Human Resources Analyst Iii (senior Workforce Planning Analyst)

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied to job# 22-01463 do not need to reapply to be considered.

Works as part of the Division of Compensation and Workforce Analysis. Provides expert consultative services to county management related to the design, administrative and maintenance of the workforce planning program for Fairfax County Government. Duties include:

  • Performs job analysis and evaluation of new and/or existing positions in consultation with department human resources managers;
  • Coordinates and leads semi-annual workforce planning meetings with department directors and management staff;
  • Serves as an expert for workforce planning initiatives in training, advising management and employees regarding preparation of class specifications and position descriptions;
  • Reviews and develops compensation policies and procedures;
  • Develops effective communication strategies for county management and employees related to classification and compensation;
  • Manages position and job data in HRIS system;
  • Interprets and communicates policies and best practices to management staff.

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.)

  • Manages/oversees a major function/program, project or team;
  • Proactively develops, manages, and evaluates programs and procedures that are responsive to the changing needs of the customer and the business environment;
  • Participates in the contracting process, including drafting bid specifications, evaluating proposals, and selecting a contractor;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies, procedures, and programs consistent with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations;
  • Serves as an expert witness; presents testimony at official proceedings such as Civil Service Commission and in Court;
  • Applies systems solutions to business problems; trains users in system functions;
  • Proactively develops solutions; facilitates problem solving among different individuals/groups to reach effective outcomes;
  • Provides advice and consultation regarding immediate situations;
  • Works independently to define and meet customer needs, facilitating innovation and exploration of non-traditional ideas;
  • Recognizing the implications of proposed changes, identifies and collaborates with appropriate individuals and groups to develop and implement the changes;
  • Leads change initiatives throughout the department or with customers to improve services and meet the needs of the customer;
  • Investigates/responds to individual, agency, or County-wide issues, questions or grievances from the public, employees, and/or County/State/Federal agencies;
  • Develops and presents material on various topics to individuals and groups.
  • Aids County managers in creatively solving difficult problems in the areas of classification, compensation, staffing, organizational development, etc;
  • Leads or conducts the more difficult classification studies involving agencies with large diverse, complex organizational structures and/or functions;
  • Prepares and presents the Classification Division's case in classification or compensation appeals before the Civil Service Commission;
  • Supervises the work of subordinate analysts.
Compensation/Performance Management
  • Conducts annual market pay and benefits studies;
  • Works with senior managers to propose solutions to compensation issues;
  • Trains employees and managers in the use of the County's performance evaluation process;
  • Assists agency managers in linking agency performance measures to employee performance standards.

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 the principles, methods and problems of organization and management;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector human resources administration in relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of group/team dynamics;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and county laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to all aspects of human resource management;
  • Skill in use of computer hardware and software;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and present facts;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and public officials;
  • Ability to work as a team member or leader;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.

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 personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus four years of professional-level human resources experience.


Not applicable.

  • Five years of experience performing Workforce Planning for large complex departments to include: Extensive experience conducting complex classification studies; creating and modifying class specifications; consulting with senior managers and managing large projects.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of organizational workforce/succession plans.
  • Expert knowledge interpreting local, state, and federal laws.
  • Five years of experience performing transactions in Human Resources Information Systems.
  • Some experience in conduction compensation research and knowledge of job pricing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • 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 complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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