Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-2368

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

(Planner III)

Zoning Evaluation Division,
Department of Planning and Zoning

Job # 13-2368

$62,816 to $83,755  (Grade S27)

Reviews incoming zoning applications (rezoning, special exception, special permit and variance) for compliance with Zoning Ordinance submission requirements and acceptance by the county. Performs detailed research and analyses of zoning histories, property records and other land record tools related to the status of application properties. Performs technical review of development plans and plats, calculates fee requirements and collects application fees. Analyzes findings and takes appropriate acceptance actions. Enters and updates application data in the Land Development and E-plan Systems. Meets with applicants to discuss submission requirements and reviews, and provides guidance on the application process. Develops and maintains computer databases to track application intake, review and timeframes. Prepares weekly reports on application acceptance status. Supervises Applications Acceptance reviewers. Performs other duties as assigned.



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a planning related field; plus four years of experience in a planning-related field, preferably in the specific area of assignment (e.g., zoning evaluation, zoning administration, zoning enforcement, public facility, environmental and/or land use planning). The years of experience should include a minimum of three years of experience in this area of assignment.



Public sector planning experience at the senior level with four or more years of experience in one or more of the areas of assignment listed above. Demonstrated experience evaluating complex zoning issues. Strong abilities in written and oral communication. Ability to explain complex elements of the zoning application process to applicants. Experience using personal computer, word processing and database applications. Master's degree in planning or closely related field. Supervisory experience.



Panel interview. Applicants may be asked to provide samples of work and/or complete an oral or written exercise.


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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