Planning & Zoning Technician
Prince George County is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Planning & Zoning Technician. This position is responsible for providing technical support to the Planning and Zoning Division, intaking and processing applications, plats and proposals, researching legal documents and files, assisting the public with zoning and subdivision matters, preparing and maintaining records and files, receiving, screening and processing telephone calls, assisting the public, scheduling appointments, typing, word processing and data processing duties and preparing reports.
Thorough knowledge of community development activities and their relation to urban planning; thorough knowledge of recent literature and documents regarding community development principals; thorough knowledge of zoning and code enforcement practices; ability to prepare budgets and provide fiscal analysis of proposals, ability to read and interpret government codes, blueprints, site plans and architectural designs; ability to gather and interpret technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County, State and Federal officials, contractors, architects, land developers, associates and the general public. This position requires applicant to attend public meetings, assist other planning staff at meetings when required (some of which are held after normal working hours).
Associate’s/Technical degree with coursework in planning, public policy, engineering or a related field and considerable experience in urban planning, community development, local, State or Federal government activities, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Requires the possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.