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<b>Job Announcement</b><br /><br />Rezoning/Special Exception Branch Chief, Zoning Evaluation Division. Direct supervisor of a branch of professional planners (staff coordinators) who prepare and present recommendations on zoning applications to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, VA. Responsible for oversight of development review in dynamic growth centers and suburban neighborhood areas of the County. Facilitates the development review process. Guides identification of issues and development of staff's recommendation on applications; negotiates resolutions. Trains and supervises staff responsible for zoning applications. Reviews zoning staff reports for conformance with division standards, technical accuracy, and consistency with other staff recommendations. Attends meetings and hearings to provide technical and policy support. The ideal candidate will be someone who can analyze complex issues and the implications for broader zoning processes; can manage a dynamic workload influenced by outside forces; enjoys motivating and enabling a team of seasoned staff coordinators and is disciplined in upholding regulations while understanding how improvements can be made to the overall system.<br /><br /><b>Employment Standards</b><br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br />Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a planning-related field: plus five years of experience in a planning-related field (preferably in the specific area of assignment). A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The years of experience should include a minimum of three years of experience in the specific area of assignment, e.g., zoning evaluation, zoning administration, zoning enforcement, public facility, environmental and/or land-use planning.<br /><br /><strong>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br />Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong negotiation skills. Professional experience in the planning, zoning and site plan review fields, including supervisory experience. Experience should include several years in zoning evaluation/development review. Ability to use personal computer equipment. Master's degree in planning or closely related field. Knowledge of Virginia planning laws highly desirable.<br /><br /><strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />Work is sedentary in a normal work environment. May be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items up to 5 pounds in weight. Ability to use keyboard-driven equipment. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.<br /><br /><strong>CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:</strong><br />None.<br /><br /><strong>NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.<br /><br /><strong>SELECTION PROCEDURE:</strong><br />Panel Interview may include written exercise.<br /><br /><strong>It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.</strong><br /><br />Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.


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