Administrative Assistant Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$43,031.46 - $71,719.23 Annually
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as part of the accounting team in the Accounting Division of the Circuit Court. Responsible for several of the following accounting functions: purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, garnishments, cash receipts, unclaimed property, investments, and banking. Interprets professional accounting procedures and applies them to county functions. Cross-trained in all areas of accounting in order to perform backup duties as needed. Trains and guides employees as to how financial transactions, corrections, and adjustments should be performed in their divisions.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are general administrative support, accounting, finance, and bookkeeping.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge and understanding of the programs or activities of the unit served, as well as of the county and departmental administrative guides;
Position may require knowledge of basic principles and methods of a technical or professional field.

Math Skills
Basic math skills.

Word Processing/Typing
Intermediate skills in use of applicable Microsoft Office Word.

PC Skills
Intermediate skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software;
Intermediate skills in the use of agency specific software applications.

Ability to communicate well through written and oral means.
Information Abilities
Ability to gather, integrate, and analyze simple data.

Interpersonal Abilities
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both external and internal contacts.

Purchasing and Accounting
Ability to perform data entry into Purchasing/Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning systems and/or Financial Enterprise Resource Planning systems in at least five functions.

Executive Assistance
Ability to maintain confidentiality and be sensitive to political issues.

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).


Not applicable.
  • Associate's degree.
  • Previous accounting/bookkeeping /financial experience or college course work in accounting or related field.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications, i.e., Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Proficient in using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP or similar for budget, finance, procurement, and human resources.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 20 pounds and to input and retrieve data from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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 status as a veteran 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.

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