Non-Merit Job Opportunities - Miscellaneous

miscellaneous non-merit jobsThe following non-merit 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.

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Project Coordinator / Development Manager 

Agency:Capital Facilities, DPWES
Job#: ELT-DPWES-16016
Salary: Ranges between $37 - $49/hour, (Grade S-31) benefit eligible*
Part-Time, Exempt position scheduled for 30 hours per week.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic, and growing jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a highly motivated and qualified project coordinator/development manager to lead a team of professionals and technicians engaged in planning and development, design, and construction of large scale, and complex capital and development projects within the county.

This position is responsible for strategic planning, project management, financial oversight; and full development lifecycle of large scale, high profile, and highly complex building and real estate development projects, including joint development partnerships, requests for proposals (RFP), development agreements for public-private partnership projects, real estate transactions, site identification and acquisition, due diligence, entitlement process; shared infrastructure; and design, construction and handover to operations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in quality.

The position negotiates key aspects of project development agreements with county legal team, county stakeholders, private developers and other outside organizations. Evaluates financial aspects of competing project development proposals including real estate valuation, financing and lease terms, life-cycle cost comparisons, construction and soft costs, and risk management terms. Leads and participates in the consultant and/or contractor selection process and negotiates and manages architect/engineer contacts; assures conformance with procurement policies and project management processes. Establishes and proactively manages schedules and budgets for design and construction projects. Provides high-level quality control for design and construction documents. 


    • Negotiates key aspects of project development agreements with county legal team, county stakeholders, and private developers;
    • Prepares detailed total project and development cost estimates; evaluates financial aspects of competing project development proposals;
    • Appraises and profiles the associated risks for development.          
    • Assists with the development of the capital improvement program and capital budget.
    • Makes recommendations concerning county budget appropriations for projects;
    • Prepares and evaluates detailed project development schedules;
    • Manage the site Due Diligence process in order to ensure that all development risks are identified and quantified. 
    • Leads and manages a large team of professional consultants under contracts and maintains professional control of projects to ensure effective project delivery to completion;
    • Leads a diverse team of project stakeholders in the successful management of assigned projects using team based approach.
    • Directs, coordinates and manages project/program logistics with multiple agencies, community stakeholders, and project based matrix organizational teams and resources from a variety of internal and external sources including technical, legal, financial and other specialty fields.
    •  Ensures work performed under consultant contracts meet county standards and agreed upon programming, design, specifications, permit and regulatory requirements, budget, and schedule;
    • Provides design & technical review, guidance and input on key projects throughout the conceptual, preliminary and final design and construction phases to ensure compliance with the project and development scope and goals as well as  all local, state and federal code requirements; may sign and seal design work, technical studies, etc. as required and prepared under direct supervision.
    • Establishes and manages value engineering process;
    • Manage the approval and permitting phase of the development process and ensure approvals are in line with county and project requirements.
    • Evaluates projects for energy conservation, environmental considerations, and operational and maintenance requirements.
    • Provides leadership in continuous process improvement initiatives and outcomes consistent with process goals and expectations. 
    • Prepares and makes presentations to boards, commissions, committees, senior management, and the general public;
    • May serve on leadership and management working groups including business area teams;
    • Serves on technical committees and provides expert testimony at public hearings.


    • Ability to work independently and react quickly in a demanding fast-paced environment and interact with diverse individuals and develop solutions to problems
    • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, urban planning, or land development;
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract procurement and management;
    • Ability to enforce contractual specifications;
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of real property acquisition;
    • Knowledge of modern construction practices and methods; ability to review and analyze construction plans and specifications;
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing land acquisition, design, construction, condemnation proceedings, and contracts in Fairfax County
    • Ability to oversee and coordinate the work of a multi discipline consultant teams;
    • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of professional and support staff in a complex, highly interactive work environment;
    • Ability to direct programs requiring coordination with other governmental agencies, private developers, and citizen organizations;
    • Ability to review design documents,  cost proposals, and construction documents for compatibility with county standards, guidelines and operational needs;
    • Ability to collect and compile research data;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing and interact effectively with the public;
    • Ability to review technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
    • Ability to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally;
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and across all levels
    • Ability to identify and manage the internal and external processes and requirements that impact the projects; 
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, balance priorities and deadlines, and identify and manage competing interests of the project stakeholders. 
    • Ability to structure, prepare and deliver concise, understandable presentations on complex issues;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials and representatives of public, private sector and community organizations;
    • Ability to train and supervise subordinates. 
    • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Microsoft Project.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four year accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, project management, real estate development, construction  or related field; plus six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with engineering, architectural, land planning and/development, and real estate. 

A driver’s license may be required for positions as identified to the department of human resources.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee tothis position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must obtain necessary training to assist in emergency response situations. Reports to the county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed to support DPWES Emergency Response and Recovery.

May be required to report to the EOC after-hours and work 12-hour shifts at the EOC as needed. Must be trained and prepared to assist DPWES in emergency situations

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Significant experience in dealing with public and private development partners in creating high quality development proposals, conducting comparative analysis of competing development options, and negotiating complex project development agreements. Project management experience on highly complex building and land development projects. Detailed knowledge of local, federal, and state building and site development codes. Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Demonstrated expertise in managing complex and multiple building projects concurrently and developing innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects. Proven experience in collaboration and teambuilding with various groups. Experience with financial and budgetary planning at the project and program level. Strategic leadership for process improvement and organizational development, safety training and awareness, quality assurance, sustainable development. Management oversight for building development program managing contract resources to meet performance goals in the areas of budget, schedule, project quality, and customer satisfaction. The successful applicant must be highly motivated and self-sufficient; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.

To Apply: Send your resume to Katayoon Shaya at or fax to 703-324-4365 ATTN: Katayoon Shaya

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

Assistant County Attorney III

Agency: Office of the County Attorney
Job#: ELT-OCA-16001
Salary: $35.06 - $58.43 hourly – 20 hours per week
Location: Merrifield 

The Office of the County Attorney is looking for a part-time attorney to represent the County’s interests in civil commitment hearings before Special Justices that take place every weekday at the four hospitals in Fairfax County who accept individuals who have been recommended by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) for involuntary hospitalization for mental health treatment. This position is assigned to the CSB Section of the Office of the County Attorney, and the office is located in the Program Leadership Suite, at the CSB’s Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22031.  

This position is expected to work, as needed, up to 20 hours per week, with a maximum of 1560 hours per calendar year, primarily on Sunday, Monday and Friday of each week, and on Monday holidays or when the Special Justice decides to hold commitment hearings on a holiday. This position also requires commuting between the four hospitals (Dominion, Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Inova Fairfax, and Inova Mt. Vernon), each workday to attend the hearings.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia and an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to one year of experience in the practice of civil law in the employ of a municipal or county government, or acceptable equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Litigation and mental health law experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: This position is categorized as an exempt-benefits-eligible (Status E) employee. Status E employees are scheduled to work between 1,040 and 1,560 hours per calendar year, and may not work in excess of 1,560 hours during the 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. This position may be under filled at the Assistant County Attorney I level, Salary range: $27.26- $45.43 hourly.   

To Apply: Submit your resume to

Engineering Technician II

Agency: Land Development Services (LDS)
Job#: ELT-DPWES-16015
Salary: $21.71 - $36.19 Hourly

Fairfax County’s Land Development Services (LDS), has a limited term employment opportunity available for an Engineering Technician. Under the supervision of the Code Specialist II, Building Plan Review and Inspections Division (BPR&I) evaluates complex applications/plans for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing disciplines. Analyzes proposed projects by reviewing complex plans, detailed engineering and additional documentation submitted to support the application. Identifies the codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies applicable to the project. Determines adequacy of submission, required reviews, sequence of reviews, and required approvals for proposed project, fees due, and eligibility of the applicant to conduct the necessary transactions required during the plan review process. Provides assistance to and answers complex questions from constituents that call the BPR&I information line and have questions regarding Fairfax County publications and forms, and/or walk-in to the BPR&I Information Counter requesting assistance. Explains complex construction regulations to developers, contractors, citizens and other Fairfax County agencies and advises applicants on Code and Permit submission requirements. Through the use of a PC, provides responses to plan status inquiries received from staff and the public. Reviews work processes and provide input, guidance and training when required. Reviews certifications for single family detached and townhouse roof and floor truss drawings and other similar projects, including residential mechanical heat loss and heat gain certifications. Processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

 We are looking for motivated individuals with customer service experience and at least three years of experience providing paraprofessional engineering 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.

Please submit your resume to

Engineer III

Part-Time Position* (20 - 30 Hours/Week)

Building Design Branch, Project Manager (Architect, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer)

Agency:Capital Facilities, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES)
Job#: ELT-DPWES-16007
Salary: Ranges between $32.73 - $43.64/hour (Grade S-27) benefit eligible*
Part-Time, Exempt position scheduled for 30 hours per week. 

The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division, Building Design Branch, is seeking an architect, civil engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer or electrical engineer acting as the owner’s representative for new building construction and renovation projects.  This position provides overall project management for the development of a wide variety of county building projects, including fire stations, libraries, police stations, community centers, administrative offices, and vehicle maintenance facilities.

Responsibilities include: negotiating and managing architect/engineer contacts; assuring that projects are executed within established budgets and schedules; coordinating Using Agency requirements into the construction documents; ensuring customer satisfaction and facilitating quality control of construction documents. The successful applicant must be highly motivated; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is a comprehensive organization working to improve and enhance the lives of the county’s 1.1 million residents. The DPWES working environment fosters innovative thinking, collaboration between agencies and the public, and cultivates employee’s skills through training, education, and mentoring. DPWES designs, implements, and maintains capital projects, while protecting our natural resources 

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor’s degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate field.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.  Also a driver’s license is required for this position.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;

Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs;
Ability to meet and interact with the public;

To Apply: Send your resume to

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

Business Analyst I

Agency: Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB)
Salary:$24.64 - $32.85
Location: Merrifield
Grade: S-22
Schedule: 21-30 hours per week

The Fairfax Falls-Church Community Services Board is hiring a Business Analyst I in support of the Informatics Division/Asset Management.  The job responsibilities include managing all cell phones, smart phones, pagers, hot spots, for all CSB staff; coordinating the purchase and installation of printers and computers for agency wide; working with DIT to deploy PC Replacement computers;  maintaining the Asset Management database and keeping it current with all CSB IT equipment changes and annual IT audits for the CSB. In this position there will also be a requirement to perform bi-annual inventory audits of all IT equipment assets for the CSB.

This is considered an exempt part-time position and may not extend beyond 900 hours within a one-year period from your date of hire.  All hours you work count toward the 900 limit, including overtime.  If you have more than one exempt part-time position with Fairfax County Government, all hours count toward the 900 limit.  If you work 900 hours before the end of the calendar year, you will be separated from employment for the balance of that year, but remain eligible for rehire beginning the next calendar year. You are not eligible to earn sick, annual, or holiday leave and you are not eligible to participate in the County’s health and life insurance programs or retirement systems.  If you plan to have additional employment, it must be approved by your director to avoid the potential for any conflict of interest.

This position is categorized as an exempt-benefits-eligible (Status E) employee.  Status E employeesare scheduled to work between 1,040 and 1,560 hours per calendar year, and may not work in excess of 1,560 hours during the 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. 

Qualifications: Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field plus six months of experience analyzing business processes.

To Apply: Send resume by email to

2016 Presidential Internship – Office of Elections

Summary: The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist with election and voting processes. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the election process for Virginia’s largest jurisdiction – Fairfax County, with close to 700,000 registered voters. We are seeking candidates with a high-level of interest in the voting process from a nonpartisan perspective. Application Deadline is June 30, 2016.

The intern will work primarily in the Office of Elections, located at the Fairfax County Government Center and occasionally at various satellite locations or at the County warehouse. The internship begins after Labor Day 2016 and concludes one week after the presidential election. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, with flexible hours available, including Saturdays and evenings. Candidates must also be available to work on the last day of absentee voting and work up to 12 hours of Election Day.

The internship is paid at a rate of $13.53 per hour.


    • Registered voter in the commonwealth of Virginia;
    • Rising junior or senior in a four-year degree program or enrolled in a graduate program. Preferred majors include political science, American government, American history, international relations, public policy or administration;
    • Grade point average of at least 3.0 in major
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • Knowledge of common office computer programs and systems;
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently;
    • Interest in government or public service;
    • Ability to maintain party or candidate neutrality at all times while participating in the internship;
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

How to Apply: Send resume and a letter of interest to

Cooks and Wait Staff (seasonal)

Agency: Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-13037
Location: Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia

Seeking line cooks and wait staff for immediate seasonal openings with the added possibility that some long term positions may become available after the first of the year. For further information please contact the Food and Beverage Manager, Eddison Rosales at 703-493-8849, ext. 2210.

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