Director of Planning and Zoning
The Town of Leesburg is seeking a professional, collaborative leader to lead its Planning and Zoning Department. The next Director of Planning and Zoning has the opportunity to work in a thriving, historic town that is well-managed and provides excellent services to the community.
The Director of Planning and Zoning provides leadership and direction to an integrated team of professionals in the Department of Planning and Zoning with responsibility for a full range of services through four major operating functions: Administration, Application Review, Comprehensive Planning, and Zoning. The Director has five direct reports, which include the Deputy Director, the Senior Planning Project Manager, the Preservation Planner, the Planning and Zoning Analyst, and the Executive Associate.
The Director of Planning and Zoning reports directly to the Town Manager and works closely with the Planning Commission, Board of Architectural Review, Board of Zoning Appeals, Environmental Advisory Commission, and Town Council.
Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related field in addition to ten (10) years of progressively responsible land use and management experience.
Preferred qualifications include experience with historic districts, revising zoning codes, redevelopment in a high-growth environment, and knowledge of Virginia’s unique land-use laws and proffer system. A master’s degree, AICP certification, and bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are also preferred.
The expected hiring range is $150,000 – $180,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted through February 14, 2021.