Community Action Manager (management Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

As an agency, DFS is committed to strengthening the well-being of its diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through assistance, partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services. To learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values, please click here. Under general supervision of the Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives, the Community Action Manager is responsible for coordination of Fairfax County's community action program to reduce poverty by empowering and increasing the self-sufficiency of low-income families and individuals through a broad range of county and community-based programs.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are public speaking; monitoring and evaluation of program effectiveness, technical advice and guidance to departmental managers; administrative management.

Duties of the Community Action Manager include:
  • Oversees all aspects of the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), including grant administration and operations, reporting, compliance, and coordination with internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaises with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) to creatively address program goals and to ensure that all state and federal policies and procedures are met
  • Serves as the primary contact for the department of procurement and material management and other departments whose work is relevant to community action
  • Provides administrative support for the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)
  • Prepares complex analytical reports and documents, presents to senior county and agency management, DFS staff, interagency teams, and federal, state, and local community action officials
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the mission of DFS is carried out
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;
  • 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:
(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 field related to the assigned functional area; Plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.


Valid driver's license.

  • At least two years of experience with oversight for grant funded projects to include administration, monitoring, and reporting
  • At least two years of experience supporting a civic, business or community board or commission
  • At least two years of experience using oral and written communication skills to present effective presentation and group facilitation
  • At least two years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluation programs/projects

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services check.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.


  • Training may require periods of standing.
  • Most work is generally sedentary and performed in an office environment or in various community-based settings.
  • Must communicate with others.
  • Employee may be required to lift up to 15lbs.
  • Sufficiently mobile to make home visits and attend meetings and community events outside the office.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use automated technology.
  • All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview, 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 military status 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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