Prince William County’s Department of Development Services is offering creative, challenging and rewarding work as the Director for the Department of Development Service. We are looking for motivated professionals who will take the lead and solve development permitting problems and ensure the process is effective and efficient.
The Department of Development Services promotes a culture of partnership with citizens and industry members to ensure compliance with land and building code regulations. We are looking for a dynamic leader with a customer-service mind set to provide leadership to our highly qualified staff. ABOUT THE ROLE: This position performs complex professional work in the overall coordination and management of the Department. The job involves providing leadership for the entire development process, providing technical and procedural guidance to staff, leading the County’s development agencies budget efforts, supervising, coaching, and mentoring professional, administrative, and technical support staff in carrying out general policies.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or G.E.D. and 8 years of related experience.
PREFERENCES: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, planning, business administration or related field, accompanied with eight years of progressively responsible experience in a development-based department, such as, Planning, Development Services, Public Works, and Transportation. The experience will include senior level management and supervisory level experience. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience managing a variety of comprehensive programs.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The position will work in the Emergency Operations Center during significant events (i.e. weather) and will lead the Damage Assessment function. The candidate will need to possess FEMA Incident Command System training.
WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday (7.5 hours per day). The position requires attendance at numerous evenings and on occasion weekend events. The position is also required to work and lead the Damage Assessment section in the Emergency Operations Center, which will require work after hours.
Prince William County, Virginia is located just over 20 miles outside of Washington, DC, and is the center of all that Northern Virginia has to offer. Prince William is the second largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a young community with a median age of 34. Approximately 8.3% of the population is age 65 or older and 42% of family households have children younger than 18 years of age. The County is projected to grow to 520,000 by 2030, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Prince William County is an innovative and forward-thinking community. Guided by the County’s Prince William 2030 Report and Comprehensive Plan, the elected Board of County Supervisors make policy decisions to establish the goals and priorities of Prince William County Government and manage land use throughout the County. The Board is also responsible for passing ordinances, determining county government priorities, and establishing revenues to support local government programs and services.
Prince William County is a a community of choice with a strong, diverse economic base, where individuals and families choose to live, work and play, and businesses choose to locate.