Planning Director/Zoning Administrator
The Berkley Group
Essex County, VA United States
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkley Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer