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Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Part-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Health - Other
Management - General
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 3221602 / Latpro-3822601 
Date posted: Sep-10-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$24.23 - $37.01 Hourly


Arlington, VA

Job Type

Full-Time Permanent


Department of Parks and Recreation

Job Number



9/23/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking a  Senior Travel Program Assistant to support the DPR 55+ Programs.  The 55+ Programs provides recreation, education, social, wellness, and volunteer opportunities for Arlington's 55+ population. The employee will provide planning support to the Travel Program Supervisor by identifying and assessing local travel and virtual programming needs for 55+ participants for local or regional events, including participants with special needs.  This person serves as the main point of contact for participants.

  Specific duties:

  • Researching, implementing and planning of day trips and virtual programs, including special projects and plan of action for returns;
  • Providing an analysis of travel program to include number of trips/virtual programs, attendance, evaluation and customer feedback, revenue as well as recommendations and programs adjustments;
  • Coordinating with marketing to promote programs, benchmark and research other jurisdictions for virtual, and update travel manual with new protocols;
  • Coordinating and follow-up with presenters about program confirmation, and other details associated with day trips and virtual programs;
  • Corresponding with 55+ participants (confirm trips, email Zoom links, notify of changes and/or cancellations);
  • Serving a host to assist virtual programmers and volunteer travel leaders and create Zoom links for all virtual programs;
  • Maintaining Rec Trac virtual rosters with participant and program information in TEAMS;
  • Assisting with the recruitment, training, and evaluation of volunteers
  • Responding to senior's requests for trips though phone, in person and Travel hotline, including daily monitoring and updating travel hot line; and
  • Attending Travel Advisory Committee (TAC) and assist TS in gathering information from the TAC

Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration, Gerontology/Aging Studies, Business Management or related field; and
  • One (1) year of experience (equivalent of 4 seasons) administering or providing support to recreational programs.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Working in travel or events planning;
  • Accounts payable, billing, or bookkeeping;
  • Working with senior citizens;
  • Data entry or data management;
  • Writing content for promotional materials; and
  • Microsoft Office 365 and/or SharePoint.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted.  It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Additional Information

Work Hours: This is a part-time, 30 hour per week position. The normal schedule is Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:00pm, with occasional evening and weekend work
The official job title is DPR Program Assistant.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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