Planner II – Community Planning
The Loudoun County Department of Planning & Zoning is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Planner II within the Community Planning Division. Work responsibilities will primarily support the implementation of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which focuses on the form and function of places rather than prescriptive land-use guidelines. Therefore, the position provides opportunities for an innovative planner with a particular emphasis on urban design and quality development. Assignments may include reviewing legislative applications (rezonings, special exceptions, etc.) for consistency with the County’s land use and design policies; supporting the County’s Historic District Review Committee, which includes reviewing building designs for compliance with historic district design guidelines; providing graphic design support for department initiatives; supporting the County’s heritage and preservation planning initiatives; informing land-use planning and urban design for transit-oriented development and other planning projects; and community outreach and engagement supporting department planning activities. Loudoun has been one of the fastest-growing communities of its size for two decades and has developed a unique combination of compact, suburban communities in the east and distinctly rural communities in the west. This has created a dynamic planning environment with historic towns; established suburban neighborhoods; new town centers featuring a mix of retail, entertainment, employment, and housing; rich natural amenities; and a vibrant rural economy with a growing number of farms, craft breweries, and wineries. The planned arrival of Washington Metrorail service to eastern Loudoun beginning in 2021 will create additional planning and economic development challenges and opportunities, necessitating energetic and innovative planning staff to help shape anticipated transit-oriented urban centers.