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 Family Services, Kinship Care Unit – Family Engagement Program
Job # ELT-DFS-14010
Salary: $17.65 to $20.00/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: 30 hours per week

Works from the Pennino Building in Fairfax County DFS as part of the Kinship Care Unit in the Family Engagement Program. Responsible for supporting the daily operations to the Program Manager, supervisors and Social Services Specialists. Duties include entering and updating information into various databases. Maintain case records and statistical reports and data needed by the unit, monthly tracking and maintaining documentation. Assists with new staff set up. Helps in the coordination of special program events. Coordinates maintenance of the unit. Performs general office duties, including faxing, copying and scan documents, mail pick-up and distribution, creating mailing lists and labels, ordering office supplies, typing notes from meetings, scheduling rooms and maintaining calendars. Works collaboratively with other administrative staff, specialists and supervisors in other regions.

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. 

Note: *This position may not exceed 1560 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.

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

To Apply: Send your resume by email to no later than September 12, 2014.

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

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