Works with the senior management in facilitating development, maintenance, and dynamic evolution of the Department’s strategic plan. Conducts various research projects in concert with the Planning and Research Bureau and Patrol Bureau, to include policy evaluations, best practice assessments, development, implementation, and management of the Annual Crime Statistical Reports for the department. Analyzes and completes ad hoc requests for the Planning and Research Bureau and Patrol Bureau. Conducts analysis and report qualitative and quantitative data in order to track and monitor issues identified by the Planning and Research Bureau and Patrol Bureau. Assists with the departmental CompStat program. Develops and manages databases, data system integrity and security, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing and statistical applications. Manages background research on assigned topics as requested by senior staff. Reviews and evaluates department performance management indicators and metrics to provide critical analysis and recommendations. Oversees the Crime Analysis Unit and coordinates with the Crime Analysis Manager to provide oversight and assure timely response to requests for reports, data and information. Supports special committees, commissions, and panels. Fulfills BOS, executive, and other requests for analysis and support for investigations.
Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are data analytics, statistics, and/or information technology.
(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.)
Directs and manages long-term, large-scale, high-priority, sensitive programs/projects that are multi-disciplinary and involve multiple agencies;
Manages a group of professionals engaged in diverse administrative and management support activities;
Establishes and implements program policies, develop and manages the budget for designated programs;
Ensures County programs reach the intended populations and targeted benefactors;
Directs research and evaluation of trends in applicable areas of responsibility;
Develops long- and short-term goals, objectives and solutions for division;
Interfaces with central County staff departments (such as DMB, DHR, Finance, Purchasing and Supply Management) for seamless collaboration;
Provides consultation on strategic planning, organizational development and redesign projects;
Prepares for and presents to County Board of Supervisors (or Committee) regarding areas of expertise and responsibility.
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).
Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives, funding sources, organizational structure, workload, and staffing of the organizational unit or program to which incumbent is assigned;
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
Extensive knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing application of program funding, execution of program activities, and achievement of program outcomes;
Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.
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 fields related to the assigned functional areas; PLUS Five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
Experience analyzing data and preparing reports in a major organization.
Experience modeling data for analysis for a major organization.
Experience with data analysis software.
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