Essex County Virginia

Parks and Recreation Employment

Parks and recreation employment opportunities


Applications for employment for positions in Parks and Recreation will be accepted year round.  Each position listed below will have a hiring window during which time we will review all active applications on file for that position.  Please use the link to the Parks and Recreation job application found below to apply for all Parks and Recreation seasonal positions found on this page.  Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Parks and Recreation job application

Parks and Recreation Seasonal Positions Pay Scale - Hourly

Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Pool Attendant
Hiring Window:  March - May
Up to 25 Hours per week, May - September

The Essex County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Pool Attendant working primarily at the Marsh Street Pool.  The position will be responsible for concession sales, grounds keeping, cleaning, maintenance and other tasks as required in an outdoor environment.

Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Lifeguard 
Hiring Window:  March - May
Up to 25 Hours per week, May – September


The Essex County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Lifeguard for the Marsh Street Pool.  The position requires a current lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid certificate.  Experience lifeguarding preferred.

Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Program Leader
Hiring Window:  Year round
Up to 25 hours per week


The Essex County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Program Leader for a variety of activities to include Summer Camp, Youth Sports, and the After School Program.  The position will assist with planning, coordinating, and implementing activities for youth.  Position will supervise Program Assistants.

Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Program Assistant
Hiring Window:  Year round
Up to 25 hours per week

The Essex County Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Assistant for a variety of activities to include Summer Camp, Youth Sports, and the After School Program.  This position will assist with conducting activities for youth under the direction of a Parks Program Leader.

Job Title:  Seasonal – Program Assistant - Game Official (Referee)
Hiring Window:  Year round
5 – 10 hours per week, $10 per hour

The Essex County Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Assistant/Game Official.  The individuals selected for these positions will officiate a variety of sports contests to include basketball and soccer.  Please indicate on your application the sport for which you wish to officiate.  Knowledge of the particular sport’s rules and regulations is required.  Past experience in playing the sport being officiated is preferred, but not required.

For more information on all Parks and Recreation positions please contact Parks and Recreation, at 804-443-2470.  To be considered, a completed Essex County Parks and Recreation employment application is required and may be obtained at the top of this page.  Internal applicants in good standing do not need to re-apply, but must indicate their wish to return in writing to Fred Birchett, Parks and Recreation Director.  Internal applicants in good standing will be given first priority.  All positions are open until filled.