Other Opportunities

AVID Tutors

Various Locations
$16.75 per hour, 1-25 hours per week

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a national system that is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Its mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to be successful in college. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the students in the academic middle. AVID is available at 12 FCPS high schools and 12 middle schools. AVID currently has a number of immediate openings for classroom tutors.

AVID tutors work in a classroom setting with an AVID-trained teacher and 1-3 other tutors (depending on class size). The tutorials occur during the school day in an academic elective class called AVID and may involve several different core subject areas. Each tutor facilitates a small group of approximately seven students. These tutorial groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills. Tutors earn $16.75/hr and may work 1 to 25 hours per week, depending on their schedule. Candidates must be either college students or college graduates. They should possess excellent rapport with middle and high school aged students and the willingness to serve as positive role models. Comfort with higher-level math is especially needed, though not required.

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a letter of interest along with a resume to Bridget Wright, college success program resource teacher, at BMWright@fcps.edu or fax to 703-279-5211.

Temporary Hourly Position

Department of Human Resources – Office of Benefit Services
$16.75 per Hour

Description: The Office of Benefit Services is seeking an individual with benefits experience 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.

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to HRBenefitsEnrollment@fcps.edu by September 23, 2014.

After-School Program Assistant

Herndon Middle School
$15.00 per Hour

Description: Serves as office assistant to the after-school program specialist; and ensures smooth and efficient operation of office. Performs a variety of duties required to maintain a high quality after-school program.
Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus two years of progressive experience as an office assistant. Knowledge of procedures, practices, and operations of an office. Skill in business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to communicate well with parents, students, and teachers. Ability to utilize a computer, peripheral office equipment, and software applications.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resumes to: Michael Thomas via fax 703-904-4897 or e-mail cthomas3@fcps.edu.

Testing Assistant (Hourly Position)

Annandale High School
$14.88 per Hour

Description: Follow all regulations published in Test Implementation Manuals. Prepare and organize testing materials for each testing location. Prepare attendance rosters for each testing day and location and maintain communication with the Attendance Office on testing days. Provide documented testing accommodations. Assist with creation of online test sessions. Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to photocopying, faxing, and answering phones. Additional duties may be assigned as needed to help with schoolwide testing.
Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional, verbal and written communication skills, excellent organization skills, and ability to protect confidential information.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resumes to Jennifer Crump-Strawderman, via fax 703-642-4255 or JSCrumpStraw@fcps.edu.

Peer Mediation Conference Coordinator (Hourly Position)

Student Safety and Wellness
$14.88 per Hour
20 hours per Week

Description: Works with conflict resolution specialist on a variety of projects. Primary responsibilities involve coordinating and implementing the Annual ‘Peace’ it Together Summit. Responsible for registration including sending information and communicating with schools and participants. Assists with logistics of room arrangements and facilitator recruitment and training. Assists with peer mediation trainings and compiling data on school programs.
Qualifications: Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Access database necessary. Background in conflict resolution and knowledge of social media preferred.

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail (clarence.jones@fcps.edu), or send a resume to Clarence Jones, coordinator, Student Safety and Wellness Office, Fairfax Ridge, 3877 Fairfax Ridge Road, Suite 2200, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Dining Room Assistant

Forestdale Elementary School

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.

Dining Room Assistant

Riverside Elementary School

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 Lisa Washington at lswashingto1@fcps.edu.

Dining Room Assistant

Stenwood Elementary School
$10.93 per Hour 

Description: Assists in setting up cafeteria prior to lunch time, monitors students during lunch period, reinforces schoolwide positive behavior program, loves working with children, friendly, energetic, and maintains cafeteria expectations in supporting student needs.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resumes to Connie Britt at cgbritt@fcps.edu. 

Volunteer Tutors

GED, Adult Diploma and Non-Traditional Schools Programs

The Volunteer Learning Program (VLP), Department of Special Services, Office of Intervention and Prevention, Adult High School Completion, needs volunteers age 21 and over to tutor adults in reading, writing or math skills in order to obtain a high school diploma or GED through FCPS’s Adult High School Completion Programs. VLP’s volunteer tutors also help adults to achieve important goals such as improved basic skills for the workplace and for post-secondary education, and being more prepared to help their children with schoolwork. Tutors meet adult students for at least one hour a week in a public library close to home or work, on a day and time that are convenient for both. VLP tutors also help teachers individualize instruction in adult high school completion classes and in alternative programs for juveniles. Tutor preparation, materials and ongoing support are provided. All VLP tutors must go through the FCPS background check, in accordance with FCPS regulations.

Our next upcoming Tutor Orientations will be held on October 7 and 8. For more information on VLP, visit http://www.fcps.edu/adulths/vlp/vlpindex.html. To volunteer, call VLP at 703-503-6412, or e-mail Michele Armstrong at Michele.Armstrong@fcps.edu.

The Volunteer Learning Program is the proud recipient of the 2008 Fairfax County Outstanding Volunteer Program Award.


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 Teachers Needed

Part-time, Hourly position
$31.09 per Hour

The homebound instruction program, which provides teachers for students unable to attend school because of medical or disciplinary reasons, 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:

Gloria Wilkins  

Clusters IV, V, VI (West Springfield)


Patricia Hedgepeth

Clusters I, II, VIII


Janice Gaither

Clusters III, VI,  VII,


Jeanne Veraska

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

Employment Gateways

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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 send an email to HRQuestions@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.

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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. 


For all HR questions contact

571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331

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Last Updated

September 17, 2014