Non-Merit Social Services Job Opportunities

social servicesThe following non-merit social services 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.








Mental Health Counselor – Limited Term – Non Merit

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #: Mental Health Counselor - Limited Term
Salary: $17.25 to to $28.76 /hour (Grade S14)
Location: RIC Central - Annandale
Schedule: 30 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.

The Supportive Community Residential Services Division of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mental Health Counselor to provide mental health services at the Residential Intensive Care (RIC) Program in Annandale. The RIC Program provides to services 16 individuals with a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. The program operates from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

A bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable working with clients in a residential services for seriously mentally ill adults, many with co-occurring substance use disorders and medical issues.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a mental health adult residential program. Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP) licensed or eligible.

Special Requirements: The appointee to these positions 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: Send resume by email to

Hearing Officers

Agency: Civil Service Commission
Job # ELT-CSC-16001
Salary: $150/ hour, paid on a quarterly basis

The Fairfax County Civil Service Commission is seeking a contract Hearing Officer to preside over Employee Grievance Appeals. Assignments are made on a rotating basis between several Hearing Officers.  Pre-Hearing Conferences are conducted throughout the week as needed, and Hearings are scheduled on Wednesdays (average 8 hours per hearing). The Commission hears approximately twenty appeals annually.

Hearing Officers are independent attorneys retained by the Commission to conduct administrative hearings on grievances and to advise the panel of the Commission hearing the appeal on legal and procedural matters when the parties are represented by counsel. The Hearing Officer does not vote and participates in deliberations only to the extent of advising the panel concerning legal and procedural matters. The Hearing Officer is responsible for conducting hearings in an orderly and expeditious fashion; making rules on evidentiary and procedural questions; and, preparing the final written decision.

Qualifications: Five or more years of experience in the practice of employment law/ hearings. Membership in the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To Apply: Email your resume to  or fax to Attn: Sara Simmons at 703-653-9431.  

Election Officers

The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming 2016 elections. Election Officers are needed at each of the 242 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters. Election Officers must be registered voters in Virginia and complete required training and forms. You may choose to accept the $175 stipend for a full day, or volunteer your time. Click here for details about becoming an Election Officer.

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