Planner V

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$88,953.90 - $148,257.62 Annually
Posted
Nov 19, 2022
Closes
Dec 09, 2022
Ref
22-03209
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Branch Chief of the Policy and Plan Development Branch in the Planning Division supervises a team of planners leading and supporting comprehensive planning policy and land use studies, review of Comprehensive Plan amendments, and management of plan amendment processes. Serves as a member of the Planning Division’s management team and is responsible for hiring and training of staff within the branch.

Coordinates with other county agencies, community and interest groups and other jurisdictions. Represents County interests on working committees (Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and ad hoc), and 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 for publication including staff memos and reports and oversees the community outreach efforts for the branch.

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 and leadership ability in long-range planning in the public sector. Experience should include several years in long-range planning and should include demonstrated 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 stakeholder 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 planning or closely related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position is primarily sedentary. Employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 15 pounds in weight. Work assignments may also require that the employee make site visits and inspections. 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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