Fairfax County’s next Deputy County Executive will have the opportunity to help lead and oversee land use, community revitalization, transportation, public works and environmental services, and code compliance. In addition, the Deputy County Executive will play a key role in implementing a countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Success. This urban county has a history of stable political leadership, effective citizen engagement, progressive environmental sustainability efforts, and outstanding service delivery. Fairfax County, the largest jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has a reputation for sound fiscal management, which is corroborated by its AAA bond rating and the County Park Authority’s recent acceptance of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Fairfax County employs 12,672 full-time equivalents and its FY2019 adopted operating budget is $4.28 billion, of which $2.26 billion is allocated to support the Fairfax County Public Schools system. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approves the County’s transfer to the Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax County Schools have an elected School Board with twelve members serving a four-year term. The School system is led by a Superintendent appointed by the School Board. FCPS is the third largest employer in Virginia with 24,600 full-time staff positions, more than 92 percent of which are school-based.
The County’s FY2019-FY2023 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals $10.7 billion. The Deputy County Executive currently oversees the Directors of the Office of Community Revitalization, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Code Compliance, Department of Planning and Zoning, and Department of Land Development. This position also serves as the liaison to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and Park Authority and works with Housing and Community Development on redevelopment and revitalization efforts. Each of the deputy county executives reports to the County Executive and works closely with the other deputies on county-wide initiatives, board priorities, and organizational issues. This is one of three deputies who serve with the Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, and other members of the County Executives’ Senior Management Team. The other two Deputy County Executives oversee public safety and human services.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree and at least ten years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in a complex local government with seven of these years at the executive level is required.
Proven experience and success in managing and resolving complex issues in the areas of economic development, land use, redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, and public work and environmental services, plus demonstrated experience collaborating across all areas of local government is preferred. Experience working in a complex local government, a diverse community, leading organizational change, and implementing strategic initiatives and projects is also preferred. Residency is not required.
The salary range is $133,952-$223,253, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Open until filled with the first review of applications on October 22, 2018.
About Fairfax County, VA
The Novak Consulting Group is managing this recruitment. The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.