It Program Manager Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$88,852.19 - $148,087.06 Annually
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Several key initiatives are underway to modernize LDS' information technology (IT) systems. These initiatives, combined with forward-thinking staff, present an excellent opportunity to contribute to LDS' continued success. LDS is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic IT professional to lead its IT program and oversee a branch of approximately eighteen professionals supporting multiple systems.

The successful candidate will:
  • Guide department leadership and staff in researching and implementing new and emerging
  • technology;
  • Oversee the design, development, and delivery of IT systems of varying complexity;
  • Champion opportunities to improve existing information systems with innovative solutions;
  • Lead the development and execution of short- and long-range strategic technology plans;
  • Oversee IT support operations, including support during emergency response events;
  • Identify staffing and financial resources necessary to implement new IT initiatives and support
  • ongoing business needs;
  • Interpret county policy and advise department management on related IT activities;
  • Team with county staff, external vendors, and industry groups to build collaborative
  • partnerships;
  • Foster a team environment to accomplish strategic goals and to promote the Department's
  • mission, vision, and values.
  • Foster a culture of outstanding customer service and promotes staff’s continued development of soft skills.

Employment Standards


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") Possession of a bachelor's degree in computer science, or closely related field; plus six years' experience in systems design, development, and maintenance in a large information systems environment, including considerable supervisory experience.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, a driving records check, and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.


Experience managing and directly supervising a group of IT professionals.

Experience managing information technology projects of varying complexity serving the needs of a diverse customer base.

Experience with Agile Methodology and Scrum.

Experience developing and executing strategic information technology plans.

Proficiency at communicating technical information to senior and executive level staff in formal and informal settings.

Job is generally sedentary. Ability to use keyboard-driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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