Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-2347

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

May be underfilled

Zoning Administration Division,
Department of Planning and Zoning

Job # 13-2347

$54,552 to $72,736  (Grade S24)

Researches and prepares written responses to requests for interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance. Prepares reports on appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator. Researches and prepares Zoning Ordinance Amendments and conducts special studies, as required. Writes detailed reports. Interprets data relating to land use and public facilities. Responds to zoning inquiries in person and by phone. Attends meetings and makes public presentations. Performs related duties as required.



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a planning related field; plus three years of experience in a planning related field. The years of experience should include a minimum of two years of experience in zoning evaluation, zoning administration, or land use planning. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.



Experience: interpreting and applying Zoning Ordinance and zoning administration procedures; and providing staff support to an elected or appointed board, authority or commission. Must be able to conduct independent research and to communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats.



Panel interview. Finalists may be interviewed by the Director, Zoning Administration Division. Applicants may be asked to provide samples of work.



This vacancy may be underfilled by a less qualified applicant at the level of Planner I (Grade S21, $47,354 to $63,139). The minimum qualifications for this level are education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a planning-related field. Upon completion of an underfill agreement, the employee will be elevated to the level of Planner II.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

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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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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