Director Of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (management Analyst Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$93,793.02 - $156,322.82 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Oct 13, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the direction of the Commander of the Community Engagement and Equity Bureau, the position acts as the Department’s Equity Director and is responsible for supporting the implementation of the One Fairfax policy by developing, implementing, and communicating processes, practices, and programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department and in our operations.

Interfaces with and advises senior leadership including the Chief of Police. In addition, provides opportunities to develop the tools and skills for employees both sworn and professional to be successful in all interactions with outside stakeholders such as, but not limited to the Fairfax County community members for which the Department serves, Fairfax County Government employees, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Community Groups, etc. Works with Training Specialist III within the Department to identify best practice training programs to socialize best practices in interacting with all community members regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, etc. Examines existing Department policies, procedures and practices and identifies areas with the Department that may need corrective action or improvement when dealing equitably with the residents of Fairfax County and to support the development of solutions to complex challenges, this position conducts research to inform program and policy decisions developing innovative ideas and gathering insights on new and/or emerging practices.

Develops performance measures for continuous improvement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion with our stakeholders. Provides recommendations to continue to identify opportunities that increase the number of diverse applicant submissions that are representative of the community of Fairfax County. Acts to identify complex equity disparities and develop action plans to make positive impact to the Fairfax County communities’ interactions with Department personnel. Coordinates regularly with senior level management for the department. Facilitates and leads a team of Department equity leaders to implement the Department Equity Impact Plan. Attends public hearings, workshops, community, state, and national events. Provides collaborative problem solving, and a strategic approach to implementation of the Department’s equity plans and participates in a range of activities and networks regionally and nationally to contribute to and organizationally benefit from the growing field of practice to achieve racial and social equity in law enforcement. This position may require attendance at off-site meetings throughout Fairfax County. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are diversity, equity, and inclusion, training and workforce engagement, human resources, project management, public policy, and public administration.

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.)
  • Directs and manages long-term, large-scale, high-priority, sensitive programs/projects that are multi-disciplinary and involve multiple agencies;
  • Manages a group of professionals engaged in diverse administrative and management support activities;
  • Establishes and implements program policies, develop and manages the budget for designated programs;
  • Ensures County programs reach the intended populations and targeted benefactors;
  • Directs research and evaluation of trends in applicable areas of responsibility;
  • Develops long- and short-term goals, objectives and solutions for division;
  • Interfaces with central County staff departments (such as DMB, DHR, Finance, Purchasing and Supply Management) for seamless collaboration;
  • Provides consultation on strategic planning, organizational development and redesign projects;
  • Prepares for and presents to County Board of Supervisors (or Committee) regarding areas of expertise and responsibility.

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).
  • Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives, funding sources, organizational structure, workload, and staffing of the organizational unit or program to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
  • Extensive knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing application of program funding, execution of program activities, and achievement of program outcomes;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
  • Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
  • Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
  • Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
    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 manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.

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 fields related to the assigned functional areas; PLUS, Five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Experience in racial equity and social justice work;
  • Knowledge of the barriers to, and practice that help organizations and institutions achieve racial and social equity;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Ability to research, analyze, and interpret policy and/or legislation;
  • Demonstrated experience participating on and facilitating cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse coworkers and community members;
  • Collective impact, results based accountability;
  • Demonstrated experience operating in collaboration with partners and stakeholders;
  • Experience working in public sector;
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to attend in-person and evening meetings throughout the County . All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include 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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