The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-246-5929
TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Marc Barton,
Watermine Manager

Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole Employment Opportunities

 

Thank you for your interest in working at the Water Mine! We will begin hiring for summer 2022 in early January, please check back then for additional information and to apply. 

To view current employment opportunities with the Park Authority, visit our jobs and internships website here

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 2018, 2017 & 2016; Gold in 2015, 2014, & 2013; and Silver in 2012, 2011, & 2010. The FCPA was awarded the 2012 and 2011 Best of Aquatics by Aquatics International and the 2018 and 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 LifeguardPark Attendant, and Cashier positions please fill out the application by clicking on the button below.

STAFF SCHEDULING: Each applicant will be asked their summer availability at the time of their 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). 

To apply for Water Mine LEADERSHIP and ADMINISTRATIVE positions, please submit your resume to the Water Mine Hiring Team at FCPAWaterMine@Fairfaxcounty.gov.

For more information, please email FCPAWaterMine@Fairfaxcounty.gov.

Seasonal Position Descriptions

LIFEGUARD

(Accepting applications all summer long)
Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!!
Starting Rate: $10.40/hr

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. Training is $150.00 for the class. 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.

Lifeguard 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 in two week increments and available online and real time through an online scheduling application. Click here to download our availability form. Our lifeguards may work varying hours between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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

Click to Apply

ADMISSIONS SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!

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 the Water Mine Hiring Team at FCPAWaterMine@Fairfaxcounty.gov

POOL SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT POOL SUPERVISOR

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!

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 the Water Mine Hiring Team at FCPAWaterMine@Fairfaxcounty.gov

RESERVATIONS SUPERVISOR

The Admissions Reservations Supervisor will perform the duties outlined in the Admissions Supervisor description above, and also perform the following duties:

Duties Include:

  • Respond to customer inquiries via e-mail, telephone and walk-in
  • Assist with administrating reservations and sending confirmation letters
  • Assist in maintaining log books and rental calendars
  • Welcome groups, review policies, and collect payments
  • Responsible for invoicing long term renters
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

TO APPLY: Send your resume to the Water Mine Hiring Team at FCPAWaterMine@Fairfaxcounty.gov

The Water Mine is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-246-5933.
The Water Mine is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-246-5933.
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