Non-Merit Administrative Job Opportunities


administrativeThe following non-merit administrative, office, marketing 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.  

 

 


Farmers Market Assistant

Agency: Park Authority; Community Horticulture Office
Job # ELT-FCPA-15016
Salary: $10.46/hour; no benefits
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312
Hours: 16-20 hours per week (not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year)

The Farmers Market Assistant assists with:

  • Administrative duties: Maintains files of vendor insurance/certification documents and prepares the annual Market Master books.
  • Special event logistics: Set-up/take-down for pre-season meetings and market events (Chef at Market, Farmers Market Week).
  • Marketing the markets: Generates copy for the e-Newsletter, assists the Farmers Market.
  • Coordinator in the design and maintenance of a display/information board, and creates promotional flyers.
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education.
  • High level of familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher.
  • Highly organized in maintaining records and preparing administrative reports.
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with staff, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications: An interest in local food, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and/or small business growth.

To Apply: Contact Pamela Smith, Community Horticulture Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-0128. Submit resumes by fax to 703-642-8095 or by email to pamela.smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Applications accepted until position filled. Resume review will begin on February 14.

Lead Store Clerk

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15015
Salary: $14.40/hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule:  Position is 32 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday, special events and weekends as needed.

Frying Pan Farm Park is seeking a full-time Lead Store Clerk for the Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store. Assists Store Manager with recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating staff and resolving customer problems or complaints by determining optimal solutions. Assists Store Manager with operational issues, to include housekeeping, administrative duties, physical inventories, price changes, etc. Oversees the inventory of the store, placing replenishment orders and verifying receipt. Provides exceptional customer service and ensuring the employees also provide the same level of service. Manages store revenue, including cash handling, drawer reconciliation and delivery of deposits. Attracts customers by creating original displays. Ensures interior and exterior of store is maintained to park standards. Plans events and promotional campaigns for boosting sales. Oversees store in store manager’s absence.

Qualifications: Minimum of one year of retail experience. More extensive retail experience will be welcomed. Applicants must possess a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license and be at least 20 years of age. Strong leadership skills. Ability to effectively teach/develop others to next level. Good merchandising skills and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes. Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management. Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and organizational skills. An upbeat demeanor, with a sales-oriented personality. The ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

*Note: This position may not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  The hired individual is eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Sherry Bizette at Sherry.Bizette@fairfacounty.gov. Questions? Call Sherry at 703-437-8261.

Administrative Assistant IV (Vehicle Fleet Coordinator)

Agency:  Department of Family Services
Job # ELT-DFS-15001
Salary:  $19.34/hour, benefits eligible*
Location: Pennino Building, Fairfax
Schedule:  30 hours per week

This position will be open until filled.  All applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed for this position in order to qualify.

Under general supervision, performs duties ensuring coordination and consistency of administrative processes for the assigned areas of responsibility. Serves as agency Vehicle Fleet Coordinator.  Responsible for ensuring all state inspections, preventive maintenance and emissions are performed on agency vehicles within required timeframes. Monitors the use of agency fuel cards. Researches and prepares responses to citizen complaints, violations and accidents involving agency vehicles.  Analyzes data to develop recommendations related to improving the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of vehicles assigned to the agency. Interacts with county staff, vendors and the public to coordinate related tasks. Uses a variety of computer applications to produce complex reports and documents that may include charts, graphics and spreadsheets. Maintains specialized databases; monitors and/or assists with monitoring statistical data. Works as part of a team with other staff to coordinate and ensure coverage for the department's major priorities and for the efficient operation of the office. Distributes and manages client emergency resources. Assists with the management of agency telecommunication devices and office supplies.  Coordinates building facility requests as needed.

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

Special Requirements: Must have a valid driver's license. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: College degree.  Clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise tact, discretion, initiative, creativity, and independent judgment. Ability to work with limited direction to address identified objectives. Excellent organizational skills. Experience and proficiency using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel, and Access.

*Note: This position may not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  The hired individual is eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Submit your resume to margaret.travers@fairfaxcounty.gov

Store Clerk

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-15010
Salary: $10-12/hour (no benefits)
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 15 - 20 hours per week. Weekend shift work expected. Employment begins in early March.

Frying Pan Farm Park is seeking a part-time Store Clerk for the Frying Pan Country Store. This is an exempt limited-term position (no benefits).

Work duties include welcoming visitors and providing information about the farm park; retail sales; daily opening and closing activities, including accurate and responsible cash handling procedures and forms; inventory stocking and display; and some facility maintenance and light housekeeping. 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, a valid state driver’s license and be at least eighteen years old. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who enjoys learning about local community agricultural history and assisting children, families and other park visitors. Good communication skills and a friendly attitude are required, as well as the abilities to operate a computerized point of sale cash machine; to lift 35 pounds; and to perform light housekeeping duties and inventory stocking. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Sherry Bizette at Sherry.Bizette@fairfacounty.gov. Questions? Call Sherry at 703-437-8261.

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 Maria.Franco-Nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.


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