Strategic Planning Manager

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ11), VA
Salary
$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Posted
Mar 13, 2017
Closes
Apr 07, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Works as part of the Support Services Bureau team at Fairfax County Department of Public Safety and Communications (DPSC) (Fairfax County 9-1-1 emergency center) to manage and oversee the department's Strategic Planning Section. Under the supervision of the assistant director, the incumbent will provide management level strategic planning and policy development. Other duties include:
  • Analyzes, develops, implements, measures and evaluates agency specific policies and procedures (e.g. Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Emergency Response Plan (ERP), Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), etc.) in coordination with agency stakeholders in order to strengthen agency performance.
  • Ensures that the agency mission and vision are aligned with county, industry standards, and DPSC's core values.
NOTE: Compensation for this position will not exceed the mid-point salary range. 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, paraprofessional, 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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: 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 such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and business management, business administration, public administration, mathematics, statistics or related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The following duties will be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations: this position is primarily sedentary in nature, however, the job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; ability to see, hear an verbally communicate via telephone and radio frequencies.
  • Must possess the natural dexterity necessary to access computer information systems through the use of keyboard:
  • Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer.
  • Ability to use hands to grasp, handle or feel, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and have normal vision and hearing with or without correction.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 10 lbs pounds and sit long periods.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class may be subject to criminal history records checks and/or credit checks as a condition of initial or continued employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, criminal justice, organizational development, finance, or related field.
  • Three or more years of professional management experience;
  • Three or more years of experience developing policy and procedures;
  • Three or more years of experience developing strategic initiatives;
SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Panel interview.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.