Non-Merit Administrative Job Opportunities

administrativeThe following non-merit administrative, office and communications job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.

Fairfax County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.  


Historic House Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
$10.46/hour, no benefits*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  15-20 hours per week. Saturday and Sunday hours required.

Duties:  Assists with all aspects of daily operations and tea programs at the 1784 Historic House. Opens and closes house to the public and greets visitors. Operates cash register in ParkNet system for gift shop sales and class registration. Answers phones, handles general inquiries and takes program reservations. Sets up for teas and work with volunteers during tea service and clean-up. Assists with light housekeeping as needed. Acquires a working knowledge of the history of the Historic House and Green Spring Gardens.

Qualifications: High school education and one year’s experience in customer service and administrative support. Some advanced education and an interest in local history and horticulture desirable. Good customer service skills and ability to work independently in a public setting where routine varies. Basic computer skills with knowledge of popular Microsoft Office applications. Ability to climb stairs and lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification and limited food manager license.

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Send a resume by email to or by mail to:

Deborah Waugh, Historic House Coordinator
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-941-7987

Position will remain open until filled.

Visitor Services Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14043
Salary: $10.46/hour, no benefits*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  16-18 hours per week

Duties:  Serves as the Manager on Duty for the Horticulture Center on select days, greets visitors at visitor services desk, operates cash register in ParkNet system for sales and class registration, and answers telephones. Additional duties entail handling financial or registration reports and recording and filing Green Spring purchases. Must be able to work weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: High school education and one year’s experience in customer service, administrative and/or financial support. Some advanced education desirable. Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Pleasant telephone manner and ability to work with a wide variety of people. Requires good customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to an associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, business or related field, or three years of experience in a related field.

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

Note: *This position is may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Email resume to or fax resume to:

Sandy Rittenhouse-Black
Visitor Services Manager
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-642-5173
Fax: 703-642-8095

Applicant evaluation will remain open until filled.

Administrative Assistant I

Agency: Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14007
Salary: $12.12/hour, no benefits
Location: Lorton Senior Center

This announcement will be used to fill a limited-term "T" status position. This position will be open until filled. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed for this position in order to qualify.

Provides oversight and administrative support for the front desk/reception area at the Lorton Senior Center. Monitors scan card check in procedure. Makes appropriate referrals to other government or community resources for information and/or services. Ensures that customers receive courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient service. Maintains paper and electronic filing systems for records and messages.  Routes and distributes incoming mail and email.  Answers routine letters and email. 

Operates fax machine, phone system, and other office equipment. Performs filling and data entry. Knowledge of computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications. Complete forms in accordance with agency procedures.  Is responsible for information systems management to support the Congregate meal program, facility management, and supporting administrative processes, including purchasing and supply management and data collection. May participate on special projects, needing to effectively communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with partner organizations or agencies.

Assists the NCS Administrative Assistant IV within the South County building, and if applicable, assists in translation services. Supervises any assigned volunteers. This position might require some weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, and two years of experience providing administrative support.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Fairfax County programs, services, and resources. Experience working with the public including older adults, managing and supervising volunteers; and managing a high-traffic central reception desk. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Bilingual.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Submit your resume to

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