Recruitment #23-125-4070

Job Description

Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, is currently seeking applicants for the position Planner II within the Department of Building and Development Land Development Division. Loudoun County is a large community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with diverse planning challenges and opportunities, from the development of transit-oriented urban neighborhoods around planned Metrorail stations, identifying and developing infill developments and maintaining the vibrant rural western portion of the County that is based in land conservation and agritourism. We place a high value on professional development and service to our dynamic community.

The Land Development Division provides technical review and oversight of land development applications, manages performance and erosion and sediment control bonds, maintains land development records, provides professional guidance to other County agencies related to land development, and provides exemplary customer service. Primary responsibilities of the Planner II include:

  • Reviewing land development applications and ensuring compliance with County regulations through written and digital correspondence with applicants. 
  • Providing technical expertise to the Department of Building and Development, other County Departments, and outside agencies. 
  • Delivering accurate and timely information to the public. 
  • Representing the Department of Building and Development at Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings.

The successful candidate must have the ability to analyze intricate problems, navigate an intricate land development process, and perform a multitude of advanced professional planning tasks. The chosen candidate must have strong and effective written and verbal communication skills. The ability to deliver presentations to local boards, commissions, and citizen groups is desired. The chosen candidate should also have an intermediate skill in using computers, and Microsoft Office. Applicants must maintain a thorough knowledge of County operations, policies, and procedures; possess and maintain a thorough knowledge of County, State, and Federal land use regulations, principles, practices, and methodologies of the planning profession.

Must be available for occasional meetings after business hours with members of the public and/or elected officials.

Salary will commensurate with experience. 

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Planning, Management, Public Administration, Urban Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or related field; two (2) years of experience related work experience in professional planning; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

May be occasionally required to work outside of regular business hours.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and credit check.