Goverment Jobs
Published
December 21, 2019
Location
Fairfax (ej27), Virginia
Job Type

Description

Job Announcement

In the context ofa dynamic human service environment that promotes the well-being of our diverse community, the Division Director for Adult and Aging manages and integrates services for the adult and aging division within Department of Family Services (DFS).Plans, coordinates, directs and monitors a variety of programs/services intended to meet the changing needs of Fairfax county citizens as well as functions mandated at the state and/or federal level. Provides leadership and manages change for staff, monitors and adjusts developmental strategies for staff as individual, team, and organizational requirements evolve. Participates as an integral member of the DFS senior management team that determines agency priorities and ensures that services are coordinated within the DFS, across the human services system, and integrated within the community to promote and support the well-being of families and individuals.

For additionalinformation on Fairfax County'sDepartment of Family Services, please click here.

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans, coordinates, directs, and monitors a comprehensive array of programs and servicesto meet the needs of county's citizens and/or to fulfill mandated functions at the stateand federal level;
  • Supervises and provides guidance to the individual service program managers in theirwork;
  • Participates as a member of the senior management team to assist in planning andcoordinating agency service programs in the context of the overall human services systemin order to ensure a comprehensive array of services is available to county citizens thatsupport and promote the well being of families and individuals;
  • Consults with the DFS Director, Deputy Director, and other Division Directors whendecisions impact other service programs or are of strategic importance to the agency;
  • Evaluates outcomes of individual service programs to monitor their effectiveness; seeksideas and/or suggestions for improvement, and develops new or revises existing services,policies, and procedures, as appropriate;
  • Identifies inefficiencies, non-value-added activities and quality barriers and works toredefine processes in order to enhance staff, organizational, and program effectiveness;
  • Assures that services meet the community's needs, are in compliance with applicablefederal, state and county laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, and are deliveredin accordance with the agency's expectations for quality customer service;
  • Establishes goals, objectives, and priorities for the division and it's service programs,monitors progress towards their achievement, and makes necessary adjustments to meetrequirements, while ensuring collaboration among the service programs;
  • Consults with service program managers on difficult professional and/or administrativeproblems;
  • Serves as division's primary point of contact in contacts with state, county, community,and other human service organizations, as appropriate;
  • Ensures ongoing open communication occurs at all staff levels to keep employees informed about issues that affect the agency, their assigned service program, location, oremployment status;
  • Develops and manages division's expenditures, budgets, and contractual services.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human service programs and the servicesthey provide, especially as they related to division's service programs;
  • Knowledge of current social service programs and the methods and/or approaches used toaddress them;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration (includingprocurement, budget, and management analysis) and the ability to apply them in a variety of human service programs;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws and regulations affecting human servicesprograms and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly;
  • Skill in solving problems and resolving conflict;
  • Ability to plan strategically, to develop outcome measures, and to share responsibility forachieving goals;
  • Ability to provide leadership, organizational vision, and to manage change;
  • Ability to effectively manage, train, and motivate employees;
  • Ability to develop and implement creative approaches in order to address problems andopportunities;
  • Ability to analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates,coworkers, county officials, public and private sector organizations, community groups,and the public.
Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent tograduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree inpublic administration, social work, human services, or a related field; plus six years of professional experience in a human service field, including two yearssupervising professional staff. A master's degree in an appropriate field may besubstituted for one year of the required experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Appointeemust complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a credit check, and a driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, public administration, health services administration, or human services related field.
  • Four or more years of supervisory or management level experience in a public or private social services or human services agency.
  • Knowledge of federal and state law/policy related to the delivery of public social services programs including, but not limited to aging, child welfare, public assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement large scale change to improve service delivery in a social services system.

PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology and keyboard driven equipment. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and community events at various locations. Ability to make presentations to county staff and community stakeholders. Duties maybe performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTIONPROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.

Merit Positions

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • LiveWell Program
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Paid Leave (annual, sick, parental, volunteer activity, and more!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.

Non-Merit Positions

  1. Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year.
    • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Program
    • Deferred Compensation
  2. Temporary: scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year.
    • No benefits
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What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
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If you answered that you have a degree in the previous question, please indicate your area of study below. If you do not have a degree, please select "not applicable."

  • Health services administration
  • Health services (related field)
  • Human services
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Social work
  • Other (related field)
  • Other (non-related field)
  • Not applicable
03
If you answered "Other (related field)" or "Other (non-related field)" for the previous question, please list the discipline of your degree. If this question does not pertain to you, or you do not have a degree, enter "Not applicable."

    04
    Do you have a master's degree or higher from an accredited organization in any the fields below? Check all that apply. If this does not apply to you, please indicate "not applicable."

    • Health services administration
    • Health services (related degree)
    • Human services
    • Psychology
    • Public administration
    • Social work
    • Other (related field)
    • Other (non-related field)
    • Not applicable
    05
    If you answered "Other (related field)" or "Other (non-related field)" for the previous question, please list the discipline of your degree. If this question does not pertain to you, or you do not have a degree, enter "Not applicable."

      06
      If you answered "Some college" for the highest level of education completed, please indicate the number of quarter or semester hours you have completed towards a related degree.

      • Less than 45 quarter hours
      • 45 to less than 90 quarter hours
      • 90 to less than 135 quarter hours
      • 135 to less than 180 quarter hours
      • 180 or more quarter hours
      • Less than 30 semester hours
      • 30 to less than 60 semester hours
      • 60 to less than 90 semester hours
      • 90 to less than 120 semester hours
      • 120 or more semester hours
      • Not applicable
      07
      How many years of full-time equivalent professional experience do you have in a human service field? *Note: Please be sure to substantiate your answers to this question and ALL additional questions with the details provided on your application.

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five to less than six years
      • Six to less than seven years
      • Seven to less than eight years
      • Eight to less than nine years
      • Nine to less than ten years
      • 10 or more years
      08
      How many years of full-time equivalent experience do you have supervising professional staff?

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five or more years
      09
      Do you possess a valid driver's license?

      • Yes
      • No
      10
      How many years of full-time equivalent professional experience do you have working in public or private sector human services/social services organizations with diverse programs and diverse client populations?

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five to less than seven
      • Seven to less than ten years
      • 10 to less than 15 years
      • 15 to less than 20 years
      • 20 or more years
      11
      How many years of full-time equivalent management level experience to you have in a public or private human services agency?

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five to less than seven years
      • Seven to less than ten years
      • 10 to less than 15 years
      • 15 or more years
      12
      Indicate which of the following areas you have at least TWO years of full time equivalent professional experience. Check all that apply.

      • Developing programs with public and private agencies
      • Managing organizational/departmental budget
      • Implementation of staff development strategies
      • Implementing personnel management practices
      • Working with federal, state and local policies and practices
      • None of the above
      13
      How many years of full-time equivalent professional experience do you have working directly with federal and state laws/policies related to the delivery of public social services programs including, but not limited to aging, child welfare, and/or public assistance?

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five to less than seven years
      • Seven to less than ten years
      • 10 to less than 15 years
      • 15 or more years
      14
      How many years of full-time equivalent professional experience do you have implementing large-scale change to improve service delivery in a social services system?

      • None
      • Less than one year
      • One to less than two years
      • Two to less than three years
      • Three to less than four years
      • Four to less than five years
      • Five to less than seven years
      • Seven to less than ten years
      • 10 to less than 15 years
      • 15 or more years

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