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Transit Program Coordinator/Transportation Planner

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  Please submit by March 21, 2014.

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Planning Manager/Zoning Administator

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: 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.

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Community Information & Outreach Program Manager

Organization: County of Loudoun
Location: Leesburg, VA


Community Information & Outreach Program Manager - County of Loudoun

Salary Range: $62,380 - $91,025

Closing Date: April 4, 2014, at 5:00 pm EST


The Loudoun County Department of Planning is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community Information & Outreach Program Manager.  Position provides strategic leadership for implementation of Comprehensive Plan policies, special studies, and the Department’s information and constituent services.   This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic professional to work with a first rate team.  The Program Manager will lead a staff of up to 6 employees in the areas of customer service, inter and intra-jurisdictional planning coordination, demographic and employment forecasting, heritage preservation and best practices for heritage management, and community plan implementation including community outreach efforts and intra-organizational planning projects.  Position requires considerable experience and ability to manage multiple assignments, to motivate and support a professionally diverse staff, to facilitate meetings, and to think strategically about operational and programmatic issues.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and adherence to the Department’s operating standards; staff development, reports/packet information, and presentations.  Position requires communication at the highest levels with elected and appointed officials and is an integral part of the senior management team in the Department of Planning, assisting with budget and management functions.


The successful candidate should have solid Planning experience in the public sector or comparable operation, leadership and management skills with well-developed communication, and interpersonal skills.  Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in planning or related field, and a minimum of 4 years progressive Planning experience, which must include supervising professional staff in a dynamic environment. AICP preferred. Grant experience desirable.


Attendance at night meetings expected.

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Downtown Coordinator

Organization: Town of Strasburg
Location: Strasburg, Virginia

Description: The Town of Strasburg currently seeks a Downtown Coordinator who will be responsible for the development, execution and documentation of a comprehensive revitalization program for downtown Strasburg. This position will lead efforts related to tourism and downtown revitalization, act as the central coordinator of the Downtown Main Street Affiliate program, and serve as an advocate for the downtown area businesses. Duties include administrative support, grant management, coordination and project management of revitalization projects, coordinate and/or facilitate special events, volunteer management activities and any other responsibilities deemed appropriate. The oversight activities are to be done with an emphasis on downtown revitalization within the context of historic preservation and economic development. Position requirements: Minimum of two (2) years of experience in community development, planning, downtown revitalization, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, planning, marketing, or a related field is preferred. Desire experience working closely with volunteers, volunteer organizations, social service agencies, local service clubs, in a Main Street program, or in the marketing/promotions/communications profession. This is a part time (twenty hours a week) position with no benefits. Starting salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications, with a hiring range between $15 to $20 per hour. Visit for more information about the position. Cover letter, resume, and required employment application should be sent via email (PDF format) to by 4:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014. The Town of Strasburg is an equal opportunity employer.

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Regional Planner

Organization: Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
Location: Accomac, VA


Varied responsibilities for regional planning organization include project management for various state and federal planning activities and technical assistance to local jurisdictions. Position is focused on hazard mitigation, natural resource, environmental and transportation planning. Responsible for administration of, management of, and reporting on funded projects. Must have excellent writing skills, great organizational skills, effective communication skills, and have ability to develop excellent working relationships with various governmental representatives, stakeholder groups, and local residents. Coordinates, facilitates, and participates in meetings with the public and various committees and boards. Working knowledge of federal, state, and private grant programs; website development; and GIS mapping, a plus. Relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) or 4 years relevant experience required. Full-time salaried position with benefits including VRS. Send cover letter and resume with references to: Curt Smith, Director of Planning, at or mail to: PO Box 417, Accomac, VA 23301. Application materials accepted until May 15. EOE.

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Community Development Intern

Community Development Intern Organization: City of Manassas
Location: Manassas, Virginia


The City of Manassas is seeking a Summer Intern to work with the Community Development Planning Staff starting May 19, 2014. The starting pay for this position will be $10.00 to $15.00 per hour. Under general supervision, the intern will perform entry level professional planning duties, including:

Research land use issues within the City limits

  • Participate in field surveys
  • Create maps using GIS
  • Create and participate in presentations
  • Community meeting preparation, participation and outreach
  • Graphics preparation
  • Data entry and records management
  • Providing administrative support  

The intern will become familiar with the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance as well as other City documents, and the regular operations of the Community Development Department. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Recent graduate or enrollment in an undergraduate program required with an interest in local government and planning. Satisfactory completion of Planning, Public Administration or related coursework is desired. Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills required. 

To apply, complete the City application at:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and latest unofficial transcripts with the online application.

 The City of Manassas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Organization: County of Loudoun
Location: Leesburg, VA


Planner III - County of Loudoun

Salary Range: $51,094 - $74,556

Closing Date: March 28, 2014, at 5:00 pm EST 


The Loudoun County's Planning Department is seeking qualified applicants for a current Planner/Project Manager in the Land Use Review Division. Job duties and responsibilities include: managing all aspects of the legislative application review process including coordination with other agencies, mediating solutions, preparing staff reports, presenting staff's position in public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, and working with officials in committee settings toward a final decision. Position requires strong writing, presentation and analytical skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff, applicants and representatives, as well as elected and appointed officials, and the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous assignments. Team management experience and knowledge of community, transportation, and green infrastructure design principles is desired.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in planning or related field and three (3) years of professional planning or related experience to include direct oversight as a Project Manager in Planning or related field. AICP Certification is preferred.


Expertise in Archinfo/Arcview GIS software in UNIX environment is desired. Attendance at night meeting is expected.


Position requires a valid driver's license and driving record check.

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Organization: County of Hanover Planning Department
Location: Hanover County, Virginia


Hanover County is seeking an experienced Planner to serve as the Planning Department’s Applicant Liaison.  The incumbent in this position is the first point of contact with citizens, developers, and licensed professionals seeking assistance from the Planning Department, and is a primary contact for questions regarding property information, rezoning processes, special exception and conditional use permits, and subdivisions. Responsibilities include performing complex tasks related to the review and processing of Planning Applications.  Types of applications include zoning, conditional use permit, special exception, and subdivision/site plan.  Duties involve regular contact with the public, engineers, and developers, as well as technical support to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.  Additional responsibilities include special projects as assigned by the department and management of the department website periodic content update.  Must possess general knowledge of the principals and practices of land use planning. 

Bachelor's Degree in planning or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred, with one to two years of professional experience desired.  This position is part of a Career Development Program and qualifications will determine salary and placement on the career ladder (Planner I - II hiring range $38,556 - $42,411, plus benefits). 

For more information and to apply visit or call 804-365-6489 (TDD# 365-6140). EOE/MFDV.

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Comprehensive Planner

Organization: Town of Blacksburg
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Description: The Planning & Building Department is seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join the Planning Division team in the position of Comprehensive Planner. Under general direction of the Planning & Building Director, this position takes the lead role in formulating long-range land use and infrastructure planning through the required 5-year updates to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and annual plan amendments. The Comprehensive Planner will update and maintain the Comprehensive Plan documents including demographic data; promote public awareness of the plan; as well as monitor plan implementation. The Comprehensive Planner also supports current planning work in the Division by providing Comprehensive Plan analysis on development proposals and participating when additional resources are needed to review development applications. Other duties for this position include serving as staff to the Town’s Historic or Design Review Board and representing the Town on various regional committees and studies. The Comprehensive Planner will prepare written reports and give oral presentations to a variety of groups including the Planning Commission, Town Council and community groups. Strong writing and presentation skills are needed. A Bachelor's degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the planning field are required. Preferred candidates will have a Master's degree. Additional related experience may be substituted for the advanced educational requirements. Professional Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred and is required within 2 years of the hire date or AICP eligibility. A valid Virginia driver’s license with an excellent driving record is also required. The starting salary range for this position is $43,887/year - $54,858/year, depending upon qualifications. The Town of Blacksburg offers benefits that include: fully paid employee medical, dental and vision insurance; long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and partially paid retirement through VRS. Direct deposit of pay is required for all full-time employees. A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-961-1188 (voice) or VA Relay Center at 711(TDD). An EEO Employer M/F/D/V

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