Research Program Manager (management Analyst Iii)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jun 18, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Operations for the Court Services Unit, the Research Program Manager (Management Analyst III) is responsible for supervising and directing the activities of staff supporting research and evaluation, statistical reporting, and program development. This position provides technical assistance to research staff in evaluation design, instrument development, data analysis, and report and presentation design. Works with Court Service Leadership and Senior Managers to develop resources for existing and new programs and services. Oversees the design of evaluation plans for residential, probation, and grant programs. Consults with staff on research, evaluation, and program development. In collaboration with senior management and the fiscal manager, supports the development of the agency annual budget, prepares plans, reports, and presentations as assigned.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are data analytics, statistics, research and analysis, and juvenile/criminal justice.

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.
Not applicable.

  • A Master's degree or above in criminology/criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public administration or a closely related field.
  • Experience supporting research or evaluation in juvenile justice or similar settings including instrument development, data collection, data analysis, report writing, and presentation development.
  • Experience with working with large data sets from multiple sources under minimal supervision.
  • Experience in working with groups and agency staff.
  • Experience writing and managing grants.
  • Experience and knowledge in budget and resource development activities.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in working with relational databases, Microsoft Access and spreadsheet software (i.e., Excel or Google Sheets), IBM SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) or other statistical analysis software and word processing applications.
  • Working knowledge of Court Service Unit (CSU) management information systems, e.g., BADGE, RSIS, CMS, etc.

  • 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 this position will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

Job is generally sedentary in nature. Visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to travel to various locations of court units and programs, and lift large files. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include a data analysis and written exercise exercise.

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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