Division Chief, Compensation And Workforce Analysis (hr Analyst Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Analyst, Executive, Chief
Full Time
Job Announcement

Seeking a Human Resources Division Chief to lead the Compensation and Workforce Analysis Division. The ideal candidate is an independent, self-starter who takes a pro-active role in scanning the work environment for developing workforce analysis trends, and conducting compensation surveys to ensure the county's compensation plans are competitive to attract and retain its human capital resources. The primary function of the division is to provide consultancy services to the county's 64 departments and offices on compensation and workforce planning matters. Maintains an equitable classification system and competitive compensation plans to facilitate salary administration.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Division Chief develops division goals and objectives; leads and manages subordinate staff; develops policies and procedures related to division operations, budgets, and short- and long-term planning; and develops communications and presentations. Partners with key stakeholders, to include the Board of Supervisors and their respective subcommittees, the county executive, and other county officials regarding execution of plans in support of achieving county goals.

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 job description.)

Manages a Business Area (such as Benefits, Payroll, Compensation, Classification, EEO, Employee Relations, Employment)
  • Responsible for major business area such as a division or program;
  • Develops vision, goals, objectives and performance measures;
  • Plans and evaluates operations, programs and staff;
  • Oversees budget, internal controls and fiscal operations;
  • Oversees technology operations related to business area;
  • Develops policy and coordinates policy with senior management team;
  • Responsible for customer service;
  • Conceptualizes and plans new or improved programs for business area, collaborates with senior management team on interdisciplinary programs.
  • Responsible for communication and information dissemination regarding operations, programs, policies and procedures;
  • Interprets legislation, regulations and case law that effect business area, develops compliance strategies, proposes new legislation or changes to existing legislation.

Senior Management Team
  • Collaborates with others inside and outside the organization to develop and implement HR policies and programs that support business areas countywide;
  • Develops and facilitates interdisciplinary teams and teamwork;
  • Represents the county on policy-making committees, teams and task forces;
  • Manages department in director's absence.

Provides Consultant Services
  • Creates, plans, facilitates, and evaluates strategic change initiatives;
  • Develops conceptual solutions to complex problems and issues with countywide implications;
  • Acts pro-actively to improve business processes within the organization;
  • Serves as subject matter expert for internal and external clients;
  • Serves as project manager for new systems and programs in various areas. For example: employee compensation and benefits; organizational and workforce development; business process engineering; automated systems.

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 management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of organizational development;
  • Knowledge of consulting principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of local government issues, operations and responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of human resources issues, operations and responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of information technology;
  • Knowledge of financial, budget and internal control principles;
  • Knowledge of methods of planning and evaluation.
  • Ability to formulate the long term view and direction (vision) for a business area, program or project in the organization;
  • Ability to create strategies and plans for achieving that vision;
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, processes and operations and develop solutions;
  • Ability to manage the staff and operations of a business area, program or project;
  • Ability to manage staff and operations using performance measurements;
  • Ability to manage change;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in a diverse workforce and community;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, coworkers, senior managers, elected officials, members of boards, authorities and commissions, citizens, and representatives from other organizations;
  • Ability to work as a team member or leader and develop teamwork in others;
  • Highly developed skills in creative thinking;
  • Highly developed skills in leadership;
  • Highly developed skills in problem solving;
  • Highly developed skills in oral and written communication;
  • Highly developed skills in interpersonal relationships;
  • Highly developed skills in collaboration;
  • Highly developed skills in decision making.

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 personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus five years of HR experience, including two years of experience as a senior consultant, program/project manager, or operations supervisor. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Not applicable.

  • Master's degree is preferred;
  • 10+ years of HR management experience with specialization in workforce planning and compensation, to include performing workforce analysis, job evaluations, developing and implementing organizational workforce/succession plans, and conducting compensation studies;
  • Proven experience and success in all functional areas of human resources;
  • Best-in-class HR practices experience;
  • Demonstrated experience writing and evaluating Requests for Proposals (RFPs);
  • Established track record of driving and delivering results;
  • Demonstrated intellect, energy, strength of conviction and outlook to serve as a key leader;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Strategic business orientation and acumen and the ability to define and prioritize efforts based on business direction and needs;
  • Strong leadership presence and polished demeanor;
  • One or more of the following certifications: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, or IPMA-HR;
  • The ability to lead through influence at all levels, and the capacity to coach senior-level management.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background 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.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

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.

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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