**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons may be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.**
Consistent with the requirements and obligations to protected classes under federal and Virginia law, and the requirements of Fairfax County Code Section 3-1-21 and Section 1.10 of the Personnel Regulations:
- In making initial job appointments to the county service, appointing authorities shall take into consideration or give preference to an applicant's status as a honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States, provided that the veteran meets all of the knowledge, skills, and eligibility requirements of the job.
- Appointing authorities shall give additional consideration to veterans who have a service-connected disability fixed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
- This consideration or preference is limited to initial appointments to county service, and shall not be required in demotions, promotions, or transfers.
How to Claim Military Status Preference
If you are applying for a job with Fairfax County, you will be asked Agency-Wide questions, which include an opportunity to indicate your status as a Veteran or Disabled Veteran. If you are qualified to be considered for veterans' preference, you must indicate it in this section.
Prior to appointment to a merit position, eligible veterans will be required to submit a copy of Form DD 214 for verification of military discharge information.
Fairfax County is a proud Virginia Values Veterans (V3)-certified organization.