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.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.





Administrative Assistant II (S13) – Financial Assistant

Job#: ELT-OOE-16002
Agency: Office of Elections
Salary: $16.48 per hour

Description: Provides administrative support to the Financial Specialist and acts as the agency point of contact for travel booking and procurement card purchases. Performs data entry within the FOCUS system for purchase orders. Manages office supplies and ensures timely ordering.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and training in accounting, procurement, or finance. Prior experience with FOCUS.

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

Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position are not eligible for benefits. This position is anticipated to be needed only through 2016.

To Apply: Send resumes to

Seasonal Administrative Assistant II (S13)

Job#: ELT-DFS-16007
Department of Family Services
Starting Wage: $16.48

Description: This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions. Provides administrative and program support to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program throughout Northern Virginia in the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. Gathers and delivers VITA site materials throughout the tax season on an as-needed basis. Performs data entry for customers and staff and compiles weekly program reports using an online data collection system. Initiates and maintains ongoing contact with a variety of partners and community services providers to inform them of available VITA services. Delivers and maintains detailed records of outreach materials. Effectively communicates with individuals and families from a diverse background. Participation in community events, event preparation, and volunteer training requires evening and weekend work. Local travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus two years of experience providing administrative support. Must be able to life 40 pounds.

Special Requirements: 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: Bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Selection Procedure:  interview.

Note: These positions may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits.

To Apply: Send resumes to

Administrative Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority, Area 2 Maintenance - Park Operations
Job #: ELT-FCPA-16052
Salary: $13.13/hour, exempt Part-Time position (5 weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.)

This position will be open until filled.

Provides daily administrative support and oversight for the Park Authority Area 2 Maintenance Shop – Wakefield Park. Organization and maintenance administrative reports, documentation, purchase requests, answering citizen inquiries and assisting with correspondence for internal and external communications. Performs general office duties, operates desktop computer and associated software, fax machine, phone system, and other office equipment.  Performs filing and data entry.  Knowledge of computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications.  Completes forms in accordance with agency procedures.  Responsible for processing new hire paperwork and time & attendance data entry.  Types notes of meetings.  Orders office supplies.  Screens calls for the type of problem being presented and routes calls to the appropriate staff.  Ensures that customers receive courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient service.  Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Area Manager. 

Ensures that customers receive courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient service.

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. Must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of administrative office procedures. Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Bilingual in English and another language.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview

To Apply: Call 703-321-0972

Election Officers

Agency: Office of Elections
Job # ELT-OOE-16001

The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming 2016 elections.

Election Officers are needed at each of the 242 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters.  Election Officers must be registered voters in Virginia and complete required training and forms. You may choose to accept the $175 stipend for a full day, or volunteer your time.

Qualifications: In order to be an Election Officer, you must:

    • Be fluent in English 
    • Be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Be able to fulfill the Federal I-9 employment eligibility requirements
    • Attend a 3-hour training class
    • Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 a.m. and remain until all work has been completed after the polls close at 7 p.m.
    • Have basic computer skills

The Election Officer’s main priority is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process. A typical Election Day consists of:

    • Arriving one hour before polls open to set up voting equipment
    • Hanging up pertinent signage
    • Preparing the polling room for voting
    • Processing voters throughout the day
    • Assisting with operating voting equipment
    • Securing voting equipment and closing down the polling place at the end of the day

Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts. There is a large need for bilingual speakers, including Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese speakers.  Residency in Fairfax County is not required.

It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the election process or public service, and we need civic-minded individuals to help make Election Day a success! 

To Apply, call the office at 703-324-4735, TTY 711.  You can also email us at or visit the Office of Elections website for more information.

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