Job Description: Benefits Supplemental Questions
Performs difficult professional work in the handling of a variety of assignments in the Department of Planning and Zoning; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision of a principal planner. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate technical, clerical personnel, and lower level planners.
Examples of Duties: Independently conducts the development of studies, analyses, and recommendations in connection with the current and long-range physical, social and economic development of the County;
Gathers, selects, compiles and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the area;
Analyzes and summarizes existing conditions, derives conclusions, and develops projections such as for population trends, highway needs, land use, etc.;
Reviews subdivision and site plans;
Manages applications for re-zonings, conditional use permits and Comprehensive Plan Compliance reviews;
Prepares reports and supporting graphic display materials descriptive of research and recommendations;
Explains planning problems and procedures to the general public on inquiry;
Serves as staff assistant to various boards, commissions and committees;
Presents information in a public setting;
Acts as technical advisors, within field of specializations, to other planners with the department;
Assists with training of new personnel; Provides direction to lower level planners;
Assists with the background research and planning involved in the implementation of Board of Supervisors' 2040 Vision Statement and Strategic Plan priorities;
Tracks the implementation of development proffers; and
Performs related tasks as required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning; general knowledge of land development and engineering practices; general knowledge of economics, sociology and municipal finance as applied to urban planning; some knowledge of current literatures and recent developments in the field of urban planning; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports; ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees and representatives of other public agencies; ability to plan and supervise the work of technical subordinates.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in urban planning or a related field; 5 years experience in professional planning work; and 1 year of staff supervisory experience
Supplemental Information: Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
AICP certification preferred.
Master's Degree preferred.