The Loudoun County (Virginia) Department of Planning and Zoning is seeking a dynamic and experienced executive-level professional to lead talented staff to accomplish exciting and community-changing projects. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of ordinances, statues, and comprehensive planning. Candidates should have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; exercise initiative, creativity, and sound judgment in solving difficult administrative, technical, and personnel problems; and provide recommended courses of action when analyzing problems, issues, questions, and other situations related to job.
Hiring Range: $81,772-$156,870. Recruitment #17-A410-1102. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov to apply. EOE
Any combination of work experience and education equivalent to a Master's degree in planning or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in planning including five years at a supervisory level. Our mission is to provide a high level of staff support to the Board of Supervisors and other committees relative to land use, zoning ordinances, processes, and similar long and short range development matters. In addition, to provide a high level of service to the public, including key stakeholder groups, and other County departments. This position requires knowledge of the objectives, principles, practices and techniques of urban planning and land use control; land use, engineering, architecture, design, law as applied to urban planning and land use; organizational structures and functions of local Government; principles and practices of effective management and supervision; and the literature and trends in planning. Ability to develop short and long-range programs; plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate the work of employees engaged in planning and land use studies; interpret and apply policies, laws and codes to planning programs and problems; develop and present new or revised planning and development policies, zoning analysis, synthesize and apply data to complex planning issues and problems to arrive at sound conclusions and recommendations; produce concise, clear written reports of both a technical and non-technical nature; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public and private officials, developers, representatives of the County and other governmental agencies, community groups and the general public. Attendance at night meetings is expected. Position requires a valid driver's license, driving record and credit check.
Loudoun County, Virginia is situated in Northern Virginia, approximately 25 miles west of the nation’s capital. Of the County’s estimated 292,000 residents, those in the eastern Loudoun County enjoy a suburban environment with larger communities, and those in the western part of the county enjoy a rural environment that includes small towns, horse farms, wineries and more than 160,000 acres of wel...l-preserved open spaces. In southeastern Loudoun, Dulles International Airport serves 27 million passengers annually. The historic Town of Leesburg, the county seat, is located in central Loudoun County. One of the fastest growing and most affluent counties in the United States, Loudoun County has an increasingly diverse population of newer residents. This scenic environment includes historic towns and villages, and master-planned communities along with a thriving economy based on technology, aviation, federal government entities and contractors, and science-related businesses. The county is a leading intellectual hub of the sciences and medicine.