Records Assistant (Administrative Assistant II)

Fairfax County Government - Fairfax, VA 22035
$35,776 - $59,627 a year

The police department is seeking a detailed-oriented Administrative Assistant to provide confidential and sensitive administrative duties to a wide-array of customers to include the general public, citizens, attorneys, federal agents, law enforcement officers and other government agencies in the Retrieval and Dissemination Section of the Central Records Division. The appointee will be assigned to the information window and must have the ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and provide accurate information in a timely manner. The main responsibilities will be researching and providing dissemination of criminal records, criminal and service reports, processing mail-in request, processing sex offender registration, fingerprinting customers and accepting and processing payments for services rendered. Additionally, the responsibilities include responding to customer inquiries, redacting records and retrieving information from multiple database systems, the Records Management System (RMS), the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and from the Virginia State Police system. Must have strong communication and customer service skills, the ability to work in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required by the managers and supervisors.

The assigned functional area of this position is: Records Management.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.


  • Produces and electronically distributes simple documents (e.g., flyers).
Office Management
  • Maintains a system for tracking the progress of work;
General Administrative
  • Performs alpha and/or numeric filing;
Receptionist/Public Contact
  • Refers calls;
  • Greet visitors;
  • Gives standard information in response to phone or in-person inquiries;
Word Processing/Typing
  • Keys/types form letters, labels, simple documents and correspondence;
  • Proofs spelling.
Information Systems/Software
  • Performs data entry into multiple screens.
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 of a variety of standard office procedures;
  • Knowledge of specific unit terminology;
  • Knowledge of work done in related departments.
  • Ability to read and comprehend relevant documents.
Information Abilities
  • Ability to process and integrate simple data.
Interpersonal Abilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both external and internal contacts.
Word Processing/Typing
  • Basic skills in the use of Microsoft Word.
PC Skills
  • Basic skills in the use of applicable Microsoft software.
Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”) High school graduation and one year of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

Detailed-oriented, organized and experienced with databases and Record Management Systems (RMS).

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check and public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must have the ability to move, lift and carry a minimum of 15 pounds. Must have the ability to sit and stand for long periods of time. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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