Farm Hand in Herndon, VA

Fairfax County Park Authority
Farm Jobs in VirginiaFarm Hand JobsGrain Farming Jobs

Job Description

Come work on one of the last working farms in Fairfax County!

The Farm Hand position works closely with the farm manager and other staff to care for farm animals and complete farm chores.

Job duties:

  • Daily chores with livestock include feeding, watering, milking, cleaning stalls, light animal care, and various farm chores.
  • Crop field operations include hay making, small grains and corn production.
  • Operating a tractor while doing farm chores and giving site tours to visitors.
  • The farm is open to the public and interaction with the visitors is an important aspect of the job.
  • Attend offsite outreach and help with special events on site.
  • Farm maintenance includes fence repair and mowing as needed.
  • Supervision of youth volunteers and assisting in other areas of the park as needed.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Have experience operating tractors and other equipment.
  • Experience working crop fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Experience working on a farm with livestock,equipment operations, as well as working with the public.
  • Note: Part-time benefits eligible positions are scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Position Title: Farm Hand
Salary: $16 to 18.00/hour benefit eligible
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 4+ days per week, to include some weekend days.


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Work Location: In person