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

Agency:  Health Department
Job #: ELT-HD-16007
Location: Annandale District Office, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
Salary: $16.50 - $20.00/hour, depending on experience; benefits eligible*

Provides the day-to-day administrative support for operations in the department.  Greets and processes clients; receives incoming telephone calls and responds to inquiries and requests for information. Accurately enters information in to appropriate department databases, medical records requests, schedules appointments and processes distributes mail and faxes. 

Preferred Qualification: Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation and one year of experience providing administrative support. 

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the 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: To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please email Claudia Pellegrino at

Engineering Aide

Agency: Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-16006

Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works, Land Development Services (LDS) has a part-time employment opportunity available for an Engineering Aide. Handles documents in the Facilitation and Addressing Center (FAC), in a team-based, dynamic work environment.  Duties include collecting and delivering mail to various agencies throughout the county; scanning and archiving documents; and providing information to variety of internal and external customers.  Daily duties include tracking, delivering and collecting plans and documents within the Government Center complex, as well as couriering them to internal county and external regulatory agencies throughout Fairfax County.

Preferred Qualifications: We are looking for motivated individuals with customer service experience and at least two years of experience providing administrative support.  The ideal candidate will have experience with basic Microsoft Office products, typing skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills, as well as experience working in a collaborative team environment.

Special Requirements:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver’s license check to meet the necessary requirements to drive a county vehicle. The work requires the ability to repeatedly lift and carry heavy items/plans up to 50 pounds and to courier documents across the county in accordance with county driving regulations.

To Apply: Please submit your resume to no later than May 23, 2016.

Fairfax Food Council Project Coordinator (Management Analyst I)

Agency: Fairfax County Health Department
Job # ELT-HD-16006
Salary:  $25.00/hour
Schedule:  Average 15-17 hours per week for 2 years (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018). In addition to Monday through Friday daytime shifts, this position may also be expected to work weekends and evenings.

Performs paraprofessional work including the administration and coordination of the Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) in support of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) grant under the Fairfax Food Council (FFC). The FFC Project Coordinator provides leadership and oversight to support the work of the HCAT and FFC. This will include coordinating the VFHY grant deliverables such as convening and engaging partners and stakeholders, coordination and administrative support of the FFC Steering Committee and Working Groups, attending trainings and required meetings, assisting team members with seeking additional funding and resources as needed, data collection and reporting. The FFC is an initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax (PFHF), and the FFC Project Coordinator will interface with the PFHF Coordinator as well as members of the Partnership.

Coordinates with FFC members to successfully implement work plans. Develops materials to effectively communicate about and promote the FFC. Coordinates and supports activities of the Fairfax Food Council/HCAT including connecting partners and stakeholders, researching and securing resources and ensuring grant deliverables are achieved. Coordinates communications with multidisciplinary, multi-sector stakeholders, county and community partners. Facilitates, maintains and promotes relationships with stakeholders and community partners. Works with community members and volunteer leadership. Coordinates meeting logistics, communications and agenda plans for ongoing meetings of the FFC and its Working Groups. Collects and analyzes outcomes and data, including required grant and health department reporting. Attends trainings and continuing education to enhance knowledge regarding best practices and new and emerging information related to food councils and community food systems, and shares this information with the FFC.

Minimum Qualifications:  Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a business administration, public administration, statistics or field related to the assigned functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, or contract administration and business management.

Preferred Qualifications:  Knowledge of principles and practices related to effective development of food councils as well as basic knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating and a general understanding of food systems, issues facing food insecure and food access. Knowledge of Fairfax County, culture diversities and resources available. Ability to speak and write effectively. Proficient in computer use and Microsoft office programs. Ability to assist in the collection and analysis of data and information as required. Ability to work independently and deliver presentations in the community. Self-directed with strong networking and community relations skills and the ability to coordinate within a collaborative setting. Ability to work at various locations around the county.

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.

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

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Cynthia Thackwray at by May 20, 2016.

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.

Management Analyst I

Assures that all data needs related to the PBHCI grant are completed, coordinated, managed and reported in alignment with all mandates and requirements.  Serves as a liaison to the grant team, partner agencies, federal grant staff, and contracted program evaluator.  Responsibilities include supporting data analysis, entry, monitoring and reporting through the CSB’s electronic health record as well as the federal data management system.  See more about this opportunity.

Seasonal Staff Office Support (Administrative Assistant I)

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

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