Management Analyst Iii - Planning And Implementation Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Land Development Services (LDS) seeks a motivated, collaborative, analytically minded hardworking candidate to oversee processes and projects key to the Department's success. This position would work in the Operations Team; the team's mission is "Align Business, People, Processes and Technology." The successful candidate would embrace that mission to champion the continuous improvement of the Department's business processes.

Duties include:

  • Integrates the department's vision for performance into the daily operations of plan review, inspections, and permitting processes.
  • Evaluates existing land development-related services provided by county agencies and their integration within the land development review and permit issuance process.
  • Serves as lead for preparing LDS response to Board of Supervisors' requests for information and recommendations on issues relating to land development.
  • In collaboration with the Financial Management Branch, coordinates and evaluates LDS fees. Analyzes data and coordinates benchmarking efforts.
  • Supervises two management analysts and others as assigned in the Land Development Services Director's Office, Operations Division.
  • Manages and maintains budgetary approval for LDS vehicle fleet, LDS space planning efforts, emergency management, and the Customer Information Center.
  • Manages the LDS legislative review process annually to ensure that LDS provides timely and accurate impact responses to proposed legislative bills.
  • Continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning.
  • Clearly communicates safety expectations to employees within work unit.
  • Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner.

Works under the general supervision of the Management Analyst IV.

Note: The assigned functional areas for this position are business process evaluations, process improvements implementation, data/metrics, project management, communications, and policy management.

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.

Valid driver's license.
  • Five years of demonstrated professional experience within the functional area;
  • Master's degree in related field;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal;
  • Significant experience using scheduling/management software.


  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background and driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • This position is considered emergency service personnel.
  • Position requires incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences. Must comply with county, agency, and job specific training, including limited Emergency Management and Safety related courses.
  • 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.

Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Sufficient mobility to move to different locations in event of emergency. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Position is generally sedentary. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical 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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