Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Cathy Schafrik,
Director

Non-Merit - Trades and Manual Labor

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

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: Health Department
Job#: ELT-HD-23000
Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM, Monday to Friday
Starting salary: $18.9269/hr., commensurate with experience 

Are you looking for a unique job that offers you…..

  • Opportunity to work outside
  • Fieldwork that lets you make a difference in your community
  • A fun and unique experience to learn about mosquitoes, ticks, and public health
  • Work in a supportive team environment 
  • Benefits- Individuals in these positions are eligible for (limited) employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. However, they are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay

Then look no further! Come join the Fairfax County Health Department team and use your skills and abilities to “protect, promote and improve the health and quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community” 

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information. The Health Department is seeking highly motivated, team-oriented Environmental Technicians to work as part of the Division of Environmental Health, in the Disease Carrying Insects Program. This position performs field or lab activities associated with vector-borne disease surveillance and control activities in Fairfax County. Duties may include but are not limited to mosquito and tick sample collection and identification, pesticide application, participation in public education and outreach activities, assisting in investigations and other site evaluations. Environmental Technicians attend regular staff meetings and perform other duties as assigned.   

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have experience and knowledge related to environmental health programs and service areas. Working knowledge of personal computers and ability to use field inspection and/or surveillance equipment. Strong oral communication and customer service skills. Ability to work well in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, with courses in chemistry and/or biology and two years of acceptable laboratory experience.
Certifications and Licenses Required: Valid motor vehicle driver’s license. 

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, negotiate/traverse sites with unleveled terrain and/or narrow passages; crouch, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, use test equipment, lift and carry instruments and other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, wear personal protective equipment, and operate personal computer. Ability to conduct inspections/investigations in extreme temperature environments. Ability to operate motor vehicle in adverse weather conditions.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a Child Protective Services (CPS) check and a driving record check, to the satisfaction of the employer. 

Necessary Special Requirements: All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Selection Procedure: Panel Interview

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Typically work up to 40 hours/week. The following positions may be available to work through early November 2023. 

E-Status - This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position are eligible for limited employee benefits (including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage) and participation in flexible spending programs, but not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. 

G-Status - This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year.  Individuals in these positions are not eligible for health benefits, to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to hdjobs@fairfaxcounty.gov referencing the position title Seasonal Mosquito Program Technician
 

Agency: DPWES Wastewater
Job#: ELT-DPWES-23000
Location: Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant, Lorton, Va.

Under supervision from the plant instrumentation supervisor, to perform entry-level work associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation and electronic equipment; and to do related work as required. Assists instrumentation technicians III and II in the installation, inspection, maintenance, calibration, and repair of plant instrumentation equipment consisting of sensors, transmitters, amplifiers, recorders, flow meters, weighing type universal recording and tipping bucket precipitation gauges, and data acquisition systems (SCADA); utilizes Computerized Maintenance Management system and/or Enterprise Asset Management system to monitor and create work orders; makes frequent inspections of plant instrumentation, purging sensing lines, verifying zero adjustments, calibrating against test head, cleaning and replacing recorder pens; makes minor adjustments and reports major problems to supervisors.

Repairs replace and relocate telephone instruments and repairs and services in-plant telephone system; effectively communicates with customers, employees, and supervisors. Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines; reports unsafe working conditions and complies with safety competencies. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and climb ladders or use portable lifts, bend, and stoop.
  • Enter confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 lbs.
  • And work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and have ability to communicate effectively with co-workers over walkie-talkie.
  • \Ability to work outside in harsh environments such as extreme heat or cold.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical control systems. Experience problem solving or diagnosing on live low voltage circuit. SCADA and PLC experience. Experience working at a wastewater treatment plant. Instrumentation or Electrical Journeyman license. Certificate or Associates degree in related field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver’s license

To apply: Please email your resume to makeba.wanzer@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

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. 

Note: 
* 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 ednaatenie.beyene@fairfaxcounty.gov 
 

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!

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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 makeba.wanzer@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

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 will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

 

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 Jonathan.Perkins@fairfaxcounty.gov and Josielyn.Walton@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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 will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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