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.

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 Family Services - Children, Youth, and Families Division
Job # ELT-DFS-15006
Salary: $17.65 - $23.01/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: 30 hours per week

One or more positions may be filled with this announcement.

Provides daily administrative support to Supervisors and Social Services Specialists to one of the programs of the Children, Youth, and Families Division. Works collaboratively with other administrative staff in all regions.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Entering and updating information into various databases. Prepares caseload and statistical reports, monthly tracking and maintaining documentation, statistics and data needed by the unit. Assists with new staff set up. Helps in the coordination of special program events. Coordinates maintenance for the unit. Performs general office duties, including faxing, copying and scan documents, mail pick-up and distribution, creating mailing list and labels, notarize documents, ordering office supplies, typing notes from meetings, scheduling rooms and maintaining calendars. Screen incoming calls and route them to the appropriate staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school; plus two years of experience providing administrative support.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Must have excellent administrative and computer skills; oral and written communication skills. Proficient in common Microsoft Office applications. Ability to prioritize work and adapt to changing priorities.  Must be flexible in handling multiple and changing tasks; able to work effectively with the public and other agency/county staff. Able to exercise tact, discretion and sensitivity to staff, clients and the public’s needs while maintaining professional standards. Three or more years of administrative experience.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview. A writing sample will be required.

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 by May 15, 2015.

Public Information Office Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority 
Job # ELT-FCPA-15031
Salary: $26.82/hour, no benefits
Schedule: 16 hours per week, occasional weekend days may be necessary

Under the direction of the Public Information Officer, provides support to the Public Information Office and other divisions that it supports in several focus areas. Prepares correspondence and reports; develops press releases and public service announcements, and content on a wide variety of topics; compliance with mandates such as FOIA and the Opening Meetings Act; supports events management and public outreach/meetings facilitation; performs limited graphics development and PowerPoint presentations. 

Must possess strong writing skills and be able to produce written materials for public dissemination with limited direction under deadline pressure. Must have solid skills as a proofreader and spellchecker.  On occasion, may be called upon to conduct online research, to prepare speaking points and/or to serve as an ambassador for the Park Authority at outreach events.  There will be evening and weekend assignments as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software, MS Publisher and PowerPoint and have strong writing skills.  Must be self-motivated yet careful to ask questions as needed and to complete tasks in a timely manner.  Must be flexible about assignments and able to work under deadline pressure.

Special Requirements:  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must be able to lift sound equipment and be willing and able to work outdoors on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications:  Excellent customer service skills with strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. Data entry accuracy, proficiency using Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently and on a team.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is valuable but not essential.

To Apply:  Submit your resumes by email to

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