Planning Technician II
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, VA United States
Under the Zoning Permit Section of the Zoning Administration Division performs a variety of zoning administration functions to include:
- The technical zoning review of building permit applications for new residential, commercial, or industrial construction or additions.
- Reviewing and evaluating the associated plat, site related plan, or and architectural plans to determine compliance with minimum required yards, location regulations, as well as proffers or development conditions.
- Provides technical review comments to applicants and works to address identified deficiencies in their permit application submissions and/or address compliance matters.
- Reviews and issues other zoning permits, such as home-based businesses and NonRUPs.
- Provides technical guidance to the public and other county staff regarding Zoning regulations and related questions and assists the same in the County-wide development and permitting processes.
- Maintains accurate electronic records associated with the review and issuance of building permits, and other zoning permits.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions. The salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus three years of paraprofessional planning or zoning related work, as defined by the area to which assigned.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
Seeking individual with knowledge of the practices of planning and zoning, and specific experience in the review and issuance of planning, zoning, building, and/or related permits. Must be an excellent communicator, with an ability to clearly communicate complex technical information orally or in writing to members of the public and other professional staff. Must possess strong interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with staff members in a team setting, citizens and other customers. Experience using a personal computer, word processing applications, printing and scanning equipment and Geographical Information System (GIS) based programs or related permitting review and/or government software. Specific experience in zoning ordinance and zoning concepts is desired, as well as experience in reviewing complex land use plans, building permits, development plans, survey plats, and other zoning related legal documents.
The job is generally sedentary in nature; however the employee will be required to do walking, standing, standing on ladder or stool to refile files, bending and carrying of items of approximately 25 pounds in weight. Also, visual acuity is required to review site plans and building plans, as well as read data on computer monitor. The ability to communicate with others, in person and on the telephone is also required. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.