ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION

Recruitment #21-112-2247

Job Description

The Loudoun County, Virginia Department of Planning & Zoning is seeking a diligent professional to serve as Assistant Secretary to the Planning Commission (PC) in a large multifaceted community that is leading growth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This position provides administrative clerk support to the PC, which includes taking minutes, meeting logistics, review, and distribution of agenda packets, and calendar preparation. The ideal candidate is willing to work some nighttime public meetings where the PC reviews land development applications or regulatory amendments. This position records motions, drafts action reports, and ensures all meeting rooms are scheduled and set-up. Other duties include responding to Freedom of Information Act requests, preparing public notices, and maintenance of PC webpages. This position plays a vital role in ensuring that the PC public process is transparent and open to public input. It is an exciting job that supports high-profile appointed officials charged with making critical decisions on the future growth of Loudoun County.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent; three (3) years of related clerical/administrative work experience with computer automated systems and Microsoft Office applications experience preferably in a government environment along with closely related experience relevant to the assigned department; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Position requires attention to detail, strong writing, editing, and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous assignments while meeting established deadlines. Must be able to operate audio/visual equipment, provide limited technical assistance to planning commissioners, transcribe adequate meeting notes, and utilize agenda management programs.
Hiring Range: $39,880.88- $52,842.17

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Special Requirements

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Familiarity with agenda management software, online content management systems, and Adobe Acrobat is preferred. The schedule of PC night meetings is subject to change each year. Periodic attendance at night meetings is expected.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

This position requires both criminal and credit background checks.

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