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<b>Illustrative Duties</b><br /><br />(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.) <br />Prepares staff reports on zoning applications, ordinance amendments, plan amendments, public facility proposals, and appeals of Zoning Administrator's decisions;<br />Collects and analyzes data and formulates recommendations relating to zoning, land use, public facilities, and environmental planning proposals;<br />Prepares statistical reports;<br />Coordinates evaluation of zoning, land use, public facilities, and environmental proposals and projects;<br />Negotiates positions on issues, proffers, and conditions on behalf of the County with zoning, plan amendment, and appeal applicants, citizens, County staff and others;<br />Determines if zoning applications comply with submission requirements;<br />Enters information and maintains County computer databases and records;<br />Presents staff positions at public hearings before the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and/or the Park Authority Board and citizen groups;<br />Responds to planning and zoning inquiries and prepares interpretations both orally and in writing;<br />May serve as staff liaison to task forces, committees and advisory boards.<br /><br /><b>Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities</b><br /><br />(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.) <br />Working knowledge of the principles of urban planning and zoning;<br />Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents relating to land use, zoning, environmental planning, public facilities, and information technology, among others;<br />Ability to write, proofread, edit, and rewrite documents effectively, and to produce accurate final documents;<br />Ability to collect, synthesize and analyze research data and present in written/graphic form;<br />Ability to analyze and to evaluate land use and development plans and to form sound practical recommendations;<br />Ability to analyze and prepare statistical reports;<br />Ability to use a computer to access information, conduct research and to perform basic word processing and spreadsheet operations;<br />Ability to establish and to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, elected and appointed officials, development representatives and citizens;<br />Ability to speak effectively before individuals, citizen groups and public bodies;<br />Ability to meet and to deal effectively with County representatives, applicants and the public;<br />Ability to work independently, to set individual priorities, to manage time effectively and to apply consistently sound judgment.<br /><br /><b>Employment Standards</b><br /><br /><strong>EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:</strong> <br />Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to the following:<br />Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a planning-related field; plus three years of experience in a planning-related field. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The years of experience should include a minimum of two 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 />Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: <br /> (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") <br /><br /><strong>CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:</strong> <br />None.<br /><br />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. <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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