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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 www.blacksburg.gov/jobs. 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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