Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 703-222-7314

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035

Cathy Spage,

Non-Merit - Miscellaneous Professional

The following non-merit 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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Agency: Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
Job #: ELT-OPEH-20000
Salary: $24.91 - $41.51 per hour, depending on experience
Hours: (see below)
Location: Pennino Building - Fairfax, Virginia

Under direct supervision of the Housing and Program Services Manager, assists homeless services programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing programs serve both families with children and individuals without children. May coordinate meetings and workgroups with contractors and other county human service agencies to establish uniform policies and practices; provides information to contractors. Aids in analyses of program performance data, develops tracking methodology, and assists in preparing reports as needed. Monitors the domestic violence shelter intake process and motel placements when necessary. Provides information to service providers to process clinical behavioral health assessments and interventions. Assists in efforts to maintain and upgrade shelter facilities. May represent Office to Prevent and End Homelessness on various workgroups that are convened to improve services for domestic violence victims and survivors.

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Degree in social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience in staff supervision and/or program management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in housing or homeless assistance programs.
  • Experience utilizing best practices for serving victims and survivors of domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, a collaborative leadership-style of management.
  • Knowledge of the Fairfax County homeless services system and experience with a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or other data analysis tools.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with others verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to travel to attend off-site meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce.  However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Job generally sedentary in nature.
  • Visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor; must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment.
  • Sufficient mobility to attend off-site meetings.
  • Lift up to 15 lbs.

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.  This position may require some travel to other locations within the county with mileage reimbursement and applicant must provide own transportation. 

Certificates and Licenses Required:
Motor vehicle driver’s license.

This position may not 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 deferred compensation and flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Please email your resume to

Agency: Fairfax County, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Urban Forest Management Division
Job#: ELT-DPWES-19003
Salary: $21.63-$28.84/hour, benefits eligible 
Hours: 30 hours per week

Under the supervision of the Urban Forester II position within the Forest Conservation Branch, plans and implements basic forest conservation, urban forestry, landscape management and land development practices, procedures and projects.

Specific Tasks Include:

  • Inspects construction sites for compliance with requirements on approved site plans relating to landscape plantings, screening, tree preservation and vegetation related to proffers and development conditions;
  • Assists in final bond and escrow release inspections and under direction, prepares needed deficiency lists, correspondence and project documentation;
  • Participates or leads on-site conferences and pre-construction meetings held on construction sites to resolve issues and ensure contractor compliance with the County code requirements;
  • Maintains project files, computer records and computer databases. Documents time spent on various tasks and records pertinent information;
  • Prepares documentation memos after on-site conferences and preconstruction meetings;
  • Acts as a point of contact for developers, project arborists, landscape contractors;
  • Uses GIS databases to research and understand development sites;
  • Participates in public outreach, education activities and events in the preparation and dissemination of educational brochures, leaflets and other media concerning trees, urban forests and related County programs and strategic plans;
  • Answers technical questions from the public, civic and homeowners associations, landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, civil engineers, private arborists and foresters, other County agencies, the land development community, and the Board of Supervisors on forest conservation practices;
  • Assists in the investigation of hazardous tree complaints pursuant to the Health and Safety Menace Code;
  • Provides support for the Forest Pest Section during peak seasonal monitoring and treatment programs as needed;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited two-year college with a degree in urban forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape design, agriculture or related field. Must possess a valid driver’s license;

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

Preferred Qualifications: Arborist certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture; any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or University with a degree in urban forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape architecture, agriculture or related field.

To Apply: Send a copy of your resume to

Attn: Tiffany Thrasher

Closing Date: Open until filled

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