Other Opportunities

Hourly Multilingual Translator

Special Services; Operations and Strategic Planning; Language Services
$24.30 per Hour

Description: Reviews and evaluates documents; translates school-home communications and systemwide documents from English to the target language of Urdu; clarifies terminology and content; uses technology in English and Urdu appropriately to format, translate, save and retrieve work; assumes responsibility for quality of translation work submitted by reviewing, editing and revising own work; responds to editing suggestions of other; learns new translation skills and new technology; maintains records of translations.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in education, a language, or a related field, plus five years of progressively more responsible multi-language experience  with proficiency in Urdu and English. Experiential knowledge of the culture, customs, governmental and school services. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in English.  Must pass a FCPS translator’s exam to qualify.

To Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail their resumes to Pernilla Urps, Language Services Specialist, at paurps@fcps.edu.

Temporary Hourly Position

Office of Benefit Services – Gatehouse Administration Center I
$16.75 per Hour

The Office of Benefit Services is seeking an individual to provide administrative support for the employee insurance and financial benefits section.  Duties include assisting walk-ins and callers with benefits questions, data entry of enrollment elections, issuing written correspondence, and assisting staff with projects as needed.  Requires familiarity with Microsoft Office 2007 products (Word, Excel), excellent work ethic, sensitivity to working with confidential records, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should have experience working with benefit programs. 

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to thelma.slawson@fcps.edu by March 13, 2015.

Temporary Hourly Position

Office of Benefit Services – Gatehouse Administration Center I
$16.75 per Hour

During the months of June, July and early August, Document Management needs temporary, part-time assistance with the collection and destruction of records from schools and offices.  Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid meal break (7.5 work hours per day), Monday through Friday.  Must have the ability to safely and repeatedly lift and move heavy boxes while working quickly and safely.  Must be able to tolerate working in the heat and standing for long periods and operate a large paper shredder. Please note this is part-time seasonal work with no benefits. 

To Apply: Please send resumes to mandrachek@fcps.edu, by Monday, April 20th, with the subject line of “Shredding”.

Dining Room Assistant

Forestdale Elementary School
$10.93 per Hour

Description: Assisting students during lunch time. Supervising student clean up, keeping order and dismissing students to their teachers. Friendly, energetic, assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resumes to Merrell Dade via fax 703-822-2297 or mvdade@fcps.edu.

Applications due March 27, 2015 for Great Beginnings Coaches for the 2015-2016 school year

The Office of Professional Learning and School Support, Instructional Services Department,  is seeking coaches for the Great Beginnings Programs for the 2015-2016 school year. Current elementary and secondary classroom teachers, counselors and librarians who have an interest in supporting new instructional employees should consider applying.  All Great Beginnings coaches receive a stipend, as well as recertification points for licensure renewal.  Applicants should possess the following:

  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in FCPS, with a preference for candidates who possess five or more years of experience
  • Extensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction, the FCPS Best Practices for Teaching and Learning, Professional Learning Communities, Portrait of a Graduate and effective classroom management skills
  • A desire to work with beginning or continuing instructional employees to support their growth and learning in the profession
  • Strong communication, human relations and facilitation skills
  • A commitment to collaboration and teamwork

Interested applicants must be available two days per month for professional development and after-school seminars during the school year.  Applicants must also be available August 17-21 for the Coach Professional Development Institute and August 24-28 for the Great Beginnings: The Next Generation Summer Institute. The application, a current resume, a principal recommendation, and a colleague recommendation are required.

Application packets are available on the Intranet at:

For more information, call 571-423-1340.

All applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, March 27, 2015.

Open Until Filled 

Supporting the FCPS Middle School After-School Program

The Fairfax County Public Schools Middle School After-School program affords interested candidates the opportunity to work with groups of middle school students in a variety of academic, enrichment, youth development, and recreational activities from 2:30–6 p.m. daily. We are looking for help with a myriad of activities to include, but not limited to, tutoring; teaching drama, dance, cooking, painting, gardening, and creative writing; supervising a literacy, math, technology, or science activity; coaching a sports activity; or teaching aerobics. Work 1 to 3 hours per day for 1 to 5 days a week at multiple sites or simply concentrate at one location. Candidates must be able to establish excellent rapport with middle school students and have a willingness to serve as a positive role model. The ability to communicate and collaborate with other after-school staff, classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and community members is essential. Salary is dependent on experience and education level. This is an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school teachers to supplement their income. Openings available in 26 FCPS middle schools.  Interested persons should e-mail or fax a letter of interest along with a resume to the after-school program specialist at the middle school of interest. To find the appropriate middle school contact information, visit the after-school web site, click on the link to the middle school, and search for the after-school program specialist contact information.

Homebound/Home-based Teachers Needed

Part-time, Hourly position
$31.47 per Hour

The Out-of-School Support Office, which provides teachers for students unable to attend school because of medical (Homebound) or disciplinary reasons (home-based), is looking for additional teachers. All teachers with a valid Virginia license are welcome to apply. Teachers with Virginia certification in special education, math, science, and world languages are critically needed. This instruction may take place during the school day or after school hours for contracted teachers. For further information about this program, contact:

Lisa Carlson  

Edison, Lee, Hayfield, Mount Vernon, West Potomac, South County, West Springfield, and Lake Braddock Pyramids


Patricia Hedgepeth

Herndon, Langley, Madison, Oakton, South Lakes, Falls Church, Marshall, and McLean Pyramids


Janice Gaither

Annandale, Stuart, Centreville, Robinson, Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfield, Woodson Pyramids


Jeanne Veraska

Program Manager, Out-of-School Support

571 423-4335

School Crossing Guards

Part-Time Employment with Fairfax County Police Department

Controls traffic to ensure the safe and orderly movement of student pedestrians to and from school. Uniforms and training provided. High school graduation or G.E.D. required. Applicants must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and medical exam provided by the Occupational Health Center.

Crossing Guards earn sick and annual leave. They are able to participate in a retirement program and may be afforded the option of enrolling in a health plan. For more information, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/jobs/school-crossing-guard.htm

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Where can I apply for a position with FCPS?

Visit http://www.fcps.edu/hr/employment/jobs/

You may search for positions of interest, using the keyword box.  You may also choose to enter any one of our employment links via the links on the right-hand side of the page.  Job searches can be performed without making an account.  You will be prompted to login/create an account, however, once you click “Apply to job”.

How do I create an account?

From the FCPS Job Opportunities page, simply click on any job ID number, then click apply to job.  You will then have the option to create an account.  Alternatively, you can click on any of the employment links, then underneath where it says, “New User?”, you can click the hyperlink directly below, in order to make a new account.

I’m locked out of my account. What can I do?

Three incorrect attempts at accessing your account will trigger a temporary lock on your account.  Wait about 10 minutes for this security feature to reset, then try again.  Unfortunately, we at FCPS cannot unlock your account.

How do I add or delete a resume?

Once logged into your CareerQuest account, click “Resume/CV manager”.  Next to each resume or cover letter, there is a small icon in the shape of a trash can.  Simply click the trash can icon next to each resume you wish to discard and follow the prompts.  If you already have five versions (maximum number) of resumes on your profile, you will need to delete at least one before a new one can be added.

I’ve applied for several jobs. How can I find out the status?

Keep the job number or job ID handy and call our Client Services Office at (571) 423-3000. They may be able to help you, or will forward your call to the appropriate specialist.

Can I change my application once it’s been submitted online?

Unfortunately, once you click the submit button, you cannot change your application. You can, however, upload any additional documents onto your profile, which will be viewable by our hiring specialists.

The password reset feature isn’t working for me. How can I access my account?

If you have clicked the “Forgot your password?” link, entered your email address, and failed to receive an email which allows you to reset your password, please wait a few hours before calling us, to see if the email does arrive after all. Also, check your spam and junk mail folders.

If these suggestions do not work for you, please contact http://hrconnection.fcps.edu for assistance.

Will CareerQuest work with a Mac?

CareerQuest has compatibility issues with the Safari web browser and will not work. Some applicants have success with Mozilla Firefox on a Mac. If you do not have success, please use a PC with the Internet Explorer web browser. We have several computers available for applicant use.

You may visit us, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm:

Fairfax County Public Schools Client Services
1st floor, Welcome Center
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(571) 423-3000

Can I apply for the same job more than once?

You can only apply to a job one time.  If the same job title is advertized again, with a different job ID number, you may apply.  The system will deny duplicate applications for the same job ID number.


Can I save an application and finish it later? 

Already started an application and need to stop for now?  Click “Save as draft”.  Although your application will be saved for 30 days, the job you’re applying for might be closed or removed from the website before then.  Once logged into your CareerQuest profile, from the Welcome screen, click “Saved drafts”, then click “Continue”, to finish up your application.

What is the Withdraw button? My application status says Withdraw next to my submission, but I did not withdraw! What do I do? 

The Withdraw button is intended for applicants who wish to permanently withdraw an application. Do not use this option for revising a resume or job application. Withdrawing your job application will not allow you to re-apply for that job. You can only re-activate your original application.  Once you have applied for a job opening, the resume and cover letter associated with that job opening cannot be changed.  To revise your contact information, work history, education history or attachments simply log in to your account and edit your profile.  The Withdraw button may not be available for up to 2 hours after you apply.  If you withdraw, your request may be pending for up to 2 hours before you can re-activate.

What does Reactivate mean?

The Reactivate button (if available) can be used to re-activate a previously withdrawn application.  If you re-activate, your request may be pending for up to 2 hours.  The option to re-activate your application may not be available if the position has been closed, cancelled, or at the point the position has been offered to another candidate.

How to accept third-party cookies:

Internet Explorer:Click “Tools” menu in the upper right-hand corner of the browser; click “internet options”, “privacy”, “advanced”.  The box next to “override automatic cooking handling”, should be checked.  Click the radio buttons next to “accept first party cookies”, as well as “accept third party cookies”.  Click “OK”.

Firefox:Click the Firefox button in the upper left-hand corner of the browser; click “options”, “options”, “privacy”.  Make sure the box is checked next to “accept cookies from sites”, and “accept third party cookies.  Click “OK”.

I do not have a computer at home.  How can I apply?

You may visit us, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm:

Fairfax County Public Schools
Client Services – 1st floor, Welcome Center
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(571) 423-3000

We have computers for applicant use, as well as friendly staff, ready to help.  Public libraries also offer an alternative for free computer usage.

How can I add an attachment to my application once it’s been submitted?

Once logged into your CareerQuest account, click “Edit your profile”.  You will see your contact information, as well as other tabs for education, work experience and attachments.  Click the grey “Attachments” tab.  You can browse your computer’s files and upload any additional documentation here.  Anything you upload here will be viewable by our employment specialists.  Be mindful to upload each document type separately, as attempting to upload a file that is too large will result in an error message. 


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