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CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-3311 TTY 703-222-7314
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035
Ellicia Seard-McCormick
Acting Director

Non-Merit - Trades and Manual Labor

The 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.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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: Park Authority
Job#: ELT-FCPA-23004
Hours: Two positions available. One at 900 hours per year and one at 1,560 hours per year. Year-round, part-time work Monday through Friday with some week-ends required. 
Salary: $17-$19 per hour, depending on experience and certifications.  
Location: Green Spring Garden; 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join our team as a Gardener. A Gardener performs all levels of garden and grounds mainte-nance required to maintain the highest aesthetic standards throughout the property.

Duties include:

Garden Tasks 

  • Weeding and cleaning bedding areas
  • Watering as needed and directed
  • Mulching
  • Planting seasonal flowers and woody plants. Deadheading and cutting back plants as necessary
  • Planting woody plants
  • Pruning evergreen and deciduous shrubs and flowering trees
  • Propagation work to include cuttings, sowing seeds, potting up
  • Operating equipment and vehicles safely
  • Maintaining equipment and vehicles safely

Work With Others

  • Working under the direction of full-time horticulturists
  • Directing the work of volunteers and summer interns

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • College coursework in horticulture, botany, ecology or landscape design or Master Gardener certificate or work experience in public garden setting. 
  • Basic gardening and garden maintenance skills are required but a pas-sion for gardening is equally important. 
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather, with expo-sure to insects, heat and cold. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Familiarity with tools, including pruners, saws, blowers, weeders and edg-ers. Experience working with volunteers.
  • Valid driver’s license 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certificate in landscape design or horticulture. 
  • Knowledge of plants of the mid-Atlantic. 
  • Basic gardening and garden maintenance skills are required but a pas-sion for gardening is equally important. 
  • Able to lead groups of volunteers in completing garden tasks. 
  • Looking for a self-starter who can begin assignments without prompting and plan and organize work in the gardens.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Outlook. 

Note: There are multiple part-time positions available.

  • One is no more than a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year. This posi-tion is not eligible to receive benefits.
  • One is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to re-ceive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Cover-age, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

To Apply: Send your resume to 

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

If you have any questions, please email or Visit us online at

Agency: DPWES, Solid Waste Management Program
Job#: ELT-DPWES-22008
Hours: Scheduled to work no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year.
Location: 6901 Allen Park Road in Lorton, Virginia. 

Safely operates commercial vehicles and medium motorized equipment for refuse collection. Complies with 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. 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 and regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Lead assigned crew members. 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 County safety programs and guidelines. Maintains the standards of the County, including but not limited to the Drug & Alcohol, safety, and personnel policies and procedures.
Assignment could include collection of trash, recycling, yard waste and/or leaves.  Equipment could be rear loader, side loader, two man refuse truck or leaf truck. Multiple positions will be available.

Work is scheduled to begin immediately.

Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in non-exempt benefits-eligible 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.

Non-Merit Temporary: Scheduled to work no more than a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year.

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.

Licenses and Certifications Required: A valid commercial driver’s license CDL B or higher. Must be able to obtain a DOT medical card.

Necessary Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, alcohol/drug test, driving record check, and commercial driver's license screening to the satisfaction of the employer.

Required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties.

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 Alan Phillips at 703-550-3486, 

Agency: CSB
Job#: ELT-CSB-22008
Salary: Grade S11

  • $15.85 - $26.42 Hourly
  • $1,268.14 - $2,113.58 Biweekly
  • $32,971.74 - $54,952.98 Annually

Hours: 900 hours per calendar year (flexible)  
             16 hours per week
              Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm & 
              Sundays 7:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Crossroads Program 6901 South Van Dorn Street

Under supervision of a kitchen manager maintains responsibility for preparation, cooking and serving of all meals at Crossroads residential treatment program. Prepares food for snacks, and all other food related activities i.e. meetings, parties, and picnics. Operates all hand and heavy kitchen equipment, cleans/maintains the kitchen in a sanitary manner, maintains inventory, receives, and puts away orders, which includes lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. pushing/pulling loaded food carts and dollies. Supervises clients while they prepare, serve, and clean up after meals. Serves as emergency service personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education; plus one year of experience in a small to medium size kitchen operation, specifically in food preparation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a large kitchen operation, specifically food preparation; Completion of Food Handler Certificate.

Special Requirements:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, a TB screen, and a Sanctions Screening to the satisfaction of the employer. 

This job offer is also contingent upon you providing proof of being fully vaccinated or having an approved exemption, based on medical or religious reasons, prior to your first day of employment.  Refer to the attached forms, as applicable, for submission of a medical or religious exemption. On your first day of employment, you will be required to complete a short secure online Fairfax County form related to your vaccination status.  If you are fully vaccinated, you will be required to also upload a copy (front and back) of your vaccination card.  If you are exempted from obtaining the vaccine, you will be subject to weekly testing and additional information regarding testing will be provided on your first day of employment. 

* This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for County benefits.

To apply email Edna Atenie Beyene at 

Agency: DPWES, Wastewater Management
Job#: ELT-DPWES-21004
Job type: PT Hourly w Benefits
Salary: $19.20 hourly
Location: Wastewater Treatment Division, Lorton, Va./Dept of Operations

Operates wastewater treatment processes at the Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Plant, a 67 MGD advanced wastewater treatment facility. 
On-the-job training to collect samples for plant process testing and monitors process flows. Assists higher level plant operators in monitoring operations via computer, visual and audio inspections. Collects samples of wastewater and sludge at prescribed stages and time intervals in the treatment cycle and performs basic tests. Monitors alarms and by-passes pieces of equipment in case of emergency. Understands mechanical process and use of mechanical tools and instruments. 

Maintains accurate logs and carries out applicable safety practices. Duties performed under general supervision. Coordinates with other sections for extensive cleaning of building and tanks. This position works split shifts with 12 (twelve) hour days and nights rotation. We will assist and pay for your Class IV Wastewater Licensure. Great entry level opportunity!

Must be able to lift 50 to 70 pounds. Must be able to bend, stoop, climb stairs and climb up and down a 40-foot ladder. 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. Subject to working in adverse weather conditions and may be exposed to raw waste. Valid drivers license required.

General knowledge of equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the building cleaning and maintenance. Knowledge of the common hazards and necessary safety precautions. Skill in the use of tools, equipment and materials pertinent to the trades. Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions, diagrams and manufacturers' service manuals.

Please email your resume to

Job#: ELT-DPWES-16013
Job Type: PT Hourly W BN
Location: Wastewater Collection Division (WCD), 6000 Freds Oak Rd, Burke (FL06), Virginia
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.

Please send resumes to and

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