$21.11 - $32.26 Hourly
May 14, 2021
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a part-time Pre-K Teacher Assistant to be responsible for assisting at the Carlin Hall Creative Preschooler’s and Summer Camp Programs, which serves a diverse audience of sixteen to twenty preschool children daily, from three to five years of age, including children that may have disabilities.

Duties include:

  • Assisting the preschool supervisor with maintaining administrative records and preparing required reports;
  • Assisting in planning and preparing the learning environment to include preparing necessary materials and supplies for students' daily activities;
  • Operating and maintaining instructional equipment used in the classroom;
  • Ensuring that materials are prepared in advance of implementing activities and assisting in inventory and maintenance of equipment;
  • Attending all staff meetings and recommended training programs and seminars; and
  • Upholding and enforcing federal, state and local policies, procedures, rules, and administrative regulations.

Selection Criteria


  • High school diploma/GED; and
  • Two (2) years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher/teaching assistant in a preschool, daycare, school environment or in a job related to the care of pre-school children.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with e xperience in one or more of the following:

  • Assessing the needs of preschool age children;
  • Training staff on pre-school issues;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with parent groups or community organizations;
  • Working with a culturally diverse population; and
  • Working knowledge of Arlington County and Virginia Department of Social Services State licensing regulations.

Special Requirements

This selected employee will be required to:

  • Attend monthly preschool teacher meetings and 16 hours of training a year;
  • Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening; and
  • Complete MAT- Medication Administration Training (provided by employer), Daily Health Training and CPR and First Aid certifications within first six (6) months of employment.

If the applicant possesses or acquires a license and drives themselves to meetings, trainings, 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.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. 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 position operates year-round, part-time, 25 hours weekly . Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., including afternoon meetings 1-2 times per month and occasional evening and weekend hours. This is a Part-Time job with salary based on hours worked.

Program Information: The fall, winter and spring program consists of two classes; Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some children may participate in both sessions.

The official job title is Early Childhood Assistant.

The salary listed at the top of this announcement is for FY22, effective July 1, 2021

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. 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:

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.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree (or higher)


Please indicate if you have experience in any of the following;
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher and/or Teaching Assistant Role(s)
  • Working in a preschool, daycare, school environment and/or job related to the care of pre-school children
  • Assessing the needs of preschool age children
  • Training staff on pre-school issues
  • Working with children with disabilities
  • None


How many years of full-time (or equivalent) experience do you have in early childhood education as a teacher/teaching assistant in a preschool, daycare, school environment or job related to the care of pre-school children.
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to 12 months
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Please check ALL boxes if you possess any of the following.
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Medication Administration Training
  • None


Please describe your experience in early childhood education as a teacher/teaching assistant in a preschool, daycare, school environment or in a job related to the care of pre-school children? If not applicable, put N/A

Required Question

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