Senior Planner

  • Fauquier Co. Dept of Comm. Dev
  • Warrenton, VA, USA
  • Aug 30, 2019
Full time Government

Job Description

Fauquier County is currently seeking a Senior Planner, with a diverse land use planning skill set, knowledge of development plan design, review and principles and the ability to manage a variety of projects. The County has a long established planning philosophy of managed growth and rural land preservation, which includes developing thriving service districts in order to promote maintaining the surrounding rural lands for active agriculture.  The County also seeks to preserve environmental and historic resources while encouraging economic development. Planners are therefore involved in a great variety of challenging projects and cases. 

 This position within the Zoning and Development Services Division of the Department of Community Development will be responsible for reviewing site development and construction plans as well as various subdivision applications; conducting zoning reviews for a broad range of development applications, including rezonings, special exceptions, special permits, and other development plans; and providing information on zoning requirements to the public, other staff, design professionals, and elected and appointed officials.  The successful applicant must be experienced in land development case coordination, reading and reviewing site and construction plans, understanding and applying zoning regulations, and writing and presenting comments and technical staff reports.

 Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, or a degree in a related field, at least five (5) years’ experience including land development review, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Experience in both the public and private sector is preferred.  Hiring salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants must submit an on-line Fauquier County classified application, available on the County’s website  Position is open until filled.  For assistance with the on-line application call the Human Resources Department at 540-422-8300. Please direct specific position-related questions to Amy Rogers; Chief of Zoning and Development Services at 540-422-8200 or email