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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$70116 - 120660
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Finance
Management - General
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2931954 / Latpro-3765528 
Date posted: Dec-15-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$70,116.80 - $120,660.80 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

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Department of Technology Services

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Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Technology Services (DTS) is seeking an experienced, results-oriented professional, to provide strategic and operational oversight to the department's significant annual operating and capital budget; contract administration and procurement activities; internal controls and compliance procedures; and provides guidance to DTS leadership regarding budget, contract, and compliance. The responsibilities associated with managing DTS' financial resources require the position to work closely with DTS Division Chiefs, Technology Managers, and to serves as DTS' primary liaison with Department of Management and Finance (DMF) leadership, including: the DMF Director, Deputy Director, Budget Director, Comptroller, and Purchasing Agent. This position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer and provides direct supervision to multiple direct reports.  For more information on DTS please click here.

 Specific duties include:

  • Developing the annual operating budget for DTS, in collaboration with stakeholders and ensuring compliance with County deadlines, policies, and procedures; 
  • Developing and monitoring the bi-annual Capital Improvement Plan (DTS related-CIP) and coordinating with other departments on technology initiatives; 
  • Facilitating the execution of the budgets by monitoring and tracking the division's authorized funding, allocations, account charges, and projected expenses, including the coordination of Telecom accounting; 
  • Monitoring revenue and expenditure trends for budget impact regarding technological innovations;
  • Providing analysis of financial data, trends and providing financial reports for department leadership; 
  • Reviewing, forecasting, and analyzing all contract related budget and payment activities;
  • Performing a full range of supervisory duties to include hiring, assigning work, evaluating and managing job performance, mentoring and coaching; 
  • Managing the selection process for hiring contractors and managing the staff augmentation contract;
  • Developing, implementing and advising the CIO and departmental leadership on financial policies, procedures and decisions as well providing awareness of the impact county-wide;
  • Providing oversight to DTS' competitive procurement process; managing accounts payable operations in compliance with County policy; 
  • Ensuring compliance with County policy and working with Purchasing to develop appropriate statements of work for solicitations; 
  • Managing the department's purchase card program; and
  • Serving as the primary departmental liaison with DMF and the County Manager's Office regarding financial and risk mitigation issues.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of technical budget, accounting, and procurement concepts, and possess strong communication and analytical skills.
Selection Criteria

Minimum : Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field and extensive experience in the finance, planning and administration of publicly funded programs or related work that includes budgeting, accounting and procurement.
  Substitution:   Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
  Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience with development and monitoring of operating and/or capital budget and financial analysis;
  • Experience in accounts receivable and accounts payable;
  • Experience in contract management;
  • Excel skills (including pivot tables and other advanced features);
  • Experience in governmental/non-profit accounting or procurement activities;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Special Requirements

Pursuant to Section 27-9 of the Arlington County Code, this position may require the completion of the "Statement of Economic Interest (Financial Disclosure)" form upon acceptance of employment and annually thereafter.
Please attach a cover letter or use the space in the supplemental questionnaire to detail how your education and experience makes you an ideal candidate for this position. Please include:

  • The type of budget(s) you have developed and managed, as well as their size; and
  • How you have handled difficult budget cycles. 

Preferred filing date: Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the preferred filing date is January 4, 2021 .  Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews conducted with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs.  Applications received after the preferred filing date may be considered if a hire is not made from applications received by the preferred filing date.  The application process will close when the position has been filled or when enough qualified applications have been received.
Additional Information

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility and telework options available. Occasional evening and weekend hours, on an as needed basis.
 Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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