DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Senior Planner conducts planning level research, policy and regulatory development and management of projects. Emphasis of assignments will be on physical design aspects of planning. Will also assist other planning projects or teams.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and expertise in comprehensive planning, physical/urban design, and development review. Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of urban planning as they pertain to design and development of urban areas, planning research, zoning and community redevelopment activities. Good communication, writing and presentation skills are important, as well as the ability to research and analyze data related to planning issues. Experience in working with citizen committees and neighborhood planning processes is helpful. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university, supplemented by a master’s degree in urban and/or regional planning and a minimum of two (2) years experience in professional planning work. Experience in urban design is desirable. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS & WORK CONTACTS: Typically involves walking/standing in office environment to meet public, show displays, work with other departments and retrieve files. Also involves light lifting and other physical activities including use of computers and motor vehicle operation. Field reviews may involve walking on fairly rugged terrain. Field work requires spatial interpretation, judging heights, distances, slopes, etc. Works with citizen committees requires ability to work with displays and communicate verbally. Frequent and regular contacts made at all level of county staff and the general public. Communication is generally cooperative, but may require considerable tact, persuasion and diplomacy.
SALARY: $45,556 - $54,667/Annually, depending on experience and qualifications.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Until filled
William D. Fritz, AICP
Chief of Current Development
434-296-5832 ext. 3242