Non-Merit Administrative Job Opportunities

administrativeThe following non-merit administrative, office 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.  


Administrative Assistant III

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Job #: ELT-DPWES-14005
Salary: $16.08 to $26.80/hour

The Administrative Support Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environment Services is seeking a highly motivated part-time Administrative Assistant to provide support to the Finance, Human Resources and Budget sections of our Capital Facilities agency.

Description:  Provides lead administrative support for the Director and staff of the Finance, Human Resources and Budget Services sections of the division. Ensures the integrity and accuracy of financial records by performing detailed reconciliations and identifying errors. Supports the Division Director with creating and editing memos and correspondence. Prepares purchase requisitions, requisition changes, receiving reports and accounts payable vouchers. Provides payroll and human resources support (i.e., preparing recruiting packages, filing, scheduling interviews) while maintaining security and confidentiality associated with these actions. Provides backup support for accounting and human resources personnel during periods of peak workload and during absences.  Maintains and may occasionally create spreadsheets.  Arranges meetings and makes conference room reservations. Develops and maintains accurate filing systems (paper and/or electronic). Reviews and determines appropriate routing of mail and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma, plus at least two years of experience providing administrative support

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures. Experience and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel (knowledge of Excel should be at the medium to advanced level). Experience using automated technologies such as databases and Web-based online databases to enter, modify and pull data for reporting purposes. Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to pay attention to detail. Well-organized, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Experience working independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced, collaborative team.  Must have the ability to maintain confidential, sensitive information.

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

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Submit your resume to     

Visitor Services Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14043
Salary: $10.46/hour, no benefits*
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  16-18 hours per week

Duties:  Serves as the Manager on Duty for the Horticulture Center on select days, greets visitors at visitor services desk, operates cash register in ParkNet system for sales and class registration, and answers telephones. Additional duties entail handling financial or registration reports and recording and filing Green Spring purchases. Must be able to work weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: High school education and one year’s experience in customer service, administrative and/or financial support. Some advanced education desirable. Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Pleasant telephone manner and ability to work with a wide variety of people. Requires good customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to an associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, business or related field, or three years of experience in a related field.

Certificates and Licenses: First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

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: Email resume to or fax resume to:

Sandy Rittenhouse-Black
Visitor Services Manager
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-642-5173
Fax: 703-642-8095

Applicant evaluation will remain open until filled.

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

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