Employment Opportunities

City of Alexandria - PROGRAM ANALYST   

Salary   $56,835.22 - $93,423.35 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Transportation & Environmental Services

Job Number 2017-00316

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work.  About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district.  We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead.  If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Program Analyst position.
What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

  1. Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  2. Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  3. Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  4. Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship 

An Overview
A Program Analyst performs analytical and evaluative work involved in identifying problems, improvements needed, and monitors the effectiveness of program operations in relation to program goals of the Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) Operations Group- essentially the City of Alexandria's Public Works agency. The Program Analyst often serves as an internal performance analyst, evaluator and advisor to management on a wide range of complex operational issues. The incumbent independently conceptualizes, organizes, and carries out most work assignments under minimal supervision of the Deputy Director of T&ES.
What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of program and performance analysis; good knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; good knowledge of municipal government programs and services; ability to use statistical software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department officials; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

The Opportunity – Examples of Work

  • Assesses organization, methods, procedures, and practices;
  • Researches and investigates business and management practices for improvement of program operations;
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of program operations using both quantitative and qualitative techniques;
  • Conducts studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes for improvement;
  • Develops life cycle cost analysis, cost benefit analysis, and economic evaluations of existing or projected programs;
  • Assesses the distribution of work among positions within the organization, determining appropriate staffing levels and staff skills;
  • Assesses the potential benefits/uses of technology for improvement of program efficiency;
  • Identifies data necessary for the efficient and effective management of programs;
  • Develops data for use in the management and direction of programs;
  • Develops management and/or program evaluation plans, procedures and methodology;
  • Provides technical support for T&ES operations during emergency response- in particular winter weather response;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure.  In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction and inspection, surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and resource and recovery collection.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-Year College Degree; three years of experience performing statistical analysis, including documented experience in conducting analysis and summarizing findings and conclusions in both verbal and written form; two years of experience in work that involves research, marketing, or planning and developing of programs; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of statistical analysis; knowledge of marketing techniques; thorough understanding of federal, state and local laws; knowledge of computers, information management systems, and related software such as Microsoft Office; ability to analyze and evaluate programs and to recommend improvements and solutions to problems; ability to plan, organize, and implement programs and to write clear, complete, and logical reports and proposals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, governmental officials, representatives of private agencies, and community groups; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and manage a budget; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Four-Year College Degree or Master's Degree; thorough understanding of principles and practices of public works; knowledge of municipal government programs and services; experience using other analytical software; experience giving presentations and writing analytical reports.
Interested applicants should apply online 



College Park, Maryland - CREW SUPERVISOR 

F/T field position in a municipal public works department supervising assigned crews of laborers and equipment operators engaged in trash, recycling, leaf, snow, compost and/or grounds-keeping work.  This position is considered essential in an emergency and must report to work during any emergency affecting the City.

 Requirements include:

  • General knowledge of facility maintenance activities including basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical, painting, HVAC and cleaning techniques including products and procedures for cleaning facilities;
  • the ability to prepare work orders and work schedules, review the work of others, and prepare performance evaluations;
  • Ability to effectively manage and implement changes in a functional operation;
  • General knowledge of Microsoft applications(Word, Outlook, and Excel);
  • Knowledge of public works performance measures and how to track performance inputs and outputs;
  • a CDL with airbrake endorsement;
  • a minimum of 3 years of related experience, plus an additional three years supervising a diverse team; and
  • the ability to come to work and work long shifts during emergency situations. 

 Minimum hourly rate at hire:  $25.06 - $26.75 DOQ plus excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates should complete the online application at www.collegeparkmd.gov and attach a resume and cover letter.  Position is Open until Filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer.


City of Harrisonburg:  Public Works Engineering Manager

$31.43 - $36.40
$2,514.40 - $2,912.00
$65,374.40 - $75,712.00
OPENING DATE: 04/11/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Public Works Department.  Full-time position with benefits.  Preferred hiring range $65,374.40 - $75,712.00.  Performs complex professional engineering tasks and is responsible for administrative and managerial functions in overseeing the development of infrastructure projects, construction management and the capital projects division for the Public Works Department and the City of Harrisonburg.  Oversees the Capital Projects management team and supervises capital projects staff relating to the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of transportation, water/sewer assets and related City projects; establishes and enforces major divisional operating policies and procedures.  Manages the Public Access Permit Program and FHWA Bridge Inspection and Certification program; supervises and manages field inspections and compliance of City erosion and sediment control and MS4 Program; supervises and manages inspection and quality control program for construction projects and materials.  Directs procurement and oversees management of contacts related to transportation and utility planning, design and construction; provides oversight of contract, development, execution and changes for contracts; develops cost estimates and schedules for capital improvement program and projects; develops, plans, supports and monitors execution of and closing of capital projects.  Plans, organizes and directs the design and construction of transportation capital improvements; coordinates work with other agencies and departments including VDOT and FHWA maintaining records and files and preparing reports, as needed; reviews and assists in the monitoring of privately installed transportation and utilities systems and ensures compliance with recognized local review program; oversees compliance requirements with regulatory agencies in the operation, maintenance and installation of transportation and water/sewer assets.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and/or highways and utilities engineering, erosion control and storm water management, including the procedures, equipment and tools needed for efficient and effective implementation under a safe working environment and the occupational hazards of the work required.  General knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works or utility facilities; land and engineering survey systems; methods and techniques; the principles, practices and techniques of engineering drafting. Ability to develop abilities and competencies required for group development dynamics and communications to effectively and efficiently utilize the human resources available; prepare technical reports in connection with municipal projects; organize, lead and manage a professional, para-professional, skilled and unskilled work force through intermediate or direct supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, Department Directors, employees, public officials, external customers, contractors and the general public.
Undergraduate degree with coursework in civil engineering or related field and considerable experience in public transportation and utilities operations in a supervisory or leadership position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional Engineers License required.
Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV Motor Vehicle check and must complete a satisfactory drug screen, credit history review and criminal background check.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received.  This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (re-posted 04/11/2017)

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer


409 South Main Street 
Third Floor 
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #5344 - (Feb 2017) 


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