Planner V

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$84,842.99 - $141,404.64 Annually
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Ref
22-02705
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as the Branch Chief of the Heritage Resources and Plan Development Branch. Oversees a staff team of professional heritage resources planners focused on a diverse range of heritage resources and historic preservation planning topics and initiatives. Directs heritage resources planning and policy efforts and major heritage resources studies and reviews. Oversees heritage resources reviews, survey work, development review, Section 106 review, and other heritage resources initiatives. Provides support to staff liaisons assigned to the county’s Architectural Review Board and History Commission. Coordinates with other county agencies, interest groups and other jurisdictions; represents county interests on working committees (Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and ad hoc), attends meetings and makes formal presentations before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors and other appointed bodies and community groups. Prepares and reviews a variety of written materials including staff memos and reports related to proposed land use changes.

Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising a staff team.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a planning related field; plus seven years of experience in a planning-related field including two years increasingly responsible experience with leading teams, project management and/or staff management.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated project management, subject matter expertise, and leadership ability in heritage resources planning in the public sector. Experience should include several years in heritage resources planning and should include substantial experience working with elected and appointed officials, community task forces and groups, and members of the public. Experience managing special planning studies and initiatives. Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders’ groups. Strong negotiation skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to supervise staff, make assignments, and write, review and edit technical staff reports and memos. Master's degree in historic preservation, heritage resources planning or closely related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position is primarily sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 15 lbs in weight. Work assignments will also require that the employee make site visits and inspections and attend evening meetings as needed. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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