Employment Opportunities

Important Employment Information

Below are employment opportunities with local companies and individuals. They are posted as a courtesy and convenience for our community and students.

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  • Student Work Permit Process – Fairfax County Public Schools does not take have an active role in Virginia’s Child Labor Permit process. Information about the child labor permit process can be found at https://www.doli.virginia.gov/labor-law/youth-employment/.
  • Availability - Don't let posted dates keep you from an opportunity. Opportunities are frequently available long after posting.
  • Employment Scams! – Don’t forget to check out the company that is hiring. You want your work experience to be positive. The internet is a great tool for this research. Examples of search engine parameters might be: the “company name & scam” or the “company name & settlement,” or the “company name & legal.” Although it is also good to research the company site, they are never going to advertise any issues or problems they have. Clue to possible issues: the company charges you for training.

Job Opportunity Resources


The Division of Registered Apprenticeship is now offering a job posting feature.  Bookmark this page to see all opportunities as they are posted.  One may be for you!  Visit www.dolivirginia.gov/apprenticship/sponsorjobspage.html.


Fairfax County offers complete job descriptions and other employment information on its website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs. Almost all county jobs require you to apply online and to create an AIMS (Applicant Information Management System) account. Input your resume, and the account will let you apply for jobs, edit your resume, and check the status of your job applications. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs.


  • FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT FIREFIGHTER/EMT IS RECRUITING – Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department trains the Firefighter/EMT to provide a full complement of fire suppression, technical rescue, swift water rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services.  Applicants must be 18 years old.  Applications are only accepted online through NeoGov on the Fairfax County website.  A NeoGov account is required.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.  The selection process consists of six phases: the document review session, the candidate physical abilities test, the written exam, the polygraph evaluation, the medical examination, and the psychological profile.  Visit the Public Safety Career Opportunities Within Fairfax County to discuss opportunities or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/recruitment.


Lifeguard job duties include ensuring the safety of patrons, recognizing and responding to all emergencies, and administering first aid.  Lifeguards earn $10.40 an hour and pay increases with previous lifeguard experience.  Free training is available.  Perks associated with the position include competitive pay, promotional opportunities, year-round facility, and free gym access on site.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old and be able to swim 100 yards without stopping, retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool, and tread water for 1 minute.  For additional information, contact Jared Foltz at @email.  Applications can be found on-line at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recenter/aquatic-certification.


Non-merit hire positions available.  Discover a listing of summer, part-time, non-merit positions available through the Fairfax County Park Authority at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hr/non-merit-summer-hires.


SkillSource offers jobs to individuals 18-21 years of age. Participants attend ongoing training sessions to learn about work readiness skills and are matched with area employers for community work experience. For more information and an application visit www.myskillsource.org/home/youth_eye.shtml.


Check out the federal jobs site for summer jobs and internships. Start at the bottom in your area of interest and show what you are worth. So to www.usajobs.gov, try searching for summer clerical positions. Start now. Positions tend to be advertised long before the work period begins.

Non-Categorical Opportunities


Maahs & VanLahr PC is seeking a Junior or Senior to assist during tax season.  Learn what happens in an accounting firm during tax season as you scan all confidential documents that come with tax returns.  Applicants need to be dependable and able to maintain confidentiality.  The position will start early February through tax season with flexible scheduling.  Salary will be $10/hour.  Applicants need to contact Jennifer Musser at 703.691.8632 x 105 or at @email.  Maahs & VanLahr PC is located at 3911 Old Lee Hwy, Ste 43E, Fairfax, VA 22030. 


Astar Explorer is seeking STEM-passionate students to serve as part-time STEM instructors or teacher assistants to help kids learn more about 21st century skills for their new STEM learning Center in Fair Oaks Mall.  Classes are interactive and workshops will focus on coding, 3D printing, robotics, engineering, and other science-based learning as well as an after-school program, summer camps, birthday parties, and special events.  Applicants should have some experience working with kids and be comfortable with parents too.  They will benefit from either a background in STEM or familiarity with STEM concepts, must be able to work off-site if needed, have a strong sense of responsibility, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.  Applicants must be able to work 10 – 19 hours/week evenings and/or weekends.  Salary will be between $10 and $15/hour plus store discounts.  Send your resume to Anna Polanco at @email to be considered.  Posted 09/06/19.


Dynamic, fun, and motivated counselors 16 years of age or older are sought to join the Camp Achva team at the Northern Virginia Pozez JCC.  Counselors need to be comfortable working with a co-counselor to supervise a group of ten or more children, go on field trips each week or bi-weekly, swim in the pool and run around outside every day.  Ideal candidates will be able to work all summer with more than one camp.  Counselors are required to attend “Orientation Week.”  If you are interested in having a positive impact on the lives of children and peers, visit https://www.thej.org/camps/apply-now-summer-2020-join-our-camp-achva-staff/ for more information and to apply.


Elevation Burger is currently hiring.  For an application, visit Elevation Burger at 9518 Main St., Fairfax, VA (across the street from WTW), call 703.426.2017, or visit Mrs. Ishii in the Career Center. posted 02/14/20


Fairfax County Public Library hires pages to work 10 or 15 hours per week.  The work schedule varies to include weekday, weekend, and evening hours.  Pages shelve books, keep shelves in proper order, perform simple or routine clerical tasks, and related work as required.  Applicants must be 16 years or older, be able to understand and follow directions, compare names and numbers quickly and accurately, push book carts weighing 40 pounds, do basic arithmetic, and work well with others.  Applicants must be able to lift up to 10 pounds, access information on a computer, perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements, stoop/bend/reach, and able to be physically active for four hours.  Finalists can expect an interview.  Salary is $11.7035/hour.  To apply: visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/  Select Jobs, Non-Merit/Seasonal Jobs, (Miscellaneous)Administrative, Library Page (part-time).  Posted 04/12/19


The Literacy Lab is a local non-profit that places full-time tutors in historically-underserved schools to provide individualized reading instruction to students.  Tutors spend a year serving in one of two programs: an AmeriCorps tutoring model serving students in pre-K through 3rd grade and the Leading Men Fellowship which supports pre-K students as it works to increase the number of men of color in the education pipeline.  Tutors and Fellows will receive ongoing professional development.  If you believe literacy is a fundamental human right and are willing to commit to a 10-month term of service tutoring young learners visit https://theliteracylab.org/.


2809-K Merrilee Drive, Fairfax (Merrifield/Dunn-Loring Area) – MMI wants to immediately hire a few energetic high school students looking for a few hours a week of after-school work.     MMI is an applied research and commercial development facility focused on materials science, applied chemistry, and medical device applications.  To learn more about MMI, visit www.matmod.com.  Primary job responsibilities include: 1) assisting with chemistry lab organization such as glassware, cleaning, and general straightening; 2) completing light facility care (monitoring and cleaning); 3) working in the chemistry lab to help clean up and organize materials inventory.  Employees will work with Desktop Excel and Word for data entry, various small hand tools, surface cleaning equipment, and new hires will also be instructed and supervised on the safe handling of various chemicals that MMI stocks.  Applicants must: 1) be capable of physically lifting and handling items 15-25 pounds at floor and eye level and lifting overhead 10-20 pounds; 2) be able to stand, walk, and sit throughout regular shifts; 3) have good manual dexterity and physical movement/balance.  Skills such as experience in a shop/tech or laboratory setting and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word are a plus. Shifts are available Monday through Friday with a minimum 2-hour work session and flexible scheduling.  Wages are $10.00/hour.  Contact Larry Martinelli at @email for more information and/or to schedule an interview.


9929 Main Street, Fairfax, 703.352.0700 – Papa John’s Fairfax/GMU is looking for hard workers to join their team.  They offer flexible schedules, paid training, and employee discounts.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old.  For more information, call or stop by the store and speak with the Store Manager, Art.   Posted 09/06/19


Primera Engineers, a full-service engineering consulting and design firm with offices in Tysons Corner is looking for a recent grad who has decided that college is not the best next step to be a Junior Electrical Designer working with electrical engineers in their utilities division.  On-the-job training is provided.  Applicants must have strong attention to detail skills, be motivated, hard-working, and a great team player.  Apply at http://primeraeng.com/careers/job-opportuities/junior-electrical-designer/.


3025 Hanmaker Ct., Suite 103, Fairfax, VA – Primus Physical Therapy is looking for a part-time administrative assistant who is a good problem solver, motivated, organized, responsible, punctual, and enjoys interacting with others.  The position requires no prior experience.  Some specific responsibilities include: preparing patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, and/or assisting patients into physical therapy apparel or apertures;  answering the phone and taking detailed messages;  suppling patients with appropriate medical documentation forms; scanning medical charts into Electronic Medical Record; providing information to patients by answering questions and requests; gathering used linens for washing, drying, folding and dispersing to treatment rooms; maintaining patient confidence by keeping information confidential; maintaining a safe and clean working environment; ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs; and maintaining physical therapy supplies.  If you are interested, contact Kayla Robison at @emailPosted 03/06/20


Fairfax County Park Authority is looking for creative, high-energy, motivated candidates for full-time seasonal positions in the REC-PAC summer camp programs.  Applicants must be 18 years old or older.  Position available include:  1) Site Directors who oversee campers and staff and are in charge of day-to-day operations; 2) Leaders who facilitate daily activities, assist with site program planning, and work with a group of campers. 3) Rovers who are on-call to move to sites when walk-in registrations require more staff and may work at different locations daily or weekly; and 4) Subs who are scheduled as needed when leaders are absent or there is a need for roversRec-Pac Camp Leaders and Site Directors earn $11.43 to $13.06 per hour.  Open hire information is available online.  Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/jobs for the current flyer and an application packet.


Flynn O’Hara Uniforms is seeking part-time help. Work will include friendly/outgoing customer service, stocking, cashiering, and general retail duties. Flexible working hours are available 3-5 days a week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9:30 am-8 pm, Saturday 9:30-6:00, Sun-closed).  Applicants must be at least 15 years old on their start date and be available to work at least 20 hours/week mid-July through late August.  Both seasonal and year-round part-time work is available.  Starting salary is negotiable depending on experience.  All applicants must apply online. Log on to https://www.flynnohara.com/, click on the careers, choose Retail Sales Associates (Fairfax), and fill out your online application.  Apply as soon as possible.  Positions may fill quickly.


4300 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly – Shadowand in Chantilly is looking for part-time staff members.  The General Staff position can be used as a gateway job for non-working students to get their feet wet in the working world.  Work hours are primarily Friday-Sunday, with 1 or 2 shifts during the week and requires public speaking, general cleaning, and looking after children as they play laser tag.  Starting pay for this position will be $8.00 an hour, and Staff are also given 6 free games of laser tag a month.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old.  Online applications are available at http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/join-our-team/.


Springfield, VA – This small local business provides agricultural products to homeowners, businesses, and municipalities.  Full-time opportunities are available with opportunities for training, certification programs and promotion.  Each employee enters a pesticide certification program.  For more information and to apply, interested individuals may contact owner, Tom Makris, at 703.455.5296 or at @email.  Company offices are located at 7646 G Fullerton Rd., Springfield, VA  22153. posted 02/14/20

Pool Opportunities 


Lifeguard job duties include ensuring the safety of patrons, recognizing and responding to all emergencies, and administering first aid.  Lifeguards earn $10.40 an hour and pay increases with previous lifeguard experience.  Free training is available.  Perks associated with the position include competitive pay, promotional opportunities, year-round facility, and free gym access on site.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old and be able to swim 100 yards without stopping, retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool, and tread water for 1 minute.  For additional information, contact Jared Foltz at @email.  Applications can be found on-line at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recenter/aquatic-certification.


Atlantic Pool Service is a commercial swimming pool management firm which operates outdoor pools in Northern Virginia.  Atlantic Pool is currently seeking students who are interested in being lifeguards or pool managers.  Full- and part-time positions are available in Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Reston, Springfield, and Vienna.  For applications and information regarding certification and to schedule an interview, visit www.atlanticpoolservice.net or call 703.941.1000.  Posted 02/21/20.


Continental Pools is recruiting staff for Summer 2020.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old to become lifeguards and pool managers.  As guards, students will become certified lifeguards and are trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.  The season is Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Apply online at www.continentalpools.com or email at @email.  For questions, call Reem at 703.321.7040 or 877.780.7665.


High Sierra Pools is hosting virtual job fairs and online interviews for Summer 2020!   Applicants can attend a quick 20-minute job fair to learn about summer lifeguarding jobs, certification, referral bonuses, and more!  Sign up for the next virtual fair on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/.


High Sierra Pools is hiring lifeguards for a variety of locations.  No experience is necessary; they will train hires.  If you watch, it is possible to get a lifeguarding course at a discount.  Lifeguarding courses are certified through the American Red Cross.  The office is located at 2704 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204.  For questions, call 703.920.1750 or email @email.  To apply, visit www.highsierrapools.com.


The Water Mine is a family waterpark in Reston and is part of Fairfax County Government.  The Water Mine hires over 200 staff members for the summer season and hires applicants as young as 15 years old.  They are hiring Lifeguards, Cashiers, and Park Attendants.  Lifeguards and Cashiers start at $10.40 per hour.  Park Attendants start at $9.40 per hour.  No prior experience is needed and training is provided at no cost for most positions and at a nominal cost to become a lifeguard.  Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/watermine/apply for more information and to apply.