Performs difficult professional and administrative work in Planning, Ordinance and Code Enforcement in the department of Community Development; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Community Development/Zoning Administrator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
While working with a team, duties include planning, directing and developing short and long range planning activities, services and programs; coordinating and supervising zoning ordinance and environmental code enforcement; serving as staff support to various boards and commissions; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
Primarily works with the public to facilitate and assist in property development. Receives and responds to citizen inquiries and complaints. Ability to review, interpret and implement Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, County Code and Virginia Law. Reviews for approval Zoning Permits, Home Occupation Permits, Residential Building permits. This shall include entry level plan review of site plans, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. Plans, organizes and directs planning and development programs. Conducts research of records and deeds for development purposes. Provides staff assistance to the Planning Commissions, Boards of Zoning Appeals, elected boards and other commissions and committees; prepares and presents various reports as directed. Prepares ordinances to implement growth and development policies, prepares amendments to Zoning Ordinance and subdivision regulations. Consults with officials of the state and federal government in order to coordinate all phases of planning and community development for the County. Processes minor cases such as rezoning applications, special exception applications, subdivision plats and site plans. Performs related tasks as required.
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possession of Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Plan Reviewer certification, Virginia Association of Zoning Officials certifications and/or AICP certification is preferred but not required.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, community development or related field and extensive planning/zoning experience.