Planning Director/Zoning Administrator

The Berkley Group

Essex County, VA United States

Job Description

The Berkley Group seeks a qualified, self-motivated applicant to serve as a Principal Planner for the company (Planning Director for the County). The position will perform the planning and zoning functions for Essex County.

Primary functions include:

 Regular, reliable attendance necessary;

 Zoning Administrator and Subdivision Agent for the County;

 Day-to-day current development operations including code enforcement, zoning permits, site plan and subdivision plat review, zoning review and enforcement, and planning applications;

 Strong customer service in working with the general public, contractors, architects, developers, public officials, state and federal agencies, etc.;

 Review of site plans, rezonings, subdivisions, etc., for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and other local and state regulations;

 Drafting staff reports, filing, and record keeping;

 Perform code enforcement duties including, but not limited to, processing and documenting complaints, issuing notice of complaints, issuing notice of violations, and tracking progress until resolution;

 Long-range planning project development and management;

 Staff support for Boards & Commissions as necessary;

 Independent and team work on a variety of special projects;

 These duties may evolve or otherwise be amended to meet the needs of contract clients.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Thorough knowledge of current and long-range planning activities including zoning and code enforcement practices as applicable to the Commonwealth of Virginia; ability to read and interpret local, state, and federal regulations, surveys, site plans, plats, and plans of development; familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay Protection Act (CBPA); ability to gather and interpret technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports; ability to establish effective working relationships with local staff, regional partnership staff, state agencies, contractors, architects, land developers, associates and the general public; strong verbal and written communication skills. Technical skills, including proficiency in GIS and desktop publishing systems, desirable. AICP and CZA credentials preferred.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

At least two (2) years of progressive experience in a professional planning setting required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public policy, or a field related to urban planning, community development, or public administration. Master’s degree preferred.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Todd Gordon at todd@bgllc.net.

The Berkley Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Preferred
Specialty
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$50,000 - $65,000; DOQ

Contact Information

Address
P.O. Box 181
None
Bridgewater, VA
22812
United States
Resource URL
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e303cd_9e1b9a8344fb4406a98dfe0b6c76e715.pdf
Email
bryant@bgllc.net
Phone
804-363-5988