LAND USE PLANNER

Recruitment #22-131-3535

Job Description

The Loudoun County, Virginia Department of Planning & Zoning is seeking an experienced professional to manage the discretionary review process of land development applications in a large and expanding multifaceted community that is leading growth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This position independently analyzes proposed medium-scale development projects and provides recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on consistency with adopted policies and ordinances. The ideal candidate will have journeyman-level knowledge of land use planning and development and will be able to coordinate with other departments and agencies, meet deadlines while autonomously managing multiple assignments, and present cohesive technical analyses to decision-makers. This position plays a large role in the implementation of the Loudoun 2019 Comprehensive Plan vision and is part of the planning team that will guide the evolution of walkable urban places near the County's metro stations.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, or a related field; five (5) years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Progressively responsible work experience at a level that required management of complex planning and land use projects is preferred. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is desired.

Hiring Range: $73,883.01- $101,589.13

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Special Requirements

This position requires an analytical thinker with real-world experience in land planning, building, and site design review, and resource preservation. The ability to manage a high caseload, prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines is required. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to a variety of situations including frequent interactions with staff, applicants, top governmental officials, and citizens. Presenting at regular evening hearings and public work sessions are required.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

This position may qualify for relocation assistance in accordance with County policy. The department promotes teleworking. This position requires a valid driver's license, driving record, criminal background check.

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