User menu

You are here

Home » Career


Introduction

On 29-August-2011, I joined Fairfax County Government in the city of Fairfax, Virginia. It came about by chance while I was searching for a new job. I saw a listing for a Project Lead I/T Systems Architect with Fairfax County. My first thought was that I did not want to work directly for a government agency given the government's reputation for not getting things done. The job posting did sound like it had a very interesting mix of technical and project management responsibilities.


The Company

Fairfax County has been around for a couple hundred years and has a very good reputation for being very well run. The county consistently ranks as one of the best places to live the United States. There are about a million people living in the county, which is located in the Washington, DC suburbs. Fairfax County, Virginia


My Position

My first impressions of the job is fairly good. It has a lot of challenges. However, most of the challenges seem to be organizational. Get things done takes a lot longer than any other place I have been. So far, all my duties have been managerial as opposed to a mix with technical. I have learned to live with not being hands-on with technology as much as I would like. It is just a normal career path thing.


The Future

I can see myself at this job for a long time. It will still take some time to get used to all the meetings I have to attend everyday. Overall, the future looks bright.




Recent content

yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin
yancy_admin

New forum topics

Recent comments

No comments available.

Google Search

Google Ads

Visitors

  • Total Visitors: 5103692
  • Unique Visitors: 185980
  • Registered Users: 69769
  • Last Registered User: beatriced7t
  • Published Nodes: 192
  • Your IP: 192.99.0.13
  • Since: 05/12/2012 - 18:27

Who's online

There are currently 0 users online.