Policy And Constituent Services Aide (administrative Aide)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
May 21, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
22-01580
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors seeks a policy and constituent services aide to join his team. The position requires applicants to have vision, patience, and attention to detail to independently perform a variety of constituent casework and administrative duties, as well as special projects for the Chairman. The employee will handle topical areas including transportation, taxes, code compliance, utilities, public works, and other duties as assigned.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage, support, and interact with people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Includes community and relationship building, and provides an opportunity to grow and learn about local government. Duties are performed under general direction.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is required. Work hours include evening and weekend hours to cover and participate in required events and community meetings.

Illustrative Duties

  • Has a vision on how to suggest and advance good, innovative ideas;
  • Coordinates internal and external communication and reviews of Countywide transportation initiatives, including interjurisdictional and regional planning and tracking of statewide funding sources for road, transit, sidewalks, and trails projects;
  • Develops and researches innovative solutions and initiatives for implementation in assigned issue areas;
  • Works closely with members of the community and County staff affected by and/or interested in assigned topical areas;
  • Researches, organizes and maintains project updates and other materials for Chairman and staff;
  • Drafts and/or edits written materials, such as correspondence and summaries of information for the Chairman, Chief of Staff, and the public;
  • Provides clear, consistent, high quality, and understandable content and information to constituents and coworkers;
  • Assists in planning various aspects of special projects and essential programs, to include scheduling and coordinating meetings;
  • Maintains logs, journals, files, and other permanent board and legislative records;
  • Works well proactively and independently, but also in a team atmosphere;
  • Shows a high sense of urgency for completing tasks in a fast-paced office;
  • Sets up, monitors, records, and provides staff assistance for community meetings and events, including evening or weekend hours;
  • Maintains an e-mail list for electronic dissemination of materials; and
  • Files, copies, and maintains records.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, transportation, engineering, or related field; plus one year of experience in the assigned functional areas of transportation or transportation policy, tax administration, code compliance, utilities, public works, public administration, public policy, or constituent casework.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Three or more years of experience working in transportation or agencies/companies handling transportation policy, casework, or operation.
  • The successful candidate must be familiar with local government and the legislative process, and possess exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and quickly change priorities.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • Due to the scope and responsibilities associated with the position, the appointee must be willing and able to work some evening and weekend hours.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position is primarily sedentary; may require lifting up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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.

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