Arlington, Virginia
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: PLANNER, ASSOCIATE Closing Date/Time: Thu. 09/21/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $60,964.80 - $99,632.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is looking for a motivated Planner to work on its Comprehensive Planning team!

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, coordinating, and/or supporting zoning studies, Zoning Ordinance amendment processes, and other land use studies that have been identified as priorities by the County Board. Initially, the position will be expected to lead a study on how the County's Zoning Ordinance and other policies and/or regulations may be leveraged to increase access to and availability of child care within the County. 

Specific duties include:
  • Developing work plans and scheduling zoning studies related to the implementation of land use policy to regulate future development;
  • Conducting independent research and analysis, coordinating interdepartmental staff teams, and facilitating community engagement to support zoning study requirements;
  • Drafting Zoning Ordinance text revisions;
  • Serving as the comprehensive planning lead on child care policy and regulation;
  • Developing, scheduling, and participating in planning processes related to revitalization studies, sector plan studies, and other small area studies;
  • Making recommendations on major development proposals and/or long range planning studies;
  • Creating, reviewing, and analyzing staff reports and associated plan and ordinance language for Zoning Ordinance amendments and General Land Use Plan amendments;
  • Presenting recommendations on policy and planning issues and zoning regulations to senior management, the County Manager, the County Board, the Planning Commission or other major public bodies;
  • Assisting the Zoning Amendment Coordinator with providing staff support to the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission (ZOCO); and
  • Participating in public meetings.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture or directly related field plus two years of professional level experience in urban planning or related field.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis. A Master's degree in Planning or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Experience in supporting or coordinating local government zoning studies, zoning administration and land use planning processes, including effective and direct engagement with interdepartmental staff, citizens, citizen groups, developers, and elected officials;
  • Proficiency in using computer software programs for urban planning analysis and urban design, such ARCGIS, SketchUp 3D modeling software, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as expressed through the drafting of analytical planning reports and sharing of multimedia presentations for a range of audiences;
  • Effective project management experience, including great attention to detail and organization skills; and/or
  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture, or related field.

 Special Requirements: Applicants for the position must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary work site. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: 40-hour per week position, with work hours generally between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Significant evening and weekend work will be required to attend community, Planning Commission, and County Board meetings.

The examination for this position may include a review of your planning project portfolio.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

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