Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0298

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Police Department

Job # 13-0298

$27,222 to $36,295  (Grade S09)

Limited-term apprenticeship position. Under close supervision, receives on-the-job training in basic law enforcement skills, traffic control, crime prevention, communications, first aid, crime scene search, arrest procedures and criminal investigation. Receives training in basic tools of criminology, fingerprinting, photography, various communication systems, etc. Assigned to public service positions answering telephones, responding to information requests and general clerical work as required. Performs stock clerk duties issuing and receiving supplies, and logging and storing evidence.



Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education.



Must be within 120 days of 18th birthday, or already age 18, on date of application to begin the selection process. Police Cadets must be 18 to 20 years of age at date of appointment.

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien with application for naturalization filed and pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Must satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation, polygraph examination and be able to meet the public safety/police officer medical standards.

Must, within six months of reaching age 21, meet all eligibility requirements for Police Officer I and be selected for employment as a Police Officer I.

Incumbents shall not use any tobacco products on and off duty starting at the time of appointment. The incumbent must be willing to sign a Condition of Employment Agreement acknowledging the prohibition of the use of tobacco products both on and off duty.



Professional working proficiency, or higher, in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and/or Vietnamese.



In addition to applying through AIMS, all applicants must successfully complete an Applicant Initial Screening Guide available at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hr/pdf/policeapplicantinitialscreeningform.pdf, print and submit by mail or hand delivery:

Police Department
Administrative Support Bureau
Attn: Recruiting and Testing
4100 Chain Bridge Road, 10th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

The completed Applicant Initial Screening Guide must be received by the Police Department (at the address above) within 21 calendar days from the date of your AIMS submission.

Highly qualified applicants will receive further processing that will include: polygraph examination; physical ability test; background interview; comprehensive background investigation and final selection interview.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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