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Planner I

Fauquier County Government
Exciting full-time permanent position with Fauquier County's Department of Community Development!

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible paraprofessional work assisting in a variety of planning and zoning activities including managing and reviewing legislative and administrative applications; providing technical assistance to staff members, boards/commissions and the public; identifying current and long range planning needs; preparing/presenting long/short range planning studies and reports; reviewing development applications and conducting research activities; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Developing or assisting with the development of current, long-range and/or other planning activities; assisting with zoning land use, zoning and codes violations; assisting and providing information to the public; serving as staff support to various boards and commissions; preparing and maintaining various planning maps, files, graphics and records.
 Analyzes land use applications and coordinates case management for administrative permits, subdivision and development projects and legislative applications such as special permits, special exceptions and ordinance waivers; reviews plats and plans; works with engineers and applicants with any deficiencies; processes acceptable applications.
 Provides technical assistance and information to citizens, property owners, land developers, design professionals, associates, boards/commissions and other governmental agencies regarding Subdivision/Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, land development review process, County regulations and related issues.
 Provides guidance to applicants, citizen committees, public agencies or others in understanding impact of issues; raises issues to ensure applicants and public agencies are aware of impact on the overall community and various services.
 Assists in interpreting and enforcing provisions of the Subdivision/Zoning Ordinance and other applicable federal, state and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures.
 Reviews subdivision plans for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance; measures lot size and setbacks; calculates percentages of open space areas and compares to requirements; observes landscaping to ensure proper number and types of trees and landscaping are shown on plans; checks density requirements to confirm that the correct number of lots are being proposed; compare plan with special conditions or proffers associated with processing of the subdivision.
 Analyzes data and prepares recommendations on various planning issues; prepares resolutions and ordinances.
 Calculates density of agricultural land to determine its potential for subdivision.
 Analyzes demographic information and trends and provides information to agencies; updates website.
 Conducts various research and special projects as assigned; prepares and presents a variety of statistical and technical reports related to research and special projects; prepares planning and related studies; assists with updating the Comprehensive Plan.
 Designs and modifies various databases; writes queries and produces related reports; tracks status of subdivision applications and monitors present development; projects future development.
 Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning; general knowledge of economics, sociology and municipal finance as applied to urban planning; general knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of urban planning; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports; ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, associates, representatives of other public agencies and the general public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning or related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and atmospheric conditions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Fauquier County Human Resources
http://www.fauquiercounty.gov
540-422-8300
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