Strategic Planning Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Jun 15, 2019
Jul 13, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Public Safety and Communications (DPSC) has an opportunity for an individual with management level strategic planning, policy development, and training and development experience. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Support Services Bureau, provides oversight and manage the DPSC Strategic Planning Division. Analyzes, develops, implements, measures and evaluates agency specific policies and procedures (e.g., COOP, ERP, EOP, etc.) in coordination with agency stakeholders in order to strengthen agency performance to insure that the agency mission and vision are aligned with county, industry standards, and DPSC's core values.

Note: Functional areas include public administration, criminal justice, organizational development, finance.

Illustrative Duties

  • 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, para-professional, 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

  • 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

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 within the functional area.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Bachelor's degree in public administration, criminal justice, organizational development, finance, or related field;
Three (3) or more years of professional management experience;
Three (3) or more years of experience developing policy and procedures;
Three (3) or more years of experience developing strategic initiatives.

This position is primarily sedentary in nature, however, the job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle or feel, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer, must be able to speak clearly and have normal vision and hearing with or without correction, and the ability to lift up to 25 pounds. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

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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