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Arlington County is more than just a place to work. When you come and join our team, you will be joining a community of people committed to doing the very best for the residents, businesses and visitors we serve. Our careers encompass everything from public safety, parks and recreation, arts and tourism, finance, environmental services and technology.  

Arlington offers a wide variety of career choices. We offer excellent benefits, employee programs, and learning opportunities for qualified candidates.
Arlington invests in our employees in countless ways, including offering a generous benefits, pay and retirement package. We offer many programs to enhance employee well-being. A few examples include tuition reimbursement, live where you work grants, parental leave, wellness programs and commuter benefits.
Resources for potential employees.
Arlington County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. Diversity can be simply defined as “all the ways that we are similar and different” as individuals or in groups and in the organizational characteristics that shape our workplace.
Our internship program seeks bright, highly motivated individuals for an exciting one-year Internship in a variety of positions across the County.
Resources for Arlington County Retirees. Includes retiree benefits information, insurance plans & Retirement Board info.
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Arlington isn’t just a great place to work- it is a great place to visit and to live. We have a unique, diverse and inclusive community, located right next door to Washington DC. This truly is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work. Located right along the Orange and Silver Metro Lines, we are surrounded by history, culture and nature. Whether you prefer the theater, biking local trails and exploring our many parks or visiting historic sites and experiencing great dining and shopping there is something here for you. 

New employees start work within the pay range specified in their announcement. Periodic merit increases — up to the range’s maximum — may be given to employees with satisfactory performance.
Employees in departments under the County Manager’s direction are in the Competitive Service and work under a Merit System Ordinance — a merit-based employee plan for appointment, promotion and separation.
Newly hired employees must prove their identity and U.S. work eligibility.
Newly selected employees must go through a background check and may have to sign an authorization release for Arlington to obtain their background information, which may include:
As part of the examination procedure, newly appointed permanent employees and promoted employees serve a probationary period, as noted on their announcement.
The Social Security Act’s Old-Age and Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits section and the State Workers Compensation Act cover all employees.

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Applicants with a disability may request reasonable accommodation(s) throughout the hiring process. Request examples include:
Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by:

FY2023 Pay Scales including MARs(PDF, 336KB)
FY2023 Recreation Scale(PDF, 93KB)
FY2023 Special Schedule
FY2023 Class List(PDF, 778KB)
FY2023 Management Intern Scales(PDF, 91KB)
FY2023 Public Safety Pay Schedules(PDF, 183KB)

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Employment Applications & Opportunities703-228-7499
Benefits, Retirement & FMLA: 703-228-3500, Option 1
Payroll (Current & Former Employees – Not Retirees): 703-228-3977
Training & Development703-228-3595
Employment Verification: Please email request to and response will be provided within 48 hours
Accommodation Requests
Former Employee Access to W-2s and Payslips
General Info Phone: 703-228-3500, Option 8
Fax: 703-228-3265
Address: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 511 Arlington, VA 22201
Ellen M. Bozman Government Center
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 View Map
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