Non-Merit Fairfax County Jobs

People working for Fairfax CountyIn addition to our current merit job openings, Fairfax County has many other types of employment opportunities. Scroll down to learn more about:


* "Non-merit" jobs have no, or limited, benefits. Please note that, unless specified in the job announcement, there are no fringe benefits such as health insurance, retirement or leave for temporary, substitute or volunteer positions.   

Part-time, Seasonal and Other Non-Merit Job Openings

parks and recreation jobsPARKS AND RECREATION
Includes lifeguards, recreation leaders, interpreters, and other staff at park facilities and community centers

instructor positionsINSTRUCTORS
Includes day care teachers, instructors and educational jobs at park facilities, community centers, and other locations

social services jobsSOCIAL SERVICES
Includes social workers, housing specialists and others who provide community assistance

Includes other technical and professional positions, such as information technology, engineering, planning, and library

administrative jobsADMINISTRATIVE
Includes administrative staff and clerical positions

substitute and relief counselor jobsCOUNSELOR
Includes substitute and relief counselors for Juvenile Court and for the Community Services Board

healthcare and nursing jobsHEALTH CARE
Includes nurses, behavioral healthcare providers, and more

trades, manual and maintenance jobsTRADES AND MANUAL LABOR
Includes maintenance workers, construction workers, carpenters, and other skilled and unskilled labor positions

jobs with fairfax county public schoolsSCHOOLS
Positions with Fairfax County Public Schools – this link takes you to the FCPS site

Volunteer Opportunities

Invasive plant removal volunteer-team leader - South Run RECenter at 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, Virginia is in need of volunteers to lead/organize non-native invasive plant removal teams. Volunteers will enjoy learning new skills, making friends and serving their community while supporting the mission of the Fairfax County Park Authority.  Free RECenter membership provided to volunteers who meet monthly criteria.  Contact Kurt Lauer at 703-324-9241 or  Discover more volunteer opportunities with the Park Authority at

Opportunities at Volunteer Solutions. Volunteer Solutions is a partnership program of Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services, Health Department, and Neighborhood and Community Services, and provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to improve the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in Fairfax County.

The George Washington RECenter at 8426 Old Mount Vernon Road in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Volunteers enjoy promoting the benefits of regular physical activity, learning new skills, making friends and serving their community. The volunteer program gives people the opportunity to provide assistance with fitness equipment orientations, work at the front desk, lead classes, clean the RECenter and help with administrative duties and other tasks. Click here to learn more about the current volunteer opportunities.

Fairfax County Public Schools/Adult and Community Education (ACE):  Volunteers needed for the Volunteer Learning Program. Our volunteer tutors work with adults and court-involved juveniles to help them obtain a G.E.D./high school diploma, or acquire basic reading, writing or math skills. To learn more, contact Lori at 703-246-2140.

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) – The CSB offers volunteer and student training opportunities that can make a world of difference to people in our community. The CSB provides vital services for people of all ages with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual disabilities, and for young children with developmental delays. Learn more about the CSB’s Intern and Volunteer program.

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