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.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

 

 

 

Legislative Assistant (Management Analyst I)

Agency: Office of the County Executive
Job#: ELT-CEX-17000
Salary:$23.85 to $31.81/hour (Grade S21); limited benefits eligible including medical, dental and vision coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs.
Hours: Part-time position.  Scheduling can be somewhat flexible.  Occasional evening work will be required, generally during the General Assembly session (January-March).
Location: Government Center

Job Description: This position performs research and analysis, and provides logistical support for the state and federal Government Relations function in the County Executive’s Office.  Researches, tracks, and apprises Director of legislative issues; manages legislative records and files; serves as information coordinator with other offices within and outside the County; plans and organizes special local and state legislative meetings; provides staff support to Legislative Director and Board’s Legislative Committee; produces documents for development of the Board of Supervisors Legislative Program and meetings of the Legislative Committee; provides basic technical assistance and training on database software and office equipment; monitors and orders supplies.  Some travel may be required, generally to Richmond.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a business administration, public administration, statistics or field related to the assigned functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, or contract administration and business management.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Strong technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Familiarity with Fairfax County government operations and with legislative processes at the state and federal levels
    • Strong writing and proofreading skills
    • Ability to perform in fast-paced environment

Note:  This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year.  Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply:  Submit your resume to: Claudia.arko@fairfaxcounty.gov

Closing Date: 3 weeks

Engineer III (part-time)

Agency:  Capital Facilities, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES)
Department: Building Design and Construction Division
Job#: ELT-DPWES-17006
Salary:Minimum $31.64, Midpoint $42.19, and Max $52.74 – Grade S27 Benefit Eligible*
Schedule:  Part-Time, Exempt position scheduled for 30 hours per week. 

Job Description: The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division, Building Construction Branch, is seeking a person with a degree in architecture, civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering acting as the owner’s representative for the construction or renovation of capital building projects.  This position provides overall construction management of a wide variety of county building projects, including fire stations, libraries, police stations, community centers, administrative offices, and vehicle maintenance facilities.

Responsibilities include: prequalifying contractors, performing QC reviews of bidding documents; bidding and evaluating bids; claim avoidance; negotiating change orders and managing the construction process; assuring that projects are completed within established budgets and schedules; ensuring customer satisfaction and ensuring construction quality and conformance to construction documents and closing out construction contracts through the warranty period. 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. Must be able to traverse the rough terrain of construction sites and be able to climb ladders and stairs.

Licensures/Certifications: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record 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 toChristopher.smith@fairfaxcounty.gov

*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.

Engineer Technician III (part-time)

Agency: Capital Facilities, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES)
Department: Building Design and Construction Division - Public Private Partnership Branch
Job#: ELT-DPWES-17005
Salary: $24.96 -  $33.29 – Grade S22 Benefit Eligible*
Schedule: Part-Time, Exempt position scheduled for 30 hours per week. 

The position provides technical and general support for the building and real estate development projects in Public Private Partnerships Branch.

Under the general supervision of the Branch Chief, and at the request of engineering professionals, the position performs research, coordination and reporting on land use and entitlement process, utility coordination, permit acquisition, and provides general support of assigned projects in the branch.  Collects and manages information and documentation, researches land use subjects such as comprehensive plan, zoning and real property information. Coordinates work with multiple agencies, consultant and development teams, vendors, and others as necessary in the process of project development. Provides project accounting and financial contract management, and maintains contract and financial records.  Assists with research and development of standard templates and documents for the development projects, utilizing computers and software to complete assigned duties.  Exercises independent judgment and initiative.  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 internal and external customers, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; PLUS, four years of engineering  and technical support work, in building design and construction and real estate development field.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment. A valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses the following:

    • Education or experience related to design and construction, and land use and development projects.  Familiarity with design and construction documents for managing small scale projects, utility coordination, land use permits and related research.
    • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office Suite applications and information management.
    • Ability to work independently; experience in working in a fast-paced, collaborative teamwork environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

To Apply: Send your resume to Katayoon.Shaya@fairfaxcounty.gov

*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

Engineer III (part-time)

Agency:Capital Facilities, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), (Building Design and Construction Division, BDCD)
Job#: ELT-DPWES-17004
Salary: Minimum $31.64, Midpoint $42.19, and Max $52.74 – Grade S27 Benefit Eligible*
Hours: Part-Time, Exempt position scheduled for 30 hours per week. 

The DPWES Building Design and Construction Division, is seeking an architect/engineer with project management and/or construction management experience to serve in a support capacity to the division director.  This position will act as an assistant to the division director with responsibility for organizing and analyzing information and data related to the division’s performance metrics, strategic initiatives, and management initiatives

Responsibilities include:

    • Provides strategic leadership in the compilation and analysis of Completed Project Data, BDCD Performance Metrics, and historic data for project cost profiles.
    • Provides leadership in managing the organization and completion of Post Construction Open Issues, and Construction Agreement Closeout Status.
    • Manages design and/or construction phase for building projects.
    • Collaborates with, and provide leadership and guidance to branch chiefs in development of SOP’s and metrics for project Partnering.
    • Collaborates with Director in Scheduling and Preparing Agenda content for BDCD Strategic and Mgmt. meetings. 
    • Collaborate with, and provide leadership and guidance to branch chiefs in development of SOP’s and metrics for project Partnering.
    • Lead strategic initiative to identify and implement SOP revisions to facilitate more efficient project processes with focus on leading efficiency for administrative processes.
    • Provides leadership and coordination role for BDCD Safety Team, and provides leadership to BDCD in the preparation of award nominations and division special events.
    • Lead development of advanced IT tool for active updating and analysis of BDCD Workload and Staff Resource assessments

The successful applicant must be highly motivated and possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; possess superior verbal and written communication skills; possess strong information technology skills; have basic knowledge and understanding of the building design and construction industry; and be oriented toward providing outstanding service to customers, stakeholders and coworkers

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. Building Design and Construction Division provides for the design and construction of building development projects in a safe, timely, cost effective and environmentally sound manner

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.

Licensures/Certifications: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.  Also a driver’s license is required for this position.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities: General knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices and techniques relating to project management and contract management for building development projects; ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs; ability to community at a high level with customers, stakeholders, co-workers and the public

To Apply: Send your resume to Amy.Cartwright@fairfaxcounty.gov

*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

IT Technician I  (temporary)

Agency:Fairfax County Government, Office of Elections
Job#: ELT-OE-17000
Salary:$20.4508 - $27.2675 per hour
Hours: Full-time hours, including evenings and weekends from May 2017 to December 2017
Location: Fairfax Government Center

Fairfax County Office of Elections is looking to hire bright and talented IT professionals who are interested in providing support and system administration for the upcoming election. The ideal candidates will have the ability to work flexible hours and a level of technology understanding to both act in an IT capacity and also provide customer service to non-technical employees and Election Officers.

Illustrative Duties: Troubleshoots problems related to PC’s and system hardware and software and reports findings to coordinate problem resolution; Assists in installing, configuring, upgrading, moving, and administering systems and components; Loads and tests software; Creates/updates icons; Performs password and other various levels of security support on all systems; Collects data on system events and performance for reports and analysis.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from high school; plus either one year specialized experience or two years’ general experience in the installation and troubleshooting of personal computers, network/telecommunications systems; OR Possession of an associate’s degree in computer science or related field.

Necessary Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications: iOS development and/or system administration experience.

Note: This position may not exceed 899 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position does not offer health benefits.

To Apply: Submit your resume and three references via email to electionshr@fairfaxcounty.gov DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS midnight, 05/15/2017

Communications Specialist I (Part-Time)

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-17004
Salary:$23.86 - $39.76/hour, benefits eligible
Location: Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia\

Job Description: Under supervision of the DFS Communications Director, the Communications Specialist I writes content for print publications, newsletters, social media, and the website. Helps plan and publicize special events. Participates in ongoing assessment of internal and external communication and public information needs. Responds to requests for information about DFS from general public and other county agencies. Performs other duties as required. This position is located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, experience, and training equivalent to a bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, English or field related to subject matter expertise, plus three years of progressively responsible experience in communication.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong project management and organizational skills. Ability to write and edit for departmental publications using AP style.  Experience developing written information for a general public audience, including customers of social services agencies and multicultural audiences. Proficient in word processing. Experience developing and implementing comprehensive public information and marketing concepts and messages to serve various audiences. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public, DFS staff, and other county agencies.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Amy.Carlini@fairfaxcounty.gov

Project Coordinator (Engineer, Project Manager and PMP - S31)

Agency: Fairfax County, DPWES
Job#: ELT-DPWES-17003
Salary: $37.00 to $49.00/hour, benefits eligible* (see description in Job Summary)
Hours: Part-time
Location: Fairfax Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax County, VA, 22035
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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 is responsible to negotiate 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. 

Illustrative Duties:

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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work independently and react quickly in a demanding fast-paced environment and interact with diverse individuals and develop solutions to issues and challenges

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 and development;

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, compile and analyze 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 as may be required. 

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 college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, project management, real estate development, construction  or related fields; plus six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with engineering, architectural, land planning and/ real estate development. A driver’s license is required for positions as identified to the Department of Human Resources.

Necessary Special Rquirements: The appointee to this 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.

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 Katayoon.Shaya@fairfaxcounty.gov 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.

Restoration Ecologist

Job Classification Ecologist II (Grade S-24), Limited-term, benefits eligible 

Agency:Fairfax County Park Authority, Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch
Job#: ELT-FCPA-17012
Salary:$32.00 / hour
Hours:not to exceed 1,560 hours/ calendar year 

The Fairfax County Park Authority, located in Northern Virginia outside Washington D.C., seeks a restoration ecologist to perform within its countywide ecological restoration program titled Helping Our Land Heal (HOLH).  The position is part-time seasonal, not to exceed 1,560 hours per year. A health benefit plan will be available for purchase, but paid leave and retirement benefits are not included.

We are seeking an ecologist with skills in ecological restoration, natural resource management and project management to conduct ecological restoration activities at select sites across parkland totaling more than 20,000 acres.  Fairfax County is large and diverse and contains many rare species and habitat types.  Typical habitats in the region include upland and riparian forests, wetlands, open meadows, disturbed, and successional areas.  The HOLH program implements one of four program areas identified in the Park Authority’s agency-wide Natural Resource Management Plan.  It plans for and implements ecological restoration and natural resource management activities with the end goal of restoring terrestrial and aquatic ecological systems and associated natural capital.   

Under general supervision, the position is expected to serve as a full-performance team member for the HOLH program.  The position will have both office and field responsibilities, and may supervise field personnel.  It will serve as a contact/resource on questions from citizens and business relating to individual restoration projects.

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree is required in ecology, biology, botany, geography, natural resources, environmental, or related field; Master’s degree preferred in ecology, biology, botany, geography, natural resources, environmental, or related field.
    • Two or more years related experience (graduate education can substitute for part) is required.
    • Experience scoping and planning ecological restoration or natural resource management projects, and overseeing and developing treatment or natural resource management plans is preferred.
    • Experience managing and implementing ecological restoration projects, and applied natural resource management is preferred.
    • Experience designing and conducting success monitoring for ecological restoration projects and natural resource maintenance activities is preferred.
    • Experience budgeting, scheduling, and administering projects and contracts for ecological restorations or natural resource management is preferred.
    • Experience supervising field personnel is preferred.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office and ArcGIS is required. 
    • Ability to communicate technical and semi-technical issues effectively, both orally and writing, to a wide range of audiences is required.
    • Ability to collaborate or partner with project stakeholders is required.
    • Ability to perform field work alone under potentially adverse conditions, including exposure to heat, humidity, steep and wet terrain and insects is required.
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle is required.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Owen Williams at owilli@fairfaxcounty.gov.Applications will be accepted from now until February 24th, 2017.  The anticipated start date is March 24th, 2017. 

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable Accommodation upon request.

Senior Engineer III (part time position)

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

Agency:Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Capital Facilities
Job#:ELT-DPWES-17001
Salary: Min: $33.17/hr, Mid: $44.22/hr, benefits eligible*
Hours:Part-time, approximately 20 - 32 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: planning, scope and budget development, site assessment and coordinating land acquisition, consultant selection, negotiations and contract management, design and quality control, and construction administration.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with both public and internal presentations to various audiences.  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.  Proven experience in collaboration and team building with various groups.  Experience with financial and budgetary planning at the project and program level.  Experience with quality assurance, value engineering, sustainable development, and safety training and awareness.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated and self-sufficient; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and 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 and Professional Engineer or Architect license.

Licensures/Certifications: Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license from the Commonwealth of Virginia or similar registration from another state and can achieve Virginia registration within one year of the start of employment. 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.

*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 amy.cartwright@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Policy and Plan Development Intern (Planning Tech I)

Agency: Department of Planning and Zoning, Planning Division
Job#: ELT-DPZ-17000
Salary:$18.90/hour
Hours: 30 hours per week

Required education and experience:

o    Graduate degree (or current graduate student) in urban planning or related field

o    Familiarity with graphic design concepts and software   

o    Experience with geographic information systems mapping and analysis

o    Proficiency with written and verbal communications, including social media and other online communication

o    Familiarity with primary and secondary source research

Work Description: Primarily responsible for assisting planners in the completion of long-range planning projects and assignments, including research and the production of written and graphic materials. Other tasks may relate to public outreach and engagement, including serving as consultant liaison, and conducting research and analysis on planning topics. GIS projects, database management, and report creation and presentation opportunities are possible, as well as other support services identified by staff. The intern will work under the direction of Planning Division, Policy and Plan Development staff.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Meghan Van Dam at meghan.vandam@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Meghan Van Dam
Department of Planning & Zoning
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

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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