Other Opportunities

After-School Program Assistant

Rachel Carson Middle School
Up to $21.22 an hour, dependent on experience and education level
Monday through Friday 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (opportunity for additional hours available)

Description: Performs a wide variety of tasks required to support the after-school program. Duties include supervision of students, general office tasks, and maintaining accurate records. The ability to communicate and collaborate with after-school staff, classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and community members are essential. 
Qualifications: Candidates must have strong working knowledge of a computer and related equipment to process and analyze data.  Must be able to establish excellent rapport with middle school students and have a willingness to serve as a positive role model.

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a resume to Tracy Bromberg, after-school programspecialist, at TLBromberg@fcps.edu.

Hourly Position

Assistant Buyer
Sideburn Support Center
Up To 40 Hours Weekly ($19.60 per Hour)

Description: Performs the full range of procurement activities involving routine market research and competitive purchasing, processes documents, maintains records which represents business transactions; and performs related duties as required or assigned.
Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus one year of progressive experience in procurement preferred, accounting, or business, preferably in governmental purchasing, some of which must have been at a level requiring independent judgment. Knowledge of fundamentals of governmental or private sector purchasing. Skill in oral and written communications. Ability to operate an automated purchasing system and related equipment to process, develop, analyze, and create data. Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative. Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast pace environment.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resume via fax (703-239-0462) or e-mail alszramoski@fcps.edu.

Hourly Office Assistant

Langston Hughes Middle School
Hourly Band 4, $14.88 per Hour

Description: Performs a variety of general office duties required to support the activities of a school; receives phone calls and visitors to the school; responds to questions and basic requests for information and/or routes calls and visitors; maintains and updates records, prepares documents, correspondence and reports; processes incoming and outgoing mail; uses a variety of assignment-specific computer applications, assists with processing attendance; other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High School graduation plus general office experience. Demonstrated knowledge of basic business office practices and procedures as well as skill in oral and written communications. Ability to use assignment-specific computers, peripheral equipment and software including Microsoft Office.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resumes to: Elizabeth Rennie-Cline at earenniecli@fcps.edu

Hourly Administrative Assistant I Position

Science Office, Fairfax Ridge

Description: Serves as administrative assistant to an administrator and staff in the science office; and ensures smooth and efficient operation of assigned office.
Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus two years’ experience in the administrative or office assistant class. Financially related work experience in FOCUS required.  Knowledge of procedures, practices, and operations of an office; skill in business English, grammar; spelling, and punctuation; ability to utilize a computer, peripheral office equipment, and software applications.

To Apply: Interested applicants must fax resume to Myra Thayer, K-12 science coordinator, at 703-279-5209.

Dining Room Assistant

Riverside Elementary School

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.

Hourly Athletic Trainer

Associate Certified Athletic Trainer (AT 2)
South County High School
Per stipend at either $4,232 or $8,464

Description: The Associate Certified Athletic Trainer is a yearlong, seasonal stipend position.  The associate certified athletic trainer works with the certified athletic trainer (AT 1) in developing and coordinating a comprehensive athletic training program at the assigned school, including but not limited to the prevention of athletic injuries; the recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries; the rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries; athletic training program organization and administration; and additional professional responsibilities as outlined in the current BOC Role Delineation/Practice Analysis. The associate certified athletic trainer works closely with students and their parents, physicians, coaches, school administrators and other staff, and the FCPS Athletic Training Program Administrator to provide a full complement of athletic training health care services.  The associate certified athletic trainer is expected to work collaboratively with the certified athletic trainer (AT 1) at the school to provide the services identified above; ensure that players participate only when physically able; that any physician instructions are understood and followed; and in coordination with the director of student activities, ensure that the athletic training room and all required events will be covered according to school and athletic calendars.
Qualifications: Candidates must be a Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer in good standing and eligible for a Virginia Board of Medicine license. Progressive clinical experience as certified athletic trainer in the secondary school setting and secondary school teaching credential or eligible for Virginia teaching credential preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in applicable database software. Skill in oral and written communications. Must be a Virginia High School League wrestling weight control program certified measurer or willing to become one. Ability to become a member of NATA District 3 and the Virginia Athletics Trainers Association.

To Apply: Interested applicants should e-mail resume to John Reynolds at DReynolds@fcps.edu.


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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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”.

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

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How do I add or delete a resume?

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

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

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If these suggestions do not work for you, please send an email to HRQuestions@fcps.edu for assistance.

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

Fairfax County Public Schools Client Services
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(571) 423-3000

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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.


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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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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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