Planner Iv - Nonprofit & Religious Use Coordinator

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Fairfax, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Jan 14, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

The Land Development Services Operations Division seeks an experienced professional to join its Project Management Team in the capacity of the Nonprofits and Religious Use Coordinator.

Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding communication skills, exemplary customer service skills, ability to organize and manage complex projects, and familiarity with the land development process. This position will provide key customers with enhanced customer service in navigating the land development process. The Nonprofits and Religious Use Coordinator will serve as an additional staff resource to guide their assigned customers through entitlement, site plan review, building plan review, permitting, bond release and other related processes. They will work closely with all stakeholders involved in the process, including the customer's team, reviewers from internal and external agencies, Supervisors' offices and residents to facilitate efficient processing of applications, permits and other inquiries. This individual will facilitate collaboration among the customer's team and reviewers to provide guidance, recommend processing strategies, answer questions, and resolve problems to avoid unnecessary delays. The Nonprofits and Religious Use Coordinator will liaise primarily with representatives of nonprofit organizations and religious uses located in Fairfax County. The position may be assigned project management duties for areas outside their area of focus, as needed. This position will work closely with the LDS Project Management team in promoting project management best practices throughout LDS and our partner agencies. The position may be assigned to lead and/or participate in key initiatives relating to improving the land development process and/or projects and initiatives pertaining to their area of focus.

Employment Standards

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 five years of experience in a planning-related field.

Driver's license

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or *Virginia Registered Landscape Architect (LA) license and/or Virginia Registered Professional Engineer (PE) license and/or Registered Land Surveyor (LS) license, or comparable credential;
  • Ten years of professional experience in the field of land development;
  • Ten years of experience in customer service;
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing or processing entitlement applications, site plans and/or building/architectural plans through a local jurisdiction;
  • Project management experience including: preparation and management of project work plans and schedules and leading teams;
  • Experience working with elected or appointed boards and commissions, civic associations or citizens groups, professional associations.

Appointee is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record 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.

Work is generally sedentary. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. May be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical 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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