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Administrative Assistant Iv

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$47,663.82 - $79,439.78 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Job Details

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This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Attends Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meetings; digitally records proceedings and simultaneously takes notes using a computer software program. Determines the essence of testimony and presentations and independently composes detailed original correspondence and minutes. Prepares Returns of Record to the Court including verbatim transcripts in litigated cases. Checks public hearing notices by reviewing information contained in land and tax assessment records. Prepares and distributes materials for weekly BZA meetings, including those of a confidential nature. Responds to phone, face-to-face, and electronic inquiries. Maintains BZA agendas, speaker lists, and application files. Archives records, and performs other duties as assigned. This position requires strong abilities in written and oral communications; familiarity with varied styles of writing; knowledge and experience with computers, word processing software, and associated document formatting; the ability to follow instructions in the performance of a variety of duties requiring attention to detail; and the ability to work independently.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are general administrative support, customer service, transcription, and/or communications.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation and three years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Knowledge of Fairfax County zoning ordinance and comprehensive planning process.
  • Experience working with Boards, Authorities, and/or Commissions.
  • Experience and knowledge using Digital Court Recorder (DCR)?or equivalent recording software.
  • Skills in notetaking, proofreading, customer service, and organization.
  • Experience in writing meeting minutes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion, interact in a friendly and customer-service oriented manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word).

Position is primarily sedentary; however, employee will be required to do some walking, bending, standing and carrying of items less than 15 lbs. in weight. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment, listen to taped hearings and transcribe them, and ability to communicate clearly. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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Company info
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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