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.




Preferred Qualifications: Substantial experience in multidisciplinary human services systems with hands on experience working with Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Bachelor's or Master's in Social Work or related disciplines are preferred degrees.


Housing Services Specialist II – Homeownership

Agency: Department of Housing and Community Development
Job # ELT-HCD-16003
Salary: $22.77 to $27.00/hour; benefits eligible*
Schedule: Core working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, the weekly schedule will be flexible depending upon work requirements.  Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.

Under supervision, assists clients by providing homeownership, including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) homeownership services for eligible families; performs eligibility determinations and re-certifications; conducts inspections and monitors compliance and performs related work as required, including but not limited to preparation of real estate documents, checking deeds, covenants, and electronic agency records to ensure accurate filing of documents.  Provides information about First-Time Homebuyer programs, properties, and procedures, explains eligibility requirements and underwriting criteria, homeowner education resources.  Conducts foreclosure checks and covers in the storefront for others, as necessary.  Maintains case files and data; Coordinates and articulates federal and local regulation requirements.

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 sociology, psychology, public administration or a related field; plus three years of experience in the field of human relations, Section 8, property management or relocation.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with federal and affordable housing programs eligibility.  Experience working with diverse populations, including the elderly families and persons with disabilities.  Housing Choice Voucher and Fair Housing training/certification, a plus.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.  A written exercise may be part of the interview process.

Note: This position is scheduled to work 30+ hours per week (not to 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: You can view the job ad at: ; select Social Services. Send your resume to Department of Housing and Community Development, Attn: Homeownership, 3700 Pender Drive, Ste. 200, Fairfax VA. 22030 or by email to Please include the Job# ELT - # on your cover letter or resume.

Social Services Specialist III

Agency: General District Court, Court Services Division
Job #: ELT-GDC-16001
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours weekly this position is funded by a Federal grant and offers no benefits
Salary: $28.82/hr.

Description: Under limited supervision, oversees and performs clinical identification of offenders and complex case management, referring to appropriate treatment and social services for program participants. Serves as a policy expert in clinical areas related to substance abuse, mental health, and social work; researches effective incentives, sanctions, and treatment modalities, creates related policy, and provides technical guidance and training to the team. Locates treatment providers, understands program requirements and method of service delivery. Evaluates treatment program competency, and conducts quality assurance to ensure appropriate treatment and delivery of social services. Ensures the team is informed and consistently applying incentives and sanctions, and is knowledgeable in gender, age, and culturally specific treatment and social services. Ensures procedures meet the local, state, federal, and Department of Justice guidelines. Creates and maintains confidential social records on clients. Serves as a core participant critical to the efficacy of the treatment team

Preferred Qualifications: Substantial experience in multidisciplinary human services systems with hands on experience working with Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Bachelor's or Master's in Social Work or related disciplines are preferred degrees.

To Apply: Email your resume 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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