Planner Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Apr 01, 2023
Apr 22, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a senior heritage resources planner responsible for managing or performing complex heritage resources planning and surveying activities including developing related land use and policy recommendations. Also serves as staff liaison to the Board-appointed Architectural Review Board.

Researches heritage resources existing conditions, land use, and planning and zoning information to be used in special studies, development review analysis and plan amendments. Prepares a variety of written materials including heritage resource assessments, research reports, staff reports, planning studies and evaluations, and public hearing items. Formulates work programs, and serves as team leader on consultant and staff studies. Acts as liaison to citizen task forces or other stakeholder groups. Makes presentations to senior staff, Architectural Review Board, History Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and task forces and citizens groups. Performs other duties as assigned.

I n accordance with current Fairfax County telework and personnel policies, this position is eligible for partial telework. Telework enrollment and continuance is subject to supervisor approval and County policy.

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 four years of experience in a planning-related field.

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

  • Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, or closely related field.
  • Progressively responsible professional experience in heritage resources planning.
  • Strong abilities in project management and written and oral communications.
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines.
  • Experience using word processing, database and GIS software.
  • Experience working in a local government planning office and supporting public boards and commissions.
  • Experience with Section 106 review, and local, state and national historic registers.

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 may also require that the employee make site visits and inspections. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel Interview and may include a 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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