Essex County, Virginia, is accepting applications for the newly created full-time position of County Planner. Essex County is a predominantly rural county located on the Virginia Middle Peninsula along the banks of the Rappahannock River. This position will be responsible for a variety of community planning and land use code administration functions including zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance permitting and administration. The County Planner will work closely with the public, county staff, and elected and appointed County Boards and Commissions including the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Board of Supervisors. Excellent writing and communication skills are a must. This position will report to and be under the supervision of the County Administrator.