DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Town of Dumfries, VA

The Director of Planning & Community Development shall be responsible leading development efforts for the Town through responsible administration of the Town Code and Zoning Ordinance. The Director of Planning & Community Development shall have demonstrated knowledge within one or more planning specialties of transportation planning, comprehensive planning, and/or environmental planning. With minimal supervision, the Director of Planning & Community Development encourages Town development for the purpose of economic growth while simultaneously protecting the Town’s environment and heritage. The Director of Planning & Community Development must balance various needs to come up with innovative solutions for development. The Director of Planning & Community Development shall serve as the Town’s Zoning Administrator. This position reports directly to the Town Manager and serves on the Town’s Executive Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities
• Works with other professionals such as architects, engineers and construction managers and surveyors
• Liaises with the public and counselors, attending public meetings about planning issues
• Prepares reports and plans relating to a variety of Town projects
• Understands population trends to predict the demand that will be made on an area
• Represents the Town in local and regional planning meetings and discussions
• Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
• Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies in Town Code and internal policies
• Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zonings
• Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities that could be mitigated through better community planning
• Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues including Comprehensive and Master Plan documents
• Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills & Abilities
• Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices
• In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning
• Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research, data collection, and effective writing techniques
• Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs
• Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
• Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS
• Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees
• Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions
• Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Please submit resume, cover letter, and completed application.

Job Details

Salary
$90,000
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$115000
Job Function
Planning Director
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Dumfries

Address

17755 Main St
Dumfries, VA 22026-2386
United States

Population
6000
Form of Government
Council-Manager

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