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.  

 

 


Heavy Equipment Operator

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-14002
Salary: $17 to $20/hour, one-year term, benefits eligible*

The Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) works to improve and enhance the lives of the county's 1.1 million residents. DPWES' working environment fosters innovative thinking, collaboration between agencies and the public, and cultivates employee's skills through training, education, and mentoring. The Wastewater Management Business area within DPWES protects both the public's health and the region's water quality by ensuring the effective collection and treatment of wastewater.

DPWES' Wastewater Treatment Division is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to assist in hauling grit, sludge, and ash from the waste water plant and pumping stations. Experienced in working in extreme weather conditions and various types of emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications: Class “A”  CDL. Able to complete daily work reports. Some knowledge of local and federal  DOT laws. Have good written  and oral communication skills. Skilled in using computers to do time. Work every other weekend.    

Special Requirements: General knowledge of the conveyance and treatment of wastewater. Possession of a valid  Class A  driver's license. 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 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.

To Apply: Email your resume to Makeba.moore@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Deer Management Assistant

Agency: Fairfax County Police Department,  Animal Services Division
Job # ELT-FCPA-14034
Salary: $15.00/hour; no benefits
Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible schedule with long hours, 30 to 40 hours per week including evenings, nights, and possible weekends. Must be able to work outside in all types of climate. Must be able to work September – March.

Assists the deer management program manager in different aspects of the Fairfax County Deer Management Program, to include field work, and coordination of deer management activities with county, state, and federal agencies. Requires:

    • Familiarity with firearms, gun and hunter safety.
    • Ability to field dress large game in the field including ability to drag deer.
    • Ability to operate various pieces of equipment, including four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and covered trailers.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to two years or more of college studies in biology, environmental or life sciences, natural resources or closely related field.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of employer. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 75 pounds and drag up to 150 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as a research assistant, wildlife biologist assistant, natural resource management or closely related field.

Selection Procedure: All applicants must pass a phone interview and final oral interview.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter with the subject heading “FY15 Deer Management Assistant Position” to the Program Manager, Sergeant Earit W. Powell III, at earit.powell@fairfaxcounty.gov. Deadline for applications is July 25, 2014.

Ecological Technician (Ecologist I)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-14033
Salary: $22.77/hour
Schedule: Scheduled to work 1560 hours per year, which averages to 30 hours per week

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking an Ecological Technician to assist with invasive plant management, habitat restoration and white-tailed deer management. This position will join the Natural Resource Management and Protection (NRMP) Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority.  Our staff is responsible for the management, protection and stewardship of natural resources on approximately 24,000 acres of parkland in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The Fairfax County Park Authority currently has limited in-house abilities to remove invasive plants, manage deer populations and perform habitat restoration. The Ecological Technician will supplement herbicide spray work done by a professional contractor, as well as monitor restoration projects and record spatial data. This individual will support deer management efforts.  Applicants should be mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working alone in the field, as well as with groups.

Responsibilities of the Ecological Technician include:

    • Control invasive plants using manual control techniques and/or herbicides
    • Collect and manage spatial data using handheld devices/GPS units/desktop computers
    • Monitor current and future restoration projects
    • Maintain care of restoration plantings, which may include watering
    • Perform non-native invasive plant species assessments on parkland
    • Identify native and non-native plants
    • Perform vegetation and camera surveys in support of deer management
    • Assist with baiting during deer management season
    • Development of written and oral reports
    • Outreach to staff and citizens on invasive species and deer management issues
    • May directly supervise seasonal employee(s) and/or volunteers
    • Other tasks as assigned

This is a seasonal position with the option to purchase county health benefits; no other county benefits are included. Funding for this position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis, however this is not guaranteed. Schedule is flexible during the workweek, but will require occasional evenings and weekends, particularly during the winter months for the deer management season.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, botany, geography, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field
    • Plant identification skills and experience using dichotomous keys
    • Knowledge of non-native invasive plants
    • Experience navigating in the field using aerial photos, maps and compass
    • Experience using hand-held GPS units
    • Knowledge and experience with GIS spatial data
    • Knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
    • Ability to work well independently and with little supervision
    • Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Possess clear, direct communication skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences
    • Ability to work long hours in adverse weather conditions with potential exposure to insects, poison ivy, and uneven terrain
    • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
    • Ability to obtain Virginia Certified Pesticide Technician status within a reasonable time from hire
    • Valid US driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with the flora of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States
    • Experience working with wildlife
    • Experience with data collection using a handheld or resource-grade GPS
    • Experience with ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Online
    • Any relevant skills and certifications such as CPR/First Aid, Virginia Certified Pesticide Technician or Virginia Certified Commercial Applicator with Right-of-Way and Forestry certifications

To Apply: Email your resume and a cover letter to fcpa-nrmp@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please email your resume no later than July 27, 2014. Applications after this date will not be accepted.

Code Specialist I

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Job #   ELT-DPWES-14001
Salary: $20.72 to $34.53/hour, one-year term, benefits eligible*

The Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) works to improve and enhance the lives of the county’s 1.1 million residents. DPWES’ working environment fosters innovative thinking, collaboration between agencies and the public, and cultivates employee’s skills through training, education, and mentoring.  The Wastewater Management Business area within DPWES protects both the public’s health and the region’s water quality by ensuring the effective collection and treatment of wastewater.

DPWES’ Wastewater Planning and Monitoring Division is seeking a Code Specialist to conduct field inspections, investigations, and sampling of sources of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that discharge to the sanitary sewer, in accordance with federal, state, and county requirements and regulations. Responsibilities include: compiling inspection notes and data, generating reports, issuing corrective action requirements to owners/managers of food service establishments (FSEs), vehicle repair shops, residences, and other facilities that generate FOG, and enforcing the county’s Code for Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal.  This Specialist serves as the county’s primary liaison with FSEs, businesses, and property owners regarding FOG discharge to the sanitary sewer system.  The Specialist must be highly motivated and possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment, communicate effectively and work cooperatively with business owners and the public, and manage and resolve difficult and/or controversial matters.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field of study directly related to engineering, biological or environmental science, business, legal studies or a related field.

Special Requirements: General knowledge of the conveyance and treatment of wastewater.  Possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license.  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

* Note: This position is limited to twelve months and may not exceed 1,560 hours in the one-year period. The term may be extended depending on workload, performance, and availability of funds.  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.  Should a permanent merit FOG inspector position be created in the future, the limited-term incumbent will have the opportunity to apply for the position.

To Apply: Email your resume to Makeba.Moore@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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 Maya.Jerome@fairfaxcounty.gov or fax it to 703-324-4040.


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