Clerk to the Planning Commission (Management Analyst I)

$50,739.73 - $84,565.73 yr
Jul 16, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
Analyst, Management
Full Time
The Planning Commission is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and technologically capable individual to serve as its Clerk. Specific duties include:
  • Maintains knowledge of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance, the Comprehensive Plan process, Robert's Rules of Order, pertinent sections of the Code of Virginia, and the Planning Commission Bylaws.
  • Prepares electronic board books for each Planning Commission meeting.
  • Coordinates and ensures clerical coverage of Planning Commission meetings.
  • Oversees, reviews, and manages production of all Planning Commission documentation and serves as legal custodian of records.
  • Researches and analyzes data and information related to meetings.
  • Oversees the land use notification process.
  • Supervises all administrative and technical staff.
  • Researches and analyzes performance indicators and identifies and works to implement business process improvements.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • 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 perform a variety of fact-finding techniques (e.g., interview, case analysis, observation, research, benchmarking) to gather information in support of programs, projects, studies, assessments and evaluations;
  • Ability to aggregate and assimilate data to identify major patterns, trends and themes regarding organizational and program effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • 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 train, lead, and/or supervise paraprofessional staff.
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 a business administration, public administration, statistics or field related to the assigned functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, or contract administration and business management.

Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

The preferred candidate possesses the following: bachelor's degree from accredited university or college with a degree in planning, business, or public administration. Experience supervising administrative and technical staff. Experience with records management. Experience gathering and maintaining data. Ability to analyze metrics and statistics for trends. Experience reviewing technical documents for accuracy and consistency. Significant working knowledge in use of Microsoft office (Outlook, Excel, and Word), web content software, Adobe, Foxit, Diligent Board; and computer tablets.


The appointee to the position must complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer. The appointee of this position is required to work some evening hours to attend meetings.

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from various data sources, including computer screen. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview. May include a written exercise.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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