Stafford County, VA (est. pop. 156,927) is seeking an experienced professional to be its next Director of Planning and Zoning. Stafford County is ideally located just 40 miles south of Washington, DC and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.
The Director of Planning and Zoning leads the efforts to keep current with latest trends and requirements affecting land development in the County. The director may also lead special planning studies in key areas of the county, review land use applications, development review, residential and non-residential growth analysis, and projections. Additionally, the director performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work relating to the planning, organizing, and directing of the general operation of the department. This position reports to the Deputy County Administrator.
The salary range for the Director of Planning and Development position is $114,000 – $154,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidates. The County offers a competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, group life, Employee Assistance Program, and participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field, and a minimum of seven (7) years of related professional experience, of which, at least four (4) years must have been in a leadership, supervisory or management role, and a valid (or the ability to secure) a driver’s license is required. A master’s degree and certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desired.
We invite qualified professionals to submit a cover letter and resume by November 28, 2022 at:
Following the first review date of November 28, 2022, we will evaluate all applications against the criteria established by Stafford County and outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at email@example.com or 703-923-8214. EOE.