Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1846

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Department of Public Works & Environmental Services

Job # 13-1846

$73,825 to $98,433  (Grade S31)

The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is seeking an experienced manager to oversee several critical department-wide functions. Oversees the DPWES strategic planning and implementation process, working with department leadership to ensure strategic plans are developed and implemented that advance the department's mission, values, and strategic direction. Oversees the DPWES emergency management program and ensures the department emergency planning work results in a cohesive and integrated plan that meets the needs of the department's and county's emergency response goals. Oversees the DPWES safety program, ensuring department-wide consistency and coordination. In addition, oversees the DPWES accreditation process, and the DPWES communications and outreach activities. Manages the Director's Office staff. Serves as a member of the DPWES executive team and senior management team. This position reports to the Director, DPWES.



Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within the assigned functional areas such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, and contract administration and business management.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Possession of Virginia's Advanced Professional Series (APS) Certification for emergency management within two years from appointment. Valid driver's license required.



Please address your experience in the following preferred qualifications in your resume:

Management experience successfully leading large diverse teams requiring the ability to work collaboratively with senior managers, staff, and other county agencies to achieve desired results and outcomes. Demonstrated ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate with others to meet objectives. Demonstrated ability to resolve problems through creative problem-solving, collaboration, and thoughtful decision-making. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives as part of a team. Working knowledge of emergency management and safety programs. Excellent writing and speaking skills.



This position is designated as emergency services personnel and the incumbent will be required to work in the county's Emergency Operations Center, which may include multiple 12-hour shifts, as directed.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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