Community Action Manager (management Analyst Iii)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Mar 11, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time
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Operates under the supervision of the (NCS) Community Resource Development Manager in the Inclusive Engagement and Targeted Interventions Division. Coordinates the county's Community Action Program to reduce poverty by empowering and increasing the self-sufficiency of low-income families and individuals through a broad range of county and community-based programs. Oversees all aspects of the Community Services Block grant (CSBG), including grant administration and operations, reporting, compliance, and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Liaises with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Office of Economic Opportunity to creatively address program goals and to ensure that all state and federal policies and procedures are met. Serves as the primary contact for the Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM) and other departments whose work is relevant to community action. Serves as a primary contact to the Department of Clerk Services for all matters affecting the Boards, Authorities, and Commissions (BACs) housed within NCS. Serves as a subject matter expert on BAC-related policies and procedures. Provides administrative support to the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), coordinating monthly meetings and working with CAAB Chair to develop annual workplan. Prepares complex analytical reports and documents, presents to senior county and agency management, NCS staff, interagency teams, and federal, state, and local community action officials.

Additional work schedule requirements: Some evening and weekend work, as needed.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are community engagement, grant administration, public speaking, monitoring and evaluation of program effectiveness, and/or administrative management.

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.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

  • Three (3) years of experience in a social services, human services, or other community-based service delivery service or setting;
  • Three (3) years of experience in grant administration, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Three (3) years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating programs/projects with well-defined objectives;
  • Three (3) years of experience in developing strategic direction and providing oversight of cross-system strategic planning, data analysis, and evaluation efforts;
  • Three (3) years of experience participating on and facilitating cross-system teams;
  • Three (3) years of experience in providing direction and guidance for the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, programs, activities, and operational policies and procedures needed for an effective delivery system of community services in a geographic area;
  • Three (3) years of experience coordinating and collaborating with non-profit, faith, and/or community-based organizations;
  • Three (3) years of experience working with elected officials, boards, authorities, commissions, and other resident-led groups on policy, program/service or other issues;
  • Five (5) years of experience in strategic planning, performance contract management, budget management, or facility operations management;
  • Five (5) years of experience developing, planning, and managing programs and services designed to meet the interests and developmental needs of children and youth (up to age 17), young adults (age 18-24), adults (ages 21-29), older adults (over 50), families, or persons with disabilities.

Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical 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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