Environmental Specialist (management Analyst Ii), Office Of Environmental & Energy Coordination

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Oct 19, 2019
Closes
Nov 02, 2019
Ref
19-02309
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Conducts research and analysis on environmental and energy policy, legislation, issues and activities to support the general work of the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC). Assists the Director and Deputy Director of the OEEC to address questions and develop presentations that support county energy and environmental goals and policies including but not limited to the Environmental Vision and Operational Energy Strategy. Performs a variety of professional work in coordinating office-specific programs and multiple administration functions, such as financial, energy, environmental or energy cost analysis, or related functions, and performs related work as required. Creates complex presentations to provide information to the Board of Supervisors, county departments, county residents and businesses and other authorities on energy and environmental initiatives and actions. Performs 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. Aggregates and assimilates data to identify major patterns, trends and themes regarding organizational and program effectiveness and efficiency. Provides administrative support for the Board of Supervisors Environmental Committee including review of meeting summary, agenda items and creation of Board meeting package and materials needed for public posting to the dedicated web page. This position works under the direction of the Deputy Director for the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are environmental policy, environmental management, energy management, public policy, and/or public sector administration.

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.)

Performs a wide-range of professional work in multiple administration functions within an organizational unit including analysis and project management;
Performs a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes;
Assists with developing and conducting special studies and research initiatives, by designing survey instruments, gathering data and information from department staff, developing data analysis tools, conducting statistical analyses, initiating literature reviews, etc.;
Conducts analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data in order to track and monitor various business process indicators;
Serves as the point-person and liaison within the department and with central county
departments regarding a designated program and functional areas of responsibility;
Prepares reports and presentations of analysis and findings.

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.)

Knowledge of the mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to various functional areas 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 and describe a range of possible solutions for solving business problems;
Ability to apply research methods to design studies and assessments, and statistical analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends in data;
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.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM 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 "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area; plus two years of professional work experience within the functional area.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
At least three years of experience in reviewing and analyzing energy and environmental related information. Must possess strong research, writing and communication skills to advance environmental and energy initiatives. Experience working with local government boards and authorities. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services; Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Ability to attend evening meetings is essential.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position is primarily sedentary in nature; however, ability to work on electronic equipment such as a computer monitor and typing on a keyboard are essential, including the ability to input, access, and retrieve information. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; as part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to complete written exercises and provide work samples.

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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