Non-Merit Trades, Manual and Maintenance Job Opportunities

trades, manual and maintenance jobsThe following non-merit trades, manual and maintenance 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.



Woodshop Coordinator (Carpenter I)

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job # ELT-RCC-16002
Salary: $18.65 to $24.87/hour, benefits eligible*

Schedule: Flexible schedule required to include daytime, evenings and weekends. Weekly schedule includes supervision and facilitation of Open Woodshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Schedule will adjust to accommodate holidays, facility closures, class, activity, and event management.

The Woodshop Coordinator works closely and cooperatively with other RCC Woodshop instructors to develop and implement a robust schedule of classes, workshops and open lab sessions. The candidate will be under the supervision of a full-time Program Director and will work closely with the supervisor to address equipment maintenance, supply inventory, program planning and customer satisfaction.

Qualifications: Reston Community Center’s Woodshop Coordinator and Instructor must have thorough knowledge and experience working with a variety of woodshop tools and equipment. The candidate must positively engage and educate both students and open lab participants while demonstrating the proper use, maintenance, and safe handling of all power tools and hand held tools used in the woodshop.

Physical Requirements: Work is generally active and employee will be required to travel by car, walk to sites, load, unload, and carry supplies up to 30 pounds.

Note: * This is a Status E benefit-eligible position. Status E employees are scheduled to work between 1,040 and 1,560 hours per calendar year, and may not work in excess of 1,560 hours during the 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: Please submit the RCC job application ( or your resume to Eileen Boone, Leisure & Learning Director, by email to Call 703-390-6162 for more information.

Weekend Maintenance Workers

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16030
Salary: $11.00/hour, no benefits
Schedule: Weekend work starting April and ending in November consisting of two 8-hour workdays (Saturday & Sunday) per week

Job duties include but are not limited to collecting trash from receptacles and or grounds then transporting for disposal, cleaning of facilities.

Please contact the location directly via the manager’s email address provided below to apply. Candidates selected for interviews must have a valid driver’s license and bring a current copy of their driving record to the interview to be considered for these positions.

Area 1
3200 Jermantown Rd.
Oakton, VA. 22124

Area 2
8116 Braddock Rd.
Annandale, VA. 22003

Area 3
6901 South Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA. 22310

Area 5
4501 Brookfield Corp. Dr.
Chantilly, VA. 20151

Area 6
1410 Hunter Mill Rd.
Vienna, VA. 22182

Maintenance Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16024
Salary: $10-13/hour
Location:  Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours:  Hours vary seasonally. (April-November) 15-35 hours per week (December-March) 5-15 hours per week (not to exceed 900 per calendar year); weekend and holiday work is required. Opening/closing duties required.


    • Assists with maintenance of 400+ acres of natural and cultural resource based parkland including grounds and trails.
    • Maintenance and Janitorial duties in public facilities and equipment.
    • Performs safety and security tasks
    • Opening/closing duties.
    • Work with paid and volunteer staff on special projects.
    • Assists with seasonal marina operation.
    • Assists with parking control on busy weekends and holidays

Qualifications:  Two years of experience in grounds and building maintenance. Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education. Must be eligible to work in Virginia, possess a Social Security card, and have access to reliable transportation. Must be physically able to lift 75 pounds. Ability to spend extended periods of time standing, walking, and ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain to inspect remote park areas. Must be able to work in varying weather conditions.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in natural areas or parks.

To Apply:  Contact Gary Eisner, Groundskeeper Specialist, Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for further information. Submit resume by email to or fill out application at Riverbend Park. Applications accepted until position filled.

Evening Maintenance Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-16022
Salary: $9.50-$13.13/hour
Location: Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA
Schedule: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. or 10 p.m. -2 a.m., 3-4 days per week. Days vary and include both weekdays, weekends and holidays

This is a great fit for a second job or to work around a school schedule.

Description: Cub Run RECenter is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Performs routing cleaning tasks. Sweeps, mops, and disinfects floors. Vacuums and shampoos carpets. Strips and waxes floors. Cleans and disinfects locker rooms, and uni-sex room to include walls, floors, and bathroom fixtures. Dusts furniture, lockers, cabinets, and bathroom fixtures. Empties trash receptacles and picks up litter. Cleans glass windows, doors and mirrors. Approximately 17 hours a week.

Qualifications:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of eighth grade; plus one year of successful experience in public building custodial work.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Self-motivated.

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

To Apply: Submit your resume to or by mail to:

Derek Russell
Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA 20151

Senior Maintenance Worker

Agency: Department of Administration for Human Services
Job #: ELT-DAHS-16001
Salary: $16.25 to $19.68/hour

Under general supervision, performs basic maintenance, construction and/or grounds keeping tasks, construction and grounds keeping activities on residential facilities leased by human services departments and programs. Performs general repairs and maintenance to the group home structure including carpentry work, plumbing, dry wall repairs, painting, replacement of floor tiles, repair of handrails, repair and replacement of doors and locks. Follows established guidelines on types of maintenance tasks to be performed and has the ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally to the supervisor and staff of relevant maintenance/repair work needed including work which may be outside of the scope of ability of the team.  Maintains records and makes reports of work completed. Maintains inventory of spare parts, supplies and tools. Drives vehicle to and from work locations and operates equipment in a proficient manner. Keeps the vehicle in orderly condition and completes preventive maintenance walk-through semi-annually in each residential facility.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of small engine equipment.  Working knowledge of concrete, asphalt, masonry and carpentry work.  Knowledge of single axle dump truck, trailer, and pickup truck.  Working knowledge of and the ability to use methods, tools and equipment commonly used in maintenance, construction, and grounds keeping activities. Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices.  Basic knowledge of computersandthe ability to perform basic data entry.  Maintains records and prepare reports. Ability to:  follow written and verbal instructions; perform activities requiring manual dexterity; comprehend and comply with safety practices; and maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, run, and bend the knees frequently.  Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  Ability to:  stand for long periods of time; handle strenuous activities and repetitive motions; perform duties in any type of weather conditions.  May be exposed to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

Licenses Required: A valid motor vehicle driver's license is required.   

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

To Apply:  Resume can be emailed to  For more information, contact William Locker at 703-324-3131.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-16002
Salary: $17 to $20/hour, one-year term, benefits eligible*
Schedule: Rotating work days with weekends included; works every other weekend

Wastewater Treatment Division. Assists 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. Operates equipment engaged in hauling materials from treatment plant. Performs routine inspections on truck to ensure safety. Drives semi-tractor trailers hauling sludge and trash. Prepares travel records. Performs equipment maintenance, checking fluids, diagnosing tread wear, and troubleshooting problems.

Minimum Qualifications: Class “A” CDL. Able to complete daily work reports. Some knowledge of local and federal DOT laws. Good written and oral communication skills. Skilled in using computers to enter online time.

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

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of state traffic laws and regulations;
    • Skill in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Ability to perform routine equipment maintenance and make minor repairs;
    • Ability to safely operate equipment;
    • Ability to supervise others;
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
    • Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 or 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: Send your resume to or fax to 703-339-5070, ATTN: Makeba Wanzer.

Seasonal Motor Equipment Operators

Agency: Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-15007
Salary: $13.50-$15/hour DOE, partial benefits eligible
Location: Work location is 6901 Allen Park Road in Lorton, Virginia
Work is scheduled to begin November 2, 2015 and last approximately 12 weeks

Under general supervision, safely operates commercial vehicles and light motorized equipment in a variety of solid waste activities. Assure compliance to all applicable commercial driver’s license (CDL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) laws and regulations. Report for duty promptly in proper uniform and physical condition and be ready to work any assigned task. Follow instructions from supervisory personnel and communicate any problems to a supervisor. Complete daily vehicle pre/post trip inspections. Assure cleanliness of vehicles.  Prepare and complete all required logs and reports including reports on traffic incidents. Utilize the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with County policies. Operate a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Lead work crews engaged in a variety of solid waste activities. Maintain good customer/employee/supervisor relations. Provide information to customers in a helpful, courteous, efficient manner. Ensures a safe work environment for county staff and complex customers. Engages in safe working practices and complies with the Solid Waste Management Program safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Maintains the standards of the county, including but not limited to the Drug & Alcohol, safety, and personnel policies and procedures. Adhere to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) guiding principles. Maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Perform other duties as assigned.

Leaf collection operations are conducted 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 hours a day depending upon weather conditions and progress of the collection schedule. Other duties maybe assigned which could include collection of trash and recycling. Multiple positions will be available. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in the operation of medium/light motorized equipment.

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, run, and bend the knees frequently; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to handle strenuous activities and repetitive motions; ability to perform duties in any type of weather conditions; may be exposed to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Subject to working in adverse weather conditions. 

For More Information: Contact Josie Rainey at 703-550-3486.

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