Planner Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
Jan 01, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Ref
21-02714
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Responsible for a variety of zoning administration functions to include:
  1. Research and preparation of responses to zoning inquiries, verbally and in writing, including use determinations, compliance letters, vested rights determinations, VFOIA requests, and other interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance;
  2. Responsible for assisting in the research, preparation, and implementation of text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance which are subject to a public hearing process;
  3. Attends meetings, makes presentations, writes reports, collaborates with internal and external customers and interprets data relating to land use planning and zoning. Performs related duties as required.
Note: Position may be underfilled as a Planner I. Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

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 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.
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")

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Planner I (Grade S21, $52,323 - $87,205). The employment standards for the Planner I are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent of: Graduation from an accredited, four-year college or university in a planning-related field. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Planner I . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Planner II.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Seeking individual with knowledge of the principals, practices and techniques of planning and zoning. The preferred candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, particularly in the preparation of technical reports and regulatory language, and the presentation of information to government entities, various committees, and the public. Experience in reviewing complex plans, building permits, development plans, survey plats, and other zoning related legal documents is also desired. Master’s degree in planning or a closely related field and AICP membership.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position is primarily sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 10 pounds in weight. Work assignments may also require that the employee make site visits. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written exercise.

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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