide negative TB test results (Valid for two years).
  • Have or willing to obtain CPR and first aid certification.
  • Have NEVER been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check.

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.  

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov

Apply

After you apply, you will be contacted by staff to discuss steps for completing the process.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older for Camp Counselor positions and Camp Director positions.
  • Agree to a Criminal Background Check and a Central Registry Check completed by Child Protective Services.
  • Provide negative TB test results (valid for two years).
  • Attend all mandatory staff development and training.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications.

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
 
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