Fairfax’s next County Executive will have the exciting opportunity to serve Virginia’s largest jurisdiction and be a regional leader in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Fairfax County, which has a AAA bond rating, has earned a reputation for its good government, sound fiscal management, and community confidence. It has a history of stable political leadership which partners with its County Executive and staff to provide exceptional services to residents, businesses, and visitors. The County Government, its departments, and its programs and services have been nationally recognized.
The County Executive is appointed by and serves at the pleasure and discretion of the County Board of Supervisors. The County Executive acts as the principal management official of the County and primary administrative advisor to the Board of Supervisors.
This position is vacant due to the retirement of the current County Executive. The County Executive oversees four Deputy County Executives and the Chief Financial Officer, as well as the Office of the Internal Auditor, Office of Public Private Partnerships, Office of Public Affairs, Government Relations, and the Department of Human Resources. All other county departments report to the County Executive through one of the Deputy County Executives. Each Deputy County Executive has operational supervision of their departments with the County government. The Deputies also serve as liaisons to the three departments run by Constitutional officers, Clerk of Court, Commonwealth Attorney, and Sheriff.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree and at least ten years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in a large local government or the private sector with seven of these years at the executive level in a large, urban community or at a comparable level in private industry.
Proven experience and success in managing and resolving complex issues in the areas of financial management, emergency management, public safety, land use, transportation, the environment, and human services are preferred. Virginia local government experience along with process improvement and economic development experience are also preferred.
After appointment, residency within Fairfax County is required.
The salary and total compensation package will be negotiable, dependent on qualifications.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group and will be kept confidential. Apply at thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs and submit just one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume with salary history, and list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications September 29, 2017.
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.