Principal Planner

Prince William County

Prince William County, VA United States

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?  Would you like to work with a dynamic team of Planning professionals helping to make Prince William County a community of choice through innovative land use planning? If so, the Prince William County Planning Office has an exciting opportunity for you! 

About this Role:  

Prince William County, a fast-growing community in the Washington D.C. metro region, is seeking to welcome a highly-motivated Principal Planner to the Planning Office's Current Planning Division. This position performs difficult professional and technical work involving development review cases of broad scope and substantial complexity, provides recommendations to the Planning Director, Planning Commission, and the Board of County Supervisors, negotiates on behalf of the County, and provides staff support to local and regional Boards, Committees, and Commissions.  This position requires excellent research, communication, organizational, and analytical skills. 


The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a creative learning environment, have the ability to meet deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Schedule Requirements

Full time and Evening Public Hearings.


Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or G.E.D. and 5 years of related experience.


Special Requirements



Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to travel.


Additional Note

The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department. The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


(Please note: The closing date for this position is September 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern)

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Other Specialty
Salary Range
72,162.00 - 88,094.00

Contact Information

1 County Complex Court
Suite 155
United States
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