Works as an urban planning or landscape architecture professional who can build capacity and promote the consideration of health in policy decision-making across planning disciplines (e.g. transportation, planning and zoning, revitalization, land development, economic development). Through deployment assignments to non-health sector agencies, engages with directors and others in senior management within the planning disciplines to build support for health, equity and sustainability beyond the public health sector. Prepares administrative and technical reports on difficult and varied subjects and conducts research on special and complicated issues for agency division directors, director and boards to advise of critical elements of projects to which staff are assigned. Performs advanced professional level work in support of plan development and plan review to make recommendations on design, construction, and maintenance of local environments to help ensure safety and accessibility and improve community environments to address chronic disease prevention strategies. Promotes improved understanding of current health disparities and opportunities to improve health outcomes within the Fairfax Community through routine application of Health Impact Assessments to proposed and existing policies, plans and built environments. Serves as a subject matter expert on community health improvement planning strategies and collaborates with cross-departmental county-wide initiatives and major projects to recommend equitable access to services and built environments to reduce health disparities by effecting a recognition of the physical and social determinants of health. Builds capacity among decision-makers for recognition of the health, equity, and sustainability consequences of various policy options during the policy development process. Through internal and external communication, training and technical assistance, works with stakeholders from multiple internal and external sectors such as local government agencies, business, community-based organizations, faith communities and the health system as additional partners in healthy policy development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, 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 the assigned functional areas such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, and contract administration and business management.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check to the satisfaction of the employer. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Employee may be required to lift up and/or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting or at other locations.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, public administration, public health, urban design or related field. Urban planning and public health background. Knowledge of and experience conducting Health Impact Assessments. Experience working in a county or government system. Demonstrated ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public. Demonstrated ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration. Demonstrated ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview. May include written exercise.
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