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.






Motor Equipment Operators

Agency: Department of Public Works & Environmental Services-Solid Waste Management Program.
Job #: ELT-DPWES-17010
Salary: $22.50/hour, partial benefits eligible.
Location: Work location is 6901 Allen Park Road in Lorton, Virginia

Under general supervision, safely operates commercial vehicles and light motorized equipment in a variety of solid waste and seasonal leaf collection 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) and DOT medical card. 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 and fax resume to 703.653.1353.


Agency: Juvenile Detention Center
Job#: ELT-JDR-17002
Location: Juvenile Detention Center (10650 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA  22030)

Assists in the preparation of meals following the direction of the food service supervisor or their designee. Preparing food for cooking including the cleaning of vegetables, trimming and prepping meats, and supplying condiments. Cleans kitchen, service ware and cooking utensils after every meal. Follows safety guidelines for proper use of equipment. Follows all sanitation and safety rules and regulations established by local, state and federal government authorities.

Work schedule is on a as needed basis (7 days a week) 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Rotation among staff may be necessary to ensure adequate shift coverage. This position is considered essential personnel for purposes of continuity of operations and may be required to respond during inclement weather or other emergency situations identified.

Minimum Qualifications – High School Diploma issued by a state department of education; plus two years of experience in the preparation of a variety of food in considerable quantity. Serve Safe or any comparable food handlers certification.

To apply:

Maintenance Worker

Agency: Reston Community Center
Job#: ELT-RCC-17001
Salary: $12.75 per hour
Hours: Part-time: maximum of 900 hours per calendar year
Location: Reston Community Center

Description:Reston Community Center is seeking a part-time facility team member to assist in setting up meeting rooms for events and classes. Duties include setting up and breaking down furniture, operating and troubleshooting audio-visual equipment, minor maintenance and custodial work (to include trash removal) and other work related to the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility.

This position will be primarily scheduled for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Weekend availability is required. Shifts may start as early as 5:30 a.m. and go as late as 1:00 a.m. to support center events and rentals.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience working in a community center, conference center, or similar setting.

Special Requirements: Position requires occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work. Ability to lift 50 lbs. required.

Note: This position is an exempt position and is not eligible for benefits such as paid leave or insurance.

To Apply: Submit a completed RCC employment application, available at RCC-Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road) or RCC-Lake Anne (1609-A Washington Plaza) or online at Applications may be submitted in person at either RCC facility, by email to or by mail to:

Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA  20191
ATTN: Brian Gannon

For questions or more information, please contact Brian Gannon at 703-390-6143 or by email at

Open until filled.

Maintenance Worker – Mason District Park Amphitheater

Agency: Fairfax Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17030
Salary:$11.14 per hour
Location: Mason District Park


  • Wednesday evenings in June, July and August  ---  4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

       (June 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017)

  • Friday evenings in June, July and August --- 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

       (June Friday, June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; and August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017)

  • Sunday evenings in June, July and August --- 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

       (June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and August 6, 13, 20, 2017)

  • Saturday mornings in June, July and August --- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

       (June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12, 19, 2017)

Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for opening and closing the amphitheater before and after Summer Concert Series Shows in the evenings on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays on the dates listed above and on the listed Saturday mornings. Incumbent will have access to a small utility vehicle to navigate between the stage, sound deck, parking lot and park area. Typical duties are as follows:

    • 4:00 p.m. -- Preparing the amphitheater for the concert by unlocking the dressing and storage rooms, turning lights on, making sure the stage is clean, the seating area is clean, the restroom facilities are open and useable, parking area has no issues, hanging the US flag and Friends banner, etc.
    • 4:30 p.m. -- Greeting sound crew and making sure they have access to power, storage room, etc.
    • 5:30 p.m. -- Greeting performers and making sure they have access to the dressing rooms, power, etc. and have number of chairs they have requested and water in the water cooler on both dressing rooms
    • 6:00 p.m. -- Setting up the welcome desk and make sure all items are on display – flyers, cardboard fans, info boards, etc.
    • 7:00 p.m. -- Greeting Friends of Mason District Park as they arrive and making sure they are assisted if need be
    • 7:30 p.m. -- While the performance is in progress, change the announcement board at the park entrance to display the next show
    • 8:00 p.m. -- Drive utility vehicle around the park to make sure there are no issues
    • 8:45 p.m. -- After the of the concert return all items back to where they belong, make sure everyone has left and stage is cleaned for next show, turn lights off and lock the storage rooms

The above tasks are performed for evening shows.  Morning shows are shorter, so the duties are modified.

Training: Provided by the Park Authority

Interview: Prospective candidates are interviewed and then go through hiring paperwork which takes place in late May.

Contact: Please contact Mark Plourde at or 703-321-0972 to arrange for an interview.

Maintanence Worker (Cub Run RECenter)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #: ELT-FCPA-17001
Salary: $9.50-$13.13/hour
Location: Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA
Schedule: 8pm -12am, 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

Maintenance Worker (Forestry - 2 positions available)

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-16054
$14.35 per hour
Location:  4501 Brookfield Corporate Dr. Chantilly, VA  20151
Hours:  Hours vary seasonally and are weather dependent.  (March-November) 30-40 hours per week (December-March) 5-15 hours per week, weekly schedule will flex as work demands require - not to exceed 1560 hours per calendar year.

Duties: Assists with Forestry crew in tree pruning and removal activities.

    • Crew support including, job site clean-up, brush chipping, chainsaw use.
    • Compliance with industry safety standards (ANSI Z-133)
    • Participation in weekly and scheduled safety meetings.
    • Assists with general crew duties including shop, equipment and tool maintenance.
    • Active participation in training on the job and in house.
    • Must be a team player, willing to learn and able to share in all required job duties.

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 50 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, use of forestry equipment such as chainsaws, chippers, and pruning tools.

To Apply: Contact Scott Diffenderfer, Urban Forestry Manager, or Patrick Thompson, Assistant Urban Forestry manager at (703) 222-8770 for further information.  Submit resume to or Patrick Thompson, Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Senior Maintenance Workers

Job#: ELT-DPWES-16013
Job Type: PT Hourly W BN
Salary: $16.48 - $27.46 Hourly
           $1,318.03 - $2,196.75 Biweekly
           $34,268.83 - $57,115.55 Annually
Department: DPWES Wastewater Management

Multiple positions available.

Under the general supervision of the senior maintenance supervisor, the senior maintenance worker performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation and preventive maintenance of a mechanical truck mounted rodder or combination vac truck (the latter of which is heavy equipment), and other equipment to include trailer mounted pumps, camera pole, crash cushion trailer. Performs visual inspections of sanitary sewer lines and manholes in accessible areas where rodding and flushing may be required. Identifies defects and cleaning requirements. Assists in the cleaning of manholes. After the cleaning task has been completed, will assist in moving the equipment to a new location. Work tasks will consist of the initial set up of the rodder, extend-a- jet, or flusher to do routine sanitary sewer maintenance as required. As a member of the various crews, will assist in setting up traffic cones, safety lights, and all equipment pertaining to confined space entry. Serves as a flagger and directs traffic flow as needed to ensure all safety procedures are carried out. Walks stream valleys investigating sanitary sewer creek crossings, prioritizing the crossings in terms of need for protection and/or rehabilitation, and to consider them as possible candidates for a joint Stormwater/Wastewater project.    May serve as lead position in field over maintenance workers performing inspection and/or maintenance functions in the performance of their duties as required.  Uses laptops and an asset management (software) system with county GIS to create, edit and complete work orders. Must be able to walk on uneven ground such as hills, wooded, and marshy areas.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with wastewater collection system and repair including manhole repair, excavation, backfill, and asphalt paving. Experience working with combination unit sewer cleaners and rodders. Good communication skills. Experience using desktop or laptop computers regularly.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  A valid commercial driver’s license CDL (Class A or B) and tank truck endorsement, or a valid CDL Lerner’s Permit.  Appointees with only a CDL Learner’s Permit,  must obtain a valid CDL within 6 months of hire date or be terminated from the position.

Other certifications required include VDOT flagging card, DOT medical card and appointees must satisfactorily complete mandatory training for OSHA confined space entry within the first 6 months of employment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check and medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment. Flagging certification is required.  The appointee must also provide a satisfactory official certified driving transcript from the state of his residence.

Pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing is mandatory for this position. The appointee must also show compliance with DOT drug/alcohol testing requirement requirements as demonstrated by reports from prior employers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee may be required to enter permitted confined spaces, using an OSHA, certified non-entry retrieval system, which includes a safety harness with a weight restriction of 310 pounds.

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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.

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