Arlington, Virginia
$17.00 - $27.00 Hourly
Jan 29, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Note: The length of this internship is expected to be approximately four (4) months, May - September.

The Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is hiring a Contract Compliance Summer Intern to assist in coordinating DPR summer camp offerings and ensure contract compliance for all vendor-run summer camp programs; including performing regular and on-going program assessments of contracted summer camp providers, document compliance findings, and provide program feedback. The Intern is also required to travel throughout Arlington County in a county vehicle to conduct daily site visits to summer camp programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performs site/program audits throughout the summer, minimum of two (2) per day, to confirm contract compliance including camp safety and preparedness, appropriate staff certifications, and student-staff program ratios;
  • Reviews and monitors camp rosters to ensure accurate participation counts, payments, identify fee reduction participants, and confirm eligibility of participants;
  • Tracks and organizes contractor invoices for camp programs;
  • Reviews weekly survey results to identify trends and concerns to be addressed and provides feedback on results to leadership;
  • Responds to customer complaints via in-person visits, emails/phone calls and follows up to address concerns and issues; and
  • Assists with managing vendor specialty visits to ensure timely completion of payments and invoices.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: This position offers a summer internship opportunity to qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work.

  • Currently enrolled college student who has completed at least two years (60 semester hours) in a Bachelor's degree program by the time of employment/hire;
  • At least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA);
  • Degree requirements: Parks & Recreation Management, Sports Management, or Recreation & Leisure Studies;
  • Employee may not have professional experience after the qualifying education requirement;
  • Applicants may be asked to provide certified official transcripts.

Substitution: There is no substitution for the education requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following.

  • Assisting in the administration of recreational sports programs;
  • Working in a summer camp environment and understanding of general camp policies;
  • Familiarity with RecTrac or similar recreation management software;
  • Advanced skills with MS Office software including MS Word and MS Excel;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Great customer service skills.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid driver license. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. with an occasional flexible schedule depending upon the needs of the program.

This position runs approximately four months (May - September).

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:

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.


Are you a currently enrolled college student who has completed at least two years (60 semester hours) in a Bachelor's degree program? Or will you have completed 60 semester hours by the time of employment?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA)?
  • Yes
  • No


Please check ALL boxes which describe your experience/education:
  • Enrolled in the one of the following Degree programs; Parks, Recreation, Sports Management, Leisure Studies or related field
  • Assist with administration of recreational sports programs
  • Working in a summer camp environment
  • Using RecTrac or similar recreation management software
  • Understands general camp policies
  • None


Please indicate your proficiency level and/or use of the following applications.
  • MS Word - Beginner
  • MS Word - Intermediate
  • MS Word - Advanced
  • MS Excel - Beginner
  • MS Excel - Intermediate
  • MS Excel - Advanced


Please briefly describe how your background is relevant and what you want us to consider when reviewing your application. Use this opportunity to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as personal characteristics that makes you the best match for this position.

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