The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-471-5415
TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Eric Nielsen,
Watermine Manager

Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole Employment Opportunities

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole is a Fairfax County Government organization. Employees at these parks are employed by Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance.

Over the years, the Water Mine has received many awards from Jeff Ellis and Associates Inc (E&A), International Aquatic Safety Consultants, for excelling in lifeguard professionalism, operational safety standards, and aquatic risk management through the participation in the E&A Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program to include: Platinum in 2017 & 2016; Gold in 2015, 2014, and 2013; and Silver in 2012, 2011, and 2010. The FCPA was awarded the 2012 and 2011 Best of Aquatics by Aquatics International and the 2010 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole staff received the Trailblazer Award for ‘Site of the Year’ in 2016 for their outstanding performance.

The Water Mine has many positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointee's must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for Water Mine Lifeguard or Park Attendant positions please fill out the application by clicking on the button below.

STAFF SCHEDULING: Each applicant will be required to bring their summer availability to an interview to include: Hours/Days you wish to work and any known vacations. Scheduling is done two weeks in advanced and available online and real time though an online scheduling application. Our staff may work varying hours between the hours of 7am and 9pm. Staff are not allowed to take more than 16 requested days off, exceptions may be made. You must be available to work two of the three holiday periods (Memorial weekend, July 4th, and Labor Day weekend). Download Water Mine Availability Form
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To apply for Water Mine LEADERSHIP  positions, please submit your resume to the appropriate hiring manager listed with the job description.

For more information, please email the appropriate supervisor listed above, or call 703-471-5415, press zero (0), and ask to speak with a Water Mine manager.

Seasonal Position Descriptions

(160 positions, accepting applications all summer long)
Pay Rate: starting at $10/hr.
Now Accepting Applications for 2018!

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR CERTIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED! You do not need to obtain a lifeguard certification before applying. Our lifeguards are licensed through the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program and trained in-house. Training dates will be made available to applicants at the time of their interview. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age at the end of the course. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program. It is also possible to use your lifeguard license to transfer to an FCPA RECenter when the summer season is over.

Duties include:

  • Ensure health and safety of guests by pool surveillance and enforcement of park policies
  • Perform rescue and emergency care as needed (both in water and on land)
  • Provide immediate first aid treatment to guests in distress as needed
  • Maintain water and rescue skills at a "test ready" level at all times
  • Participate in regularly scheduled mandatory in-service trainings for a minimum of 4 hours per month
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • General cleaning and maintenance duties to include locker rooms, grounds, and pool
  • Maintain professional attitude and image at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Prerequisites for the lifeguard course:

  • Swim 50 yards continuously using a front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Retrieve a 10 pound dive brick from a depth of 5 ft.
  • Swim a minimum of 10 ft. underwater
  • Successfully get out of the pool at the pool’s edge without using a ladder, steps or ramp

Additional prerequisite requirements may be recommended or required.

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH YOU IF YOU ARE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

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Patrol property and enforce park policies, respond to questions and concerns, aid in the search for lost children, and provide a safe and inviting environment.

Duties include:

  • Assists Managers with enforcing rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Maintain a polite and friendly demeanor while working and interacting with guests.
  • Monitor guests as they enter or exit the park.
  • Conducts cooler and bag inspections at entrance to park and as needed.
  • Assure that guests adhere to general park rules, alerts manager of any violations.
  • Know and respond to questions or concerns from guests.
  • Resolve conflicts and guest complaints by using good judgment.
  • Aid in the search for lost children/parents.
  • Assist in the case of emergency evacuations.
  • Conduct sweep of park of park property at the end of each day and give “all clear” once the last guest has left the park.
  • Monitor security checkpoint to ensure only staff and approved guests enter administrative areas.
  • Telecommunications, radio communications and dispatch of resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, needed, or required.
  • Follows and enforces all park and departmental policies.
  • Reports to the Manager on Duty and the Park Manager, will be required to assist the Admissions and Aquatics teams.

Skills / Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Law enforcement/Military experience preferred.
  • 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Bi-Lingual preferred but nor required.
  • Requires the ability to make objective decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Requires positive interaction with other Staff and Guests.
  • Ability to deescalate conflicts verbally and respectfully.
  • This position requires standing, walking, bending, stooping, twisting, kneeling, lifting, and pushing.
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to read and understand printed instructions for chemical use.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying climates including exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR certification.
  • Notify Police/Emergency services as needed and requested.

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(50 positions, accepting applications all summer long)
Pay Rate: starting at $9/hr.
Now Accepting Applications for 2018!

Park Attendants/Maintenance Attendants work in a fast paced environment while greeting our guests with a smile. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by opening day. First Aid and CPR/AED training is not required prior to applying. However, ability to obtain CPR/AED contingent upon hire, training will be provided.

Duties include:

  • Cleans and maintains the cleanliness of the Park areas to include:
    • Maintain cleanliness of Locker Rooms and Restrooms
    • Clean and maintain areas such as the pool area, splash park, front office and surrounding areas
    • Trash removal
    • Vacuum Pool
  • Enforce all slide rules, slide and dispatch procedures and safety requirements as assigned as slide dispatcher
  • Ensure the health and safety of individuals in the park, locker rooms, splash park area, and surrounding areas through enforcement of park policies
  • Monitor assist the flow of traffic through the admission line
  • May assist in wrist-banding patrons, inspecting coolers and bags
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a CPR/AED certification
  • Provide excellent customer service; greet, acknowledge, and interact with all customers
  • Participate in regularly scheduled mandatory in-service trainings to maintain certifications
  • Hours will vary from 7am – 9pm
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

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(16 positions, open until filled)
Positions are filled for 2018

Admissions team members work in a fast paced environment while greeting our guests with a smile. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age by opening day.

Duties include:

  • Process transactions for admission, rentals, and merchandise
  • Basic mathematical ability
  • Provide general Water Mine and Lake Fairfax Park information to guests
  • Inspect coolers for prohibited items
  • Welcome groups and assist with their entrance
  • Assist with weather related closings
  • Help keep line traffic flowing, as well as crowd control
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance duties to include locker rooms, grounds, and pool during scheduled rounds
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

(6 and 5 positions respectively, open until filled)
Now Accepting Applications for 2018!

Under the supervision of the Admissions Manager and the Assistant Admissions Manager, Admissions Supervisors are responsible for overseeing all daily operations of admission including assistant admissions supervisors, cashiers, park attendants, and other areas as required, during their scheduled shift to provide excellent customer service. They may also be assigned to assist with the daily reservations scheduled during their shift. Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) operational seasons of guest relations/customer service experience or equivalent experience; and one (1) operational season of supervisory experience. These positions require a flexible availability which may include a rotating schedule of weekdays, weekends, early morning, and late evening hours.

Duties Include:

  • Ensure compliance of all agency cash handling procedures are followed
  • Supervise, organize, and guide Admissions Cashiers in the performance of their duties
  • Complete daily financial reports.
  • Close out and account for cash drawers.
  • Assist with managing pool closures and emergencies as well as other weather related closings
  • Assist with reservations check-in, payments, and related inquiries
  • Ensure completion of opening and closing duties
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels at all times
  • Counsel and correct poor performance and behaviors
  • Enforce disciplinary action when necessary
  • Coordinate with aquatic staff to insure smooth operations
  • Help keep line traffic flowing, as well as crowd control
  • Provide excellent customer service, ensure a safe and efficient daily operation even when dealing with difficult persons or situations
  • Maintain professional attitude and image at all times
  • Assist in staff trainings
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment and make decisions quickly
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

TO APPLY: Send your resume to Hiring Manager: Michelle.Cabrera@fairfaxcounty.gov and Eric.Nielsen@fairfaxcounty.gov

(6 and 12 positions respectively, open until filled)
Now Accepting Applications for 2018!

Under the direction and supervision of the Duty Manager, the Pool Supervisor is responsible for assisting with managing the daily aquatic operations of The Water Mine. Applicants must hold a current Ellis & Associate ILTP Lifeguard License and have a minimum of: two (Supervisor) or one (Asst. Sup.) operational season(s) in aquatics with progressive roles and/or leadership roles. These positions require a flexible availability which may include a rotating schedule of weekdays, weekends, early morning, and late evening hours.

Duties Include:

  • Organizes, directs and guides lifeguards and park attendants in the performance of their duties
  • Create and manage staff rotation, making adjustments to respond to changes
  • Enforce park rules and policies, apply safety standards, standard operating procedures, and disseminate pertinent information to guests
  • Conduct and document daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of the facility and equipment
  • Conduct spot checks on staff members; conduct Vigilance Awareness Training (VAT) and other training
  • Maintains proper pool water chemistry. Notifies Duty Manager of variations from established ranges
  • Troubleshoot pool operational issues that arise
  • Performing lifeguarding duties as required
  • Manage first aid and life threating emergencies
  • Lead and manage small and extra-large groups
  • Assist in staffing trainings
  • Excellent customer service even when dealing with difficult persons or situations
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment and make decisions quickly
  • Clearly record documentation of incidents, injury reports, training, etc
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

TO APPLY: Send your resume to Hiring Manager: Hiring Managers: Eric.Nielsen@fairfaxcounty.gov@fairfaxcounty.gov and Daniel.Reinitz@fairfaxcounty.gov

The Water Mine is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-471-5415.