Chesterfield, VA United States
Hiring Range: $52,369 - $80,515
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. March 7, 2021
Chesterfield County’s Planning Department is seeking a Senior Planner to manage land use cases to include re-zonings, conditional uses, special exceptions and variances for residential and non-residential development, ordinance, and policy amendments. Daily contact with county officials, development community, area citizens, property owners and civic groups. Prepare staff reports and offer presentations to Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, Board of Zoning Appeals, and community and civic groups on a regular basis. Perform other work as required. This position is part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Landscape, Architecture or related field and two years of experience in land use evaluation, ordinance amendments or development review; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong written and verbal communication skills; and management of multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of customers to quickly and accurately research, analyze, interpret, and apply a wide range of data in problem-solving situations. Knowledge of planning and land use principles, and zoning laws and ordinances. Considerable skill and experience in the use of personal computers, word processing, geographic information systems (GIS), Pictometry, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to produce reports and presentations. Ability to read and interpret land use plans, development plans and ordinances. This position requires attendance at evening meetings and involves fieldwork. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit careers.chesterfield.gov to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551.
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