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.

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.  



Farmers Market Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14008
Salary: $10.46/hour. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn health benefits, paid leave or receive holiday pay.
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia  22312
Hours:  16-20 hours per week (not to exceed 900 hours per calendar year)

Community Horticulture Office. The Farmers Market Assistant assists with:

  • Administrative duties: Maintains files of vendor insurance/certification documents and prepares the annual Market Master books
  • Special event logistics: Sets-up/takes-down for pre-season meetings and market events (Chef at Market, Farmers Market Week)
  • Marketing the markets: Generates copy for the e-Newsletter, assists the Farmers Market Coordinator in the design and maintenance of a display/information board, and creates promotional flyers
  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • High level of familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher
  • Highly organized in maintaining records and preparing administrative reports
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with staff, volunteers, and the general public
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education

Preferred Qualifications: An interest in local food, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and/or small business growth.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Motor vehicle operator’s license. First Aid/CPR/AED certification (provided by Fairfax County).

To Apply:  For more information, contact Pamela Smith, Community Horticulture Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-0128.  Submit resumes by fax 703-642-8095 or by email at  Applications accepted until position filled. Resume review will begin on March 1, 2014.

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.

Senior Engineer III

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Capital Facilities
Job # ELT-DPWES-12001
Salary: $30.88 to $51.47/hour, benefits eligible*

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.

The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division is seeking an individual to provide overall project management for the development of major county building projects, including fire stations, libraries, police stations, community centers, administrative offices, and vehicle maintenance facilities. Responsibilities include: evaluating sites for development; negotiating and managing Architect/Engineer contacts; preparing and managing project cost estimates and capital budgets; and assuring that projects are executed within established budgets and schedules. Responsible for coordinating Using Agency requirements into the design of complex county building projects for new construction and major renovations. Responsible for reviewing plans and specifications for compliance with all local, state and federal code requirements; preparing value engineering studies, and evaluating projects for energy conservation and environmental considerations, and operational and maintenance requirements. Other responsibilities include preparing special studies, preparing project status reports and budget update reports, and other duties as assigned. 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies or by The National Architectural Accrediting Board  with a bachelor’s degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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: Email your resume to or fax it to 703-324-4040.

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