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.  


Box Office Assistant

Agency:  Reston Community Center
Job #: ELT-RCC-14004
Salary: $16.08 to $21.44/hour (S13)
Schedule: Various, depending on performance schedule. Includes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., as needed

Manages the ticketing sales process (face-to-face, phone and online sales) for Performing Arts events with regard to seat selection and payment. Prescreens ticket order forms for accuracy prior to processing. Provides and explains ticket sales, refund and fee waiver policies and procedures. Assures that performance information is updated as needed and reflected in the Activity Maintenance Files. Proof-reads collaterals for accuracy as needed.  Functions as a customer service representative as needed. This position works afternoon and evening hours, including both weeknights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:  Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus two years of experience providing customer service, ideally in a performing arts venue.

Preferred Qualifications:  Must have the ability to work independently and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.  Experience using ticketing sales systems (ideally ProVenue by and Microsoft Office computer software.  Must have strong organizational skills, customer service skills and the ability to pay attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills and cash handling skills are required. 

To Apply:  Submit your resume by email to

Front Desk Staff

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14040
Salary: $13/hour, benefits eligible
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center
Schedule: 3-4 days per week, some weekends or evenings

Serve as the initial point of visitor contact for walk-in and phone inquiries at Frying Pan Farm Park’s historic Visitor Center which is housed in a converted dairy barn. This position requires a self-motivated, independent worker with good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a busy environment and prioritize workload.  Also requires the ability to fill occasional slow time during workday.

Job Description:

    • Assist customers with questions
    • Process class registrations and contracts
    • Schedule school field trips
    • Work at site special events
    • Schedule rentals, check renters in/out, set up sound system, ensure compliance with facility rules
    • Light maintenance as needed
    • Administrative or research tasks as assigned
    • Prepare weekly financial reports

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be 18 years (minimum age) or older.  Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in customer service or rental facility.  Experience with financial reports and cash handling.

To Apply:  Send resume to For additional information, call 703-437-9101.

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

Web/Graphic Designer III

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job # ELT-RCC-14001
Salary: $18.91 to $25.21/hour; benefits eligible*
Schedule: Core working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, the weekly schedule will be flexible depending upon work requirements

Under supervision, performs highly responsible and diversified art work in the creation, design, execution, and production of graphic arts material and camera-ready art for instructional, production and administrative purposes, or public presentation; and performs related work as required. Performs basic Internet/intranet support functions such as Web page design, content development, and site updating; maintains the website of Reston Community Center, ensuring current content, complete information and proactive response to meeting staff communication needs and agency’s communication goals. Responsible for executing all digital communications for the agency, to include social media and email marketing. Must be available to make immediate or urgent Web changes or Web-based communications via content management system and/or email marketing tools (e.g., Constant Contact) after normal business hours. Provides high-quality customer service. Successfully resolves problems in a team-based environment and balances multiple priorities and tasks. Collaborates with colleagues to define deliverables and deadlines, and executes projects to completion with a high degree of commitment. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Communications/Media Director. Occasional weekend, weeknights, and overtime hours may be required to work special events and/or meet deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of two years of training at an accredited college, university, or art institute with coursework in fine or graphic arts, Web design or a related field; plus three years of experience in the creation and development of a wide variety of visual materials. 

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

Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in web/graphic design plus one year of ongoing Internet/intranet development or support tasks. Fluency in both PC and MAC programs. Prefer candidates with artistic and imaginative flair, detail-oriented.  Strong interpersonal, writing, and time management skills, as well as ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

Note:  Occasional local travel may be required.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview. Panel comprised of the hiring manager and two senior staff members. Candidates will be asked to complete a Web update exercise.

Note: This position is scheduled to work 30+ hours per week (not to 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

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