DIRECTOR OF PLANNING Montgomery County Planning and GIS Services

Employer: Montgomery County, VA Economic Development
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 5/12/2022
Closing Date: 6/6/2022
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 seeks a Planning Director to lead the Department of Planning & GIS Services. This position reports to the Deputy County Administrator and provides staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Responsibilities include long range planning, zoning and subdivision administration, automation of land development review, transportation coordination, and oversight of GIS. This position requires coordination and collaboration with various State agencies, County departments, and other municipalities on mutual land use planning matters.  The successful candidate must possess strong management, communication, and technology skills and the ability to apply professional planning practices to real world projects and situations, as well as building strong relationships with internal and regional peers, stakeholders from other agencies, and the public. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in professional planning work or any equivalent combination of training and experience. AICP certification and supervisory experience are preferred.
Starting pay $87,318 - $104,782/yr depending on experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits (paid health, dental, and vision, onsite medical clinic, paid holidays, flex spending, life, disability, VRS and optional retirement, and much more).  Must be able to work M – F, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, and some evening hours for meetings as required.  Interested candidates should apply online at:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and application submissions must be received by Monday, June 6, 2022 to be considered. To request an application accommodation for disabilities, please 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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