Prince George County is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Director, Planning. This position will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing planning and zoning activities, services, programs and staff, coordinating work with County Administrator and department directors and serving as staff support to various boards and commissions.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning including subdivision development; comprehensive knowledge of economics, municipal finance and sociology as they apply to planning; comprehensive knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of planning; general knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as they relate to planning and subdivision design and control; ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare and present technical oral and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local government officials and other agencies, associates and the general public.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, urban design, public administration, engineering, or related field, and four (4) years of progressively responsible community development, comprehensive planning, zoning and land use experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory or director capacity; or, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.