Planner Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Planning Division. Serves as a senior environmental planner and project manager conducting environmental analysis for development proposals to determine conformance with County environmental policies - special emphasis on 1) complex applications for mixed use centers such as transit station areas for Reston mixed-uses and revitalization areas; and 2) development review and analysis related to environmentally sensitive areas for conformance with County environmental policies. Other responsibilities include zoning pre-application research, environmental/land use impact assessments, coordination of NEPA and inter-jurisdictional review, planning implementation support (e.g. proffer review, green building and noise proffer review/implementation) and comprehensive plan amendments. Prepares a variety of written materials such as qualitative and quantitative environmental analysis on specific zoning applications; prepares and develops information on existing conditions to be used in special studies, development review analysis, and plan amendments. Will also provide support to and/or lead applicant meetings and presentations to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and citizen groups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

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.

Strong written and oral communication/presentation abilities. Ability to prioritize multiple deadlines. Professional experience in planning, development review, Green Building/Sustainable development and LEED expertise with a pubic planning agency or planning/engineering firm. Experience with stormwater planning/water quality issues, acoustical analysis, Chesapeake Bay regulations and/or urban forestry is desirable. Professional experience in environmental 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. Master's degree in planning, environmental sustainability, urban forestry, or another closely related field. Ability to work independently.

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.


Is required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel Interview may include an 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.

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