Non-Merit Administrative Job Opportunities

administrativeThe following non-merit administrative 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.  


Human Resources Generalist I

Job # ELT-DAHS-14002
Salary: $22.77 to $37.94/hour; benefits eligible*

Performs professional entry-level human resources generalist work, assisting Human Resources manager on a variety of HR duties such as: FMLA and Workplace Injury/Workers Compensation programs; recruitment; data collection, report preparation and data analysis; assistance with less complex employee relations issues; implementation of agency workforce planning items; and training delivery on HR related topics.  Performs other duties as assigned for the benefit of the department.

Serves as the HR team lead for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Workplace Injury/Workers Compensation to ensure procedures are adhered to and proper documentation is maintained. Prepares and analyzes payroll reports related to human resources functions using human resources information systems. Uses Microsoft Office applications to prepare a variety of narrative and statistical human resources reports. Prepares and analyzes vacancy reports and advises management on position turnover, trends and other human resources-related data.

Supports agency recruitment processes using standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce. Provides human resources expertise to program managers through facilitation of the interview process. Performs employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation. Conducts training for department staff in FMLA, Workplace Injury and other HR policies/good practice.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in human resource management, public administration, or a related field.

Bridge Class Employment Standards:  This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working as entry level human resources generalist. PHR certification from HRCI or IPMA-CP. Excellent work ethic and values-based initiative. Possession of strong critical thinking/analysis and problem-solving skills. Ability to build team-based, collaborative relationships. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels. Proven leadership skills. Experience with human resources information systems (SAP, FOCUS-HCM, PEAQ). Possession of a valid driver's license. Attention to detail and knowledge of HR policies and procedures. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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

*Note: This position may not exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.  Individuals in these positions are 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: Send your resume by email to

Therapeutic Recreation Administrative Support (Part-Time)

Agency:  Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job # ELT-NCS-14004
Salary: $17.2581/hour (Grade S15), no benefits*
Location: Pennino Building, Fairfax VA
Schedule: This position can work up to 17 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend hours may be required for special events.

This position is located at 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. Under limited supervision, answers incoming calls, provides information and/or guidance to customers.  As part of a team, receives and records data in an automated system, gathers data, verifies organizational data, makes corrections accordingly, processes documentation meeting established deadlines.  Responds to inquiries that require referencing a variety of sources and utilizing knowledge of department/county operations.  Generates routine reports and spreadsheets.  Instructs employees in proper completion of routine documents.  Provides and explains relevant policies and procedures.

Creates and types forms, letters, memoranda, and other correspondences. Establishes new files and files a large volume of material on a regular basis. Prepares files for archives and disposal in accordance to county policy.

Minimum Qualifications: Education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D., plus two years 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: Highly organized individual with strong customer service skills. Ability to multitask, conduct business in a professional and confidential manner, work independently and set priorities.  Must be detail-oriented, have good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team. Experience in providing administrative support. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite computer software. 

*Note:  This position cannot work more than 899 hours in a calendar year; however, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.)

To Apply:  Submit your resume and cover letter by email to or via U.S. mail to:

Neighborhood and Community Services
Attention: Sandi Dallhoff
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor
Fairfax, VA  22035

Web/Graphic Designer III

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job # ELT-RCC-14001
Salary: $18.91 to $25.21/hour; benefits eligible*
Schedule: Core working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, the weekly schedule will be flexible depending upon work requirements

Under supervision, performs highly responsible and diversified art work in the creation, design, execution, and production of graphic arts material and camera-ready art for instructional, production and administrative purposes, or public presentation; and performs related work as required. Performs basic Internet/intranet support functions such as Web page design, content development, and site updating; maintains the website of Reston Community Center, ensuring current content, complete information and proactive response to meeting staff communication needs and agency’s communication goals. Responsible for executing all digital communications for the agency, to include social media and email marketing. Must be available to make immediate or urgent Web changes or Web-based communications via content management system and/or email marketing tools (e.g., Constant Contact) after normal business hours. Provides high-quality customer service. Successfully resolves problems in a team-based environment and balances multiple priorities and tasks. Collaborates with colleagues to define deliverables and deadlines, and executes projects to completion with a high degree of commitment. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Communications/Media Director. Occasional weekend, weeknights, and overtime hours may be required to work special events and/or meet deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of two years of training at an accredited college, university, or art institute with coursework in fine or graphic arts, Web design or a related field; plus three years of experience in the creation and development of a wide variety of visual materials. 

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

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in web/graphic design plus one year of ongoing Internet/intranet development or support tasks. Fluency in both PC and MAC programs. Prefer candidates with artistic and imaginative flair, detail-oriented.  Strong interpersonal, writing, and time management skills, as well as ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

Note:  Occasional local travel may be required.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview. Panel comprised of the hiring manager and two senior staff members. Candidates will be asked to complete a Web update exercise.

Note: This position is scheduled to work 30+ hours per week (not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year).  Individuals in these positions are 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: Send your resume by email to

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