Catalytic Redevelopment Manager (management Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Apr 23, 2022
May 28, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Economic Initiatives seeks a creative, collaborative, analytically minded candidate to design and implement community based economic development efforts. This position would work within the Catalytic Projects Division and lead the department’s efforts to support place-based economic development, including focus on supporting retail and small business corridors within Fairfax County.

Successful candidates for the Catalytic Redevelopment Manager position would also support innovative public-private partnership real estate projects and provide leadership for policy development, research, and incentive management efforts under the general supervision of the Catalytic Projects Division Manager.

Specific duties include:
  • Develop and implement county support to community based economic development organizations, with a focus on supporting retail and small-business stakeholders. Includes assessing the management capacity of community based economic development organizations and assist with efforts to carry out joint activities, such as promotion and marketing, business assistance, special events, investor awareness, and successful place-based management approaches.
  • Assist with development and implementation of economic development incentive programs, such as the Economic Opportunity Reserve, county economic development grant programs, and Commonwealth of Virginia incentive programs.
  • Serve as a lead for developing research and analysis related to market studies, project pro forma review, economic impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, and evaluation of project impacts to county revenues.
  • Lead aspects of project management in a matrixed environment for public-private partnership real estate projects to facilitate economic development.
  • Clearly communicate program goals with Board of Supervisors, senior county executives, community members, and program stakeholders.
Note: The assigned functional areas for this position are project management, data analysis, and policy development.

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 description.)
  • Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
  • Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
  • Coordinates and manages the work of administrative, para-professional, and/or professional-level staff in the day-to-day activities of selected projects. Plans, organizes, and coordinates changes to the policies, procedures, or processes related to multiple administrative functions (financial, procurement, budget, human resources, contract or grants administration, information technology systems, etc.);
  • Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
  • Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
  • Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.

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).
  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
  • Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
  • Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

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")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Five years of demonstrated experience within the functional areas, such as, commercial real estate, community based economic development, and/or consulting environment with strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task; to be a team player; and to be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Experience with community and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience conducting professional-level research and analytics including policy development and evaluation of public sector funding programs;
  • Familiarity with land use process and stakeholders for real estate development in Virginia.

Work is generally sedentary. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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.

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