Jobs

Our work is your play! Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism hires hundreds of seasonal part-time employees every year. You'll be working directly with youth and families throughout our area to provide a positive and enriching recreation experience. As a County employee you can also take advantage of a 25% discount off a Green Ridge Recreation Center family membership. Most jobs require a background screening. The descriptions below provide a sampling of the most commonly open positions. For a complete listing of current offerings, and to apply online, please visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/jobs

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Lifeguards

It’s a great day to save lives! To be a lifeguard you need to be fit, focused, and prepared to help in an emergency. So, with that in mind, do you think you have what it takes to be a lifeguard? Basically, it’s your job to watch over people to ensure they’re safe in the pool, and going in to rescue them if they get into trouble…you’re like a swimming superhero!   Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Supervising swimmers
  • Spotting hazards and preventing accidents
  • Enforcing rules and controlling unruly behavior
  • Water rescue, first aid, and CPR
  • Giving advice on water safety

Job benefits include:

  • Flexible hours
  • Problem solving skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Opportunity to be promoted into a supervisory position
  • A great way to stay in shape

Customer Service Staff

We're in the business of putting smiles on people's faces! If you're enthusiastic about recreation, love to engage with others in a positive spirit, and ready to work in a fast paced environment, then apply to work as a front line staff members at one of our recreation centers. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Positive customer interactions
  • Cash handling
  • Working with computers
  • Communicating effectively in-person and by phone
  • Providing information to customers

Job benefits include:

  • Flexible hours
  • Problem solving skills
  • Enhancing leadership abilities
  • Training for future service industry careers

Facility Maintenance & Park Maintenance

We've got the reputation of operating some of the area's cleanest and most well maintained facilities! We're looking for hard working, detailed oriented individuals to help keep our parks and recreation centers looking their best. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Cleaning
  • Light repairs
  • Mowing
  • Landscaping

Job benefits include:

  • On the job skills training
  • Problem solving skills
  • Customer service interactions

Youth Activity Leaders & Camp Counselors

Roanoke County is the area's largest provider of youth summer camps and after school programming! We're always looking for enthusiastic leaders who want to help shape children's live through enriching recreation experiences. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job types include:

  • After school leaders
  • Day camp counselors
  • Overnight camp counselors (meals/lodging included)

Job benefits include:

  • Memorable experiences
  • Problem solving
  • Personal growth
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Training for future jobs in education or youth enrichment


Drivers - Bus and Van Transportation

Our Green Ridge kids and Therapeutic Recreation program participants need a lift! Can you help? We need folks with a good driving record who can work with kids as well as individuals with special needs. You're more than just a driver, you're part of a positive recreation experience. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Driving
  • Loading/unloading customers
  • Routine vehicle care
  • Reporting

Job benefits include:

  • Working with kids
  • Giving and receiving smiles
  • Public safety skills

Water Safety Instructors (Swim Lessons)

Dip your toe into the water at Green Ridge Recreation Center and join the Swim Instructor team.  We are looking for the right people to help us continue to make an impact on our community by providing exceptional swim lessons.Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Organizing lessons
  • Providing corrective feedback
  • Creating a safe and nonthreatening environment
  • Communicating with parents

Job benefits include:

  • Helping save lives through water education
  • Working with kids
  • Giving and receiving smiles


Athletics Site Supervisors & Scorekeepers

Make money while helping facilitate the sports you love to watch or play. Area youth are counting on these professionals to help manage practices, games and tournaments while ensuring a safe and healthy atmosphere for participants. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Record keeping
  • Communication
  • Positive customer service interactions

Job benefits include:

  • Promoting safe and healthy athletics participation
  • Giving and receiving smiles