The Crater Planning District Commission is 28 representatives of 7 counties and 4 cities in south-central Virginia. The Crater Planning District features small towns, historic main streets, quiet neighborhoods, modern community facilities, accessible waterfronts, serene landscapes, abundant history, and access to urban amenities within the overlapping Richmond metropolitan area.
The Commission’s staff is a small group of diverse professionals helping these 11 localities and their constituents with programs and projects for which interjurisdictional cooperation adds value. We are responsible for regional transportation planning, economic-development planning, and interregional environmental planning. We provide services directly to businesses through our procurement assistance center and revolving loan fund program.
We are adding a professional planner or public administrator to our team. We seek a professional with two to five years of experience in metropolitan transportation planning, active transportation planning, regional environmental planning, infrastructure planning, housing programs, economic development planning/programs, grant writing, and/or grant management. The successful candidate supports programs and projects under the direction of the Planning & GIS Director, Transportation Director, and Executive Director, and will be expected to manage projects within their core competencies as they acquaint themselves with the operation of the PDC and its service area.
The successful candidate will help define their role based on their set of skills and experiences they bring. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and self-scheduler motivated to invest in their community and define their own career path. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent topical research and data analysis, and competence in Microsoft Office Suite software and videoconference platforms. Desirable skillsets include proficiency in geographic information systems (GIS), graphic design, social media communications, the Spanish language, and urban design. This is an exempt position with a flexible, 35-hour week schedule.
Send a resume with cover letter and one to two written or graphic work samples to Alec Brebner, AICP-Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Crater PDC, PO Box 1808, Petersburg, VA 23805.