Land Use Aide/community Liaison (administrative Aide)

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 25, 2023
Apr 29, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Independently performs a variety of land use coordination, as well as special projects for a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors representing 133,000 people. Handles topical areas such as land use, planning and zoning, public works and environmental services, special projects and other duties as requested. This is an 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.

Salary: $65,000.00 or negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.

Illustrative Duties

  • Provides administrative and technical support to professional staff;
  • Researches, organizes and maintains legislative and other materials for board members and staff;
  • Drafts and/or edits written materials, such as correspondence and summaries of information for public dissemination;
  • Assists in planning various aspects of special projects and essential programs, to include scheduling and coordinating meetings;
  • Sets up, monitors, records, and provides staff assistance for board meetings, including evening or weekend meetings;
  • Maintains an e-mail list for electronic dissemination of materials;
  • Files, copies, and maintains records.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; understand and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; provide excellent c ustomer service, to include communicating effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and constituents; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications.

Knowledge of techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and preliminary analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to administrative matters; database, spreadsheet and word processing applications including basic methods of graphic presentations.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, public administration, business administration, English, communications, or a related field.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a Virginia driver's license.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a notary public license from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • 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.

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. Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management Software. Proficiency with GIS and ESRI. Resident of the Mount Vernon District or southeastern portion of Fairfax County or willing to locate to the area shortly after employment.

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

Panel interview.

Interested candidates must send a resume and cover letter outlining your education, experience, and availability to and include "23-00636 Land Use Aide/Community Liaison" in the subject line.

This job announcement is listed with a closing date of 04/28/2023 and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews may be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process may close prior to the currently advertised closing date when the position has been filled.

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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