PLANNER II (Transportation/Development)

Employer: Montgomery County, VA Economic Development
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 5/20/2024
Closing Date: 8/1/2024
Montgomery County, Va Economic DevelopmentMontgomery County, VA Economic Development
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery County, VA through economic growth. Montgomery County is a growing technology oriented community nestled in the beautiful mountains of Virginia and is home to Virginia Tech and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. We ensure this growth through business retention, expansion, and attraction programs, developing sites/buildings, and supporting local workforce development.
Job Description Montgomery County has a full-time opening for Planner II in their Planning & GIS Department. The position is responsible for essential duties associated with planning services for the County focused on current development and transportation needs.  This position is responsible for assisting with planning, zoning, subdivision and general development, site plan review, and customer service.  The position also provides oversight for the County’s Locally Administered Transportation Programs through the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Rural Additions Program, and other transportation initiatives.  The position acts as a liaison to the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Transportation Planning Organization.  The Planner II will also assist with the development of applications for transportation funding opportunities and will help to execute the transportation goals outlined in the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Development, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field, with two years of related experience. The ideal candidate should be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task with a high level of accuracy; and have knowledge of law and government, including legal codes, regulations, and agency rules. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, work seamlessly with team members and independently on tasks, enjoy assisting people, and have strong communication skills and excellent customer service skills.  The selected candidate is expected to obtain the Locally Administered Projects Qualification through VDOT within 1 year of hire.
Starting salary is $55,215; dependent on experience and qualifications.  Also includes an excellent benefits package including health, dental, Virginia Retirement System and 401k/457 retirement, holidays/leave time, optional benefit plans, onsite health clinic, wellness programs, tuition/educational assistance, public sector loan forgiveness, and much more!  Qualified candidates should apply at:  This position is open until filled, with the first review of applications on June 14, 2024. To request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact Human Resources at 540.394.2007.
Montgomery County, VA, is committed to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer and certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) organization, we are dedicated to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention, or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/sexual orientation/gender/identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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