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Organization: Mount Rogers PDC
Location: Marion, VA
The Mount Rogers Planning District Commission is seeking a Regional Planner. Responsibilities are varied and include grant writing, grant administration, project management, and regional planning activities. Position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, consensus building ability, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and familiarity with state and federal funding agencies such as the Virginia Department of Community Development. Applicants must work independently and as part of a team with local, state, and federal partners, as well as the general public. Requires a bachelor’s degree in geography, business administration, or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Previous experience with grant administration and project oversight desired. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Salary: $32,000-$40,000 with benefits (DOQ). To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Regional Planner Position, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive, Marion, Virginia 24354 or email@example.com. For more information visit www.mrpdc.org. Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications will begin on December 6, 2013. EOE
Organization: City of Falls Church
Location: Falls Church, VA
Description: The City of Falls Church has a challenging and rewarding position for an experienced urban and city planning professional. Responsibilities will focus on current planning and development review involving the processing and approvals of special exceptions, rezoning’s, site plans and subdivisions as staff to the planning commission and city council. Duties will focus on current planning activities, but also involve long-range planning activities that may include updates to the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan, development of a series of small area plans, and regional/local transportation planning, urban design and zoning code interpretation. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Planning Director and/or Principal Planner. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Reviewing, coordinating and processing development plans – site plans, subdivision plats, special exception mixed-use projects, rezoning’s and related comprehensive plan land use map amendment applications; •Providing technical and staff support to planning commission, city council and citizen advisory boards; •Preparing reports and staffing public meetings and work sessions in support of development applications; •Assisting citizens, applicants and developers with development process and related applications, zoning and plans; •Supporting small area planning for seven “opportunity areas” in evaluating and recommending future land uses, promoting future redevelopment/improvement policies and strategies in an area specific framework and conducting related research, writing and completing the final plan documents for public review and adoption. •Assisting and participating in updates/revisions to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and related plans; analyzing data, reviewing and writing text, development of goals/objectives, charts, graphics and publishing; •Managing and coordinating regional and local transportation initiatives for the City including funding sources, board and committee meetings, special projects and other related tasks; •Organizing, facilitating and staffing participatory public meetings, public hearings and design charters; •Researching, coordinating, reviewing and writing legislative ordinances, resolutions, amendments, policies and related codes related to land use, zoning and development regulatory codes and special projects; •Assisting Planning Director, City Manager and departments with long range plans for facilities and future development projects, as well as, current development plans and economic development objectives; •Reviewing and assisting in updating documents, files, policies, procedures and maps that the Planning Division uses, develops or implements as part of its daily operation; and maintaining related records and files: •Performing related tasks as assigned or required. QUALIFICATIONS: •Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or related field; •Local government or private planning experience; •Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners a plus; •Thorough knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices and techniques of planning as they pertain to the development of urban and regional areas, planning research, zoning, and fiscal analysis activities; •Knowledge of the techniques required in the preparation of maps, graphics, research methodology and standard statistical procedures; •General knowledge of geographic information systems; •Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and carry out complex research projects effectively and simultaneously, to present the results of research effectively in clear oral, written and graphic form and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, municipal officials, representatives of other agencies and members of the general public; •Strong project management, leadership, negotiating, consensus building, oral and written communication skills with the ability to work directly with residents, developers, planners, engineers, architects, attorneys and public officials, desirable; •An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. SALARY RANGE: $57,333 - $94,599, depending on qualifications. Includes comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college savings plan, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, free parking, credit union membership, and more. See www.fallschurchva.gov for additional information. To Apply: Submit a resume or application to the City of Falls Church, Human Resources Division, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Department of Housing & Community Development
Location: Downtown, Richmond, VA
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to provide technical and logistical support to the Commission on Local Government by collecting and analyzing data; drafting reports on local boundary changes and governmental transition issues as well as other types of inter-local issues; oversight of assessment of state and federal mandates on local governments; identification of mandates and preparation of an annual catalog; conducting a survey of and preparing an annual report on cash proffer utilization; preparing fiscal impact statements and legislative action summaries and additional duties as assigned. Starting Salary $58K - $65
Considerable knowledge of Virginia state and local government structure and authority and intergovernmental relations; and Virginia and federal regulatory and legislative processes. Working knowledge of land use, economic development and fiscal issues as they pertain to local government. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to draft comprehensive and accurate reports, summaries, briefing papers, position statements and memoranda; to research, analyze and interpret federal and state law and regulations and to monitor proposed changes; to identify issues, analyze problems, develop solutions and formulate and articulate findings and recommendations; to collect, compile and accurately analyze data; to manage multiple assignments and organize and prioritize work; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, state and local officials and public interest groups; to use a PC and a variety of software to input data and produce graphics and to create and manipulate electronic databases. Familiarity with data sources and ability to locate and utilize appropriate resources. Demonstrated ability to use ESRI GIS software and Microsoft Access preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in urban planning, public administration, law or a related field preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience. An advanced degree is preferred. Experience working with local governments and/or local government issues highly desired. Driver license required.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST COMPLETE A STATE APPLICATION THROUGH THE ON LINE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013, 5:00 P.M., EDT.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Women, Minorities, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.
Organization: Fauquier County
Location: Warrenton, VA
Fauquier County is currently seeking an experienced transportation planner. Located in the Virginia Piedmont, the County has a long established planning philosophy of developing thriving service districts surrounded by active agriculture. The County also seeks to preserve environmental and historic resources while encouraging economic development. Planners are therefore involved in a great variety of challenging work.
This position within the Planning Division of the Department of Community Development is responsible for:
- the planning, review, analysis and design of long range and current transportation plans,
- programs and projects;
- develops policies, ordinances, design standards and processes related to transportation;
- reviews development plans and Traffic Impact Analysis (TIAs);
- writes, reviews and administers transportation grants;
- provides staff support to various boards and commissions; and
- provides technical assistance to citizens, developers and outside agencies, particularly the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Minimum requirements include:
- a Bachelor’s degree in urban or transportation planning or a related field, with a Master’s degree preferred;
- at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning;
- knowledge of land development and traditional neighborhood planning;
- strong research, analytical, communication and writing skills.
Minimum starting salary is $57,388 with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants must submit an on-line Fauquier County classified application, available on the County's website: www: fauquiercounty.gov.
Organization: Fauquier County
Location: Warrenton, VA
Fauquier County is currently seeking an experienced individual for Chief of Planning. A large rural county in the Virginia Piedmont, Fauquier has a long established planning philosophy of developing thriving service districts surrounded by active agriculture. The County also seeks to preserve environmental and historic resources while encouraging economic development. This position is involved in a great variety of challenging cases and projects.
The Chief of Planning is responsible for the management and operation of the Planning Division within the Department of Community Development. The Planning Division handles all aspects of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and the coordination of review for current development projects requiring legislative approval. The Chief of Planning also provides oversight for all historic preservation, transportation and natural resource planning, and urban development/design work. The successful applicant must have a thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of urban planning, and be well-versed in traditional town planning and design. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field, with a Master’s degree preferred, at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience including land development review, urban design and future planning and community outreach. Good oral and written communication skills and supervisory experience required.
Minimum starting salary is $74,700, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants must submit an on-line Fauquier County classified application, available on the County’s website www.fauquiercounty.gov . Please attach a cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. For assistance with the on-line application call the Human Resources Department at 540-422-8300. Please direct specific position-related questions to Kimberley Fogle, AICP; Director of Community Development at 540-422-8200 or email email@example.com
Organization: Fauquier County, Dept of Community Development
Location: Warrenton, VA
Fauquier County is currently seeking an experienced planner with a focus on subdivision plan and plat review, coordination and approval. This position within the Zoning and Development Services Division of the Department of Community Development functions as the Preliminary Plat, Final Construction Plan and Final Plat Coordinator for the County, proactively managing review and approval of subdivision plans and plats. The position also has key role in managing the County’s Technical Review Committee for all subdivision cases; conducts zoning reviews for a broad range of development applications, including rezonings, special exceptions, special permits, development plans and subdivision plans; and provides information on zoning requirements to the public, other staff, design professionals and elected officials.
The successful applicant must be experienced in
- land development case coordination,
- reading and reviewing site and construction plans and plats,
- understanding and applying zoning regulations,
- writing and presenting comments,
- and with technical staff reports.
Experience performing property deed research is highly desired. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in planning, with a Master’s degree preferred, at least three (3) years experience including land development review, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desired.
Minimum starting salary is $50,000 with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants must submit an on-line Fauquier County classified application, available on the County’s website https://jobs.fauquiercounty.gov/home.htm. Position is open until filled.
For assistance with the on-line application call the Human Resources Department at 540-422-8300. Please direct specific position-related questions to Chuck Floyd, AICP, Assistant Chief of Zoning and Development Services at 540-422-8220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Marstel-Day, LLC
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Description: Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental consulting and planning firm, seeks a qualified senior environmental planner to work full time to support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and natural resource planning projects primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. The primary duties of the senior environmental planner position will be to provide direct support for the implementation and execution of environmental compliance, environmental planning, and natural resource projects with the Navy and other services. Other duties of this position include: proposal writing, maintaining effective working relationships with customers and stakeholders, marketing presentations, contract administrative duties, managing natural resource management studies, managing surveys, environmental compliance, and overseeing subcontractor duties on particular task orders. The successful candidate will have experience managing multi-disciplinary teams (planners, scientists, engineers, economists, and GIS specialists) in executing complex NEPA planning studies pertaining to installation mission activities, such as facility and road construction projects, range construction, renewable energy projects, Master Planning, training, land acquisition and disposal, and/or leasing actions. The successful candidate will demonstrate past experience preparing EISs, EAs, and supporting studies, to include Records of Decision, Finding of No Significant Impact, and public involvement plans. The successful candidate will have a strong background in environmental planning, environmental compliance, and natural resource studies (preferably working with the U.S. Navy) and extensive experience working with Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMPs), and related supporting documents and studies as a project manager. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing such studies for Navy bases and customers in the Mid-Atlantic region. The successful candidate will also possess a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation, and a commitment to use green, best management practices in the performance of their work. The ideal candidate must have: • Experience and knowledge in military environmental planning (preferably with the U.S. Navy), including EIS, EA, and supporting study document preparation. • An understanding of the management of Department of Defense installation, ranges, and airspace. • Competency and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word®, Excel®, Outlook®and PowerPoint®. Proficiency with ArcGIS® or other GIS programs is desired. • A Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field with significant highly relevant work experience at a minimum; however, a Master Degree or other advanced degree, along with highly relevant experience, is a significant plus. • A minimum of 5 years of NEPA and natural resource management experience on Department of Defense projects is preferred. • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the demonstrated ability to prepare excellent, detailed, concise and effective studies, memoranda, briefing slides and other decision materials. Duty Station and Residency The incumbent's preferred duty station is on-site at the Fredericksburg Offices of Marstel-Day LLC. The address of this location is 513 Prince Edward Street, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Ideal candidates located in other locations will be considered. An applicant’s current residence within, or a willingness to relocate to a federally designated HUB Zone census tract within reasonable commuting distance of a Marstel-Day office is a plus (go to www.sba.gov/hubzone for more information on this requirement). A relocation reimbursement may be considered. The incumbent must be eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS form I-9 must be completed by incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification through federal e-Verify system.) The incumbent must have previously passed or be capable of passing a government background investigation and will be required to submit to a criminal background check as a condition of any final offer of employment. Depending on the exact nature of the work the position may entail, the applicant may also be required to submit to a credit and financial background check. This required contingency and evaluation continues even after hiring. The applicant will have to fill out, sign and submit the authorization to conduct such a background check as a requirement of the application submission process. Benefits The salary range for this position is between $80,000 and $100,000, the final salary offered to be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of education and experience. The Company’s benefits include: paid personal leave and holidays, competitive healthcare plans, short and long-term disability and other insurance benefits, and access to a company 401(k) plan. Essential Functions Description The incumbent will normally work in an indoor, climate controlled work station or office, but be frequently required to travel to various other sites and/or offices which may not be climate controlled; to manage and coordinate work by scheduling and undertaking airline, train or vehicle travel. Incumbent will be required to frequently organize and coordinate schedules, analyze and interpret data, engage in fast-moving problem solving, be expected to professionally direct the work of others in stressful situations; communicate quickly and precisely with coworkers and clients, craft written communication including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos. Incumbent will be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines and printers. Application Requirements: Go to https://marstel-daycareers.silkroad.com/. Please follow all instructions and directions provided for on the Company’s employment page. Submittals that do not include all of the required items will not be considered complete.