Hanover County Government

Hanover, VA United States

Hanover County Administration is seeking a Senior Director of Community Development to lead our excellent team of professionals in both our Planning and Building Inspection Departments.  The perfect leader for this role will consider themselves a dynamic leader in the Community Development arena who is passionate about being a public servant, excels under pressure, and enjoys problem solving.  If you have these characteristics and more, we encourage you to apply for this opening!

General Description:  This is an executive level, professional position. The incumbent oversees and manages the operations of both the Planning and Building Inspection departments, as well as the Comprehensive Plan.

Organization:  The Community Development Director reports to the Deputy County Administrator and supervises multiple departments and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Directly supervises the Planning Director and Building Official, as well as admin staff and the Comprehensive Plan manager.  Ultimately oversees the activities of the Planning and Building Inspection Departments.
  • Serves as advisor to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and other municipal officials on questions relating to the Planning and/or Building Inspection departments.
  • Manages and oversees the operations of all related Committees (i.e. Historical Commission, AFD Advisory Committee, etc.)
  • Liaison to all related regional bodies (i.e. PlanRVA)
  • Creates any necessary policies and works with staff on their execution.
  • Manages the proffer process (i.e. collection, tracking, application, guidance, etc.)
  • Manages all related policies and ensures that policies are effectively carried out
  • Directs financial operations of both departments, including developing and monitoring of budget.
  • Formulates and oversees the executing of a long-range comprehensive planning program for the balance development of the community.
  • Directs the formulation, modification, maintenance and interpretation of detailed plans for the physical development of the County.
  • Prepares reports and makes presentations as needed.
  • Directs and works with the Planning Director and Building Official on all relevant website updates

  Hiring range is $150,000 - $160,000, plus excellent benefits.  For more information or to apply for this position, please visit our career site at (804) 365-6075.

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$150,000 - $160,000

Contact Information

Darla Ludwig Bolton
Resource URL
804 365 6037