Planner II (maybe underfilled)
Conducts public facility reviews, policy and land use planning studies and other initiatives as assigned in support of the division's efforts to maintain the public facility and land use elements of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Researches planning, zoning, and existing conditions of individual properties or areas related to public facilities, Plan amendments, and land use studies. Collects and analyzes data, conducts site visits, development review analysis and/or Plan amendment monitoring activities. Works closely with other reviewing agencies as needed. Prepares a variety of written and graphic materials including research reports and staff reports for, and in support of, public facility reviews, Plan amendments and planning studies. Makes presentations to senior staff, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, task forces and/or citizens groups.
Position may be underfilled as a Planner I; the underfill requirements are stated below in the employment standards section.
Note: The salary offer for the position will not exceed the mid-point of the salary range for the Planner II or the underfill classification.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a planning-related field; plus three years of experience in a planning-related field. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The years of experience should include a minimum of two years of experience in the specific area of assignment, e.g., zoning evaluation, zoning administration, zoning enforcement, public facility, environmental and/or land use planning.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Planner I (Grade S21, $50,739 to $84,565).
The employment standards for the Planner I are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited, four-year college or university in a planning-related field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
With or without reasonable accommodation. Work is generally sedentary, 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.
Master's degree in planning or closely-related field. Progressively responsible professional experience in comprehensive land use planning. Strong abilities in written and oral communications. Ability to handle multiple deadlines. Experience using word processing, e-mail, database and GIS software. Experience working in a local government planning office.
Panel interview, may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.