Park Authority

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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The Resource Management Division of the Fairfax County Park Authority serves the community through nature and culture at nine diverse parks. Build your career through education and stewardship of our natural and cultural resources at a nature center, historic site, working historic farm or public garden.

The employment opportunities are as varied as the resources we protect. The roles include visitor services, program leadership, resource management and protection, and building and grounds maintenance. At all levels of the organization from manager to intern, the experience of the visitor is key. Join our teams to share your passion for nature, history, farming or gardening as an employee in the Resource Management Division.

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Burke Lake Park

Position: Campground Attendant
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Hours: Friday through Sunday mid-April – mid-November, Part time/20 hours per week average. Will include mornings, afternoons, and nights. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $12.00 - $13.47 /hour

Job Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, cash handling regarding rental camp sites and merchandise, assisting patrons with reservations, performing regular campground checks to ensure upkeep and rule compliance, inspecting restrooms for upkeep, enforcing/informing patrons of rules, and communicating incidents with park management.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to lift, up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to work alone. Able to repeatedly lift 20 lbs. or more. Camping experience preferred. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries and questions. CPR training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Main Office Staff 
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Hours: April – October, Part time/30 hours per week average summer. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $12.00 - $13.47 per hour

Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, assisting with patron inquiries in person and over the phone, cash handling regarding rental frisbee golf discs and merchandise, registering patrons for various events and activities, verifying Fairfax County residency at the front gate, and assisting patrons with park information and directions. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted. 

Preferred Qualifications: Computer skills, such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries and questions. 

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position: Manager on Duty (MOD)
Location: Burke Lake Park
Hours: Part time/30 hours per week average summer 20 hours per week Fall/Spring. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $12.66 to $18.47 per hour

Job Description: The Manager on Duty ensures the safe and effective operation of Burke Lake Park. Opens and closes the park for daily operations. Is responsible for training park staff and informing park patrons on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, state and county laws, and other important information as well as performing routine park checks. Responsible for cash handling activities and reconciliation. Supervises and serves as primary contact point for park visitors, patrons, and facility staff. Acts as lead first responder on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.  Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more. May work other park facilities as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Management experience. Ability to work alone in a park, work with others in a team setting, have effective communicative skills, and make decisions that may affect park operations. CPR, Boat U.S. and Basic Water Safety training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position: Manager on Duty (MOD)
Location: Burke Lake Park
Hours: Part time/30 hours per week average summer 20 hours per week Fall/Spring. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $16.76 to $18.47 per hour

Job Description: The Manager on Duty ensures the safe and effective operation of Burke Lake Park. Opens and closes the park for daily operations. Is responsible for training park staff and informing park patrons on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, state and county laws, and other important information as well as performing routine park checks. Responsible for cash handling activities and reconciliation. Supervises and serves as primary contact point for park visitors, patrons, and facility staff. Acts as lead first responder on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.  Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more. May work other park facilities as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Management experience. Ability to work alone in a park, work with others in a team setting, have effective communicative skills, and make decisions that may affect park operations. CPR, Boat U.S. and Basic Water Safety training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

Note:  *Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position cannot exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Marina Attendant

Salary: $12.00-$13.47
Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day - October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Job Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, cash handling regarding our rental boats and merchandise, providing customer service, racking rental boats, assisting patrons with pushing out and pulling in their rental boats, properly sizing life jackets to patrons, operating gas-powered patrol boats, and light maintenance of rental and safety equipment. Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more.

Preferred Qualifications: Boating and fishing experience preferred. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries and questions. CPR, Boat U.S. and Basic Water Safety training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver's license. 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Assistant Manager Eric Null at eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov. Phone: 703-323-6600 x 0

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Train Station Attendant 

Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day – end of October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Job Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, driving the CP Huntington miniature train, operating the carousel, cash handling/ticket taking, assisting patrons with park information and directions, facility upkeep, and light maintenance of equipment and train tracks. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries and questions. CPR preferred but may be provided upon employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Driver’s license required. Must be able to repeatedly lift 20 lbs. or more.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Assistant Manager Eric Null at eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov. Phone: 703-323-6600 x 0

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Miniature Golf Attendant 

Hours: Weekends only April – Memorial Day, Part time/30 hours per week average summer, weekends Labor Day - October. Will include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Job Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, providing rental golf clubs and balls to patrons, cash handling, providing park information and directions, light facility maintenance, and monitoring the course to ensure rule regulation compliance. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquiries and questions. CPR preferred but may be provided upon employment. 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Assistant Manager Eric Null at eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov. Phone: 703-323-6600 x 0

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Maintenance Assistant 
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Hours: Part time/20 hours per week average. Will include mornings, afternoons, and nights. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $12.00 - $14.45 per hour

Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, operation of leaf blowers, upkeep of park restrooms, upkeep of picnic shelters, trash collection and disposal, light carpentry, light plumbing, trail restoration, grass cutting, snow removal, installations of new equipment, assisting management with seasonal event set up and breakdown, and park inspections.  Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted. Driver's License required. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to work alone. Ability to traverse rough, uneven, muddy terrain. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting, cleaning. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. CPR training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Grounds Maintenance 
Location: Burke Lake Park; 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Hours: Part time/20 hours per week average. Will include mornings, afternoons, and nights. Expected to work weekends and holidays.
Salary: $12.00 - $16.88 per hour

Description: Hired applicants will be tasked with, but not limited to, operation of tractors, operation of wide-deck mowers, operation of chainsaw and other power tools, upkeep of park restrooms, upkeep of picnic shelters, trash collection and disposal, light carpentry, light plumbing, trail restoration, grass cutting, snow removal, installations of new equipment, assisting management with seasonal event set up and breakdown, and park inspections.  Must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted. Driver's License required. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to work alone. Ability to traverse rough, uneven, muddy terrain. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting, cleaning. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. CPR training recommended but will be provided upon employment.

To Apply: Please send your resume to eric.null@fairfaxcounty.gov and include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject. 

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Colvin Run Mill Historic Park

Position: Educator/Historian
Hours: 15 to 18 hours per week. Max: 900 hours per year.
Schedule: Fall and Spring Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 2pm. Occasional weekend work, some flexibility.
Winter and Summer: Variable with some flexibility
Compensation: $13 to $16 per hour.
Location: Colvin Run Mill Historic Park, Great Falls, Virginia.
 
About Colvin Run Mill: Colvin Run mill is the only operational 19th-century water-powered mill in Fairfax County. This beautiful and historic location also boasts a historic early 20th century store, historic miller’s house, and 35 acres of woodlands. This site offers programs and classes on history and nature and includes tours, events, school programs, camps and more.
 
Educator/Historian Requirements:
Colvin Run Mill Historic Site seeks a charismatic team member to lead school programs and other scout and cultural history programs. Applicants should have strong oral communication skills with the ability to present and teach to a diverse audience of all ages. This team member will be responsible for leading school programs, tours, family and scout programs, and assisting with events. Additional duties may include administrative, front-desk, and other duties as assigned.
 
Hours: Availability for morning school trips in the spring and fall. Other opportunities available for weekend programs and tours. Winter hours may vary with flexibility depending on programs. Average 15-18 hours weekly.
 
Required Qualifications: Experience presenting programs to individuals or groups or working with children and/or families. Ability to communicate effectively, interest or experience with interpretation, history, museum studies or education.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to julie.gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov. Phone: 703-759-2771. 

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Frying Pan Farm Park

Position Title: Historic Educator/Birthday Party Facilitator 
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171. 
Hours: Part-time work, average 16-25 hours per week, dependent on park needs.  At least one weekend day and 2 to 3 weekdays. 
Salary: $12 to $15 per hour. 

Overview: Learn and grow your knowledge of farming, rural community life and culture as you connect the park’s visitors to the historic treasures of Frying Pan Farm Park. We are a 135-acre park with equestrian facilities, 70 acres of undeveloped land with a nature trail, 20 historic buildings, and an educational farm. We help the public to bond and form a personal relationship with the park. This results in allowing them to develop a sense of place. Birthday party facilitators lead fun and educational 30-minute parties that feature our farm animals. Facilitators should be comfortable handling animals including chickens, rabbits, goats, and sheep. 

Duties Include: 

  • Teaching interactive and hands-on preshool-3rd grade school field trip programs, other farm and garden-based programs, evening programs, and summer camp support. 
  • Driving a tractor and wagon to deliver interpretive wagon rides to field trip participants and the general public. 
  • Facilitators should be comfortable handling animals including chickens, rabbits, goats, and sheep. 
  • Delivering programs for birthday party guests, handling animals, setting up and cleaning-up program spaces. 
  • Training will also be provided in carousel operation 
  • Delivering formal and informal interpretive programs. 
  • Providing support for special events and outreach programs during the week and on weekends.
  • Opening, closing, and providing general care for the historic site.
  • Party facilitators will also be required to attend tractor training to drive wagon rides for birthday parties. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with children in a group setting.  
  • Must have proven strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Must be a strong team player and demonstrate initiative to complete tasks. 
  • Interest in working with children outdoors. 
  • All successful applicants must possess current first aid and CPR certifications. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in childhood development or interpretive program delivery. 
  • Experience working with children in a group setting. 
  • Strong interest in outdoor or agricultural education and/or cultural resource stewardship. 
  • Experience working with small farm animals and/or driving a tractor. 
  • Background in Park and Recreation, experience leading programs for elementary-age participants, pro-gram development and evaluation. 
  • Experience working in environmental or agricultural education

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.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Ser-vices Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Title: Store Operation Staff  
Salary: $15.90 to 17.00 per hour 
Hours: 30 hours per week
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA 
Schedule: This is a part-time, year-round position required to work weekdays and some weekends. 

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum 1 year of retail experience. More extensive retail experience will be welcomed. Applicants must possess a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age.  

Special Requirements: All appointees must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, attend mandatory training, and possess current first aid and CPR certifications as well as a valid driver’s license.  

Responsibilities: Assist Store lead with training, operational issues, which includes (but not limited to): managing staff, housekeeping, administrative duties, pricing and merchandising. Overseeing the inventory of the store, purchasing and receiving. Providing exceptional customer service and ensuring the employees also provide the same level of service. Responsibly managing store revenue, including accurate cash handling, drawer reconciliation, ticket management, and delivery of deposit. Attracting customers by creative merchandising. Ensuring interior and exterior of store is maintained to park standards. Planning events and promote. 

Preferred Qualifications: Strong leadership skills. Ability to effectively teach/develop others to next level. Good merchandising skills and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes. Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management. Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and organizational skills. An upbeat demeanor, with a sales-oriented personality. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. 

Additional Information: This position may not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  The hired individual is eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. 

Position Start Date: April 1, 2023  

To apply: Send your resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-9101. 

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Title: Historic Educator 
Salary: $16 to 18 per hour; with limited benefits 
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park 
Schedule: 30 hours per week to include weekday and occasional weekend work in spring, summer, fall; hours may be increased in the spring, summer, and fall and reduced in the winter. 

Learn and grow your knowledge of farming, rural community life and culture as you connect the park’s visitors to the historic treasures of Frying Pan Farm Park. We are a 135-acre park with equestrian facilities, 70 acres of undeveloped land with a nature trail, 20 historic buildings, and an educational farm. We help the public to bond and form a personal relationship with the park. This results in allowing them to develop a sense of place. This is achieved through the following duties: 

  • Teaching interactive and hands-on preshool-3rd grade school field trip programs, other farm and garden-based programs, evening programs, and summer camp support. 
  • Driving a tractor and wagon to deliver interpretive wagon rides to field trip participants and the general public. 
  • Researching, developing, and delivering formal and informal interpretive programs. 
  • Providing support for special events and outreach programs during the week and on weekends. 
  • Opening, closing, and providing general care for the historic site. 
  • Providing general administrative duties, scheduling support, and other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have programming and planning experience and a valid driver’s license. Comfortable working on personal computers and learning new software packages, high school diploma or GED equivalent. Be able to work outdoors, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and (or) lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted. All applicants must have a desire to learn and ask questions of the park’s history and its’ artifacts, poses strong communication skills, and have a positive attitude.  

Preferred Qualifications: Background in Park and Recreation, experience leading programs for elementary-age participants, program development and evaluation. Experience working in environmental or agricultural education, or garden work.  

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position title: Equestrian Assistant 
Salary: Starting at $15.50-$18 per hour, depending on experience and certifications Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Hours: up to 20 hours per week including some evening and weekend shifts

Overview: We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join our Frying Pan team and coordinate the park’s equestrian facilities. This position is critical to the park’s and Park Authority’s equestrian program and helps to guide us in future directions that maximum service to the equestrian community. 

Duties: Under the direction of the park’s operations manager, the equestrian coordinator duties include:

Office 

  • Checking in riders (collecting and filing required rider documentation) 
  • Selling riding passes, maintaining bulletin boards/document racks/marquis 
  • Enforcing equestrian facilities/park rules and regulations 
  • Maintaining agency calendar

Horse show 

  • Assisting as directed during friends horse shows and events including but not limited to: 
  • Rider check-ins, stabling assignments, taking horse show entry payments, inputting horse show entry data, event breakdown, and closing procedures 
  • Assisting with recruitment and supervision of volunteers during events
  • Designing and setting courses  
  • Providing support to marketing coordinator for equestrian focused content 

Rentals 

  • Coordinating with customers and their contracts 
  • During rentals assist the rental customer as needed, monitor the rental and its attendants and enforce park and rental contract rules and regulations, assist with and track any rental customer services provided for post rental invoicing

Maintenance and ring prep 

  • Supporting maintenance staff with ring dragging and watering 

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have equestrian experience. Be able to communicate fluently in English. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and self-motivated. Valid Drivers License. 

Preferred Qualification: Experience with working at horse shows and or equestrian events in the office and on the grounds, computer experience in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience driving tractors and/or tractor with implements. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on keyboard. 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. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.  

Note: This position is scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year. This position is not eligible to receive limited benefits.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Title: Store Operation Staff  
Salary: $15-17 per hour 
Hours: approximately 20 hours per week
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA 
Schedule: Weekdays and weekends, varies. 

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum 1 year of retail experience. More extensive retail experience will be welcomed. Applicants must possess a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age.  

Special Requirements: All appointees must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, attend mandatory training, and possess current first aid and CPR certifications as well as a valid driver’s license.  

Responsibilities: Assist Store lead with operations, which includes (but not limited to): housekeeping, administrative duties, pricing and merchandising. Assist managing the inventory. Providing exceptional customer service. Responsibly managing store revenue, including accurate cash handling, drawer reconciliation, ticket management, and delivery of deposit. Attracting customers by creative merchandising. Ensuring interior and exterior of store is maintained to park standards. Operate the carousel and wagon rides (once training is complete). 

Preferred Qualifications: Strong leadership skills. Ability to effectively teach/develop others to next level. Good merchandising skills and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes. Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management. Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and organizational skills. An upbeat demeanor, with a sales-oriented personality. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. 

Position Start Date: As soon as possible  

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

If you have any questions, please email FCPAJOBS@Fairfaxcounty.gov or visit us online.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Green Spring Gardens

Nature Programs Assistant Instructor (for Youth and Families)

Salary: $15.00-16.50/hour* 
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours: 15-20 hours per week; Shifts primarily on weekdays from approximately 9am to 1pm, and an occasional Saturday.

Duties: Assist with all aspects of Youth and Family Education at Green Spring Gardens. Plan and conduct plant-based nature programs for children and families. Develop programs, written lesson plans, and teaching aids. Create and maintain interpretive exhibits. Gardening and other light physical work. Administrative duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: Experience educating children. Working knowledge of nature and gardening. Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Ability to lift 50lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to the following: Associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, or related field, OR experience in education or related field. First Aid and CPR/AED certification. (provided on job)

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

To apply: Send an emailed or faxed resume to Susan Eggerton, Visitor Services Manager, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312; email: segger@fairfaxcounty.gov. Phone inquiries: 703-642-5173. 

Position will be open until filled.

Necessary special requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.  

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Visitor Services Assistant
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia 
Hours: 16 to 18 hours per week
Salary: $14.25 $15.50 per hour

Duties: Serves as the Manager on Duty for the Horticulture Center, greeting visitors and providing in-formation at the Visitor Services desk, answering the telephone, and operating the Rec Dynamics cash register system for shop sales and class registrations. Additional duties entail handling financial and registration reports, volunteer support, providing customer service for rentals and art exhibiters, re-cording data and filing. Hours include some Friday and week-end hours. 

Minimum Qualifications: High school education and one year’s experience in customer service, administrative and/or financial support and working with volunteers. Some advanced education is desirable. Must be efficient in the use of a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Out-look; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Applicant must have pleasant telephone manners, good customer service skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people. 

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to the following: associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, business or related field, OR three years of experience in a related field. 

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification. (Provided on the job)

To Apply: Email or fax resume to Susan Eggerton, Visitor Services Manager, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, 703-642-5173 phone, email: segger@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position will remain open until filled.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Lake Fairfax Park

Position Title: Campground Manager (part-time, year-round) (benefits eligible) 
Location: Lake Fairfax Park; 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA. 20190 
Hours: This is a part-time year-round position working an average of 30 hours per week.  
Salary: $19 to $21 per hour. 
Overview: The Campground Manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the campground at Lake Fair-fax Park.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the campground including reservations, check in, guest ser-vices, maintenance/custodial needs, camp host program, rules, regulations, and safety aspects of the campground.
  • Manages the volunteer camp host program including recruitment, screening, scheduling and supervision of the camp hosts.
  • Works with park maintenance staff, custodial contractors and camp hosts to ensure a clean and safe campground environment in the campground for family and group camping.  Performs the maintenance when required.
  • Oversees group camping reservations and experiences to include additional uses of park facilities, trails and amphitheater and services including scheduling of the Park Naturalist.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school degree. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Organized, responsible, and able to self-direct.  Experience working at campgrounds, with campground point of sale systems and supervising volunteers.

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: Please send your resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.  

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Natural Resource Branch

Position Title: Restoration Ecologist (part-time, year-round) (benefits eligible) 
Location: Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. 22035. 
Hours: This is a part-time year-round position working an average of 30 hours per week. 
Salary: $34.88 to $46.50 per hour. 

Overview: The Natural Resources Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) seeks an ecosystem resto-ration project manager to manage projects within the agency’s countywide ecological restoration program.  The position is 1560 hours per year (part time) and includes medical insurance.  The ecological restoration program is titled Helping Our Land Heal (HOLH) and has worked to restore and manage natural capital assets on FCPA land since 2012 including forests, grasslands and wetlands.  The program emphasizes community level restoration of highly degraded systems to re-build ecosystem function and biological diversity, and to support conservation of natural resources at broader scales. More information is available online at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/nature/helping-our-land-heal.  The program has a strong emphasis on terrestrial systems and does not typically engage in projects related to aquatic systems.

This position will function as a project manager to design, plan, permit, implement and monitor ecosystem resto-ration projects under the direction of the HOLH program manager. The position will have both office and field responsibilities and may supervise field personnel and volunteers.  Field work will be conducted year-round as needed based on project requirements in addition to planning activities and administrative duties.  The position is expected to work both independently and as part of a team of restoration project managers, as well as the staff of other programs within the Natural Resource Branch and the wider agency as a whole.

This position will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:

  • Apply principles of restoration ecology and wildlife biology to scope and assess need for ecosystem restoration in park natural areas.
  • Review scientific literature, plans, legal code and existing datasets to support planning and design processes.
  • Collect field data to analyze existing conditions, forest metrics, vegetation, monitor results of treatments, survival surveys, and similar studies.
  • Utilize GIS to support all aspects of ecosystem restoration projects including collecting field data; re-viewing and analyzing geospatial datasets; editing and managing data; creating maps for plans, reports and communications.
  • Consult with agency staff and external partners regarding project goals, plans, implementation, stake-holder engagement and other activities.
  • Develop and write project plans, permit applications and progress reports.
  • Ensure project compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Prepare presentations and present project information to stakeholders.
  • Design restoration treatments including developing detailed specifications on plantings, seedings, timber stand improvements, invasive species management, etc.
  • Carry out implementation activities directly or through contracted services including activities such as vegetation management, herbivory control, planting, prescribed burning, seeding, prescribed burning, etc.
  • Supervise and perform quality control of contracted services.  Solicit, negotiate and administer contracts for vegetation management, engineering services, plantings, and a wide variety of other activities.
  • Assess results of treatments and adjust plans, schedules and budgets as needed.
  • Perform project management tasks including plan development, scheduling, budget planning and tracking, contract management, permit applications, stakeholder coordination, procurement, progress reporting and documentation, occasionally assist grant application process, and other administrative tasks.
  • Coordinate and lead groups of staff and/or volunteers in project activities and occasionally provide educational programs.  
  • Communicate technical and semi-technical issues to park users and members of the public about project and program activities.
  • Participate in the prescribed fire program.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the afore-mentioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in aquatic ecology, ecology, biology, botany, zoology, geography, environmental science, limnology, natural resource management or related field; plus 
  • Two years of experience in terrestrial ecosystem assessment and management, data analysis and reporting, bioassessments (fish, macroinvertebrates, vegetative communities, wildlife) using standard proto-cols, and assessments of stream and/or terrestrial habitat conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in ecology, biology, botany, forestry, geography, natural resources, wildlife, environmental science, or related field.
  • Experience in project management, especially related to ecological restoration and natural resource management.
  • Experience or certifications related to prescribed fire or wildland fire.
  • Ability to identify the plant species of Northern Virginia.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and ArcGIS.  

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: Please send your resume to owilli@fairfaxcounty.gov and FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.  

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Riverbend Park

Position Title: Interpretive Naturalist (Part-time) 
Location: Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Located on the Potomac River with over 400 acres of forest, meadow and ponds. Will also involve leading programs around the region at different schools, libraries, historic sites, virtually and rec centers.
Hours: Variable. Weekday mornings and weekend work required.  

  • Spring, Fall: 10-15 hours/week, Winter: 5 hours/week
  • Summer: 5-40 hours/week depending on camp & programs schedule

Salary: $15.00 to $19.00 per hour; no benefits

About Riverbend Park: Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking.  Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Overview: Plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, birthday parties, camps, wagon rides, events and special request programs. Front desk, administrative, and other variable jobs included.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associates degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and 1 year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field or additional 2 years of experience beyond minimum.

To Apply: Send resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  
  • The appointee must be able to lift 25 pounds and walk on uneven terrain.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Kayaking Instructor

Salary: $24.00-35.00/hour; no benefits
Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia
Schedule: May through mid-October. Variable schedule may include Weekdays and weekends.

The instructor will teach, evaluate, and provide feedback on paddling and safety skills for participants of all ages and abilities. Provide outstanding, safe, and educational experience to participant’s on-land and water. Monitor paddling environment conditions for the safety of participants, staff, and other water users. Follow program outlines for expectations and outcomes. Prepare and inspect personal and group equipment, before and after use. Accurately document classes, organize class related paperwork and incidents reports. Provide resource interpretation and knowledge of the local area. Maintain strong communication with park staff, recreation programs manager and park users. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Other duties as agreed upon.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older. High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. CPR/ First Aid and AED. Able to lift 75 lbs. independently. 2+ years kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding in a river venue. ACA Instructor Certification opportunity offered to right candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: ACA Level 2-River Kayak Instructor or equivalent, Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge counselor, Freshwater fishing experience, Wilderness First Aid or Responder. Knowledge of local natural and environmental history. Experience driving large vehicles with a trailer.

Apply or Questions: Send resume and three references by email to Andrew.Wilk@fairfaxcounty.gov. Questions, please call 703-759-9018. Applications will be reviewed and considered as received.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Natural Resource/Maintenance Staff 
Salary: $16-$18 per/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, June-November and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary and will include weekend and holiday work. Morning and/or evening work required. Schedules 15-35 hours/week depending on park needs. 

About Riverbend Park: Riverbend Park is a fun, high-energy park with great staff and a great working atmosphere! Benefits of working at Riverbend Park include working at Fairfax County Park Authority’s only staffed riverfront park with many opportunities for outdoor activities including fishing, boating and hiking.  Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Duties: 

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource-based parkland including grounds and trails. 
  • Maintenance and janitorial duties in public facilities. 
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure regulation compliance.
  • Opening and closing duties. 
  • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects. 
  • Assist with parking control on busy weekends and holidays.

Qualifications: 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 lift 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. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be physically able to complete all duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools. Experience driving a trailer. 
Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. 

To Apply: Contact Matt McNeal, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to Matthew.McNeal@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park. Applications accepted until position filled.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Marina Attendant  
Salary: $15-18/hour depending on experience, not benefits or leave eligible
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, May-September and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours vary and will include weekend and holiday work. Morning and/or evening work required. Schedules 15-35 hours/week depending on experience and weather/boating operations. 

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is Fairfax County Park Authority’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking.  Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park! 

Duties:  

  • Operate Riverbend park’s boat rental operation which includes kayaks and canoes.
  • Monitor river activity for visitor safety.
  • Assist with river rescues as needed.
  • Inspect boat rental and safety equipment, maintain marina area, and operate park patrol boat. 
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure marina regulation compliance. 

Qualifications: 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 lift 50 pounds. Ability to traverse rough, uneven, muddy terrain.  Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting, cleaning. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. Ability to communicate boating information effectively. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be able to complete all duties.  

Preferred Qualifications: Canoeing, kayaking, or boating experience. Lifeguard experience, Virginia Boating license a plus but not a requirement.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be completed within 2 weeks of hire (may be provided by Fairfax Co.). 

Apply or Questions: Send resume and three references by email to Andrew.Wilk@fairfaxcounty.gov . Questions, please email or call 703-759-9018. Applications will be reviewed and considered as received. Apply no later than April 15.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Outdoor Recreation Programmer/Camp Leader

Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066, may also include FCPA sites in McLean, VA and Great Falls, VA
Hours: 8:00AM- 5:00PM, Monday to Friday approximately, some weekend and evenings work is required, May- August

Overview: Lead outdoor recreation summer camps and programs in fishing, rock climbing, paddling sports, and natural history topics. Plan, design, and implement interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics. Knowledge of outdoor education and stewardship practices, boating, and fishing. Provide exceptional customer service to the public population. Provides leadership and ensures the safety of park patrons and campers. Communicates effectively with staff, campers, and their families.  

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and 1 year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Experience in fishing skills and paddle sports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. CPR, First Aid & AED certified or able to obtain certification within 2 weeks of employment.

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Valid Driver’s License. CPR/ First Aid/AED certification.

Preferred qualifications: Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education or interpretation and resource stewardship and conservation. Experience working with children in an outdoor camp or educational setting. ACA Level 2-River Kayak Instructor or equivalent, Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge counselor, Freshwater fishing experience, Wilderness First Aid or Responder. Pursuing a degree in the natural or environmental sciences, parks, recreation and leisure services, or education. Bilingual. Capable of driving a 7-passenger (non-CDL) van and have a good driving record. Have valid VA or MD powerboat license and experience operating a motorboat. Trailering experience with a motor-vehicle. 

To Apply: Submit a resume and include two references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should submit to Casey Tinius, Senior Interpreter, Riverbend Park by email to Casey.Tinius@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Park Maintenance and Monitoring Staff 

Salary: $16-$19/hour depending on experience
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, May-November and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Hours are 9am-5:30pm, five days a week including one weekend day. Holiday work required. 

About Scott’s Run Nature Preserve: Scott’s Run Nature Preserve has close to 400 acres of forested land in the Potomac Gorge and is Fairfax County’s natural resource jewel. It features unique plants and geologic features that attract people from all over the region. The position will be directed by the Natural Resource Manager at Riverbend Park. Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Duties: 

  • Assist with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural resource-based parkland including trails. 
  • Trash pick-up, clean-up of graffiti and other damage. 
  • Perform safety and security tasks, including monitor visitor safety, answer visitor questions, and ensure regulation compliance.
  • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects. 
  • Conduct surveys, plantings and other natural resource projects.

Qualifications: 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 lift 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. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be physically able to complete all duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using and maintaining power and hand tools. Experience working on trails and being outdoors. 
Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving record. 

To Apply: Contact Casey Pittrizzi, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to casey.pittrizzi@fairfaxcounty.gov or fill out application at Riverbend Park. Applications accepted until position filled.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Riverbend Park Visitor Center Operator

Salary: $15-18/hour depending on experience
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position May-September and may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Saturday, Sundays and one weekday. Monday holidays.  18-25 hours per week. Other opportunities for hours may be available.

About Riverbend Park: Spend a summer on the river! Riverbend Park is FCPA’s only staffed riverfront park. Benefits of working here include a community of supportive staff and opportunities to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking.  Play your part by working in and preserving this beautiful park!

Job Duties: Responsible for operating the front desk of park’s visitor center. This position is the first contact for our diverse park visitors. Welcome visitors and provide information about Riverbend Park’s natural resources and services. Responsibilities include daily opening and closing procedures, accurate cash handling skills, inventory stocking and display, and customer service. Position uses a POS system and other computer programs to view bookings, schedules and processing reservations and payments. Will use a phone, email and other communication devices during operating hours. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with excellent customer service skills who enjoys learning about the environment and assisting children, families and other park visitors. 

Requirements:  Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are a must, as well as the ability to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine and accurately perform routine cash handling procedures. Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities while remaining calm and visitor oriented. 
The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

To Apply: Send resume and three references to Andrew.Wilk@fairfaxcounty.gov. Call 703-759-9018. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Position Title: Nature & Outdoor Education Camp Teacher
Salary: $16.00 to 22.25/ hour, non-benefits eligible
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066, may also include FCPA sites in McLean, VA and Great Falls, VA
Hours: 8:00AM- 5:00PM, Monday to Friday approximately, some weekend and evenings work is required, May- August

Overview: Lead and assist camp programs for kid’s summer camps.  Plan, design, and implement interpretive programs in natural and cultural history and science topics. Knowledge of outdoor education and stewardship practices, boating, and fishing. Provide exceptional customer service to the public population. Provides leadership and ensures the safety of park patrons and campers. Communicates effectively with staff, campers, and their families.  

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in natural, life, or physical sciences, natural history, education or closely related field and 1 year of experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. CPR, First Aid & AED certified or able to obtain certification within 2 weeks of employment.

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Valid Driver’s License. CPR/ First Aid/AED certification.

Preferred qualifications: Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education or interpretation and resource stewardship and conservation. Experience working with children in an outdoor camp or educational setting. Pursing a degree in the natural or environmental sciences, parks, recreation and leisure services, or education. Bilingual. Capable of driving a 7-passenger (non-CDL) van and have a good driving record. Have valid VA or MD powerboat license and experience operating a motorboat. Trailering experience with a motor-vehicle. 

To Apply: Submit a résumé and include two references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should submit to Casey Tinius, Senior Interpreter, Riverbend Park by email to Casey.Tinius@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY. 

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Sully Historic Site

Position: Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Assistant
Location: Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
Status: E (Part-Time, maximum 1560 hours per year, eligible for health insurance benefits).
Hours:  20 to 30 hours/week; some weekend work required
Salary: $16.76 per hour, depending on skills and experience.

Sully Historic Site seeks part time buildings and grounds maintenance assistant. As an employee you will support the Maintenance Crew Chief with a variety of tasks. Building maintenance support includes sweeping, vacuuming and mopping public and office areas and minor repair tasks. Grounds maintenance support includes safely mowing, string trimming, and clearing paths and trails. The maintenance assistant will also provide event support. Tasks may include setting up and taking down tents, tables chairs, fencing, signs, and trash cans. Event support may also include parking cars and trash pickup.

To apply: Please email your resume to FCPAJOBS@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Note: *Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position cannot exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • 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.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.  

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

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