The Loudoun County Planning and Zoning Customer Service Center is seeking a professional planner for a Planning Analyst (Planner III) position. The primary responsibility is researching and analyzing approved land development applications and synthesizing information from many sources to create and present summaries and illustrative that communicate and advise managers, leaders, and stakeholders. This position researches and examines planning topics and data, assists with project management, respond to customer inquiries, prepares complex reports and diagrams, and resolves customer service issues. The position analyzes and presents data that is integral to County Boards and Commissions as they evaluate proposed developments and plan future public facilities and services. The Planning Analyst (Planner III) interprets County planning policies and makes recommendations for community development initiatives, establishes, and populates residential and nonresidential pipeline databases, independently manages comprehensive research assignments, and projects, and prepares and presents complex planning documents and graphics for public consumption. Loudoun County is a dynamic community that is leading growth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Management, Public Administration, Urban Management, Architecture, Business Administration, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or related field; three (3) years of related work experience in professional planning preferably in a government setting OR Master’s degree in Planning, Management, Public Administration, Urban Management, Architecture, Business Administration, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or related field; one (1) year of professional planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and techniques of planning administration; knowledge of laws and ordinances, departmental programs and policies, and fiscal policies and procedures; knowledge of database management; organization and project management skills; ability to perform research for special projects; and skill in using computers, department software, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office.
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Department of Planning and Zoning creates, updates, and carries out the community’s comprehensive plan vision for land development and resource preservation. Planners administer the zoning ordinance, which provides property standards as well as other land use regulations to shape development based on the comprehensive plan. These efforts are largely mandated by the Code of Virginia, which also requires establishing and supporting a Planning Commission and a Board of Zoning Appeals. The Department includes six programs: Legislative Application Review and Management, Community Planning, a Customer Service Center, Zoning Administration, Administration, and the Agricultural and Forestal District Program.