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DPR Announces Second 2014 Summer Employment Hiring Fair

dc.gov | 3/13/2014, 5:53 p.m.
The Rosedale Recreation Center in Northeast D.C. (dpr.dc.gov)

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced Thursday revised information for the agency's second open hiring fair for the 2014 summer season.

The fair will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th St. NE). Interested applicants are asked to fill out the online summer hire application in advance of attending the fair.

During the hiring fair, attendees will learn about DPR's open summer positions, speak with division representatives, and if attendees have not applied, computers will be available for attendees to apply at the fair. Applicants who complete the online application by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, will be interviewed at the hiring fair. Attendees are reminded to dress in professional, interview attire and to bring both an electronic and a hard/paper copy of their resume.

DPR launched the 2014 summer hiring application on Feb. 3 and will accept applications throughout the summer. The third hiring fair will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a location to be announced. (Please note that the fair will not be held at Kennedy Recreation Center as previously announced.) For more information regarding DPR's Summer Employment opportunities, position descriptions, program descriptions, lifeguard assessment fairs, future hiring fair dates and updates, please visit http://summer.dpr.dc.gov.

DPR is committed to hiring candidates who are highly qualified, and are committed to providing a positive workplace experience. The following divisions are accepting summer applications:

Summer Aquatics staff will have the opportunity to be pool managers, assistant pool managers, lifeguards and customer service representatives (CSRs).

Summer Camps staff will have the opportunity to be facilitators, assistant facilitators, counselors, activity specialists and more.

Summer Operations staff will have the opportunity to be warehouse facilitators, drivers, assistants and more.

Summer Roving Leaders and Safe Summer staff will have the opportunity to be facilitators and assistant facilitators.

Summer Meals Program staff will have the opportunity to be senior food monitors, food monitors and administrative assistants.

Summer Administrative staff will have the opportunity to work as associates at DPR's Central Office. Please note, these positions are in an office environment and professional attire is required.

All positions are for seasonal (summer only), 40-hour a week positions.

DPR's 2014 Summer Employment hiring process is as follows:

Apply online – Complete the application and personal statement (to the best of your ability) for the program that you are interested in. Please be certain to make any edits and corrections to your application prior to submission. All applications must include an updated resume (attached to online application).

Notification 1: Confirmation – Applicants will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received and the screening process has begun.

Notification 2: Pre-Employment Screening – Applicants that are screened as a highly qualified candidate (based on application, personal statement and resume) will receive an email invite to participate in a hiring fair hosted by DPR’s Human Resource Department. The pre-employment screening process will begin mid-February and continue through the end of June. Applicants not selected will receive a status email thanking them for their participation in the summer hiring process. All notifications will be sent within ten (10) business days of initial submission.