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Posted: 10/21/2015

Fairfax County Government
Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center. Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment.

Planner II
Professional Opportunity
Fairfax, VA

Serves as a land use planner, and supports the division's efforts to maintain the land use and/or heritage resources elements of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Researches land use, planning and zoning, and existing conditions of individual properties or areas that contribute to Plan amendments and special studies. Collects and analyzes data, evaluates existing conditions and trends, and conducts development review analyses and/or Plan monitoring activities. Performs heritage resource surveying and planning activities. Prepares a variety of written materials including research reports, staff reports, environmental assessments, heritage resource assessments, planning studies and evaluations, and public hearing items. Makes presentations to senior staff, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, Architectural Review Board, History Commission, task forces and/or citizens groups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a planning-related field; and three years of experience in a planning-related field. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The years of experience should include a minimum of two years of experience in the specific area of assignment; e.g., zoning evaluation, zoning administration, zoning enforcement, public facility, environmental and/or land use planning.

Master's degree in planning or historic preservation or closely related field. Progressively responsible professional experience in heritage resources planning or comprehensive land use planning with an emphasis on heritage resources planning. Strong abilities in written and oral communications. Ability to handle multiple deadlines. Experience using word processing, database and GIS software. Experience working in a local government planning office and supporting public boards and commissions. Experience with Section 106 review, and local, state and national historic registers.



The physical requirements are as follows with or without accommodation. Position is primarily sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 15 pounds in weight.

The appointee of this position will be required to complete the a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans status or disabled veterans status.

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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

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How to apply
Please submit an online employment application on or before November 6, 2015 by 5:00pm (EST).

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