Planner Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 29, 2019
Ref
19-01268
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Planning Division. Serves as a senior planner responsible for managing planning studies, developing land use and policy recommendations, and/or reviewing complex public facilities projects. Researches, analyzes, prepares and presents rationale and recommendations to department staff, the community, and appointed and elected officials on planning studies, proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and/or public facility projects. Provides justification and rationale for planning recommendations and evaluates the impact of proposed Comprehensive Plan changes with input from the public and other county agencies. Formulates work programs, and serves as team leader on consultant and staff studies. Acts as liaison to citizen task forces or other stakeholder groups. Prepares a variety of written and graphic materials including research reports and staff reports for, and in support of, public facility reviews, Comprehensive Plan amendments, and planning studies.

Multiple vacancies will be filled with this recruitment.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, 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, preferably in the specific area of assignment. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The years of experience should include a minimum of three 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong abilities in project management and written and oral communications. Ability to handle multiple deadlines. Professional experience in planning, policy development, project management, presentation, and group facilitation skills. Experience using word processing, database, and GIS software. Experience working in a local government planning office and supporting public boards and commissions. Ability to work independently.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
With or without reasonable accommodation. The duties of the position are primarily sedentary. However, the employee(s) may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items less than ten pounds in weight. Work requires the ability to operate keyboard driven equipment.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Is required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview may include an exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

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.

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