Regional Planner/Community Designer

New River Valley Regional Commission

Radford, VA United States

The New River Valley Regional Commission, a planning agency that serves 13 local governments and three institutions of higher education, is seeking a creative, team-oriented, and adaptable Regional Planner/Community Designer. This position plays an important role in fulfilling the agency's mission of planning for the physical, social, and economic elements of the region. In addition, the position provides project management, regional coordination and oversight for environmental related projects.

The successful candidate will specialize in combining art and technology to communicate technical information and community enhancements visually, and have a passion for creative design. Capable of preparing conceptual schematic designs, publication quality project reports, and have a wide knowledge of technologies and potential applications. The Regional Planner/Community Designer will join a team of eight planning and GIS professionals that work collaboratively across multiple planning disciplines. The Regional Commission was recently voted the Best Place to Work, government agency category, by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce!

This position will lead and support various projects, in an environment where continued professional growth is encouraged. The position reports to the Deputy Executive Director. Experience in planning, architecture, graphic design, or visual communications is desired. Minimum requirements include a BA/BS with two years of relevant experience. Familiarity with Adobe, Esri, and Microsoft products is a plus. Hiring range is $40K-$52K, DOQ. Excellent benefits package.

All applicants must complete an Employment Application found on the Commission website and submit a cover letter, resume and a sample of work in pdf and/or interactive format by 5:00 pm on February 11, 2019. Materials should be emailed to Elijah Sharp, Deputy Executive Director, at or by mail to the New River Valley Regional Commission, 6580 Valley Center Drive, Suite 124, Radford, VA 24141. EOE. Full position advertisement and application for employment can be found at

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Community Development
Salary Range
$40,000 - $52,000

Contact Information

Elijah Sharp
6580 Valley Center Drive, Suite 124
Suite 124
Radford, VA
United States
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