Riverbend Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center Hours: Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, Virginia

John Callow,
Manager

Riverbend Jobs

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Riverbend is a Fairfax County Government organization. Employees at this park 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

Riverbend has many positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointees must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

To apply for open seasonal positions, please complete the online application or call 703-759-9018 for more information.

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Seasonal Position Descriptions

Farm Hand - Frying Pan Farm Park

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority 

Salary: $10 to $12/hour, no benefits

Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA

Schedule: 2-4 days per week, to include a weekend shift. Two part time positions will help staff the farm between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Duties:

  • Work on one of the last working farms in Fairfax County
  • Daily chores with livestock include feeding, watering, milking and cleaning stalls
  • Crop field operations include hay making, small grains and corn production
  • The farm is open to the public and interaction with the visitors is an important aspect of the job
  • Attend offsite outreach and help with special events on site
  • Farm maintenance to include fence repair and mowing as needed 

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with livestock, equipment operation and working with the public. First Aid and CPR certification. 

Special Qualifications: Will be required to pass a background check and driver’s license check. First Aid and CPR required within 90 days of employment. 

Riverbend Park and Facility Maintenance Staff

Salary: $13-15/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 

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 eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. 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. 

Scott's Run Park Maintenance and Monitoring Staff

Salary: $13-15/hour depending on experience

Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, June-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 eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. 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. 

Riverbend Marina Attendant

Salary: $11-15/hour depending on experience 

Hours: This is a temporary seasonal position, March-October 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 position and boating operations.

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!

Duties:  

  • Operate Riverbend park’s boat rental operation which includes kayaks and canoes.
  • Monitor river activity for visitor safety
  • Perform river rescues as required
  • 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 eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain.  Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, lifting. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. This is a physically demanding job and staff must be able to complete all duties. 

Preferred Qualifications: Canoeing, kayaking or boating experience. Virginia Boating license. Experience driving a trailer. Training will be provided for the right candidate. 

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 County).  

Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

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