Housing/community Developer V - Associate Director Of Policy

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,976.62 - $133,294.10 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
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Oversees agency wide policy development and planning, leads strategic planning initiatives across the Department, and manages key operational, support, and community functions, including Moving to Work; Data Management, Integrity and Reporting; Policy Analysis, Analytics and Research; Public Affairs; and Client Engagement. Works closely with staff that have responsibility for these functions. Manages the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (FCRHA) efforts related to creating and implementing significant changes in policy and operating procedures to promote, advance and monitor the FCRHA strategic and business activities under the Moving to Work (MTW) agreement with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Manages several key programs and integrates Moving to Work within operations of the entire department. Responsible for implementation and management of Moving to Work, changes to business operations, and several key program areas within HCD. Gathers data, performs analysis, conducts reviews and audits, and makes recommendations for new and existing initiatives, policies and procedures to ensure that implementation remains consistent with policy objectives and according to timelines. Develops and implements program evaluation tools and statistical reports to measure cost and work flow effectiveness, and evaluates performance of initiatives and strategies using clearly defined goals and metrics. Provides overall direction to HCD's Public Affairs unit, maintaining close liaison with the Office of Public Affairs. Regularly interacts, on behalf of the agency director, with FCRHA commissioners and members of the Board of Supervisors. Responsible for planning and managing the monthly meetings of the FCRHA. Directs strategic message development and implementation for the agency. This position works u nder the supervision and direction of the Director of the Policy and Compliance Division.

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.)

Oversees a large branch within a division and manages more than one program with significant funding implications and high degree of specialization and complexity for the County and is responsible for program's compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations;
Prepares and presents policies, analyses and reports to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, high level agency staff, citizen boards, representatives of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal and state officials;
Directs efforts to seek outside funding opportunities ranging from federal or state programs to public/private partnerships. Prepares responses or oversees preparation of responses to Notices of Funding Availability, and Requests for Proposals;
Prepares Requests for Proposals and other solicitations on behalf of the FCRHA or HCD;
Evaluates responses and participates in a leadership capacity as part of a selection committee;
Negotiates terms and price;
Develops and implements new programs and policies, including the documentation of procedures, guidelines and handbooks. Sets performance measures.
Establishes and works toward achievement of program goals and objectives, implementing corrective action when required;
Serves as a point of contact for federal, state and local officials and FCRHA commissioners regarding program policies and procedures;
Plans and sets goals and priorities for the program and subordinate staff, providing significant coaching and training;
Plays key role in carrying out specific strategic work of the agency;
Analyzes program progress and implements corrective action when necessary;
Makes presentations regarding programs to County agencies, business and industry representatives, nonprofit groups and the public;
Prepares complex reports for use by the County, state and federal government;
Represents the agency on interagency and community work groups and committees;
Develops and provides training to Housing and Community Development (HCD) staff and outside groups as requested;
Manages staff as part of a critical group or program;
Responsible for hiring, evaluation, coaching, and disciplinary action;
Reviews and coordinates applications for certain federal, state, and grant awards;
Leads regular program, branch and team meetings to improve inter- and intra-division communication and coordination of activities and projects;
Participates in development of the branch's budget submission and reviews expenditures; and
Acts for the division director in his/her absence.

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.)
Expert knowledge of federal, state and local housing programs, regulations and standards;
Thorough knowledge of, and ability to effectively apply managerial methods, practices, theories and processes;
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of professional and support staff in a complex, highly-interactive team-based work environment;
Ability to direct programs requiring coordination with other governmental agencies, private developers, lending institutions, partnerships and citizen organizations;
Ability to oversee reporting for a variety of complex projects;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to structure, prepare and deliver concise, understandable presentations on complex issues;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials and representatives of the public/private sector and community organizations.

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")
A bachelor's degree in political science, public or business administration or related field, plus five years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the fields of housing and community development, communications, strategic planning or affordable housing. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Not applicable.

  • Four years of demonstrated experience with policy development and implementation, or program management and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently, make informed decisions, and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing subsidized housing programs and public assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of local public affairs practices, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and methods for communicating with the public and low-income residents.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex policies and procedures in the planning, implementation, and management of projects.
  • Experience with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Moving to Work (MTW) program.
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with managing a diverse and highly motivated staff.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit report check.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job may entail walking, standing, sitting, reaching and bending etc. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor.
Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


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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