PLANNING TEAM LEAD

Recruitment #23-133-3856

Job Description

Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, is currently seeking applicants for the Team Lead (Planner V) position within the Department of Building and Development Land Development Planning 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. This provides for a fast-pace, high-energy work environment. The Department of Building and Development prides itself on providing an atmosphere where work life balance and professional development are respected and encouraged.

The Land Development Planning 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 at our front counter. Primary responsibilities of the Team Lead include:

  • Supervise and support a staff of up to five professional planners;
  • Monitor applications to ensure compliance with County ordinances and timelines. This includes written and digital correspondence with applicants;
  • Act as the Project Manager for complex land development applications;
  • Attend meetings with applicants and other County agencies to resolve issues;
  • Develop staff and foster professional development among direct reports;
  • Provide technical expertise to the Department of Building and Development, other County Departments, and outside agencies;
  • Deliver accurate and timely information to the public;
  • Represent the Department of Building and Development at Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings;
  • Support strategic plans and projects for the Department and the County.
  • The Team Lead also assumes the responsibilities of the Division Manager as necessary.

The successful candidate must have the ability to analyze complex problems, navigate an intricate land development process, supervise staff, and perform a multitude of advanced professional planning tasks. The ideal candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with direct reports and prioritize relationship building with co-workers within the department. 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. Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs.

Job Requirements

Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, or a related field; four (4) years of related work experience in professional planning or a related field including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

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

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate must pass background checks for criminal and credit history.