Non-Merit Administrative Job Opportunities
The 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.
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.
- View the “Being an Election Officer” Video
- Listen to the Podcast “Need for Election Officers” on SoundCloud
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!
Agency: Office of Elections
Job # ELT-OOE-15001
Salary: $13.54/hour (Grade S9); no benefits
Schedule: Varies, depending on office need. Expected to work a minimum of 16 hours a week, with increased hours leading up to each election, and available to work on Election Day.
Assists with various Election department activities, including providing phone support; providing election information to the public; helping at community outreach events; staffing in-person absentee voting locations; and performing general clerical duties.
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or G.E.D. to include previous experience with customer service with the public. Experience using basic Microsoft Office computer software; attention to detail and ability to follow directions; good written and verbal skills; ability to manage time effectively; computer skills, including Microsoft Word. Must be 18years old or older on or by November8, 2016, and a registered voter in the state of Virginia.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with databases; knowledge of the state’s voting system (VERIS), and experience as a precinct election official. Bilingual fluency in a second language is highly desired, especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Urdu.
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: Submit your resume via email to ElectionsHR@fairfaxcounty.gov.