Local Government Management Fellow (Full Time) at Loudoun County Department of Finance and Budget

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Employer: Loudoun County Department of Finance and Budget

Expires: 04/01/2020

IntroductionLoudoun County, Virginia is located approximately 35 miles outside Washington, DC. The county, plays a key role in the Northern Virginia region and participates in regional undertakings including those related to transportation/transit and road infrastructure, parks, mental health, public safety, and economic development. Recognized as one of the fastest growing counties in the entire United States, Loudoun boasts a thrilling and diverse local economy that will continue to expand as the Metrorail Silver Line opens three new stations within the County in the next year.Job DescriptionLoudoun County is looking for a bright and motivated recent MPA or MPP graduate (or related degree) to fill its two-year, paid fellowship program. The fellow will serve on the staff of the Department of Finance and Budget and will embark on unique, substantive projects throughout County Government. Management Fellows are given assignments that develop research, analytical, and written communication skills.Examples of project assignments for the Management Fellowship program include:Providing staff support to the County’s Legislative Team during the State legislature processAssisting Departments in improving their performance management frameworkMonitoring and analyzing Countywide performance dataAssisting with the administration of internal performance auditsProviding research and analytical support to data-driven management analysis of County functionsDeveloping training materials for County staff on performance managementPreparing bench-marking reports and analysisAdditionally, Fellows will attend meetings of the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator Leadership meetings, various Finance and Budget meetings, and work with county staff on delivery of public services. Many past fellows have gone on to hold permanent roles with the County, though placement is not guaranteed following the two years.This fellowship begins July 9, 2020 and ends June 30, 2022. The incumbent is eligible to receive health, dental and vision insurance; matching contributions to deferred compensation plan; and annual and sick leave benefits.Job RequirementsApplicants must have completed the requirements for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field by July 9, 2020. Proof of degree will be required prior to starting employment.Special RequirementsApplication will be considered complete with the submission of the attached supplemental questionnaire.Post Conditional Offer ContingenciesEmployment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record.