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Position Description

Youth Worker
Working Title VB Summer Employment Youth Worker
Department/Division Parks & Recreation - Part Time Positions
Job Type Part Time
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Requisition ID:
Work Location:
Parks & Recreation - Various Virginia Beach Locations
Pay Range:
H.3150, $15.00 - $15.00
Starting Salary:
Stated Hourly Rate
Work Schedule:
varied by site placement
Part Time Hours/Wk:
See special instructions to Applicants section
Job Open Date:
Application Deadline:

Job Duties:

Our Commitment

Work with the best - work for Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation! Join our team and contribute to our 60+ year track record of providing legendary experiences! We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our environment. We ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social, and economic circumstances – can access our programs. By providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our community by improving the physical and mental well-being of our residents.

Are you…

·         Able to keep a positive attitude and foster excellence through your actions, words, and appearance? 

·         Someone who seeks opportunity to learn and understand the experience of others?  

·         A problem solver who can work through sticking points and difficult conversations?   Going to take ownership of your time with the department and strive for excellence?


Youth Workers ($15.00 per hour) duties could include but not be limited to:

  • Greeting customers
  • Assisting with enforcing rules and regulations
  • Assisting with administrative duties
  • Assisting in opening and closing locations/facilities
  • Assisting in maintaining facilities in a clean and safe condition
  • Assisting with implementing programs
  • Assisting with planning and setting up daily work
  • Assisting with distributing equipment and supplies
  • Operating tools and equipment
  • Assisting in the care and well-being of animals
  • Assisting with cashier duties
  • Working outside in extreme weather
  • Responsible for collecting revenue
  • Assisting with writing and submitting reports
  • Reporting incidents and discrepancies to proper authorities
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on the current workloads and organization/company needs.

The P&R Employee Experience

At Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, our success is because of our dedicated employees.  We are intentional about creating an employee experience where you are empowered to reach your full potential, are supported through strength-based initiatives, and are confident in your abilities. We champion a workplace culture built on our cultural foundations: Professionalism, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Citizenship.  These guiding principles of behavior cultivate a positive and high performing work environment.  Success is recognized and celebrated, and legendary experiences are the core of who we are.


Official City Job Description:

There is no official City job description for this position.

Working Conditions:

There is no working conditions statement for this position.

Minimum Requirements:

• Meet age requirements - Must be between the ages of 16 and 21 on or before June 11, 2024.
• Be a full-time resident of the City of Virginia Beach or in VB Foster Care System.
• Be legally authorized to work in the United States.
• Provide a copy of most recent report card or college transcript (must show your name and address).
• Provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members (this includes friends of parents/guardians).
• A commitment to complete the entire program (Job Readiness Orientation, and worksite employment.
• A background check is required for all participants 18 and older, some locations require additional check

Special Requirements:
Some worksites may have additional age, education or experience requirement based on assigned job duties, functions or employer requirements.
Varied hours, nights, weekends and some holidays may be required

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Not Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Not Required    
Respirator:  Not Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required: 


Special Instructions:

In-person and virtual interviews will begin in March
VB Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to provide workplace readiness training and meaningful work experiences for youth and young adults residing in the City of Virginia Beach or VB Foster Care System, between the ages of 16 – 21 on or before June 11th, 2024. Participants will have opportunities to discover and explore their talents, acquire new skills, set career goals and learn more about the community in which they live, while earning an income.
Participants may be required to work varied hours a week at worksites within various City departments and private companies, performing various duties related to that particular organization’s mission. Program averages between 27-35 hours of on-site work per week. Hours are subject to change to ensure the success of a youth participant at their job site.
These are temporary seasonal positions:
General Program Youth Workers will begin June 17, 2024 and finish employment August 7, 2024.
Parks After Dark Youth Workers could begin mid May and finish employment August 24, 2024.
Job placement will be determined by program staff. Program staff evaluate applicant’s skill level, interest, transportation availability and requirements of each job before placing a participant.
Participants are restricted from being placed as a direct report of a family member. Participants will be required to inform SYEP Staff of any relatives who are employed with the City of Virginia Beach on the application. If a participant fails to disclose this information, this could result in removal from the program.
All participants must attend the (SYEP) Job Readiness Orientation and other program related trainings. Orientation will begin June 17, 2024.
Participants must commit to not miss more than three (3) consecutive days, and five (5) total days of the program.
As a condition of employment, all part-time employees must attend P&R Connection (Department Orientation). If selected for the position, you will be provided your training date at the time of hire.

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
  • You will not be able to access the details of this job ad once the closing date has passed.   If you would like to retain this information, please   take a screen shot or  print using your browser's printing capability.
  • ​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit. 
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.


VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

Drug Free Workplace:  The City of Virginia Beach maintains a drug free workplace.

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