Fairfax County Government's Department of Human Resources seeks an innovative and forward-thinking Human Resources Deputy Director to lead a diverse team of professionals and administrative staff. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge of federal, state and local legislative and regulatory mandates applicable to human resources management. Additionally is knowledgeable and experienced in the areas related to Total Rewards - benefits, compensation and workforce planning analysis, payroll - and has experience working with Labor Relations (employee union) groups and collective bargaining agreements. In this role, you will be responsible in the planning, direction, and recommendation of corrective actions and their implementation, to include policy changes to meet objectives. You will exercise considerable judgment and recommend changes in areas of expertise. You will have high visibility and serve as a consultant to all stakeholders. You will also foster an employee-oriented, high performance culture and act as a change agent and help to lead the transformation of the county. This role will be a great fit for you if you have a passion for public service, a high level of initiative and a strong work ethic and passion for fostering an engaged and equitable culture. You are a positive and thoughtful self-starter that can take initiative and adapt to evolving circumstances. You have a great attention to detail, and you can think strategically about the big picture and how to make it better. You do not feel that any job is too small for you. You thrive under pressure and are a master manager of priorities and projects. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Assists with short- and long-term planning for the varied functions of human resources; Assists the director with key departmental projects and activities to include agency budget, staff and succession planning objectives, performance management and strategic planning; Plans, develops and implements a variety of key human resources projects/objectives or studies; Supervises key reports, recommendations and implementation plans with the advisement of the director; Represents the director and department to the county executive and deputies, department of management and budget, senior management team, board of supervisors, employee and community groups in order to gain consensus of issues on complex or sensitive human resources issues; Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a countywide basis. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of general HR principles and practices including: Workforce planning and classification, compensation, benefits, and payroll. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management; Knowledge of the organization, functions and problems of local government; Knowledge of the principles of Human Resources administration; Knowledge of labor relations (employee union groups); Knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) process; Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of technical and support staff; Ability to win the confidence and cooperation of other officials, employees and the public; Ability to speak and write effectively. Employment Standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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") Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, human resources management, business, or a related academic field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources is required, four of the required years must have been in a supervisory or management capacity, with a human resource focus.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Not applicable.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in human resources management, public administration, or business administration; Possess or have possessed in the past professional certification(s) including but not limited to, IPMA-CP, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Designation certification or equivalent; Ability to be proactive in matters relating to all aspects of human resources, with demonstrated human resources management experience in benefits, compensation and workforce planning analysis, and payroll; Experience in developing strategic direction and providing management oversight to the employee/retiree benefit programs (i.e., multiple health insurance plans, dental insurance, life insurance, long term care, long term disability, flexible spending accounts, and deferred compensation); Experience in overseeing workforce planning initiatives, compensation salary planning and administration; and experience in managing the planning, development and implementation of new and revised compensation programs, policies and procedures to be responsive to the organization goals and competitive practices; Experience in leading the payroll business area, overseeing payroll processing, records and information management and payroll accounting activities; ensuring that payroll activities comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as appropriate policies, procedures, accounting standards and internal controls; Demonstrated experience of labor relations (employee union groups) and collective bargaining agreement (CBA) process; Ability to handle complex problems encountered using knowledge acquired through training and experience, and the ability to carry out complex assignments independently and make decisions based on established law, policies, and procedures; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department officials, outside agencies, employees, and the general public; Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is primarily sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity to work on electronic equipment such as a computer monitor, typing on a keyboard and carrying/lifting up to 15 pounds are essential to this position. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview. 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 status as a veteran 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.