Senior Workforce Planning Analyst (hr Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$70,550.69 - $117,584.69 Annually
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you previously applied to 19-00512, you do not need to reapply to be considered.

Works as part of the Division of Compensation and Workforce Analysis. Provides expert consultative services to county management related to the design, administrative and maintenance of the workforce planning program for Fairfax County Government. Duties include:
  • Performs job analysis and evaluation of new and/or existing positions in consultation with department human resources managers;
  • Ensures county departments organizational structures are maintained;
  • Coordinates and leads semi-annual workforce planning meetings with department directors and management staff;
  • Serves as an expert for workforce planning initiatives in training, advising management and employees regarding preparation of class specifications and position descriptions;
  • Reviews and develops compensation policies and procedures;
  • Develops effective communication strategies for county management and employees related to classification and compensation;
  • Interprets and communicates policies and best practices to management staff.

Illustrative Duties


Manages/oversees a major function/program, project or team;

Proactively develops, manages, and evaluates programs and procedures that are responsive to the changing needs of the customer and the business environment;

Participates in the contracting process, including drafting bid specifications, evaluating

proposals, and selecting a contractor;

Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies, procedures, and programs consistent with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations;

Serves as an expert witness; presents testimony at official proceedings such as Civil Service

Commission and in Court;

Applies systems solutions to business problems; trains users in system functions;

Proactively develops solutions; facilitates problem solving among different individuals/groups to

reach effective outcomes;

Provides advice and consultation regarding immediate situations;

Works independently to define and meet customer needs, facilitating innovation and exploration

of non-traditional ideas;

Recognizing the implications of proposed changes, identifies and collaborates with appropriate

individuals and groups to develop and implement the changes;

Leads change initiatives throughout the department or with customers to improve services and

meet the needs of the customer;

Investigates/responds to individual, agency, or County-wide issues, questions or grievances from

the public, employees, and/or County/State/Federal agencies;

Develops and presents material on various topics to individuals and groups.

Organizational Development

Provides internal consulting services to county agencies, work groups, county-wide task forces,

boards and commissions, and citizen groups in the areas of strategic planning and

implementation, process design, team building, facilitation, organizational interventions,

leadership development and coaching, and problem solving;

Develops and conducts tailor-made team building and team development work sessions as an

intervention for non-functioning or poorly-functioning work groups and teams;

Coordinates and evaluates the work of organizational facilitators and/or trainers.


Aids County managers in creatively solving difficult problems in the areas of classification,

compensation, staffing, organizational development, etc;

Leads or conducts the more difficult classification studies involving agencies with large diverse,

complex organizational structures and/or functions;

Prepares and presents the Classification Division's case in classification or compensation

appeals before the Civil Service Commission;

Supervises the work of subordinate analysts.

Compensation/Performance Management

Conducts annual market pay and benefits studies;

Works with senior managers to propose solutions to compensation issues;

Trains employees and managers in the use of the County's performance evaluation process;

Assists agency managers in linking agency performance measures to employee performance



Prepares budget in accordance with County and agency guidelines. Provides quarterly

expenditure projects. Monitors section expenditures for compliance with approved budget.

Prepares and submits necessary budget documents.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector human resources administration in relevant areas;

Knowledge of group/team dynamics;

Knowledge of federal, state and county laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to all aspects of human resource management;

Skill in use of computer hardware and software;

Skill in budgeting;

Skill in facilitation;

Skill in mediation and conflict resolution;

Ability to gather, analyze and present facts;

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and public


Ability to work as a team member or leader;

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus four years of professional-level human resources experience.

Not applicable.

Six years of workforce analysis and compensation experience; extensive experience conducting complex compensation research, compiling and making recommendations; experience managing large projects; expert knowledge interpreting local, state, and federal laws.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

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