Planner I - F/T

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Planning & Building Department

The Planning & Building Department is seeking an moderately experienced and energetic professional for the position of Planner I. Current planning is a major focus of this position, which includes the review, analysis and processing of planning applications such as site plans, subdivisions, re-zonings, special permits, and property vacations.  This position will assist in ensuring applications conform to Town Codes and the Comprehensive Plan; provide support to the Planning Commission and other committees as needed; and provide support as needed to the Zoning Administrator, Development Administrator, and the Comprehensive Planner.  The selected applicant will facilitate coordination of current planning; promote and expand public awareness of development activity; and make written and oral presentations to a variety of groups including Council; Commission, neighborhood groups, the development industry and others; and may assist with Board of Zoning Appeals cases and comprehensive planning studies as needed. 

A bachelor’s degree with coursework in urban affairs, planning, landscape architecture, or a related field, is required along with one to three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid Virginia driver’s license with an excellent driving record is required. A satisfactory post offer pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant. 

Starting salary range is $37,234/year - $40,958/year, depending upon qualifications. The Town of Blacksburg offers benefits that include fully paid employee medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance (as applicable) and life insurance. Retirement benefits are provided through the Virginia Retirement System. Direct Deposit of pay is required for all full-time employees. 

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call (540) 443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD).

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