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Organization: Fairfax County Government
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
$62,816 to $83,755 (Grade S27)
Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, Zoning Evaluation Division
Job # 13-2368
Reviews incoming zoning applications (rezoning, special exception, special permit and variance) for compliance with Zoning Ordinance submission requirements and acceptance by the county. Performs detailed research and analyses of zoning histories, property records and other land record tools related to the status of application properties. Performs technical review of development plans and plats, calculates fee requirements and collects application fees. Analyzes findings and takes appropriate acceptance actions. Enters and updates application data in the Land Development and E-plan Systems. Meets with applicants to discuss submission requirements and reviews, and provides guidance on the application process. Develops and maintains computer databases to track application intake, review and timeframes. Prepares weekly reports on application acceptance status. Supervises Applications Acceptance reviewers. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a planning related field; plus four years of experience in a planning-related field, preferably in the specific area of assignment (e.g., zoning evaluation, zoning administration, zoning enforcement, public facility, environmental and/or land use planning). The years of experience should include a minimum of three years of experience in this area of assignment.
Preferred Qualifications: Public sector planning experience at the senior level with four or more years of experience in one or more of the areas of assignment listed above. Demonstrated experience evaluating complex zoning issues. Strong abilities in written and oral communication. Ability to explain complex elements of the zoning application process to applicants. Experience using personal computer, word processing and database applications. Master's degree in planning or closely related field. Supervisory experience.
Selection Procedure: Panel interview. Applicants may be asked to provide samples of work and/or complete an oral or written exercise.
TO APPLY: Apply online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs by January 31, 2014. Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.
Organization: Town of Leesburg
Location: Leesburg, VA
Senior Planner—Preservation – Planning and Zoning $62,113-$104,252 DOQ Closing Date: Open until Filled
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, planning, design or a related field and five years progressively responsible experience in historic preservation planning and zoning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess extensive knowledge of historic preservation; excellent writing/verbal communication skills; knowledge of Virginia enabling legislation and state programs regarding preservation
PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, planning, design, or related field with 7 years progressively responsible experience in preservation work with background in urban design and/or architecture; experience administering a local preservation program; bilingual in English/Spanish
Organization: City of Charlottesville
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Performs responsible professional work in the handling of a variety of assignments focused on the physical planning and urban design for the City of Charlottesville. Assignments will combine design and/or planning; involve research and writing of plans and reports; formulating and analyzing land use plans; promote sustainable neighborhoods, places, and corridors through the creation, revision, and application of policy and zoning regulations; does related work as required.
Education: A combination of education and relevant experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Planning, or a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in urban design and/or professional planning required. Experience in landscape architecture or architecture may be required.
Special Requirements: Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license by employment start date. AICP certification preferred. AIA or ASLA encouraged.
For detailed information and to apply online go to: www.charlottesville.org/jobs
Organization: County of Dinwiddie
Location: Dinwiddie, Virginia
Dinwiddie County is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors and a County Administrator. The life-style of the county is ideally suited for family living. With a land area of 507 square miles, Dinwiddie is a blend of suburban and rural living, within two hours of the Virginia beaches and mountains.
The successful incumbent will oversee zoning and subdivision ordinance administration and enforcement, administer geographic information systems maintenance, analysis and mapping services, review plans, approve subdivision plats, and related work. Qualifying candidates must have thorough knowledge of local ordinances governing zoning and related codes; thorough knowledge of modern planning principles, practices, standards and procedures; thorough knowledge of routine legal procedures as related to the enforcement of laws and ordinances; general knowledge of laws, regulations, requirements and policies of state and federal programs relative to planning and urban development; general knowledge of current principles related to housing and transportation planning; ability to analyze and define complex problems, develop alternative solutions and make recommendations; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to gather and summarize data; skill in development and analyzing geographic information system data; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, builders, contractors, County officials, associates and the general public.
To apply, interested candidates should visit www.dinwiddieva.us for detailed information by 02/28/14. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Organization: Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Location: Staunton, Virginia
The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, a regional planning organization serving the local governments in the Central Shenandoah Region, has the following employment opportunity: Transit Program Coordinator/Transportation Planner. As a professional member of a regional planning staff, this position will primarily be responsible for the planning and administration of a regional transit service program and performing transit planning work for the rural transportation program and two metropolitan planning organizations within the district. Duties include writing and administering grants through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), providing oversight and project management of a contracted regional transit provider, developing and managing budgets for the public transit programs, conducting various planning studies related to transit, and managing a transportation demand management program for the region. Effective knowledge of TDM strategies, FTA/DRPT operations, and MPO planning is desirable. Employee will also be required to provide staff support to advisory boards, councils, and committees. Duties may include preparing reports and making presentations to elected officials, boards, committees, and outside organizations, including outreach and coordinator to transit funding partners. Applicants must possess the ability to carry out planning projects independently and to work well with local, state, and federal staff and the general public. Strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. is required. Master's degree in planning or related field preferred, equivalent combination of education and work experience accepted. Local and/or regional planning experience and knowledge of FTA and DRPT grant programs a plus. Salary: $48,000-$56,500 depending on qualifications. To apply, send a resume with references to Bonnie S. Riedesel, Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, 112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit by March 21, 2014.
Organization: Botetourt County Board of Supervisors
Location: Fincastle, VA
Description: Planning Manager/Zoning Administrator Exciting opportunity for planning professional looking for that next level of opportunity. One of Virginia’s most desirable communities, Botetourt County seeks and promotes growth consistent with and complimentary of its unique character and identity. Located within the Roanoke, VA MSA, Botetourt has transitioned from an agricultural/bedroom community to a regional manufacturing and outdoor activity center and is experiencing significant commercial growth. Interstate 81 interchange development and redevelopment, coordinated transportation-land use planning and access management and innovative mixed-use planning and development will be immediate and near-term issues of focus and opportunity. The successful applicant will be a proven team leader with strong land use planning experience (min. 5 years preferred) in a diverse development environment. Starting salary to the upper 50’s DOQ plus a comprehensive benefits package. A completed application form is required to be considered for the position. Mail application, cover letter and resume to: Botetourt County, Human Resources, 5 West Main Street, Suite 200, Fincastle, VA 24090 or email to: email@example.com. Please reference Planning/Zoning in the subject line. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 5:00 p.m., March 12, 2014. Position remains open until filled. Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization: Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission/Town of Strasburg
Location: Front Royal & Strasburg
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC) is seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic candidate to perform general local and regional planning responsibilities under a shared staffing agreement with the Town of Strasburg, VA. Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Commission, Planner I is primarily responsible for grant writing and administration, project management and local technical assistance activities within the regional planning program. Under the direction of the Economic Development and Planning Manager, Planner I is responsible for the professional and technical work necessary to effectively administer and enforce the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance as well as administration of all permitting activities and programs enabled by the Ordinance. The position offers significant variety of work‐ applying knowledge and experience to both local and regional planning activities.
The position requires excellent time management, prioritization and interpersonal skills.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Public Administration or related field and a minimum two years’ related work experience. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for experience. A complete position description can be found on the Commission’s website at www.NSVregion.org
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Martha Shickle, Executive Director
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission
400E Kendrick Lane
Front Royal, VA 22630
Position annual salary range is $30,000‐ $35,000 and will be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. NSVRC is a regional planning organization that is dedicated to supporting the successful development of our local and regional community. We strive to create a setting for innovative thinking and proactive problem solving. It’s a place where employees can apply their skills to address a variety of community challenges and participate in various projects. NSVRC values diversity in skill, perspective and professional expertise and promotes collaboration across program areas and among stakeholders in the community. NSVRC and the Town of Strasburg are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; we will begin reviewing submissions on March 26, 2014.
For more information, please contact (540) 636‐8800.
Organization: Green Infrastructure Center
The Green Infrastructure Center (www.gicinc.org), a Charlottesville-based nonprofit environmental planning firm, seeks a GIS Analyst/Land Planner to remotely asses natural and cultural resources at a landscape scale using geographic information systems (GIS). The GIS Analyst/Land Planner will help clients identify strategies to protect and enhance natural assets and recommend land plans and policies to conserve the most critical resources. GIS responsibilities include using mapping, analyzing and prioritizing natural and cultural resources for state, regional and local sales. Other responsibilities include analyzing comprehensive plans, zoning, and ordinances, project management including budget administration and fundraising, coordination with communities, clients, and subcontractors, and reporting.
Required: Minimum of a Masters Degree in environmental planning, environmental science, natural resources management or geography and minimum 2 years relevant GIS experience required. Must be proficient in ArcGIS.
Also Preferred: Knowledge of GIS extensions such as spatial analyst and python scripting and graphic design, map layout skills, public speaking and teaching experience.
Physical: The office is located in the urban area of Charlottesville VA. Applicants must be able to work independently and live within 50 miles of the office. In addition, the position requires applicants to be physically fit to hike over rough terrain for field checking data. The position also requires multi-state travel.
Compensation: Salary range from $45,000 to $55,000 annually (dependent on experience) plus health and vacation benefits. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three work references to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday March 7. No phone calls please.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to submit a portfolio of map layouts and a writing sample.
Organization: City of Fredericksburg
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Description: Starting Salary: $52,904-$64,216 DOQ. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Planning and Building performs intermediate professional level technical and plan review work for the City’s land development process, with specific emphasis on interpreting and ensuring compliance with the land use regulations of the City. Duties include but not limited to: Review of amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), the Zoning Map, and applications for Special Exceptions and Special Uses; Review of variances and modifications from UDO provisions; Participation in a Technical Review Committee that reviews preliminary land development applications before formal submittal; Review of formal land development applications for completeness and for consistency with applicable City, State and Federal regulations and standards; and Review of building permits, certificates of zoning, and home occupation permits; Employee is also responsible for preparing reports on above described activities, some of which may be presented to the City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals. Bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, community development or a related field required; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years of experience performing zoning, land use, and land development work, specifically including: permit and plan reviews and conducting on-site zoning inspections and planning studies; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skill, knowledge and abilities. Must have a valid Virginia driver's license. Criminal background check required. The City offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. The position is open until filled, however it is recommended that City applications with resumes be submitted to the City of Fredericksburg Human Resources Department by the close of business on Friday, March 14, 2014 For City application or more information, visit www.fredericksburgva.gov or the HR Department at 715 Princess Anne Street, Room 217, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, (540) 372-1028. EOE.