Fairfax County, the largest local government in Virginia and nationally recognized for its financial stewardship and well-managed programs, is looking for an experienced professional to lead its Sustainable Procurement Program. Fairfax County spends $700 million annually on goods and services and its supply chain spans thousands of suppliers across hundreds of sectors. The Sustainable Procurement Team works to improve the social and environmental performance of its supply chain through programs such as Zero Waste and Green Procurement, Supply Chain Diversity and Equity, Corporate Social Responsibility, and other social and environmental efforts. The operational Zero Waste Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in November 2021, is a multi-departmental effort aiming to achieve Zero Waste by 2030 through a holistic, 4R approach: Reach Out, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The Sustainable Procurement Team coordinates the multi-departmental Zero Waste Team and Program while also implementing procurement specific Zero Waste strategies.
Within the Department of Procurement and Material Management, serves as team lead and countywide expert, developing, implementing, and monitoring initiatives that advance the integration of social and environmental factors in county procurement. Develops policy, standards, and procedures to advance these goals. Collaborates with diverse stakeholders including business partners, staff across the organization, senior management, elected officials, members of the community, etc. Serves as topical expert and liaison for county-wide task forces, committees, and other Board initiatives. Provides staff supervision and leadership for the Sustainable Procurement Team. Oversees the team’s delivery of education/action campaigns, data tracking, analyzing program performance and reporting. Supports the implementation of countywide policies such as the Government and Schools Zero Waste Plan, Operational Energy Strategy, Community Energy and Climate Action Plan, the One Fairfax Policy on social and racial equity, and other sustainability policies.The functional areas of the positions are Sustainability, and/or Procurement. Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for " A ny 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.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with sustainable procurement, zero waste, corporate social responsibility (CSR), supply chain climate impacts, or other sustainability initiatives. Experience with supplier diversity, diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) initiatives, supplier engagement, or disadvantaged business support. Experience with procurement and contracting principles, policies and procedures.
- Ability to effectively engage diverse stakeholders towards problem-solving and mutual understandings.
- Demonstrated experience in data gathering techniques including how to manage, synthesize and use information in various formats and how to organize and present findings.
- Ability to develop, interpret and apply complex policies and procedures in the planning, implementation, and management of projects.
- Ability to present complex information to elected officials, senior management, and members of the community in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, and bending. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Employee may be required to occasionally lift or carry up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.